Rejuvenate Your Look with PDO Thread Lifting: The Non-surgical Facelift
by Alison Pedler
What is PDO thread lifting?
Simply put, it's a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can help lift and tighten the skin. The treatment involves the use of absorbable threads made from polydioxanone (PDO), which are inserted into the skin using a small needle. These threads act as a support structure for the skin, creating a lifted and more youthful appearance.
PDO thread lifting is a versatile treatment that can be used to target different areas of the face and body. Depending on the area being treated, different types of threads may be used. For example, fine threads are typically used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, while thicker threads are used to lift and tighten the skin on the neck and jowls.
The threads are made from a biocompatible material that has been used in surgical sutures for many years with minimal or no side effects.
What are the advantages?
One of the significant benefits of PDO thread lifting is that it is minimally invasive, which means that there is no need for general anesthesia or extensive recovery time. The procedure is relatively quick, taking between 30 to 60 minutes depending on the treatment area. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure, although it's best to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days.
Another benefit of PDO thread lifting is that it can be used to treat multiple areas of the face and body. Some of the most common areas include the cheeks, jowls, neck, and even stomach. The threads are inserted at different depths and angles, depending on the treatment area, to provide the best results.
One of the most impressive aspects of PDO thread lifting is that the results can last for up to 18 months. This is because the threads stimulate collagen production, which helps to maintain the lift and tighten effect. Over time, the threads will dissolve naturally, leaving behind a renewed and refreshed appearance.
What to expect during your PDO thread lifting procedure
Before starting your PDO thread lifting procedure, your practitioner will begin by cleaning and marking the treatment area to ensure accurate placement of the threads. To minimize any discomfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream may be applied. Then, using a small needle, the threads will be inserted into the skin. The number of threads required will depend on the treatment area and the desired lift and tightening effect. The procedure usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on