PDO Threads Treatment in Santa Monica
Facelifts are invasive procedures that require surgery and some painful or intense recovery times.
Luckily, we have an alternative to surgical facelifts for residents of Santa Monica, called a PDO threads treatment.
This popular treatment can give you the look you want as a non-invasive way to achieve effective results.
Discover all the details of a PDO threads treatment in Santa Monica thanks to our handy guide.
What is a PDO threads treatment?
As the name implies, PDO (short for polydioxanone) looks like very tiny threads. They are thinner than a human hair.
They’re also made entirely of protein, which your body utilizes over time. The threads dissolve eventually, but not after your body uses them to supplement your facial structures.
What does a PDO threads treatment do for my facial structure?
PDO threads relax the muscles and tendons in your face.
Meanwhile, the reaction of your body to a foreign substance beneath your skin improves blood flow to the area. This reaction, though minor, encourages your body to produce more collage on that part of your face. Collagen enhances your skin tone and creates a natural glow.
This treatment’s overall effects include defining your face by lifting up your cheeks due to the extra collagen your body produces due to the threads.
Basically, the treatment takes advantage of your body’s natural processes to give you the look you want.
How long do the effects of a PDO threads treatment last?
PDO threads can last up to two years, and maybe even three years in many cases.
You can augment PDO threads with additional things like dermal fillers, Botox, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) rejuvenation treatments after your body adjusts to the threads.
Why is a PDO threads treatment in Santa Monica better than a facelift?
We see PDO threads as one of the best non-surgical facelift treatments in medical aesthetics. You have no recovery time, only need a topical numbing agent, and you can go about your normal day after just 30 to 45 minutes rather than having extensive recovery times, taking pain medication, taking time off of work, and dealing with facial pain following facelift surgery.
You can still have looks you want without having to go under the knife.
What areas of the face do PDO threads treat?
PDO threads can treat:
For cheeks, we might inject PDO threads in a criss-cross pattern to create better lift for your checks and fill them out.
Along the jawline, we’ll insert PDO threads along the border of the jawline and the cheeks with an anchor point near the earlobes.
For lips, we smooth out the lines of both lips when they’re inserted along the borders.
PDO threads along the eyebrows can lift them, reduce wrinkles, and get rid of frown lines.
What PDO threads treatment can I get in Santa Monica?
Our team uses NovaThreads, the company that originated this technique and is the number one PDO threads company in the United States.
They have five different kinds of threads, commonly used for internal sutures for surgery, that can help you get the results you want.
Who are the best candidates for PDO thread treatments in Santa Monica?
Our NovaThreads are ideal for people in their 30s to mid-50s who have mild or moderate sagging skin, wrinkles, and forehead lines in the neck or face areas.
How do clinicians install PDO threads without making an incision?
We place them under the skin using a very small needle. The threads are very thin, and they have anchor points on them. We thread them carefully over the top layers of skin with minimal invasiveness.
How long does it take for PDO threads to dissolve?
Around 8-12 weeks total. Results can last for up to 2 years.
What happens during my PDO threads treatment in Santa Monica?
- Once in our office, we clean the skin thoroughly.
- Then we numb the area we’re going to treat with a topical cream so that the thin needles don’t hurt.
- We may lightly mark the treatment area so that we get a good idea of where we will thread the proteins for your best results.
- Then we gently install the sutures just beneath the skin’s surface.
You’ll be relaxed and in a laid-back position the entire time.
What do I do to care for my face after my PDO threads treatment in Santa Monica?
Avoid doing these things for a few weeks after your PDO threads treatment:
- Rubbing your face because this may make the threads come loose
- Propping your head on a pillow when you sleep so you don’t roll over
- Getting a facial massage
- Pursing your lips
- Sleeping on your side
- Eating large foods like hamburgers and tacos
- Engaging in strenuous exercises like running or bicycling
- Using a straw to drink liquids
What are the side effects of PDO threads treatments?
You may experience the following minor side effects:
- Pain along the insertion points
- Minor bruises
- Snapping of the threads
- Visible threads for people with thin skin
Who can I consult with about PDO treatments in Santa Monica?
Contact True Jewel Cosmetic center for a consultation appointment today. We will discuss your options and see if you are a good candidate for this type of facial treatment.