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What is a PDO Thread Face Lift?

Aging skin loses collagen and elastin, while changes in the connective tissue reduce its strength and elasticity. As a result, your face no longer looks plump and smooth as before.

Factors like health conditions, genetics, excessive drinking, smoking, and sun damage can make people look older than their age. Whatever your reason for wanting younger, healthy-looking skin, a PDO thread facelift can help.

PDO threads is a non-invasive skin treatment that significantly improves aging, loose, and saggy skin. In addition, it’s an incredibly effective procedure in improving skin areas that pose a challenge to treat with fillers. Thus, resulting in an instant non-surgical face lift.

A patient receiving a PDO Thread Facelift treatment.

What’s a PDO Thread Face Lift?

PDO Threads are fully absorbable surgical sutures made of polydioxanone. The other two suture types are polycaprolactone (PCA) and Polylactic acid (PLA).

PDO threads are composed of colorless polyester that dissolves in the body within four to six months through hydrolysis.

There are three categories of PDO sutures depending on their use. These are:

  • PDO mono threads are smooth sutures that stimulate collagen production to help rejuvenate the skin and give it a younger look and feel
  • PDO screw threads have one or two intertwined threads and help restore volume to sunken facial areas
  • PDO cog threads have barbs like small fishhooks. They latch into the skin lifting specific parts and providing support

How Does a PDO Thread Face Lift Works

A PDO thread facelift procedure is less invasive than facelift surgery, and a cosmetic surgeon can perform it in under 45 minutes. It uses dissolvable PDO threads as sutures to tighten and lift the skin.

The treatment itself is relatively simple. The PDO provider will start by numbing the treatment area. Then they insert a cannula pre-loaded with thread into the skin and expertly place the PDO threads to stimulate collagen in the facial areas with folding skin or volume loss.

Alternatively, they can place the threads in a position allowing it to pull and tighten the skin around your brows or neck. Finally, they cut the PDO thread and leave it beneath the skin after removing the cannula.

The polydioxanone thread lifts use biodegradable polyester sutures best suited for skin rejuvenation. In addition, newer thread lift procedures are better suited for lifting sagging skin.

There are several types of PDO thread procedures, each serving a different purpose. Therefore, your PDO provider will use one or more thread types in your anti-aging treatment Depending on your aesthetic goals.

Through a controlled healing technique, PDO thread facelifts can smoothen your cheeks and mid-face, lift your jowls and brows, and tighten your neck.

Results to Expect from a PDO Thread Face Lift

After the PDO thread facelift procedure, it first results in instant skin lifting. Then, it contracts fat tissue leading to instant skin tightening. Over time, it promotes collagen production with neovascularization to renew the skin at the cellular level. The result is enhanced skin texture and elasticity with fewer wrinkles and lines.

The exact procedure time varies depending on the location and size of the treatment area. Recovery is minimal, and after the procedure, you are free to return to your regular day. You may have light bruising and swelling that should dissipate in 48 hours.

You will notice immediate lift and glow after the treatment. However, collagen growth between the threads occurs within one to two months, after which you will see further skin lift and tightening. The skin will have fully absorbed the PDO threads four to six months later, leaving no scar tissue.

A PDO thread facelift results are temporary and can last between one and two years for people with poor skin volume and elasticity. Younger individuals can see their skin lift and tightening last three to four years.

The Benefits of a PDO Thread Face Lift

Thread lifts help stimulate collagen production. The body triggers fibroblasts cells to stimulate collagen once it senses foreign PDO threads in your skin. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein that provides skin elasticity and structure – together with elastin. The result is a more youthful-looking face and skin. They also pull the face taut, eliminating wrinkles and lines to give an overall smoother appearance.

Contact True Jewel for a Free Consultation

True Jewel Cosmetic Center in Culver City, CA, is your one-stop-shop for various cosmetic and reconstructive services. For example, we offer excellent results for PDO threads as an alternative to facelift surgery. We also provide medical-grade skincare products and excellent customer service. Contact us today.

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