PDO Thread Lift

PDO thread lift is a revolutionary new treatment in the world of aesthetics, but PDO threads themselves have been used safely for decades for various applications, like treating gynecological disorders or suturing incisions after medical procedures. When used as an aesthetic treatment, there are a few things you should know.

First, it mechanically results in instant skin lifting. Second, it contracts fat tissue to result in instant skin tightening. Third, it promotes collagen production and neovascularization to renew your skin at the cellular level. All of this works together to give you enhanced skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and more elastic skin.

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Because a PDO thread lift is so versatile, it can treat virtually any area of the face. These include the:

Neck

Jowls

Jaw line

Naso jugal folds

Nasolabial folds

Crow’s feet

Undereye area

Eyebrows

Cheeks

Marionette lines

The cheeks and the lower face/neck region are the most commonly treated. The cheeks and lower face are great regions to treat because they lend themselves so well to synergistic skin lifting treatments. 

PDO COG THREAD LIFT

A PDO COG thread lift is a facelift done without surgery to lift and tighten the skin of the face, It is known as the ‘no blade facelift’. PDO COG threads can be used to re-define the contours of the face and tighten the skin. PDO threads can be used on their own as a stand alone procedure or in combination with other treatments. There is no known interaction between hyaluronic acid filler and polydioxonone (PDO) threads.

PDO COG threads are used to induce collagen production in the skin and define the facial contours. They can provide immediate results that continue to improve peaking at 3-6 months and lasting between 2-3 years.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take?

One of the best things about this treatment is it only takes 15 to 30 minutes. After that, you’re free to go back to work or whatever else you had scheduled for the rest of your day.

What can I expect before treatment?

Before treatment starts, we will apply a topical numbing agent and local anesthetic to the treatment site. The needle used during this treatment is so fine it will not cause any pain. However, we provide anesthesia to ensure you feel no discomfort during the treatment.

Is this treatment safe?

This treatment is completely safe. It is approved by the FDA for safety and efficiency. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of treatments have been performed and there are no reports of allergic reactions, sensitivities to the threads, or serious side effects or risks.

What do i need to do before my treatment?

Since PDO thread lifts are non-invasive, there isn’t a lot you need to do to prepare. However, there are some precautionary measures you can take to ensure the best results from your treatment. Here are things you should avoid one to two days before treatment:

Alcohol

Ginko

Omega fish oil supplements

Chinese medicine

Vitamin E

High-intensity workouts

Steam rooms and saunas

What do I need to do after treatment?

There are not a lot of special after-care requirements to this treatment. However, you should hold off on any dental treatments for the first two weeks after your PDO thread lift. Holding your mouth open for an excessive period of time can affect the results of your treatment. Moreover, you’ll want to sleep on your back for the first couple of weeks. This ensures you don’t put too much pressure on one side of your face.

How is the treatments decided?

A PDO thread lift is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture and aesthetic goals. Depending on the area you want treated, you may receive three or four carefully placed barbed threads. Different threads are used for varying degrees of lift, skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation.

How long do the threads last?

How long the PDO threads last depends on a number of factors, including the thickness of the threads, the quality of the threads and your body’s rate of metabolism. However, most of our clients find that the threads have dissolved within six to nine months.

How soon will I see results?

Some results of the treatment, such as skin lifting and some of the contouring effects, are visible immediately after treatment. In fact, your skin may look tighter when you walk out of our office than it will a week later.

When will I see the final results?

The final results of your PDO thread lift will be seen within one to two months of your treatment. How long it takes you personally depends a lot on your age. Your age is one of the leading factors in how quickly your body produces new, healthy collagen. Collagen is the protein responsible for plumping up your cheeks, filling in fine lines and smoothing out wrinkles.

How many treatments will I need?

Most of our clients enjoy satisfactory results after just one treatment. Come in six to nine months after your first treatment so we can determine if you need a follow-up treatment. After that, you shouldn’t need another treatment for three years.

Am I a good candidate for a PDO Thread lift?

If you’re looking to correct uneven pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, gaunt facial features or skin laxity of the face, you are a good candidate for a PDO thread lift. You are a particularly good candidate for this treatment if you want an instant facial lift but don’t have the time or money to commit to a traditional facelift.

What is the difference between a PDO Thread lift and a Silhouette soft thread lift?

Both PDO thread lifts and Silhouette Soft thread lifts lift the skin. However, the distinctions between the two anti-aging treatments are important. PDO thread lifts are far more effective due to the nature of the treatment. Silhouette Soft thread lifts produce a volumizing effect by compressing the skin tissue.

PDO thread lifts are made of polydioxanone and use barbs to lift the skin. Contrastingly, Silhouette Soft threads are made up of PLLA threads and use cones to lift sagging skin.

Finally, because PDO threads are gentler on the skin, more threads are used during treatment than a Silhouette Soft thread lift. Thus, the skin is lifted higher and more comfortably.

Are there any side effects?

Your face is likely to feel sore, a little swollen and bruised for about 1 week. Side effects and risks are rare and minimal, such as: an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic, risk of mild infection.

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Treatment care

PRE-TREATMENT CARE

PRE-TREATMENT CARE

Smoking and all kinds of alcohol must be avoided for at least one week before the procedure as they can dehydrate the skin and even affect the anaesthetic step. It helps in speeding the recovery process and providing the best treatment results.

Avoid consuming omega fish oils, vitamin E, chilli ginseng, garlic, krill, and other such supplements at least two days before the treatment. It is best to avoid green and ginger teas as well.

Aspirin-based products, like Naproxen/Naprogesic, Neurofen, and Ibuprofen, must be avoided as they can cause bleeding, unwanted side effects and complications.

Avoid performing high-intensity exercises and going to a sauna or steam room.

POST-TREATMENT CARE

POST-TREATMENT CARE

The treatment has a minimal recovery time, but there is still plenty you can do to enhance the recovery and get the best results. Some patients may experience nausea after the thread lift procedure due to anaesthesia. However, it will pass after sipping small amounts of water.

Here are some more things you should do after the treatment:

Ice the treated area for a few minutes for four to five times during the day for the first week if you are experiencing slight bruising or swelling.

Restrict facial movements for one day. Make sure to rest for a full day after getting the treatment.

You can move around wherever you want, but don’t perform any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for three weeks.

You can take pain killers as required after the procedure. Try consuming them after a meal to avoid any risk of nausea.

It is best to avoid aspirins for the next two weeks after the treatment.

Avoid applying makeup or facial cream for at least 48 hours.

You should not drink a beverage with a straw and focus on drinking liquids or consuming soft foods for at least a week.

Chewing gum should be avoided for at least two weeks.

Experiencing slight discomfort in the first two days after the procedure is normal, it will gradually reduce.

Try keeping your head elevated for a week.

Don’t pull your facial skin, massage, scrub or exfoliate the skin for at least three weeks. You are also not supposed to wash or touch your face for at least 12 hours.

Follow the care guidelines the practitioner gives you regarding the incision wounds.

It is recommended that you sleep on your back to prevent any swelling. Avoid straining or placing pressure on your face as it may result in threads misalignment.

Avoid getting any dental treatment for at least two weeks after getting the PDO thread lift.

If you experience any adverse side affects please contact us immediately.

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