PDO Treads - For Those Looking For The Non-Surgical Facelift
PDO Threads have been used for some time to lift facial tissue. It is considered to be one of the best non-invasive lunchtime procedure. It addresses saggy neck and jawline. With time, this procedure has gained popularity as more and more women are requiring shorter downtime solutions. This procedure restores the facial V-Shape. The idea behind it is to either create scaffolding in order to support the facial tissue or to delicately lift and reposition it.
This non-invasive lunch time facelift combined with the Vampire Facelift and the Laser Facelift may take decades off your face. It does so by restoring volume and glow. This natural and subtle, yet notable results are the latest most improved means for facial rejuvenation.
A Non-Surgical Facelift With Minimal Downtime
The most appealing part about the PDO Thread solution is the minimal downtime. While each patient is different this procedure is far less invasive than the traditional facelift. Most will experience light swelling and minimal bruising. This of course may vary with each patient.
What Are DPO Threads?
PDO Threads are hypodermic needles preloaded with an absorbable PDO suture. PDO stands for Polydioxanone. It is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO Threads are the same as PDO sutures used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (open heart surgery). It is considered to be one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body to date. Get natural,yet visible results with the Absorbable PDO Threads and regain your confidence today!
PDO threads and techniques are used to counteract the descent and laxity of the face. PDO Threads have been used in clinics in South Korea and have make their way to UK and USA due to an 87% rate of success. This method is used and associated with vey few and minor complications.
The use of threads in aesthetic practice is now in it’s third decade. Initial thread lifting involved the use of non absorbable permanent threads and a minor surgical intervention. Aptos threads were introduced in 1988 and these involved small non-absorbable plastic sutures with small teeth (barbs) cut into the suture material. These threads were passed subcutaneously in a caudal direction from the temporal section ending in the problem region. The proximal end of the thread would then be fixed to the fascia of the temporalis muscle following moderate lifting.
PDO threads and techniques have evolved since their and they come in various colors, transparent and are bio-absorbable. PDO threads have a rubbery texture at room temperature and are bio-absorbable. These threads are used in the non-surgical facelifts and come in different sizes and strengths to provide support and encourage skin and soft tissue to the surrounding area. Less trauma and recovery is the end result.
Who Is A Candidate For The DPO Threads?
A good candidate for the PDO Thread Lift is someone between the age of 30 and 60 with good skin tone. If the skin tone is not ideal we recommend the Vampire Facelift in addition to add volume and improve collagen for best results. In the case of excessive drooping this procedure is not the ideal option. Moderate sagging in the face and neck is a good example of the ideal candidate for the PDO Thread Lift.
Some younger women are also great candidates as they are looking to reshape and contour droopy eyelids as well as establish a v-line shape to their facial structure as a means of enhancement and beautification. The PDO Thread lift is also a great means for restoring volume in the cheeks thus adding to that desirable refreshed look.
How Long Does It Last?
A PDO Thread Lift may last up to 3 and 4 years, depending on the amount of sagging skin. Results are as individual as each person’s aging process. Your physician may recommend additional filaments over time to enhance and maintain your results.
Thread Face Lift Side Effects?
Thread Face Lift side effect may be bruising, tenderness, numbness, slight asymmetry, and infection. These side effects last for a few days to a week. The nice thing about a thread facelift is that it can be reversed. These side effects depend on each individual and also on the number of filaments being placed.
A cold compress in recommended for the first 24 to 48 hours following the procedure. Recovery time takes about one week and strenuous exercise must be avoided. Elevating the treated area at night also aids in preventing excessive fluid build up. On rare occasion mild pustules may surface, and these do resolve in a few days.
For those who bruise easily, and on rare occasion bruising may last up to 3 weeks. This varies with the amount of filaments being used. Occasional tugging and localized pain may be be felt with this procedure for the first two to three weeks.
PDO Thread Lift Before And After
PDO Facelift Cost
The average cost of a PDO Thread Lift depends on the number of threads necessary and the areas being treated. Due to the fact that there is no need for general anesthesia, the average cost is about half of the traditional facelift. To learn more about this procedure please click below and book your complimentary consultation with Dr. Leoni.