PDO Thread

Nowadays, taking the best selfie is art, especially on social media like Facebook and Instagram. You may be wondering which filters your favorite celebrities and influencers use to achieve that perfect selfie. You know, the type of flawless skin, plump lips, and wrinkle-free eyes. 

Well, to answer your question, it’s not likely just a filter after all, but a PDO thread lift!

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What is a PDO thread lift?

PDO thread lift is made from a polydioxanone substance that is dissolvable and is used to help in lifting and tightening the face without undergoing any surgery. Not only that it tightens your skin, but it’s also designed to stimulate new collagen production in your body.

PDO threads are just one of the three types of sutures commonly used in thread lifting treatments and have been around the longest. At the same time, the other two types are made from polylactic acid (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCA).

PDO threads are divided into three categories which are:

  • PDO mono threads are a smooth suture that helps rejuvenate your skin by restoring the collagen in your body, resulting in skin tightening.
  • PDO cog thread uses barb-like small fishhooks that latch in your skin to support lifting parts of your face.
  • PDO screw threads usually consist of two intertwined threads that help restore the skin’s volume. 

What are the benefits and risks of PDO thread lift?

Listed below are the outstanding benefits one can get when they undergo PDO thread lift. These are:

  • Non-invasive – since threads are only inserted into the outermost layers of your skin where there are only a few nerve endings, the treatment won’t be painful at all.
  • Rejuvenation – you will look younger immediately since all your sagged skin will be tightened and lifted. 
  • Immediate result – what most people love about the PDO thread lift is the appearance of instant results as soon as the procedure finishes. And, often take just a week or a month before the full results are seen.
  • Quick recovery – one of the most significant advantages of having a thread lift is the reduced recovery time. Potent pain medication is rarely needed, making it easier to return to your regular routines. 

While PDO thread lifts are generally safe, minor complications may still occur. These includes:

  • Mild pain and swelling
  • Minor bruising around the treated areas
  • Inflammation; and 
  • Snapping of threads

The Procedure

On the day or before your procedure, your doctor will discuss the possible complications and give you advice about the recovery.

Your doctor will start by rubbing alcohol on your face area and will apply local anesthesia to avoid any discomfort. Then, a small incision will be made to create a small hole where a ” cannula ” device will be inserted. After this, anchoring the thread will be next, and the cannula will be pulled out by then. Securing the thread and ensuring it’s in its place will be the last step. 

Shortly after the procedure, you are free to go.

The Aftercare

You will recover from the procedure in no downtime; though you might have some mild swelling and bruising, it will be gone within 24 hours.

Rubbing your face must be avoided within the week after your procedure as it may cause accidental dislodging of the threads. Other activities such as intense exercise, visiting saunas, smoking, and drinking must also be avoided.

Sleeping with a pillow on both sides of your head can help you avoid rolling onto your face during the night.

Finally, because thread lifts are much easier to perform, they are affordable. You need to have realistic expectations for this treatment. Though it produces visible changes, they will only lift the face for a few millimeters creating a more natural-looking result. Therefore, it is best recommended to people experiencing mild to moderate and not severe signs of skin laxity.

You deserve to take time out from everything and have a day of self-care. When you are finally ready to rejuvenate your skin and look younger, find the best surgeon immediately in Palo Alto to correct your imperfections. 

Do you want to know more about PDO thread lift? Call us now and get in touch with one of our highly-skilled experts.