Non-surgical treatments and procedures have advanced by leaps and bounds and can provide excellent results for many men and women. PDO thread lifting offers non-surgical facial rejuvenation using a line of sutures that elevates loose skin and restores lost volume using your body’s natural healing response. The quick procedure requires no downtime.
Athena Plastic Surgery offers high-quality thread lifts with special dissolvable polydioxanone (PDO) sutures. PDO is a biocompatible material used in surgical settings for over 40 years. After the line is placed in the skin tissues, the body responds by sending surges of collagen and growth factors to the treated area that restores volume and continues implementing these anti-aging changes until the threads dissolve around six months later.
How Does PDO Thread Lift Work?
Dr. Avron Lipschitz will discuss your facial rejuvenation options during your consultation and schedule a PDO thread lift if it suits your needs. The process starts with a local anesthetic to numb the area, and then the threads are inserted using a special needle or hollow tube (cannula). The suture lines reposition the skin and suspend the tissues for a more youthful, taut facial contour. PDO thread lifts provide immediate facial rejuvenation that improves over time as the skin develops new collagen around the sutures.
PDO threads may be barbed or smooth, depending on your needs. Barbed PDO threads reposition sagging skin, while smooth threads focus on stimulating collagen production. Collagen is an essential protein for youthful skin that slows down starting in your 20s. Neocollagenesis, or new collagen, improves skin quality and restores a more supple facial appearance with thicker, firmer skin and reduces lines and wrinkles.
The suture lines are inserted in various patterns. A crosshatch technique may be used for the cheeks or mid-face, while parallel threads are used for nasolabial folds or along the jawline for better definition.
What to Expect After Your PDO Thread Lift
After the threads are in place, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and redness, but these side effects disappear within a few days or weeks. Patients can return to work right away or the following day. Dr. Lipschitz will provide care instructions, which may involve gentle cleansing and sleeping propped up on pillows to avoid putting pressure on the treated area.
PDO threads start to fragment around six months after the procedure, and the body sends new collagen to the site until the threads dissolve fully. Thread lift results can last one to three years, depending on the type and severity of the skin concern.
Benefits of PDO Thread Lift
Thread lifts can correct sagging skin and mild to moderate skin concerns without invasive surgery. The procedure takes less than an hour with no downtime necessary. Patients enjoy gradual but noticeable results that improve the appearance of these issues and more:
- Hollow cheeks
- Sagging brows
- Smoker’s lines
- Thin lips
- Necklace lines
- Loose face and neck skin
- Crow’s feet
Dr. Avron Lipschitz offers PDO thread lifts for the face, breasts, buttocks, and knees.