PDO Thread Treatment, the non-surgical procedure that immediately lifts sagging skin with virtually no pain, side effects, or recovery time. PDO Thread Treatment now offers both men and women the opportunity to look and feel younger without the need for a surgical face lift.
PDO Thread Treatment Lifts Sagging Skin
PDO stands for Polydioxanone, which is the same type of biocompatible and bioabsorbable material used in surgical sutures. During a PDO thread treatment, doctor makes tiny entries with very fine PDO threads into the area that needs to be lifted, like the jaw line or brow. Strategic placement of the threads in the superficial tissue of the skin makes it possible to lift and tighten skin without any surgery or anesthesia.
Once the threads are situated in the skin, new bundles of collagen naturally form around each thread. This means that once the threads dissolve in six to eight months, the skin remains tight and healthy thanks to the presence of so much new collagen. Doctor knows exactly how to place the threads in your skin to help you look refreshed, rejuvenated, and years younger.
The Many Benefits of PDO Threads
A PDO thread treatment by Dr. can be applied to many different areas, especially around the face and neck. Threading can lift the skin around the eyebrows and cheeks, reduce nasolabial and marionette lines, contour the jawline, minimize roundness in the face, diminish submental (below-the-chin) fullness, build lips and lip lines, and even remove wrinkles on the neck and chest.
These incredible results last up to 18 months and are made possible without any of the complications involved in a surgical facelift. PDO threading is completed in one visit without any anesthesia or recovery time. Any minor swelling that might occur as a natural anti-inflammatory response will settle after a few days. In fact, this anti-inflammatory process is important because it triggers the new collagen formation process.
As a virtually painless and non-invasive treatment that requires no recovery time, PDO threading by Dr. is the very best way to lift and tighten skin that has been impacted by age. Many patients opt to receive PDO threads along with dermal filler injections to completely wipe away wrinkles and restore lost volume.
Consists of 2 sutures inserted vertically and 3 sutures inserted horizontally creating a mesh under the skin. The mesh will serve as the foundation for new collagen production which helps tighten the skin naturally from within.
PDO sutures which have barbs to provide a grip underneath the skin. These threads are great to gather tissue to lift the cheeks and sagging skin pf where the threads are placed. The PDO sutures are inserted the same way as the Nova-Mesh except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions producing a more dramatic and immediate result.
Restoring the V-Shape
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-Shape”. Although, due to the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, the “V-Shape” tends to diminish or inverts. The design behind the Nu-Mesh and Nu-Lyft PDO Threads technique is to create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-Shape”. Also, this technique where necessary, will help to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-Shape” where it’s been lost.
Q: Can you see or feel the threads after a Thread Lift?
A: PDO Thread Lift is a non-invasive lunchtime procedure which has a natural painless result. You cannot see the threads after receiving them, although the thickness of your skin will determine a lot. After receiving the PDO thread treatment you may be able to slightly feel the threads due to the tightening that is increased in loose areas. The threads are a great zero downtime procedure which compliments botox and fillers.
Q: Filler Vs PDO Thread Lift?
A: Both Fillers and PDO Thread Lift compliment each other. The filler helps to bring up the nasolabial fold and fill in any hollow spaces. Whereas, the PDO Thread Lift does an amazing job in the “Jowl” area by pulling up any lines that fillers are not able to get to.
Q: Is there any downtime?
A: Depending on how many threads were used and the area treated there will be swelling, with the worst in 2-3 days time, which settles by the end of the week.
Q: Is a thread lift painful?
A: PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that has controlled healing benefits. Patients who have undergone a thread lift can attest that the procedure is not painful at all. You may experience minimal bruising or no bruising at all.
TYPES OF ANESTHESIA
Most facelifts are performed under local anesthesia, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You’ll be awake but relaxed, and your face will be insensitive to pain. (However, you may feel some tugging or occasional discomfort.)
Some surgeons prefer a general anesthesia. In that case, you’ll sleep through the operation.
A facelift usually takes several hours-or somewhat longer if you’re having more than one procedure done. For extensive procedures, some surgeons may schedule two separate sessions.
Every surgeon approaches the procedure in his or her own way. Some complete one side of the face at a time and others move back and forth between the sides. The exact placement of incisions and the sequence of events depends on your facial structure and your surgeon’s technique.
Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear (or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear), and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs work, a small incision may also be made under the chin.
In general, the surgeon separates the skin from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. The surgeon then tightens the underlying muscle and membrane, pulls the skin back, and removes the excess. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions; metal clips may be used on the scalp.
Following surgery, a small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear to drain any blood that might collect there. The surgeon may also wrap your head loosely in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling.
AFTER YOUR SURGERY
There isn’t usually significant discomfort after surgery; if there is, it can be lessened with the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. (Severe or persistent pain or a sudden swelling of your face should be reported to your surgeon immediately.) Some numbness of the skin is quite normal; it will disappear in a few weeks or months.
Your doctor may tell you to keep your head elevated and as still as possible for a couple of days after surgery, to keep the swelling down.
If you’ve had a drainage tube inserted, it will be removed one or two days after surgery. Bandages, when used, are usually removed after one to five days. Don’t be surprised at the pale, bruised, and puffy face you see. Just keep in mind that in a few weeks you’ll be looking normal.
Most of your stitches will be removed after about five days. Your scalp may take longer to heal, and the stitches or metal clips in your hairline could be left in a few days longer.
GETTING BACK TO NORMAL
You should be up and about in a day or two, but plan on taking it easy for the first week after surgery. Be especially gentle with your face and hair, since your skin will be both tender and numb, and may not respond normally at first.
Your surgeon will give more specific guidelines for gradually resuming your normal activities. They’re likely to include these suggestions: Avoid strenuous activity, including sex and heavy housework, for at least two weeks (walking and mild stretching are fine); avoid alcohol, steam baths, and saunas for several months. Above all, get plenty of rest and allow your body to spend its energy on healing.
In the beginning, your face may look and feel rather strange. Your features may be distorted from the swelling, your facial movements may be slightly stiff and you’ll probably be self-conscious about your scars. Some bruising may persist for two or three weeks, and you may tire easily. It’s not surprising that some patients are disappointed and depressed at first.
By the third week, you’ll look and feel much better. Most patients are back at work about ten days to two weeks after surgery. If you need it, special camouflage makeup can mask most bruising that remains.
YOUR NEW LOOK
The chances are excellent that you’ll be happy with your facelift-especially if you realize that the results may not be immediately apparent. Even after the swelling and bruises are gone, the hair around your temples may be thin and your skin may feel dry and rough for several months. Men may find they have to shave in new places-behind the neck and ears-where areas of beard-growing skin have been repositioned.
You’ll have some scars from your facelift, but they’re usually hidden by your hair or in the natural creases of your face and ears. In any case, they’ll fade within time and should be scarcely visible.
Having a facelift doesn’t stop the clock. Your face will continue to age with time, and you may want to repeat the procedure one or more times-perhaps five or ten years down the line. But in another sense, the effects of even one facelift are lasting; years later, you’ll continue to look better than if you’d never had a facelift at all.