Polydioxanone (PDO) threads can lift and tighten wrinkled, sagging, or tired skin in a minimally invasive procedure called a PDO thread lift. At CynSational Aesthetics in Folsom, California, Cynthia Sanchez, RN-BSN, reverses signs of aging that appear due to diminishing collagen and elastin proteins in your skin. Learn more about PDO thread lift and its benefits by scheduling a consultation over the phone or online at CynSational Aesthetics today.
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive facelift that uses dissolvable polydioxanone threads to lift your skin and tissues upward toward your temples. The procedure takes just 45 minutes or so in the office at CynSational Aesthetics after careful planning by Ms. Sanchez.
During a PDO thread lift, Ms. Sanchez disinfects your skin with alcohol before applying a local anesthetic. She makes small incisions near your hairline, then inserts and anchors the threads. Once anchored, she gently lifts your skin before trimming the thread and closing the incision.
Eventually, the threads dissolve in your skin. Before that happens, new collagen grows around the threads to give you long-lasting results. Collagen is a structural protein in your skin and tissues that adds firmness, which you lose with age.
A PDO thread lift can make some specific changes depending on the placement of the threads. Ms. Sanchez uses anywhere from 1-15 threads per area to lift and tighten sagging skin. The procedure can minimize or treat many specific facial features, including:
The results of a PDO thread lift aren’t as dramatic as the results of a surgical facelift, but there are considerable benefits of choosing a PDO thread lift over the traditional option. It requires less recovery time, no hospital stay, and no general anesthesia, and your results look more natural.
You can expect the polydioxanone threads to dissolve in your skin within about six weeks of your procedure. This gives your skin plenty of time to recover and grow new collagen around the threads. However, this doesn’t mean your results disappear after six months: They last much longer.
You can expect to enjoy the lifting and tightening effect of a PDO thread lift for 12-24 months. The treatment doesn’t bring the aging process to a halt, so you eventually see the return of treated wrinkles and sagging. However, you may have the option to touch up your results with more threads over time.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for a PDO thread lift, schedule a consultation online or over the phone at CynSational Aesthetics today.