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pdo thread lift

PDO Thread Lift

Sagging skin may be the most frustrating component of aging. Loose skin on the face and body creates wrinkles, and causes sagging around your features, leaving you looking tired, unhappy and older than your years. But new treatment options are making skin lifting more accessible – and less surgical.

Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa is excited to offer PDO threads. This thread lift uses dissolvable sutures implanted in the skin to lift sagging skin without downtime and with minimal discomfort. These sutures can be used on the face, neck and body to lift skin on a personalized basis, for custom results. While PDO threads are new to the U.S. in this application, the same sutures have been used in surgical procedures for decades.

  1. Instant skin tightening and lifting – no waiting to see results
  2. Typically no downtime – return to your normal day as soon as your treatment session is complete
  3. Performed with just local anesthetic, in-office
  4. Extremely versatile and can be used on areas across the body
  5. Excellent for the jawline, unlike many other skin tightening options
novathreads before and after
novathreads before and after
novathreads before and after
novathreads before and after
novathreads before and after
novathreads before and after
novathreads before and after

What are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are PDO (polydioxanone) absorbable sutures. These types of sutures have been used by surgeons for many years. These threads come preloaded in hypodermic needles so that they can be easily implanted in the skin.

diagram showing treatment areas for Wheaton NovaThreads

PDO threads trigger a healing response within the skin. After the threads have been inserted, the body reacts by creating new collagen in the area. This leads to natural lifting and tightening of the skin, and leaves you looking like the best version of yourself. This type of controlled healing delivers subtle and gradual results.

Reinventing the Thread Lift

“String facelifts” were once popular for skin lifting – but the materials involved were quite different. Today’s PDO sutures dissolve gradually once they are implanted in your skin (they are typically fully absorbed within 4-6 months). The materials have been thoroughly researched and found safe for skin lifting, and are FDA-approved. Thread lift results are predictable and there is a far lower risk of scarring than with outdated string facelifts.

Your PDO Threads Treatment Experience

  1. Treatment areas are numbed with topical and local anesthetic
  2. Treatment areas are carefully marked
  3. Threads are inserted below the skin by means of a small, hollow needle
  4. Threads lift sagging skin and provide support for repositioned tissues
  5. Depending on your skin and treatment goals, the appropriate number of sutures will be inserted
  6. After the procedure, there may be mild swelling or bruising, but this is typically minimal
  7. Most patients are able to return to normal activities after their appointment, but should avoid strenuous workouts and take over the counter painkillers as needed
  8. The sutures remain below the skin, stimulating collagen production and lifting your features
  9. Sutures dissolve gradually over 4-6 months and fresh collagen allows for ongoing results

How Long Do PDO Threads Results Last?

  • PDO threads results are immediate, due to the threads lifting skin as they are implanted.
  • Initial results will be most noticeable about 1-2 weeks after the procedure, when any swelling and bruising from thread implantation has cleared.
  • Collagen will be produced in the treatment area over the next few months, prolonging lifting past the life of the threads.
  • If you are interested in longer-lasting results after lifting has faded, we will explore a potential thread lift treatment schedule that fits your goals.
  • It’s possible to combine PDO threads with other cosmetic procedures as the sutures will dissolve naturally in any case, and will not interfere with other treatments. Many patients appreciate the comprehensive results possible with PDO threads combined with Botox, fillers, laser resurfacing or IPL. This allows them to both lift skin and also improve the appearance of the skin’s surface.

Who is an Ideal Thread Lift Candidate?

The typical thread lift candidate is in their 40’s or 50’s. If you’re beginning to see signs of sagging skin, now is the time to discuss PDO threads in a one-on-one consultation. A member of our expert team will examine your skin, discuss your treatment goals, and recommend the ideal path. This may be PDO threads, another procedure, or a combination of several treatments – no matter the case, we’ll assist you in discovering the journey that is both comfortable and appropriate for your needs. We also offer another thread lift called Silhouette Instalift; we will discuss your candidacy for each lift at your consultation.

PDO threads offer a natural lift that is both subtler and significantly more affordable than more invasive procedures. If you are starting to see drooping skin on the brow, cheeks, jowls or neck, a thread lift could be a good option. That said, PDO threads can be used across the body – so if you’re frustrated with loose skin on the stomach, legs, knees, or arms, let’s discuss your potential for treatment today. Just get in touch.

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