What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift involves placing ultra-slim threads to lift and recontour facial areas. Every client is unique, and the number and type of PDO threads will vary from person to person. Anywhere from one to five threads may be placed to lift and recontour each facial area.

Who is a candidate for a PDO thread lift? 

A PDO thread lift is an ideal treatment for men or women wanting to address the signs of age in their face or jawline without surgery. Ideal candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Are in good health
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Facial sagging is moderate but not severe
  • Have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with a PDO thread lift
  • General age range is usually between 30 and 55 (however, younger or older patients are not ruled out)

What can a PDO thread lift address?

If you are seeing the signs of aging skin but are searching for a non-surgical option, a PDO thread lift may be the ideal choice for you. A PDO thread lift can address the following facial skin conditions:

    • Jowls
    • Sagging jawline
    • Wrinkles and lines in the forehead, face, or neck
    • Lost lip definition
    • Crow’s feet
    • Laugh lines
    • Frown lines
    • Sagging eyebrows

What is a PDO thread lift like to experience?

The procedure starts with a full evaluation of your skin condition and a conversation about what you hope to achieve. The actual procedure is not painful, as the area where the threads are inserted is numbed with local anesthesia. Once numbed, the threads are inserted just below the skin surface, the tissues repositioned and anchored to create a very natural-looking lift.

The PDO threads are attached to a long cannula, which is carefully pushed through the tissues beneath the facial skin. Once the thread has reached its designated position, the cannula is removed. The thread remained suspended under the tissues, acting as an upward anchor. This lifting process will be repeated with as many threads as are needed for your customized procedure.

In most cases, the entire procedure takes less than an hour to complete.

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What is the recovery time?

The recovery time is brief, with any bruising or swelling typically occurring in the first three days. This side effect fades rapidly, and most clients need less than a week to return to work or social engagements. You may experience some sensitivity where the threads were inserted, which fades in about three to five days. You should avoid any strenuous exercise or other physical activities for a week, avoid direct exposure to the sun, and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. You have aftercare instructions that will help speed healing.

Types of PDO threads

Several types of PDO threads may be used in a custom PDO thread lift, each of which has a specialized purpose. Each type of PDO thread comes in various forms, thicknesses, and lengths and will be selected to treat the individual facial area and condition.

Three types of thread lifts: 

  • Mono threads: Composed of a single PDO filament, mono threads are commonly used in a thread lift. 
  • Barbed threads: These PDO threads have barbs to anchor the threads into the skin, mechanically suspending sagging tissues.
  • Twist threads: These are PDO threads that are twisted in a “screwlike” pattern and typically placed to increase skin volume in specific facial areas. 

How long will the results of a PDO thread lift last?

The lifting, skin-regenerating effect of a PDO thread lift will last from twelve to eighteen months, and often longer. As the body naturally absorbs the threads, collagen production is increased, and the skin has a more supple, resilient quality.

Your PDO Thread Lift at Pure Beauty

If you would love to restore youthful jawline definition, lift and smooth sagging neck skin, or treat wrinkles and lines, a PDO thread lift can be a fantastic solution. However, the beauty of any treatment reflects the skills of the provider. Our talented skincare professionals are at the top of the field and committed to achieving results that bring you confidence, knowing you look your best. We offer PDO thread lifts at our private, luxury aesthetic centers in Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport Beach.

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