As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases. When that happens, your skin tends to lose both volume and lift, especially around the lower face or jowls.
In the past, patients opted for a surgical face lift for its skin tightening benefits. Today, we have non-surgical lifting treatments to choose from, and one of the most popular (and most effective) are PDO threads.
Keep reading to learn more about PDO threads!
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO or polydioxanone threads are FDA-approved skin tightening treatments commonly used in surgical sutures for its biocompatible properties. These threads are made from long chains of polysaccharide or sugar, so they’re sometimes referred to as sugar threads.
Some PDO threads are straight, while some might have tiny barbs or cones that help grip the tissue underneath the skin better.
In the hands of a skilled and qualified provider, these FDA-approved threads can produce a natural-looking lift and boost the body’s collagen production from within, making it one of the most in-demand lifting treatments today.
Benefits of PDO Threads
The threads are inserted into the face to produce an immediate, noticeable lift. The threads are gradually absorbed by the body, triggering its natural healing response that boosts natural collagen production, helping to lift and firm sagging skin for months.
Aside from that, PDO threads also provide other benefits, such as:
- PDO lifting treatments are relatively quick. The procedure is sometimes dubbed the “lunchtime lift” because it can actually be done during your lunch break.
And this leads us to…
- There’s little to no downtime. It’s normal to experience a bit of swelling or bruising once the threads are inserted, but these subside not long after the procedure, and many patients can go back to their daily routine right after.
- They’re non-invasive. Compared to a traditional face lift, there are fewer risks involved and as mentioned earlier, faster recovery time when you opt for PDO threads. They also happen to be a more affordable option.
- PDO threads provide both instant and lasting results. Most patients notice an immediate lift right after the procedure, but keep in mind that the final results can take about 3 months to appear.
During this time, the skin will look and feel firmer and tighter by a little bit each day as the boost in collagen production takes hold.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for PDO Threads?
PDO threads are best for people with mild skin laxity or sagging, particularly those who want a subtle lift and are hesitant about getting a traditional face lift.
There’s a lot of hype surrounding PDO thread lifts, and while they are a relatively quick and effective lifting treatment, it’s best to get them only from a qualified professional to avoid complications – and to achieve optimum results.
At LUXE Medical Aesthetics, we have certified providers for PDO thread lifts who have helped countless patients in Katy, TX get that beautiful, natural-looking lift they want without going under the knife.
Call our office today to schedule your appointment with us!