PDO Thread Lift
What is the PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO Thread Lift is a
treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of
Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the
skin, mechanically by fine gauge needles. Once introduced, the threads produce
3 effects in the skin:
- Instant Skin Lifting
through mechanical effects
- Cellular Renewal, through
Collagen stimulation, and neo-vascularization to improve skin
texture, fine lines and elasticity
- Skin Tightening,
by contracting fat tissue
About 6 months after the procedure,
the PDO threads will disappear through simple hydrolysis (they are absorbable).
The lifted facial contours will remain for about 3-6 months more, due to the cellular
rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new
collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin micro circulation. At the same
time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin
tightening and facial slimming effect.What Areas Can Be Treated
with PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO thread lift is very versatile, allowing practically all areas of the
face to be treated, including the:
- Crow’s feet
(wrinkles around eyes)
- Labial folds
- Jaw line
What Results Can I Expect After The Treatment? How
Long Do They Last?
Your skin is immediately lifted
after a PDO thread lifting procedure, as the threads provide support to lift
skin in its new position. You may look slightly tighter than the final result,
but in about 1 week, you will begin to look much more natural.
The rejuvenative effects kick in
after 1-2 months – you will notice better skin texture, firmer and smoother
skin. Your practitioner may concentrate more on either skin rejuvenation, or
skin lifting during your procedure. Depending on the technique and which is
used, the results will vary from person to person.
In about 9 months after the
treatment, the threads would have dissolved, but the results will continue for
many more months. I recommend repeating the procedure 6-9 months after the
first procedure, to allow for a long lasting result of up to 3 years.
Who is Suitable For a PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO Thread Lift is
an effective non-surgical face lifting treatment that is suitable for anyone looking
to improve the appearance of sagging skin. This treatment is suitable for
someone who is willing to undergo some injections, and who want to attain
an immediate lift of the facial contours without undergoing a
facelift surgery. It is best suited for men and women who are unwilling to
tolerate the long downtime of a facelift surgery but want to look refresh and
lifted – naturally. My recommendation is for minimal to moderate sagging of
facial skin.Is PDO Thread Lift Safe?
What are the Possible Side Effects?
This treatment is surprisingly safe. Compared to fillers, the side effects
are, in fact, much milder. (Because PDO threads are inserted via needles and
not surgery, and are absorbed in 6-8 months, many of the side effects
associated with older thread lifting procedures, such as infection and thread
breakage are also minimized.)
Expect some mild swelling, bruising
and soreness for 3 to 5 days after the procedure, and a sensation of tightness
(mild) of up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur –
and resolves in a few days.
Some side effects are related to the technique of insertion, and the types
of threads used. These include surface depressions, thread migration and even
extrusion, facial asymmetry, prolonged pain, and prolonged dimpling. PDO
threads are not created equal – and your medical professional’s training in the
procedure is also extremely important in ensuring a good outcome with minimal
side effects from your procedure.
Finally, more serious side effects, though rare, can occur. These include
infection, nerve damage, formation of nodules, and damage to the salivary
ducts. The face has a very complex anatomical structure. Intimate anatomical
knowledge is required to perform a PDO thread lift well, and to avoid serious
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How does micro needling work?
Initially, your blood will be drawn by a medical professional, and placed in a centrifuge, where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma. Plasma is the clear serum in the blood and it contains growth factors that stimulate regrowth of connective tissue. It is used in other medical modalities, but for facials, it stimulates collagen and elastin fibers.
Then, a small series of 20 fine, short needles are passed over the skin of the face,making micro perforations in the skin. There is no damage or removal to the epidermal layer. The post traumatic response of the skin is to produce collagen and elastin. And since there is no damage to the existing collagen or elastin, it adds to what is there, causing an increase.
Does it hurt? It feels like a sunburn. The redness will resolve in 24- 48 hours. At this time, you may Not use makeup on your skin. You will be given a home care kit containing serums to apply. This may contain your blood plasma. These will be more effective, since your skin is microperforated.
What are the benefits?
Increased elasticity, facilitates higher product concentrations of serums, can lighten pigment with the appropriate serum, decreases wrinkles and frown lines, increases skin moisture,reduces
eye bags and dark circles, scars,acne scars, stretch marks, cellulite, local fat excess, (when used on tummy or buttocks) reduces pore size, and can even increase hair production when used on the scalp.
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Who is not eligible for this procedure?
The Medical Professional will not knowingly treat any clients
who younger than 18 years of age,any who have acute or chronic infections, skin
diseases such as SLE, porphyria, allergies, cancer, is undergoing chemo
treatments, Severe metabolic and systemic disorders, blood disorders,
hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, critical thrombocytopenia, chronic
liver disease, underlying sepsis, or systemic use of steroids during this