If you are concern about sagging skin in your face and you can pull up your skin on your cheeks or Jaw even slightly, then a PDO thread lift may be the suitable procedure for you.
One of the most obvious features of youthful is when our faces have a “V-Shape|”. This means that we have a high lifted forehead, thinning to a sleek jaw and neckline. As we age, gravity pulls our faces tissues downward and the “V” becomes inverted.
A thread lift can create a base to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape”. It also can make a lift in tissues to recreate that youthful “V-Shape”.
PDO threads can be used to treat multiple areas at the same time. The most common areas to enhance with threads are: Jaw and Neckline lifts, Cheek and Mid-face lifts, Brow & Eyelid lifts and finally Cat Eyes (the hottest trend at the moment) . However, the exact treatment will vary by individual need and anatomy.
PDO threads will help recreate the youthful V-Shape by:
1) holding the skin in place and
2) stimulating collagen to rejuvenate skin. The result will stay for up to 12 to 15 months. There is no incision at all and in most cases, the procedures only take about 30 minutes.
The threads are made from polydioxanone (PDO). Polydioxanone has been used in biomedicine for many years, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery. It is fully absorbed within 4 to 6 months and does not create any scar tissue.
The procedure will start with preparing your skin and numbing it. Then the practitioner will make insertion points and insert PDO thread cannula in to your skin. Then the metal part of the cannula will be removed and the PDO thread is left in place, creating an instantaneous, gentle, but quite dramatic lift.
PDO thread lifts have very little to no downtime. There may be slight bruising, redness, soreness, swelling or discomfort. These should resolve within hours to days and can be controlled with ice packs, sleeping with your head elevated, and over-the-counter painkillers. You should also refrain from excessive head and neck movements, tanning, high-impact sports, saunas, dental surgery, and facials for two to four weeks following thread lift treatment.