How Long Do PDO Threads Last?

How Long Do PDO Threads Last

The course of the aesthetic world in helping revive any facial or body concerns has totally evolved, alleviating many people to fight signs of aging in so many ways. One fantastic skin treatment is PDO Thread Lift which allows for tightening a sagging jowl, addressing crepey skin, and even reducing the appearance of creases and wrinkles on the face. Indeed, it provides complete facial regeneration and can make the person seem visibly more relaxed and refreshed.

Aside from those, a PDO Thread Lift gives the advantage of a firmer, tighter, and more youthful appearance and its benefits can last for up to 18 months. According to a study published in 2019, PDO threads can even last for anywhere between a year and nine years. However, the procedure’s effectiveness mostly depends on the patient’s age and skin condition. 

What Is A PDO Thread Lift?

As an anti-aging therapy, a PDO thread lift involves inserting surgical threads beneath the skin’s surface to promote collagen formation and lift the skin, consequently treating wrinkles, drooping, and sagging skin. In fact, the threads used in this treatment are formulated from medical-grade materials and even utilized for years in the medical field to execute surgical procedures.

How Does PDO Thread Lift Work?

Under the skin’s surface, a hypodermic needle will implant the PDO threads (polydioxanone), a suture material in which various textures and kinds exist. The patient can relax by lying back in a semi-reclined position during the treatment and should not experience irritation, discomfort, or pain since a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area to numb.

The main attraction of this fantastic treatment is the thread and the cause of the treatment’s existence and effectiveness. Threads used now are better than those used in the past since they dissolve, but they can also be employed to form patterns to accomplish specific outcomes. Depending on the patient’s aims, the ways developed allow for various forms of dramatic lifting effects.

What Types of PDO Threads Are There?

A few different threads are commonly used for PDO thread lifts, with each thread crafted to accomplish a specific goal. Below are the threads that can be used individually or as part of a combination treatment based on the patient’s aesthetic goals and skin profile.

Barbed Threads

They are marginally thicker than other polydioxanone threads. When the threads are inserted, these allow the threat to catch on skin tissues more easily. These threads are ideal for lifting the skin in the lower face, such as the jawline and jowls, and can also stimulate collagen production.

Smooth Threads

They are also known as mono threads. Typically, smooth threads are used to create a supportive mesh beneath the skin that tightens the appearance of the skin. The use of smooth threads helps increase skin volume, smooth lines, and wrinkles and even improve skin tone.

In fact, these threads tend to be most effective for increasing collagen and elastin production. Aso, those minor concerns related to aging are the ideal target for this type of thread.

Screw Threads

An advanced pattern designed to correct moderate to severe volume loss and skin laxity. The needle used in screw threads is placed into the skin’s sub-dermal layers. Moreover, the ideal placement for this thread is in hollow areas of the face, such as sunken cheeks, and to create a more powerful aesthetic result, two screw threads are required.

What Benefits Does PDO Thread Lift Provide?

Below are several benefits associated with thread lifts, which include: 

  • It is a quick and straightforward surgery that can be done in just one session. 
  • Since the incisions heal rapidly, the patient can return to normal activities within a few days. 
  • It is non-surgical and minimally invasive, so fewer risks are associated with this procedure. There are minimal scarring issues because the incisions are smaller than those associated with a facelift or traditional facelift.
  • Thread lift is a technique used to treat and repair skin that is sagging.
  •  Thread lifts are more cost-effective than traditional facelifts.

What Areas Can A PDO Thread Lift Treat?

Since PDO thread lift is so versatile, it can treat virtually any area of the face. These include the following:

  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Naso jugal folds
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Crow’s feet
  • Undereye area
  • Eyebrows
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette lines

What To Avoid Before The Treatment?

It is best to avoid medications and supplements which have a blood-thinning effect for at least 1-2 weeks before treatment. These can include aspirin, multivitamins, and omega fish oils. Like most injectable treatments, this is the case to reduce the risk of bleeding, resulting in the appearance of bruises.

Who Are Good Candidates For PDO Thread Lift?

Generally, those with superficial skin concerns related to skin texture tend to be the suitable candidates for PDO Thread Lift. Of course, the candidates include men and women with wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin texture, skin laxity, enlarged pores, and certain types of acne scars. This treatment is likely a good fit if the skin benefits from long-term collagen and elastin production. 

Are PDO Threads Safe?

The FDA approved the PDO Thread lift used today in 2018. The polydioxanone that this treatment is made out of has been widely and safely used in cardiovascular surgery and other medical purposes. Rest assured that thread lifts are a safe treatment option that is gentle on the skin.

Compared to those of dermal fillers, PDO threads are a non-surgical procedure inserted via needle to be later absorbed by the body. However, patients may expect mild side effects for up to two weeks following a procedure. The side effects can include swelling, tenderness, bruising, a tight sensation and, some patients may observe a mild dimpling effect on the skin which, often resolves within a few days.

Although rare, serious side effects can include infection, prolonged pain, asymmetry, nerve damage, formation of nodules, and damage to the salivary ducts. The PDO Thread Lift treatment requires extensive knowledge of a complex anatomical structure such as the face to ensure good outcomes, minimize the risk of side effects, and avoid serious side effects.

What Is The Recovery Time After The PDO Thread Lift?

Unlike the typical facial lift, the expected recovery time for this treatment is significantly shorter. The patient won’t have to lie in bed for weeks waiting to recover. In fact, patients can leave right away and get on with their day after the treatment.

The Bottom Line

PDO threads are not too invasive and are a terrific way to look younger and feel more beautiful. Skintuition Medical Aesthetics provides PDO (polydioxanone) Thread therapy that may be the right solution for you. This minimally invasive, non-surgical facelift leaves fewer scars and requires a shorter recovery time compared to traditional plastic surgery.

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