What is a PDO thread lift?
As the years pass, your skin loses much of the elasticity and fullness present during your youth. Collagen cells deplete and don’t naturally regenerate, which allows your skin to sag and pool into lines, wrinkles, and folds.
A facelift can restore facial contouring, but comes with a long list of potential complications. For those who want a more youthful, well-rested appearance, a thread lift offers a great solution without the risks inherent in a facelift.
A thread lift is an advanced medical aesthetics procedure that uses a series of temporary sutures to lift and tighten your skin. Some of these threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO), a safe material that your body eventually absorbs and processes.
What are the effects of a PDO thread lift?
The threads create an immediate, subtle lifting effect. Even better, your body responds to the threads by creating new collagen, which provides an ongoing plumping effect. This can extend your results by years, making PDO thread lifts an outstanding value.
PDO thread lifts are well-tolerated and carry little risk of side effects like bruising, bleeding, or infection. While the effects cannot rival a full facelift, PDO thread lifts also carry none of the risk of serious side effects that come with surgical procedures.
What areas can a PDO thread lift improve?
The threads used in a PDO thread lift are very versatile and can be used to lift and tighten skin in many areas of your face. Some of the most popular areas of focus with a PDO thread lift include:
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Beneath the eyes
During your consultation at IVY Infusions, Sasha will discuss how a thread lift can improve your facial contouring or if other treatments might be a better fit for your aesthetic goals.
What happens during a PDO thread lift?
A topical numbing cream reduces sensation in the treatment area. This allows Sasha to painlessly insert the threads using a thin needle. She trims away any excess thread material.
The entire process takes just moments. There’s no significant discomfort and you can resume normal activities immediately after your thread lift. Just take care to sleep on your back for a few days to avoid placing undue strain on your face.
The best way to learn more about PDO thread lifts is to come in for a face-to-face consultation at IVY Infusions. Book your consultation by phone or online today.
*Individual results may vary.