PDO threads are a non-surgical way of getting a facelift. Its results can compare to what you’d get with facelift surgery, but it can save you from going under the scalpel and save you a ton of money.
PDO threads tighten muscles under the skin to give them a naturally refreshed look. It can treat sagging skin and wrinkles and make your face look fuller.
What Are PDO Threads?
Polydioxanone (PDO) Threads are thin biodegradable threads inserted into the fat under the skin. They attach to the underside of the skin, lift it, and hold it in place (think of it as an internal suture).
The threads do not cause an allergic reaction or hinder muscle movement. You will get used to them in a few days and be going out, talking, and eating as you did before the treatment. You won't have to worry about someone noticing the outline of PDO threads because of their negligible thickness (about 0.3mm).
PDO threads trigger collagen production in the treated area. Collagen is a building block of the body and promotes skin elasticity. It's the combined result of the thread and increased collagen production that makes the treated skin look naturally younger.
You can feel the PDO threads inside the skin with your finger. However, you don't need to worry about discomfort or pain.
PDO threads are great for people who want to fight off the signs of ageing. People across the U.S. are enjoying the extraordinary benefits of a PDO facelift - increased confidence, higher self-esteem, self-assurance, and enthusiasm for life.
The ideal candidate for PDO thread treatment is between the ages of 35-60 and has mild to moderate skin sagging.
Types of PDO Threads
You can choose from three types of PDO threads:
- Cog Threads
- Mono Threads
- Screw Threads
Cog threads have small barb-like structures that "hook" to the under-skin. Once inside, they tighten the skin and hold it firm.
Cog threads can make the face look slimmer. As a result, the jawline becomes visible, while a round face or plump face becomes more oval and contoured.
Fewer cog threads are used than a mono thread to get the desired effect.
Also, the results can be seen instantaneously after the procedure.
Unlike cog threads, mono threads are smooth. They are used in a mesh-like fashion to support sagging tissues. This means that more threads are inserted compared to cog threads for the same result.
They make the treated area firm, but don't provide as much lift as cog threads. Thus, it's more suitable for younger patients with high skin laxity.
Think of screw threads as two mono threads intertwined together. The results of screw threads can be compared to cog threads in terms of lifting tissue.
A defining feature of screw threads is their ability to make sunken areas more voluminous. Thus, older people suffering from thickening and sagging tissues can choose PDO screw threads.
The true results of mono thread and screw thread procedure can take 1 to 2 months to appear, as these threads are intended to generate results through stimulation of collagen production.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
PDO threads can be used on virtually any part of the face. They can be used on:
They can be used to treat signs of aging such as:
- Crepey skin
- Crow's feet
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial fold
- Naso-Jugal fold
- Droopy cheeks
- Forehead wrinkles
- Folds on neck
PDO thread usage is not only limited to the face. They are also used in body contouring and can be used for lifting:
How Long Do the Results Last?
PDO threads themselves dissolve in 6-9 months. However, the tissues stay in position and maintain their firmness for much longer than that.
Age plays a factor in skin laxity. The results of PDO treatment last for 3-4 years in younger patients and 1-2 years in older patients. The results are also affected by the health of the patient.
What To Expect
The procedure takes up to an hour and people see immediate results. There's some swelling as your body adjusts to the foreign material. Keep in mind that what you see just after the procedure won't be the final result.
Many patients’ faces feel swollen and stiff and the patient may start worrying whether the procedure went wrong. Don’t fret. When the swelling subsides, your face will look more defined, with higher cheekbones and a well-defined jawline, softer cheeks, and smooth skin.
You might observe bruising, swelling, and redness and recovery may take 1-2 days. There might be some pleating and puckering as well, which can take 1-2 weeks to heal, but not all patients experience this.
You won't be able to open your mouth wide after the procedure. Thus, you may have trouble eating and talking. You might also need to cancel any dental appointments, since holding your mouth open for too long will be painful.
PDO thread aftercare includes several precautions such as:
- Not sleeping on your side
- Not exercising vigorously
- Avoiding makeup
Our Ogden PDO thread experts can help you learn more about expectations, recovery, complications, and aftercare.
Can the PDO Threads Be Removed?
If you don't like the results, you can have the threads removed. The procedure is complicated but it’s possible to reverse the treatment (unlike a surgical facelift).
It's done using radiofrequency (to dissolve the thread) and surgical methods.
If it's not urgent, we recommend that you let the threads dissolve naturally.
By taking proper precautions, you can prevent the threads from migrating and causing complications. This will eliminate the need for thread removal.
Ogden PDO Body Threads Procedure
Transcend Rejuvenation offers PDO Body Thread procedures just outside Ogden. You can fulfil your desire of having a youthful face, tucked belly, perky breasts, and firm thighs and arms.
No cuts or incisions! The threads are injected and the holes left by the needle soon become invisible.
The combination of PDO threads and other procedures like dermal fillers, Botox, or Sculptra can produce dramatic results.
If you want to talk to an expert about the possibilities of getting a PDO threads treatment, contact our experts today!