Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts use a biodegradable polyester suture. For starters, it causes immediate skin lifting. Second, it compresses fat tissue, causing immediate skin tightening. Third, it stimulates collagen formation and neovascularization, allowing your skin to be renewed at the cellular level.
In order to do thread lifts with polydioxanone (PDO), a biodegradable polyester suture is used. They are best used for skin rejuvenation, while more modern thread lifts are more effective for addressing sagging skin.
Thread lifts are a non-surgical method of rejuvenation that involve the use of dissolvable sutures to pull and lift skin. The process takes less than 45 minutes and requires no incisions or anesthesia compared to traditional facelift surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas of the face can a PDO thread lift treat?
- Most areas of your face that are showing symptoms of aging can be treated with a thread lift. One of the most frequent regions to be treated is the face, especially the areas around the eyes, cheeks, jaw, and neck.
How long does a PDO thread lift last?
- The benefits of a PDO thread lift can be enjoyed for as long as four years. A 3- to 4-year maintenance cycle is typical for younger patients. Older folks with thin or saggy skin typically only show improvements for a year or two.
- In general, thread lifts performed using polylactic acid (PLA) or polycaprolactone (PCA) sutures persist longer than those performed with other types of sutures because these materials resist dissolving for longer.
What to expect during and after a PDO thread lift?
- A PDO thread lift results in minimal downtime. Even if you experience some swelling and bruising in the first 48 hours, you should be able to resume most of your regular activities.
- In the week following your procedure, try to limit the amount of time you rub your face to prevent accidentally dislodging the thread. For the first few weeks, you’ll it’s recommended to stay away from smoking and drinking with a straw.
- For the first two weeks, you should also avoid sleeping on your side, vigorous exercise, and saunas.
- If you sleep with your head propped up on a pillow, you’re less likely to roll over onto your face in the middle of the night.