What if we told you there was a non-invasive, non-surgical way to address skin laxity and sagging in just about an hour? A PDO thread lift can do it all! This innovative technique is essentially a non-surgical, mini facelift. If you’re interested in enhancing your best features, PDO thread lift is a great choice. Here’s everything you need to know about PDO threads.
What exactly are PDO threads?
Polydioxanone is a synthetic, very thin thread that can be used in surgery because it is biodegradable. Surgeons have been using similar materials for over 30 years. Threads have been around for centuries, but they’ve not been used in aesthetic surgery until recently. Today, PDO threads are being used on the face and body to provide contour, volume, and improvement of skin texture. The threads are inserted in the skin’s subcutaneous layer to achieve these effects. Over time, the threads dissolve and are replaced with new collagen and elastin.
What to expect during a PDO thread lift?
The best way to determine if PDO threads are the best treatment for you is to schedule a consultation to discuss your medical history and goals.
Our cosmetic injector will clean and numb the area on the day of the treatment. She primarily uses directional barbs or twists on PDO threads, not the PDO threads used for surgical sutures. Threads are inserted under the skin where you need lifting and tightening. She injects the thread with a specialized cannula. The barbs or twists on the thread anchor the thread so that your skin can be lifted. The threads are left in place to produce an optimal amount of collagen and elastin. With time, wrinkles will smooth, skin color will improve, pores will narrow, and skin will become more elastic. Your skin tissue will improve over time because collagen will be formed around the dissolvable threads.
What type of thread do you use for a PDO thread lift?
We use the MINT™ PDO threads at LifeHope Healing Med Spa. MINT™ stands for Minimally Invasive Nonsurgical Thread. Best in class technology; dual FDA cleared – the first medical device to offer dual FDA clearances for skin tightening and reduction of nasolabial folds. MINT™ PDO threads are made by an innovative patented technology that presses the barbs onto the thread in a 360-degree spiral pattern. Ensured with the highest available tensile strength threads in the US, MINT™ PDO threads can instantly lift sagging tissue by reducing wrinkles and creases.
Where can PDO threads be used?
Most people know PDO threads are used near the eyebrows and eyes to create that cat eye or fox eye effect. That’s not the only area they can be applied, though! You can also use them on your forehead, cheeks, jawline, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, upper lip, and neck.
Can you put PDO threads in your lips?
A lip thread lift can be done for a less invasive beauty treatment, focusing on the upper and lower lip area. It involves having dissolvable threads inserted into the borders of the lips. These threads are inserted with a fine needle and act as a scaffold. They gently pull the skin below the surface to tighten it, smooth lines, and create more definition to your Cupid’s bow. This may sound painful, but it’s a safe and quick procedure. It can offer excellent results for people with aged lips where the line has substantially disappeared over the years.
How long do PDO lip threads last?
Research suggests that lip threads dissolve within 3 months, but the effects may last up to 1 year. You can also expect continued definition and elevation to your upper lip for approximately 6 months to a year.
Why choose LifeHope Healing Med Spa for PDO thread lift?
We provide a wide range of aesthetic services provided by highly skilled and experienced aesthetic experts. Each PDO thread lift is performed by a cosmetic injection specialist. Her goal is to ensure you’re comfortable, understand what to expect with the procedure, and achieve your desired outcomes!