PDO Thread Lifts are increasingly more popular among individuals who want to correct sagging skin. It’s a practical alternative for those who want a facelift, without the enormous price tag of extensive surgery. We’ll explain everything you need to know about PDO threads!
How A Thread Lift Works
We use these threads in two different ways:
- We start by inserting smooth threads into the skin horizontally and vertically using a cannula. The mesh pattern of the threads serves as the foundation for new collagen production as your skin reacts to the sutures by repairing itself around them.
- Barbed threads produce immediate and dramatic results. The inserted threads grip the skin underneath. Pulling these threads tightens the skin from within, resulting in an instant lift. Similarly, collagen production is stimulated as the skin heals itself around the threads.
The PDO Threads will dissolve on their own. Currently, Thread Lifts are used to correct:
Barbed Threads VS Smooth Threads
You may be wondering what the difference is between barbed and smooth threads. As the name implies, smooth threads are threads without barbs or pricks on them. These are usually inserted in a mesh-like pattern into the skin. Collagen begins to form around these threads, tightening the skin over time and improving skin quality and texture. As a result, the results from smooth threads are usually gradual.
On the other hand, barbed threads contain barbs that hook onto the skin, lifting the skin when tightened. The lift one achieves with barbed threads is usually more dramatic than that of a smooth thread. Additionally, results are usually instant. Collagen will also begin to form around barbed threads.
These two different types of threads work best in particular areas. For example, barbed threads work well in the jaw area and smooth threads in the neck area. Above all, these threads complement one another and are often used together for the best results.
Are There Side Effects?
As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, a PDO Thread Lift poses some risks. The most common being infection, bruising, swelling, and tenderness. PDO Threads are safe and hypoallergenic.
Is a PDO Thread Lift Right for Me?
There are many advantages to a PDO Thread Lift. Consider just a few:
- Minimally invasive
- Performed in several minutes
- No visible scars or cuts
- Minimal downtime: roughly 24 hours.
- Stimulated collagen production
- Long lasting results
- No anesthesia (besides a local anesthetic) or hospitalization
- Side effects and pain are minimal.
- PDO threads are safe and biodegradable
For more information and to determine if a PDO Lift is recommended for you, consult with your doctor.