A loss of collagen and elastin is something that happens to everyone as they age. Your once smooth, supple, tight skin is now sagging just a little bit and isn’t as full as it once was. At Park Avenue Medical Spa, we offer patients the chance to rejuvenate aging skin non-surgically with quick results and little-to-no downtime. This FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure is a perfect alternative to decrease lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and enhance your look and confidence!
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is essentially a non-surgical facelift. It provides some of the same benefits as a facelift without undergoing surgery. This is great for men or women who have sagging skin but do not need a facelift just yet. During the procedure, the skin is lifted and tightened using Polydioxanone (PDO) threads, which are anchored and inserted into different layers of the skin with needles. These threads provide instant lifting and tightening of the sagging skin on the face. And, over time, the PDO threads dissolve, and the natural production of collagen kicks in, revealing a more youthful facial appearance.
Am I a Candidate?
Individuals with sagging facial tissues, volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles are great candidates for this non-surgical facelift treatment. A thorough consultation with Dr. Tchelebi and the staff at Park Avenue Medical Spa will determine if you are truly a candidate. Once you are cleared for treatment, PDO thread lifts can be customized to you to address any concerns you may have that were previously discussed at your initial consultation. Dr. Tchelebi will also decide which types of threads would be best for your needs and desires at this time.
There are two types of PDO threads:
- Smooth Threads: These threads are attached to a firm surface like the scalp or face. Smooth threads are most appropriate for correcting wrinkles and creases in the skin.
- Barbed Threads: This variety of threads has tiny barbs that attach to the skin and are used primarily for lifting. The number of threads used will depend on the size of the treated area and the desired facial improvements.
What Does a PDO Thread Lift Address?
A PDO thread lift is so versatile, it can address almost all of your facial cosmetic concerns. This safe, long-lasting facial rejuvenating treatment is often used to address concerns on the face, including:
- Undereye area
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
Are Results Immediate?
Yes, results are immediately visible. Minimal bruising and swelling may occur but will dissipate in a few days after the procedure. Patients can expect to see improvement continue over the next four to six months until the PDO threads dissolve. After that time, natural collagen takes over, and the lifting effect remains for up to two years.