PDO Thread Lift: Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever noticed how people’s skin seems to become thinner and looser as they get older? You aren’t imagining things. In fact, by the time you reach the age of 70, your skin will lose about 80% of its thickness.

This happens because your body gradually loses its supply of collagen over the years. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that helps keep your skin voluminous and supple; as the amount of collagen decreases, your skin begins to droop and stretch. This is one of the main factors in causing excess skin and wrinkles.

To deal with this problem over the years, doctors developed face-lift surgery. This process does improve your appearance by removing and tightening loose skin, but it’s an expensive, invasive procedure that requires substantial recovery time.

At Skin Med Spa, we have a better way: the PDO thread lift. Here’s how it works.

What is a PDO thread lift?

Our providers use polydioxanone (PDO) threads to lift and tighten your facial skin without requiring surgery. Depending on which area you want to work on, your provider will install these threads, or sutures, in that area to lift and tighten your skin without surgery.

Not only do the threads tighten your skin, once they are in your body, they stimulate new collagen production as your body tries to “heal” the sutured area. Because the sutures are so small, you won’t feel anything happening, but you will notice a gradual improvement in the firmness, tone, and volume of your skin.

Benefits of PDO thread lifts

At Skin Med Spa, this procedure is quick and painless. We will numb the treatment area, and then the thread lift itself only takes about 30-45 minutes. There is no real recovery time, so you can resume your routine right away. In fact, some people fit in a PDO thread lift on their lunch break!

The PDO threads are biocompatible, so after about four to six months, they eventually just dissolve into the body. Results from the thread lift can last up to a year or more, and periodic maintenance can lengthen that effectiveness period even more.

The current trends of PDO threads include eyebrow lifting to achieve the "fox eye" or "fox eyebrow" style made popular by Bella Hadid. PDO threads can also replace the need for fillers, when cheeks are lifted to their original position. They are not limited to your face, but can also lift sagging skin on necks, knees, and chests.

We often recommend that PDO threads be used in combination with other therapies to achieve your desired results. This conjunction of threads with laser treatments, peels, neurotoxins, or facials can give you the ultimate transformation.

If you are ready to discuss a PDO thread lift, give the Skin Med Spa office a call, or use our convenient online scheduler to book your own appointment.

Why live with saggy skin when there’s a quick and easy solution? Call us today!

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