FAQs About PDO Thread Lift
1. What is PDO Thread Lift?The PDO Thread Lift is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your looks through a minimally invasive procedure. Designed to lift loose skin in a variety of areas, this procedure is done in common areas with sagging on the face, including the cheeks, jowls, neck, and the area around the eyes.
2. How do PDO Threads work?The PDO Thread Lift uses safe, dissolvable threads to lift, contour, and tighten loose skin in problem areas of the face and body. These threads are resorbable polydioxanone (PDA) sutures and are also used in heart surgeries. After the application of local anesthetic, threads will be injected just beneath the surface of your skin. Once your body detect the presence of these sutures in your skin, it triggers cells in your body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen. One of the main factor of aging skin is due to the loss of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity.
3. How long is the procedure and what is the downtime? Your procedure may take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the area or areas treated. There is only minimal downtime involved, which will allow you to resume your regular routine. It will take your body four to six months to fully absorb the threads.
4. How long does PDO Thread Lift last?Depending on age, skin volume and elasticity, results can last anywhere from 1 to 4 years.
Pre-Care Treatment Recommendations
Aspirin, Vitamin E: Avoid for 10 days
Nsaids: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, avoid for 7 days.
Alcohol: Avoid for 3 days.
Post-Care Treatment Recommendations
Medications: Arnica, Vitamin K: Applied for 5-7 day after treatment if necessary Bathing: Showering only-Avoid baths.
Diet: Avoid eating apples, steak, or anything tough or requiring heavy chewing.
Treatments: Avoid Laser, IPL, RF, and other energy treatments for at least 1 month.
Massages: Avoid facial massages for at least 1 month.
Skincare: Avoid harsh chemical treatments for 5-7 days after the treatment.
◦Immune System Diseases
◦Various Acute Infectious Disease (I.E., Influenza, etc.)
◦Inflammation of the skin in the areas to be treated
◦A Non-Absorbable Implant (Silicone) in the zone of the thread insertion
◦Tendency Toward Keloid Scarring
◦Bleeding Disorders and diseases of the blood
◦Neurotic Psychological Disorders