Even while aging gracefully, we all like a little edge in looking our best. This is especially true when we appear prematurely aged due to excessive drinking, health conditions, genetics, or spending an abundance of time in direct sunlight without sunscreen. Regardless of your reason for wanting help looking younger, a PDO thread lift may be just the thing to revitalize your appearance. While only recently entering the world of aesthetic treatments, the foundations have been used to treat a broad range of conditions. Its applications in the beauty field have only recently been discovered and brought to light.
What Is A PDO Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a cosmetic treatment that uses specially designed sutures to lift and tighten skin. It accomplishes this by tightening fat tissue and promoting collagen production in healthy skin. Even better, it encourages the growth of new blood vessels in a process known as neovascularization. The combination of all these processes results in skin that is shining, smooth, and years younger in appearance.
Those who receive a PDO Thread Lift are often pleasantly surprised to learn that the whole thing will only take about 15 minutes to half an hour. It all starts with the application of a local anesthetic and topical numbing agent to ease any potential discomfort. An ultra-fine needle is used during the procedure, so even without these steps, it’s nearly painless! With no recovery time, you can simply get back to the rest of your day without any fuss!
What Types of PDO Thread Lifts Are Available?
While all thread lifts can be broadly divided into two separate categories, those which use barbed threads and those that use non-barbed threads, there are multiple types in each category. Non-barbed treatments only have two sub-types within their category, mono-filament threads, and braided threads. Within the barbed threads, you’ll find an expansive list, including:
- Molding barbs
- Cutting barbs
You may also hear these styles of thread referred to as “tornado,” “heart barbs,” or “double screw” threads. These are simply other names for barbed thread procedures.
Is It Safe To Get A PDO Thread Lift?
The FDA has approved this treatment for efficiency and safety, so you can rest easy knowing that the treatment is completely safe. As a routine procedure, PDO Thread Lifts have been performed thousands of times all over the country. With all these cases, there have been very few indications of any major risks or side-effects and no reports of sensitivity or allergy to the threads themselves.
Now that you know a little more about PDO Thread Lifts, it’s time to dial our number and schedule an appointment to learn more. During a consultation with one of our specialists, you’ll learn which forms of thread lift will work to address your concerns most effectively. Don’t let sagging skin or premature aging keep you from looking your best. Call our offices today and schedule an appointment with your beautiful future self!