PDO thread lift is a treatment that combines the use of polydioxanone (PDO) threads (similar to sutures used in medical procedures) which are fully absorbed by your body and do not create any scar tissue. The PDO thread lift stimulates collagen production while the threads are in your face or body.
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WHO CAN GET A PDO THREADLIFT?
Before you can get this procedure done, an in-person consultation is required to determine if you are a good candidate for this service. The best candidates for this service are those who have minor to moderate volume loss and sagging. This procedure helps lift fat pockets back closer to their original position and help with collagen production and skin laxity. This procedure does not replace surgery.
What to expect?
The PDO threads used during this procedure are placed using a small entry point on both sides of the face. There is no suture that is required after the PDO threads have been inserted. Using an injectable numbing solution, this procedure has little to no discomfort. The threads are placed using a cannula that helps guide the thread to the desired area. After the procedure has been done, swelling, possible bruising, feeling of tightness, clicking, dimpling of skin is normal. The PDO thread lift takes approximately 4-6 weeks to heal completely after the procedure has been performed.
Before & Aftercare?
Before your appointment, it is very important that you avoid blood thinners for at least one week. Avoiding blood thinners such as ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, St. John’s Wort, ginger, garlic, ginkgo biloba, vitamin A, vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils), and other anti-inflammatory medications will help decrease the amount of bruising after your procedure. Please avoid any alcohol intake for at least 24-hours prior to and after your appointment to help decrease the amount of bruising.
After a PDO Thread lift, it is crucial that you avoid dramatic face expressions for 2 weeks, no facials, massages, or lasers for 6 weeks, and that you cut your food into small bites for 2 weeks. It is normal to feel sore for up to 6 weeks after the procedure. Avoid exercise for 48 hours after your procedure and do not drink out of a straw. Please do not wash your face for at least 12 hours after your procedure. Using Arnica, bromelain, or consuming pineapple (if not allergic) helps increase faster healing time due to its anti-inflammatory effects and helping heal bruises faster. If you experience severe weather or dramatic atmospheric pressure changes please be aware that you may experience greater than normal swelling. To avoid additional swelling, sleep with your head elevated for 2-4 days after treatment. Do not wear makeup or facial creams for 48 hours after treatment.
BEFORE & AFTER
PDO Thread Lift for Lower Facelift