What are PDO Threads?
First off, let’s look at what PDO Threads are and how they work. PDO Threads are often referred to as thread lifts. They offer a type of tightening and comprehensive lifting of the facial skin that it needs due to sagging. This non-surgical treatment involves placing threads that are of suture material beneath the skin.
It’s key to know that the entire idea of placing threads beneath the skin has to do with the stimulation of collagen, rejuvenation of the dead skin cells and helping the skin soothe and plump over time.
How Long Do PDO Threads Last?
PDO threads are great options for patients looking for longer-term results. If we compare the PDO Thread Lift to the results of different facial injections such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections, the former offer better and long-lasting results. With PDO Threads, patients will notice an instant change in their face, with long lasting results.
The results on some patients of PDO Threads can last up to 18 months, depending on their skin type and how well the skin reacts to the overall procedure. Similarly, if results start to wear off before 18 months, patients can easily schedule an appointment for a follow-up. For an average person, full results start appearing in 6 months or so.
What Is the Treatment Like?
While the treatment itself is non-surgical, the PDO Threads that are inserted under the skin are made up of the same material which is used in surgical sutures. The PDO Threads are inserted using a hypodermic needle. The needle is used in such a way that it leaves a trail of liquid suture running in parallel on the surface of the facial skin. After a few months of getting the PDO Thread Lift performed, when the threads have rebuilt the infrastructure of your skin, they will start dissolving.
Before starting the non-surgical PDO Thread Lift, the patient’s skin is cleansed carefully to avoid any infections. They are then given an anesthesia. The doctor who then marks different places on the face to make sure that they stay on track while performing the procedure. The entire treatment takes about an hour be completed.
Do Patients Need to Set Aside Time for Recovery from PDO Threads?
If patients are worried about getting back to normal after having the PDO Thread Lift done, then one important thing to keep in mind is the fact that it won’t interfere in their daily routine. Typically, patients will not need any extra time for recovery after getting the treatment done. Patients can get back to normal right after their PDO Thread treatment. They do need to take extra care of the facial skin, especially the area where the threads were inserted. Other than that, there is no reason why they should put other important things on hold.
Is the PDO Thread Treatment Limited to the Face Only?
A simple answer to this question would be no. A lot of patients wish to have the PDO Thread Lift treatment performed for the saggy cheek and neck area around their face. This does not mean that the PDO Thread treatment is only limited to the facial skin. Patients can get it done for other parts of the body as well. The PDO Thread treatment can be used for arms, thighs and the abdomen.
Does the PDO Thread Treatment Work in Combination with Other Services?
For patients who are looking to get the PDO Thread Lift done along with other treatments such as a dermal filler or facial injections, it can most certainly be done at the advice of the physician. Many patients often combine treatments to achieve optimal results.