PDO Threads: Lift or Smooth?
Spa V is pleased to offer PDO Threads – one of the best ways to address skin laxity without surgery. This revolutionary technology is minimally invasive and provides many of the same benefits as a traditional facelift, including a more youthful, lifted appearance. Threads come in two varieties: smooth and lifting. Some patients may choose one or both to achieve the look they desire.
PDO Threads – What Are They?
PDO (polydioxanone) is a type of absorbable polymer which is both flexible and durable. These sutures, called “threads,” are inserted into the deeper layers of the skin. As they absorb over the next 4-6 months, they stimulate your body to produce collagen and elastin. The support they provide essentially tightens and tones the skin from the inside out. This procedure offers incredibly powerful benefits in short sessions with minimal downtime, making it an increasingly popular choice.
For signs of aging like wrinkled and crepey skin, threads are placed under the skin in a crosshatch pattern to smooth and tighten the skin. As a result, you’ll see a reduction in both deep wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, the threads are absorbed by the body. However, by then your own collagen and elastin take over to preserve your results. Your skin appears more smooth and toned with visible improvements lasting a year or more.
For sagging skin and loss of volume, lifting threads can truly turn back the clock. This non-surgical option lifts and contours the face, creating that youthful “V” shape. We commonly place threads in areas like the chin and cheeks. The tension of the thread provides scaffolding for the underlying tissues, picking up sagging skin and generating lift. In addition, the jawline appears more defined. Results are visible right away but will continue to improve over the next several months.
Recovery from a PDO Thread session is quick, and most people can resume their regular activities within about a week. You may experience some swelling or bruising, which subsides in a few days. For more information about this procedure or to book a consultation, contact us through our website or give us a call. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss threads as an option.