As we age, we lose collagen and elastin. These are the vital proteins that support our skin and keep it looking firm and youthful. When time marches on, it takes our bodies longer to produce collagen and elastin, and we end up with sagging skin and wrinkles.
You might notice this around your nose, your smile lines, in sunken cheeks, and drooping skin around your chin and jawline. Many women and men who aren’t ready for a surgical facelift come to us looking for a way to regain their skin’s natural firmness and elasticity.
The good news? Firm and youthful-looking skin is just a thread away. Let’s look at the PDO Thread Lift.
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
The MINT™ (minimally invasive non-surgical thread) PDO Thread Lift is the latest in Korean beauty that delivers amazing, natural results without surgery. With the Thread Lift, we can help tighten your loose skin and restore a more youthful appearance to your face.
The threads we use can fix sagging tissues, and they are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone that is safe, absorbable, and FDA-approved. In fact, this material has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for more than 30 years.
The PDO Thread Lift is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment that results in instant firming and tightening. The threads stimulate your own body to produce collagen in the area they’re placed. This promotes smoother skin, reducing folds and lax skin. You’ll find you have better skin texture, fewer lines and wrinkles, and a more lifted, youthful appearance.
With this treatment, you have little pain and little downtime. The best part is you see results almost immediately, and they continue to improve over time. Let’s look at some of our most frequently asked questions:
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
It generally takes less than an hour. You can go right back to work or your daily activities.
What Happens During Treatment?
We numb your treatment site first, so you are comfortable. Once you’re numb, we insert the PDO threads through cannulas beneath the skin, place the anchor, and then pull the cannula out leaving the PDO thread in place.
The ends of the threads are tied and cut off, and they disappear under the skin acting as anchors creating a firmer, more lifted appearance.
What Happens After Treatment?
You will have swelling and possible bruising for two weeks, so be gentle during your cleansing routine. For two weeks, avoid dental treatments and heavy exercise, and sleep on your back.
Can You Customize My Treatment?
Yes! We customize each treatment to your goals, skin type, and skin texture. Your results depend on how much lift and skin tightening you hope to achieve.
When Do I See Results?
Some lifting and contouring effects are visible immediately. You’ll also notice your results improve over one-two months. Your age determines how quickly your body produces new collagen which is responsible for plumping cheeks, smoothing wrinkles, and filling lines.
During this time, try to avoid a diet high in sugar, alcohol, or smoking.
How Long Do the Threads Last?
Your threads should last about a year, but this differs for every patient. We follow up with patients around six weeks to determine if any touch up is needed.
Can I Still Use Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Absolutely. Many patients find these treatments complement their thread lift nicely. In addition, lasers, and PRP can be used in conjunction with PDO Thread Lifts. The combination of treatments targets sagging skin as well as deep lines. Ask us for more info!
Regarding facial contouring, you have many options at the Plastic Surgery Center and PSC Aesthetics, and we are here to help you decide if a PDO Thread Lift is the right treatment for you. If you’re ready to explore your facial contouring options, call us at 316-688-7500 to schedule a consultation.
Real Patients. Real Results.
The patient below was treated to reduce her nasolabial folds, diminish her marionette lines around her mouth, and improve her jowls.
Are you ready for a consultation? This is the best way to learn if the PDO Thread Lift is right for you and discuss your options!