HOW DOES A PDO THREAD LIFT WORK?
As a non-invasive facelift, there’s no need for general anesthesia. Technological improvements make this procedure manageable with local anesthesia for minimal discomfort.
During the treatment, the surgeon will go about lifting the skin by making small punctures where the thread will be placed. They will also outline the placement path of the thread to create the best lift for the patient’s facial tissues.
The threads will then tighten the skin, reduce lines and wrinkles for full facial rejuvenation.
Altogether, the procedure usually lasts for about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.
Threads can be placed through the cheeks, brow, and forehead area, and around the neck to give the same benefits as a surgical facelift. Hyaluronic acid can also be added around the treatment area to add further volume and elasticity to the face.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF PDO THREADS?
Compared to dermal fillers, thread lifts have a significantly lower risk of side effects. The most common side effect is tightness in the face that can last for up to two weeks, or until the body begins to break down the threads. Bruising may also occur around the treatment site but generally fade within a week or so. Your doctor may be able to combine your treatment with AccuVein® technology to help reduce your chances of post-threading bruising.
In rare cases, there may be some damage to the nerves around the face, and possibly to the salivary ducts. Infections and acne nodules are also rare side effects. If you notice any of these developing, talk to your doctor.
HOW LONG WILL A PDO THREAD LIFT LAST?
When you get a PDO thread lift in our Nashville clinic, you will enjoy long-lasting results. A PDO thread lift will often provide patients with great results for up to 18 months. Even though the threads dissolve after about six months, the results last much longer.
CAN YOU FEEL PDO THREADS?
There are a variety of threads used to treat different skin goals, but all PDO threads are very small. Since they are placed beneath the skin, patients shouldn’t be able to feel them at all.