What is PDO Floating Threads
Skin laxity is one of the most common effects of ageing and surgical facelifts were once the only way to address this concern. Thread lifts have become increasingly popular, PDO floating threads in particular.
A PDO thread lift helps tighten and lift sagging skin with the help of Polydioxanone threads. Once the threads are introduced into the skin, they lift the skin, contract fatty tissue and stimulate collagen. The result is tighter skin and a slimmer face with fewer lines and better texture.
The threads will dissolve on their own but the effects will last for up to six months due to ongoing cellular rejuvenation.
What to Expect
Once it’s determined that you would benefit from a thread lift, a local anaesthetic will be applied to the treated area.
A series of cannulas and fine needles are used to gently insert the threads and anchor them under the skin. The threads create an instant lifting effect and any excess threads that remain will be cut off.
Depending on which areas need to be treated, the procedure should take about 30 minutes to complete. Patients might feel some slight pressure and pinching but treatments are comfortable due to the anaesthetic.
Since no recovery time is required, patients are free to return to their normal schedule following treatment. There will be some mild swelling and discomfort that lasts for several days after a thread lift. Patients should also refrain from engaging in any strenuous activities for at least two days after their appointment. Not touching the face unnecessarily is also recommended during the first three weeks.
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The threads will dissolve on their own but
the effects will last for up to six months
due to ongoing cellular rejuvenation
About the treatment
What Can Be Treated with a PDO Thread Lift?
Some of the concerns that can be addressed with a PDO thread lift includes:
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Under-eye bags
- Marionette lines around the mouth
- Wrinkles on the neck and bust
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging chin and cheek area
- Smile lines
- Sagging inner thighs and arms
- Sagging buttocks
Once the threads are introduced into the skin, they lift the skin, contract fatty tissue and stimulate collagen
Ideal Candidates for a PDO Thread Lift
Men and women who are over the age of 30 and have mild to moderate skin laxity can benefit from a PDO thread lift. If areas such as the upper arms, thighs and buttocks are also sagging, a PDO thread lift can also help. Patients need to be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about their results. Thread lifts are effective but the results won’t be as dramatic as a surgical procedure. Patients who want to forgo surgery should keep this in mind. Thread lifts can’t be used to treat severe sagging.
PDO Thread Lift Results
Patients can expect to see a noticeable difference directly after a PDO thread lift. However, the final treatment results will only be visible after about two to three months. Overall, PDO thread lift results can last up to two years. This is dependent on a number of factors though, including age, lifestyle, environmental factors and skincare. You may also need to pair the thread lift with other types of treatments to achieve your desired outcome.