Loose skin, facial folds, creases, and wrinkles are some of the most common signs of aging that result from collagen loss. After age 30, your body produces at least one percent less collagen yearly, accelerating the aging process. That, combined with lifestyle and environmental factors, can make you look anything but youthful. The good news is that there’s a treatment called the PDO thread lift that can reverse aging by stimulating collagen production and restoring a youthful glow.

How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that promotes increased collagen and elastin production in specific areas to lift and tighten the skin. Tiny PDO threads are inserted just below the surface of the skin during treatment to lift the tissue. These threads are designed with tiny hooks or barbs that adhere to the tissue, gently pulling it upward to lift and tighten the treatment area while also stimulating natural collagen and elastin production.

The Non-Surgical Facelift

This treatment has been called the non-surgical facelift because it can lift the skin to address skin laxity, smooth lines, and wrinkles and treat facial folds. While it does deliver some instant results, the best results are most visible in the weeks following treatment.

The body responds to the presence of the threads in the skin tissue and reacts with a healing response that results in increased collagen and elastin production to smooth, lift, and tighten the skin and restore youth to its overall appearance. Plus, there’s no significant social downtime, no surgical techniques, and no lengthy recovery period.

The PDO Thread Lift: Frequently Asked Questions

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are made of polydioxanone and, for decades, have been used in medical procedures. The threads are dissolvable by nature, and once inserted below the skin’s surface, the body will eventually break them down, eliminating them from the system. There are three types of PDO threads: mono, cog, and screw.

Each has a specific purpose and can address each patient’s unique aging or cosmetic concerns. An initial consultation and in-person evaluation of the desired treatment areas will help determine which type of PDO thread can help meet the patient’s needs.

Is the Treatment Safe?

PDO threads are completely safe and provide a minimally invasive, non-surgical way to improve the appearance and reverse the most common signs of aging. These threads are not new: they’ve been used in the medical world during medical procedures for years and are well tolerated.

You can rest assured that you will undergo a safe treatment that you can feel confident in that will improve your appearance and reverse the signs of aging without requiring any surgical intervention.

What Happens During the Treatment Process?

The first step in the treatment process is an initial consultation. Our goal is to design a unique treatment plan that addresses each patient’s specific concerns and does so safely and effectively. We can use PDO threads to address one or multiple problem areas.

These threads can be injected below the skin’s surface to treat wrinkles, loose skin, deep creases, facial folds, and even uneven skin texture. Once we confirm your treatment eligibility and design a treatment plan, we can begin the treatment process.

What To Expect

During the treatment, we will use a cannula to insert the PDO thread into the layers of the skin. Once inserted, the barbs of the threads adhere to the tissue. They can resuspend underlying fat pads, lifting the tissue to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in facial folds and creases for noticeable results.

How Many Threads Will I Need To Achieve My Desired Results?

The total number of threads used during the treatment process varies based on the patient, their concerns, and the severity of skin laxity in the treatment area. Patient with milder to moderate skin laxity may achieve their desired results with four to eight threads.

Patients with more severe facial sagging and drooping may benefit from up to 20 threads. Our pre-treatment consultation and evaluation process allows us to determine which threads and how many to use during your treatment.

Is the Treatment Painful?

At Corinn Singletary Aesthetic Enhancements, we take every step to ensure patient comfort. We will make sure that you remain comfortable throughout the treatment process so you can enjoy your anti-aging treatment and await the results.

When Will I Notice the Results?

Collagen production takes time, and it can take up to 12 weeks for visible results. Some patients notice some immediate results, but most notice them in the weeks following the treatment. You can expect the most visible results within two to three months of your treatment. Once we evaluate your skin and problem areas in person, we can give you a better idea of what to expect from your unique treatment plan.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Once you notice visible results, you can expect them to last anywhere from six to 12 months. Your body will produce collagen and elastin to naturally reverse the signs of aging and how they’ve affected your appearance. You can schedule maintenance treatments once you notice that your results are beginning to fade, so you can continue to fight back against the aging process and maintain tighter, lifted, younger-looking skin.

Is There Any Downtime?

There’s no significant social downtime after a PDO thread lift. However, you will need to care for the skin in the treatment area to ensure optimal results. It’s typically recommended that patients avoid side sleeping or stomach sleeping for several days after treatment.

You will also need to temporarily avoid applying makeup at the treatment site and certain professional treatments that could interfere with the healing process, including facial massages and other anti-aging skin care treatments. Once your treatment is over, we will give you thorough post-treatment care instructions so that you know how to care for and protect your skin to ensure the best possible treatment outcome.

Am I a Good Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?

Patients looking for a minimally invasive treatment that’s non-surgical and can deliver the kind of results that are the next best thing to a surgical facelift, without everything entailed with that surgical procedure, make good candidates for a PDO thread lift. This treatment can address some of the most common signs of aging and can do so naturally.

It doesn’t rely on dermal fillers or neuromodulators to combat aging but instead stimulates natural collagen production so that patients can achieve tighter, lifted, and younger-looking skin. Patients with mild, moderate, and more severe skin laxity can benefit from this unique and effective treatment. An initial consultation is the best way to confirm your treatment eligibility.

Experience the Non-Surgical Facelift

You don’t have to live with the effects of loose, sagging skin or let them define your appearance. We can use the PDO thread lift to naturally combat and reverse the aging process while preserving the integrity of your appearance and restoring your youthful glow. Contact us today at Corinn Singletary Aesthetic Enhancements in South Pasadena, FL, to learn more about this unique treatment and to schedule your initial consultation to find out if it’s right for you.