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PDO Thread Lift: Everything You Need to Know

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A polydioxanone (PDO) thread facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that restores a more youthful appearance without incisions or general anesthesia. It’s a great nonsurgical alternative to surgery. 

Gifty Aidoo, FNP-C, and Nandeesh Veerappa, MD, at Aesthetic Lab in Modesto, California, offer the PDO thread lift to revitalize and refresh your look. This facial rejuvenation procedure doesn’t require downtime for recovery, and that’s only one of its many benefits. 

How does a PDO thread lift work?

A PDO thread lift is a procedure using dissolvable sutures that lift and tighten sagging skin. The PDO sutures are made of colorless biodegradable polyester, a material that doctors have been using in surgery, dermatology, and orthopedics for more than 30 years. 

Your provider injects the threads under your skin in the subdermal layer. The PDO threads are tiny barbed filaments that grab onto the underside of your skin, pulling it taut to tighten and contour loose and saggy areas. PDO thread is a safe, resorbable material, so the threads dissolve on their own in about six months. 

What is a polydioxanone (PDO) thread?

Polydioxanone threads are fully biocompatible, which means most patients tolerate the thread lift procedure well. As the thread breaks down, it stimulates intense healing, encouraging new collagen growth. 

The PDO threads are specially barbed so that they gently but firmly anchor under the skin and grab, pull, and lift it. The shape of the barbed thread triggers a higher inflammatory response, resulting in more fibrous collagen formation in the healing process. As a result, you achieve a longer-lasting and more visible effect.

The benefits of a PDO thread lift

The thread lift is a fast, safe, and innovative method of facial rejuvenation. It’s an ideal alternative to traditional surgical facelifts. Instead of large surgical incisions, our thread lift experts use special sutures that lift and tighten skin to enhance your beauty.

The thread lift is less invasive than facelift surgery, and the procedure only takes about one hour. Other benefits of a PDO thread lift include:

  • Immediately visible results
  • No anesthesia required
  • No visible scarring
  • Fast healing
  • Short treatment time
  • Low risk of pain and inflammation

We treat almost any part of your face at Aesthetic Lab, including the neck, eyes, jaw, and cheeks. 

Suitable candidates for PDO thread lifts

If you’re experiencing mild to moderate facial sagging, or if you’re no longer getting the desired results from Botox® and fillers, you might be a suitable candidate for a PDO thread lift. Our injection experts will ask you detailed questions about your goals and beauty concerns, review your medical history, and examine your skin.

If your provider determines that you’re a suitable candidate for a PDO thread lift, they’ll work with you to create a customized plan to revitalize your look, which may include other aesthetic treatments.

Using PDO thread lifts with other aesthetic treatments

Our experts see great thread lift success when combined with other therapies like Kybella® or skin rejuvenation treatments that can improve the lift’s longevity and the final cosmetic result.

We’re dedicated to helping you find personalized treatment using safe and effective methods at Aesthetic Lab. Call us today or book an appointment online to discuss treatment plans based on your needs, expectations, and budget.

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