PDO Threading

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PDO Threads in Miami

According to a 2020 survey, over 13 million people opted for a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure to achieve a more youthful appearance. 

Unfortunately, the poor reputation of cosmetic treatments prevents many people from using treatments that could help.

Cosmetic procedures are most often used for facial aesthetics or anti-aging purposes, but many of them also aid in the treatment of certain health conditions, such as severe migraines.

Aside from the physical aspect, cosmetic operations have improved people’s confidence and self-esteem while also giving them a healthier appearance.

But the best is yet to come because the last three decades have seen great advancements in the field of dermatology, with many natural alternatives to face fillers.

PDO thread lifting is one of these methods that has been popular in Miami, FL, for some time, and the goal of this article is to present you with the knowledge you need to determine if this operation is right for you.

What are PDO Threads? 

PDO thread lifts were introduced to the cosmetic market during the 1990s, and have been used as a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery.

Thread lifting with polydioxanone (PDO) is a non-surgical procedure for rejuvenating drooping facial skin. The PDO lift is a revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure that is an alternative to a traditional facelift. 

A PDO thread lift involves the insertion of bio-absorbable suture threads into certain depths and regions of the skin to provide a face lifting effect. Following the stress to the skin tissues induced by this therapy, the process induces the formation of collagen and elastin, resulting in instant lifting and tightening, and progressive skin improvement.

Thread lift candidates are often in their late 30s to early 50s. A thread lift’s minimal impact may be most advantageous to someone in excellent health who is just beginning to see signs of aging like slight wrinkles and sagging skin.

It’s worth noting that a range of PDO thread options is available. Your doctor will choose which thread type is ideal for your therapy.

  • Mono PDO thread: These are solitary and smooth sutures fixed to the face that offer a modest facelift. This type might be sufficient for patients who only desire skin tightening and rejuvenation. 
  • Cog PDO thread: This features a barbed texture for increased collagen production and improved lift. 
  • Screw PDO thread: This has 1-2 intertwined threads that provide volume to the treated area.

At Vida & Co, our certified professionals can let you know more about PDO threads and perform the treatment. Contact our office today!

What are the benefits of PDO Threads?

The main and most noticeable benefit of PDO threads is that they can be used to elevate and tighten the face for improved facial aesthetics.

PDO thread lifting can help with just about every part of the face that shows signs of aging. It can be used to tighten mildly sagging skin and reduce fine wrinkles, such as lines around the brows, crow’s feet around the eyes, lines around the mouth, and forehead wrinkles.

PDO thread lifting activates the body’s natural healing process, which increases collagen formation and delivers rapid lift and support to the skin.

How does PDO Threading work? 

Facelift surgery can be replaced with a thread lift, which is a less invasive technique. Thread lifts tighten your skin by injecting medical-grade thread into your face and then “pulling” and rearranging your skin by tightening the thread. It stimulates collagen and neovascularization, allowing your skin to be renewed at the cellular level. 

PDO lifts are performed by injecting dissolvable, biocompatible threads consisting of polydioxanone or PDO material into the skin’s subdermal layer.

First of all, the area will be cleaned, and the patient’s skin will be marked for insertion and orientation of the implanted threads. After that, you may be given local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your treatment will begin. 

Multiple threads can be introduced into the skin at the same time. A lengthy cannula is threaded with PDO threads. The cannula is inserted beneath the facial skin and pushed through the tissue. The thread is loosened, and the cannula will be withdrawn after it has reached its planned termination point. This procedure will be performed again.

The best part of the process is that appointments for PDO thread-lifting are made in-office, and the procedure takes less than an hour. Many patients also discover that they can return to work immediately following therapy.

What are the risks and side effects of a PDO thread lift? 

Even though a PDO thread-lift treatment is considered a low-risk procedure, every new patient should know that it is normal for some side effects to occur. Some of the most common are: 

  • Bruising 
  • Swelling 
  • Slight pain in the treatment area 
  • Bleeding
  • Mild discomfort 

However, if these symptoms intensify or you develop an allergic reaction, it is crucial that you contact a surgeon immediately. 

PDO Thread lift Aftercare 

You may see dimpling or bunching in the region just after a PDO thread lift treatment. This, however, should subside after a week or so. Bruising and swelling are also possible side effects, although they usually go away in less than a week.

You won’t see any instant tightening effects because this therapy relies on the body’s natural healing mechanism. However, when collagen levels rise, you’ll begin to see the effects. After one month, the majority of people see a big difference.

The threads are cut to the point where they can’t be seen with the naked eye. The threads gradually disintegrate over the next nine months, leaving a newly produced layer of collagen that strengthens the underlying facial structure and gives it a more youthful aspect.

Your skin will sag less when your body creates more collagen due to the therapy. For this reason, you need to take care of your body even though PDO thread-lifting has minimal downtime. 

After treatment, you should avoid intense workouts for at least one week. You should also refrain from getting a facial massage or other facial skin treatments for two weeks following your initial session.

How long does PDO Thread-lifting last? 

One of the best things about PDO thread-lifting is that it lifts and supports the skin immediately while also encouraging long-term rejuvenation through increased collagen production.

That means you’ll see some immediate lift, and your results will be fully developed in six months, but the outcome varies from patient to patient. However, most people are happy with their new appearance for up to 18 months. You’ll also be able to book extra treatments to maintain your new appearance. Contact Vida & Co directly to find out more about past client experiences!

Why choose PDO thread lift in Miami? 

As previously mentioned, a PDO thread lift is less complicated and dangerous than traditional lifting procedures. 

However, our surgeons in Miami, FL, can pair a PDO thread lift procedure with Botox to address dynamic wrinkles and creases and dermal fillers to help with volume loss in the face.

We will perform this operation in a tranquil setting so that you can swiftly improve your facial appearance without looking like you have had any plastic surgery. 
If you are interested in making a change to your appearance, schedule an appointment for PDO threads Miami. Our team will provide you with a consultation and ensure that you receive the final result of your dreams.

FAQs about PDO Thread Lifting

There may be some slight discomfort, along with tugging and pulling sensations during a PDO threading procedure. As with any non-surgical treatment, it requires the use of needles to inject substances into the deeper layers of the skin.

A selective inflammatory response is needed to create a collagen framework. Clients usually suffer mild to severe swelling and pain after PDO thread treatments. Any soreness should subside within a reasonable time.

However, any discomfort should be minimal using highly effective facial products and local anesthetic.

A thread lift is approximately 40% less expensive than a regular facelift. The average cost of a thread lift in the United States is $2,050, according to RealSelf.com.

With over 80,000 treatments performed, come see why clients choose Vida & Co.

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