How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

A surgical facelift used to be the only way to treat moderate to severe signs of aging, such as sagging jowls and drooping cheeks. But nowadays, you can get an easy, minimally invasive facial treatment that lifts, tightens, and renews the skin. A PDO Thread Lift at BevelUp in Tampa, FL works using dissolvable suture threads that offer an immediate facelifting effect while encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin.

How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

During a PDO thread lift, we insert polydioxanone suture threads into specific depths and strategic areas of the face. These threads are responsible for the instant “facelift effect” by repositioning loose tissues, contracting fat tissues for tighter skin, and promoting collagen production to renew skin cells.

A thread lift offers anti-aging benefits by enhancing skin texture, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin elasticity. There are no incisions needed, and only a local anesthetic is used to ensure your comfort.

What Are Your Aesthetic Concerns?

We can insert PDO threads in any area where you notice loose, sagging skin. Thread lifting is a versatile facial treatment that can work in various areas of the face and neck. And when it comes to anti-aging, a thread lift works best for fighting loose jowls or tightening sagging skin beneath the chin. It’s no secret that this treatment has become a less invasive alternative to facelifts.

When Will You See the Benefits?

You will notice some of the anti-aging benefits of a thread lift right away. Due to the placement of the PDO threads themselves, you may observe an instant tightening and lifting of the skin. However, the skin renewal benefits of the treatment may require about one to two months to appear.

The treatment can enhance the firmness and elasticity of your skin by stimulating collagen production. However, collagen takes time to be produced and synthesized in the skin. But when this happens, you’ll see a remarkable improvement in your skin’s overall appearance.

How Long Will Your Results Last?

While this facial treatment cannot put the aging process to a halt, you can still enjoy long-lasting, superior cosmetic benefits.  A thread lift significantly enhances your facial features while tightening the skin and reducing visible lines and wrinkles. You’ll be able to enjoy your thread lift results for two to three years before a maintenance treatment is needed.

Some factors that affect the longevity of your facial treatment results include your age and how rapidly your body reacts to the treatment. Once your body absorbs the PDO threads, your remaining collagen production will gradually slow in production again. Nevertheless, we can help you boost your treatment results by offering other premiere cosmetic solutions and suggesting suitable skincare products.

What Is the Right Time To Get a Thread Lift?

We all experience the natural aging process differently, so we can’t tell you the right age to consider getting a thread lift. However, as soon as you notice the first signs of aging, you may start getting some of our anti-aging cosmetic treatments. Preventing moderate to severe signs of aging can be much easier than reversing them.

Are you between the ages of 30 and 60? If so, you may be noticing moderate to severe signs of facial aging. Around this time, you can consider getting a PDO thread lift to slow down the aging process. During your pre-treatment consultation with our specialists, we can help you decide whether this treatment will satisfy your cosmetic goals. If you have mature skin, you may be more suited to a surgical procedure such as a facelift.

What To Expect When Getting a PDO Thread Lift

At BevelUp, we perform gold standard facial treatments in a convenient setting that offers a relaxing experience. You can expect to receive treatments that are custom-tailored for you. Here’s what you can expect when getting a thread lift from our highly experienced aestheticians.

Pre-Treatment Preparations

Before the treatment, we’ll make sure that your skin is healthy and ready for the insertion of the PDO threads. The following tips are necessary to observe before the treatment:

  • Avoid retinol-based products
  • Do not use tobacco or smoke for one week
  • Do not use blood-thinning medications
  • Hydrate and drink plenty of fluids
  • Rest well and relax

Cleansing and Numbing

On the day of your treatment session, we will start by cleansing your face to remove any excess oil and dirt. Next, to ensure your comfort throughout the process, numbing agents are applied to the areas where PDO threads are inserted. You can expect to wait for up to 20 minutes while the numbing agents take effect before we proceed to the thread insertion.

Plotting and Threading

We will plot and mark certain areas of your face for PDO thread insertion. For the best results, we will minimize the number of threads that will go into your skin by carefully plotting their strategic placements.

In the threading process, we insert a thin, hollow cannula that contains the PDO thread into the skin’s sub-dermal layers. Your skin’s loose tissues attach to the inserted threads, and they are repositioned upon the removal of the cannula. The result is tighter, lifted skin. You can expect this part of your treatment session to last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

What Treatments Can You Combine With a PDO Thread Lift?

A thread lift offers unique cosmetic benefits that can refresh your appearance and make you look years younger. And because thread lifts are minimally invasive treatments with subtle results, you can combine them with other cosmetic solutions for superior results.

Here are some of the ideal facial treatments at BevelUp that you can get to maintain, boost, or prolong your thread lift results:

Sculptra Fillers

Dermal fillers easily combine and blend with PDO threads. We can inject Sculptra fillers on areas of the face with lost volume, giving them a plumper and more supple appearance. Fillers work well on the cheeks, chin, eyebrows, and the area beneath the eyes. Fillers can further boost collagen production and make your skin look firmer and smoother.

Wrinkle-Relaxing Injections

We also offer wrinkle-relaxing injectables, such as Botox and Dysport, that you can combine with a thread lift. These cosmetic injectables can smooth out skin texture and minimize fine lines and deep wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles that cause them. We recommend wrinkling relaxing injections for smoothing the space between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

Chemical Peel Resurfacing Treatments

You may combine skin resurfacing with a PDO thread lift for superior results. Skin rejuvenating treatments are best for addressing cosmetic skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne scarring, and rough skin texture. Resurfacing treatments exfoliate the topmost layer of the skin and boost collagen production.

Is a PDO Thread Lift Suitable for You?

The best way to know whether a thread lift is best for you is by consulting with our team. We will assess your skin condition and gather some medical information before confirming whether this treatment is suitable for you. We might ask about your basic medical history to learn whether you have any drug allergies or have had previous cosmetic treatments.

You Are in Good Overall Health

First, we must ensure that you are in good mental and physical health. We’ll check if you have healthy skin with no irritation and inflammation. By preparing your skin for the treatment, we can be sure that you will respond positively to the thread lift, recover successfully, and see your desired results.

Those who have diabetes or an autoimmune disease will need to consider alternative treatments. Women who are also pregnant or currently breastfeeding are not the ideal candidates for a thread lift.

You Expect Subtle Yet Consistent Benefits

A thread lift can be perfect if you prefer a convenient, non-surgical facelift with subtle results. Therefore, you must have realistic expectations about what this treatment can achieve. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team to fully understand how this treatment can address your unique cosmetic concerns.

Explore Non-Surgical Options for Restoring Your Youthful Beauty

Are you ready to tighten, lift, and smooth your skin without dealing with incisions and extended downtime? A thread lift can be the option that will finally make you feel your best. Our clinical experts can give you long-lasting results and help you minimize the signs of aging. Call us at BevelUp in Tampa, FL today and schedule your appointment so we can customize a premium facial treatment that’s perfect for your unique needs and goals.