Loose, sagging skin on the lower and mid-face can be difficult to cope with. The general cause of skin sagging is the natural aging process, which robs the skin of natural collagen, elastin, and other skin-supporting proteins and skin-plumping molecules. Fortunately, at BevelUp in Tampa, FL, we know one of the most effective treatments to reduce skin sagging is PDO Thread Lift.
PDO Thread Lift
A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that physically lifts and tightens the skin by inserting polydioxanone threads directly into the sub-dermal layers of the skin. This treatment is a double-duty anti-aging therapy too since it also stimulates new collagen production to improve the overall texture of the skin., as well as approximates skin tissues with the PDO threads.
If you are looking for a solution to fighting loose jowls or sagging skin beneath the chin, then PDO threads are an ideal option for you. Traditionally, the only treatment powerful enough to tighten loose skin for the long-term was a facelift, but a thread lift is a new, less invasive alternative to this classic surgery. Even more importantly, the results produced by a thread lift are natural-looking.
When You Can See Results
The final results of this treatment will appear gradually about one to two months after your treatment. The reason why the final results appear slowly is that it takes several weeks for new collagen to form and mature. This is the same rule that determines the swiftness of any collagen-induction therapy, including microneedling or radiofrequency treatments.
You may see the initial results of your treatment right after your treatment or within the first several days of your treatment. The initial firming and tightening of your skin is attributed to the PDO threads themselves and the mechanical lift they offer your skin. As the PDO threads are exposed to the sub-dermal processes in your skin, new collagen formation will ensure these results continue to improve over the next six months.
How Long Results Last
The PDO threads used for your treatment will be fully absorbed by your skin after about six months, which is when the majority of new collagen production will take place. After this point, you can expect the new collagen in your skin to remain firm and active for several months. Most people can expect their results to last for at least two years before another treatment is necessary.
How You Can Maintain Your Results
As with any anti-aging treatment, the best way to maintain the results of your aesthetic treatment is to protect your skin from any circumstances that can cause premature skin aging. Your primary concern will be to block skin-damaging UV rays from your skin by wearing SPF during the daytime. UV rays are thought to cause 80 to 90% of skin aging, which includes skin laxity, dark spots, and wrinkles.
You can also maintain your results by sticking to a good skincare routine with quality skincare products. For anti-aging concerns, this means you will probably want to incorporate products with retinol, collagen, and hyaluronic acid into your daily regimen. If you need advice on the best skincare products for your skin type and concern, please speak with one of our aesthetic experts.
Most people over the age of 30 have enough skin laxity to see optimal results with this treatment. Both women and men who have mild to moderate skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles on the upper face, mid-face, or lower face and neck are generally qualified for this treatment. A consultation will examine your skin type and skin concerns to determine whether or not this treatment is a good fit for your needs.
Most people will not need to be concerned about potential allergic reactions to a thread lift. This is because PDO threads are made with a bio-compatible substance that has long been used in cardiac surgeries. Even women who are pregnant and breastfeeding may be able to safely use this treatment to improve their appearance.
Explore Facelift Alternatives
If you want to reduce the appearance of sagging skin but you aren’t ready (or interested in) a facelift, then a PDO Thread Lift might be an ideal anti-aging treatment for you. Appropriate for mild to moderate skin laxity, this treatment can be used on most areas of the face to improve the youthful appearance of the skin. The results of this treatment can last for up to two years and maintaining the results is as easy as taking care of your skin.