PDO Thread Lifts: Why You Should Consider This Non-Surgical Facelift for Your Next Anti-Aging Treatment

As you get older, your skin naturally begins to show signs of aging. Sun exposure and loss of elasticity and volume can result in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. While a traditional facelift can transform your skin and appearance, it also comes with the added risks of surgery and a lengthy recovery process. At BevelUp, we provide our patients with the latest in minimally invasive anti-aging treatments that are sure to give results. For patients who want to refresh their appearance and get rid of loose, sagging skin, we recommend our PDO thread lift.

What Is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a type of non-surgical facelift. This minimally invasive procedure has a dual purpose: to lift and tighten your skin while stimulating collagen production. It’s an anti-aging treatment that can refresh your complexion and restore a younger-looking appearance. PDO thread lifts can target many different areas of your face and neck, including:  
  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Eyebrows
  • Under the eyes
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
Thread lifts enhance your features by repositioning and firming your skin back to where it once was. Best of all, the results of a PDO thread lift are more subtle than what you would get from a total surgical facelift, so your natural beauty can still shine through.

How Does It Work?

The name of this treatment comes from the types of threads used to perform this procedure. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a type of monofilament synthetic material. These threads are flexible and can be absorbed by your body through a process known as hydrolysis. PDO threads with different textures provide different results. There are three main types of PDO threads: mono, cog, and screw. Mono threads are used to provide volume, cog threads are used to provide support, and screw threads are used to provide both volume and support. When the threads are inserted into your skin’s subdermal layers, your skin will appear tighter, and your body will respond by increasing collagen production. Over time, the threads will dissolve and be absorbed by your body, leaving you with long-lasting results.

What Are the Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift?

PDO thread lifts offer a variety of benefits. Unlike a more traditional facelift, a PDO thread lift allows you to avoid surgery, which means minimized risk, less downtime, and an easier recovery. Because this anti-aging treatment doesn’t require any incisions, you’ll be able to enjoy subtle, natural-looking results without worrying about your skin scarring. We perform PDO thread lifts right here in our offices, so you’ll be relaxed the whole time and can return to your daily routine immediately following the procedure.

What Can I Expect from the Procedure?

Before we plan your procedure, we will schedule a comprehensive consultation to determine which type of PDO threads are right for you. We will discuss your aesthetic goals and how they can best be achieved, including any additional procedures you may want to add to your PDO thread lift. Then we will map out your treatment areas so that you will know exactly what to expect during your procedure. Before we begin your PDO thread lift, we will give you a local or topical anesthetic to numb the treatment areas. Then we will mark out the specific areas where the threads will be placed. Once your treatment areas are completely numb, we will use a thin needle to insert the PDO threads beneath the skin. Immediately following your treatment, you may notice where your skin has been lifted, but your final results will appear gradually. In the months following your treatment, your body will begin forming new collagen and you’ll notice a continued improvement in the texture and volume of your skin.

How Long Will My Results Last? 

Although PDO thread lifts are not permanent, they provide long-lasting results. Typically, your PDO threads will be absorbed by your body about six months after your procedure. Unlike other anti-aging treatments, you will continue to see results that can last for years before you will need to schedule another treatment. Taking care of your skin will help you maintain and increase the longevity of your results. We recommend avoiding unnecessary UV exposure and wearing sunscreen with a high SPF to protect yourself from the sun. Incorporating a personalized skincare regimen into your daily routine is a simple but effective way to protect your skin from further damage and premature aging.

Are PDO Thread Lifts Right for Me?

Anyone with fine lines, wrinkles, hollowness, or loose and sagging skin can benefit from a PDO thread lift. This treatment can be beneficial for both men and women, and the bio-compatible polydioxanone threads are safe and unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. If you have any concerns about whether you are a good candidate for a PDO thread lift, don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have. During your consultation, we will examine your skin type and aesthetic goals to determine whether a PDO thread lift is right for you.

Learn More About Our PDO Thread Lifts

If you’d like to learn more about our PDO thread lifts, visit our team at BevelUp. We are dedicated to providing you with honest, comprehensive, and personalized care to give you the results you’ve always wanted. Don’t spend another moment wishing you could do something about unwanted sagging skin. Call today to schedule your consultation and see how our PDO thread lift can help you look more youthful today.