PDO (polydioxanone)thread lift is a non-invasive procedure that uses dissolvable sutures to rejuvenate and lift sagging skin. Recovery from the procedure is minimal and it is possible to return to work on the same day. It is a cheaper and faster alternative to facelift surgery, but the results don’t last as long and aren’t as dramatic. PDO threads are versatile and can treat virtually any area of the face including neck, jowls, jaw line, nasolabial folds, eyebrows, cheeks, marionette lines.
1. How long do PDO threads last?
Most thread lift last 8-12 months. Once the effect wears off, you can schedule another treatment to maintain beautiful, youthful skin.
2. How do PDO threads work?
PDO thread lifts work by lifting and shaping facial soft tissues.
3. Are PDO threads painful?
A local anaesthetic may be injected to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. There may be some tenderness after the anaesthetic has won off.
4. Is the treatment safe?
The treatment is completely safe. It is US FDA approved for safety and efficiency.
5. What should I do before treatment?
You should avoid alcohol, ginko, omega fish oil supplements, vitamin E and high intensity workouts 48 hours before treatment.
6. What should you not do after a thread lift?
Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side, wearing makeup, drinking alcohol and facial massages for up to 72 hours after a thread lift.
7. How many threads are needed for thread lift?
Patients require between 2-6 threads on each side of the face for mid face thread lift, and an additional 2-4 threads for lower face or neck lift.
8. How soon can I see results?
Some results are seen immediately after treatment, however final results take up to 1-2 months.