What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic technique that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue through the use of polydioxanone threads (PDO).  A PDO thread lift is the latest viable alternative to the costly and invasive option of a facelift.  In a PDO thread lift, very fine, absorbable surgical suture threads are implanted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin to provide an intentional grid for targeted collagen production.  These threads remain embedded in the skin causing micro-injuries that stimulate collagen growth and tissue contraction.  In a matter of 6-8 months, the threads are absorbed into the body leaving new threads of your body’s collagen in their place. In short, it stimulates production of new collagen protein which results in increased elasticity and firmness of the skin.

How is a PDO thread lift performed?

A local anesthetic (usually lidocaine) is injected into the treatment area to minimize the discomfort of the procedure.  Next, a small stylist is used to permeate the skin and insert the PDO threads.  Through precise placement, the PDO threads are internally anchored under the surface thereby creating external effects which mimic a plastic surgeon’s re-draping procedure similar to surgical facelifts.  However, because the procedure is minimally invasive, the entire process takes between 45-60 minutes to complete and requires nominal recovery time. Hence the marketing verbiage of “have a facelift over lunch.”

What issues are addressed by a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift can be used to address issues of structural improvements, volume improvements and overall lifting of the skin.  Also, a PDO thread lift improves the amount of collagen in the skin as the PDO thread converts directly to collagen. Often a PDO thread lift is the next level of solutions once fillers and injectables are no longer sufficient. Areas/Issues that can be address with the PDO Thread lift are:

  • Eye Brow Lift
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette + Jawline
  • Dark Circle (Eyes)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nose
  • Smokers Lines
  • Eye Brow Lift
  • Lip Contouring
  • Facial Profile
  • Abdomen
  • Arm
  • Breast
  • Hip
  • Neck and Chest
  • Buttocks
  • Inner Thighs
  • Knees

Are PDO Thread Lifts safe?

PDO / PDS (polydioxanone) suture does not require anesthesia and has a low inflammatory re- action. PDO is a well-used material for suture in mostpediatric cardiac surgery and is a completely safe medical device as well as being completely absorbable and hypoallergenic. PDO contains no heavy metals and has no significant side effects.

Improve your facial appearance with simple and quick PDO Thread Lift treatment performed by our licensed skin care specialists at Essentials Medispa & Salon in Melbourne. Led by board-certified physician Dr. Michael Lesser, our practice serves Central Florida residents who live in and around Orlando and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to a new you!

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