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 POD 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.
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. 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.
What is the PDO thread lift process at Essential Medispa and Salon?
At Essential Medispa and Salon, an initial consultation occurs with our ANRP Brian Whaley in which your specific issues and concerns are addressed. Because every face is unique and individual, Brian will create a long term treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. Visit our Facebook page for a Live interview with Brian in which he explains the process in further detail.