As our skin ages, our body’s ability to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid slowly decreases. The skin loses its flexibility and is progressively pulled downwards, making the cheek droop and wrinkles more prominent.
While certain creams and cosmetic techniques can prevent and conceal the impacts for some time, the biological mechanics of the skin and natural aging process cannot be fully stopped. When regular skin care routines no longer provide desired results, there are cosmetic procedure options available.
PDO Treatment is one approach to fixing and toning skin without invasive surgery. It can deliver results similar to a facelift without obtrusive or intrusive medical procedures like surgery. There are no cuts, but simply direct infusions placed in specific spots.
Consult Avellina Aesthetics to learn all the vital details about this procedure. We will perform a full evaluation and help you determine if this is the right option for you.
What is PDO?
PDO stands for polydioxanone, a material engineered into absorbable stitches for medical and cosmetics procedures. They are broadly utilized in surgeries for wound shutting and sewing. For cosmetic and dermatological purposes, they are used in thread lifting procedures.
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a skin rejuvenation procedure that produces results similar to a face lift. Many people opt for this option because it is minimally invasive, requires no surgery, and is less expensive. The main differences are that it doesn’t produce as dramatic of an effect as a face lift and it doesn’t last as long. However, this makes it a great option for someone who isn’t ready to commit to a face lift and for those who prefer non-surgical procedures.
The threads are amazingly flexible and can be utilized all around the face and neck, fixing and lifting spaces of tissue and skin.
The PDO Thread Lift Process
The PDO threads are preloaded in specially designed, extremely fine needles which are inserted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. The aim of embedding these threads is to lift, tighten, and accentuate skin that is otherwise losing its elasticity. The result is tighter, younger looking skin.
Similarly, to micro-needling, the threat lift process also has the result of stimulating the body to produce more collagen. When the skin is superficially injured, as with multiple tiny needles, the body’s natural response is to release more collagen to aid in the healing process. When the tiny injuries heal, the appearance of the skin is tighter and more elastic as a result of the collagen.
Only topical aesthesia or local aesthesia is required, and the whole procedure can take as little as only 20 to 60 minutes. A difference can be noticed immediately, and the full results only take about 2 to 3 weeks. Duration and intensity of side effects are minimal compared to that of a facelift. Depending on the person, it takes 6 to 9 months for the threads to dissolve.
Thread lifts can be performed on almost all areas of the face and neck. They are effective in improving the appearance of wrinkles and areas where the skin of the cheeks, jaw, and neck sag. In the face, it is commonly used to lift eyebrows, nasolabial folds, temple lines, crow’s feet, etc. Thread lifts can also be used in areas of the arms, midsection, and thighs.
Lifts v. Fillers
Another great minimally invasive and effective treatment for facial skin rejuvenation is the use of dermal fillers. Both thread lifts and fillers have a similar end goal. However, dermal fillers are usually used for more targeted areas, whereas a thread lift can provide total results all at once. It depends on the person’s goals whether a lift or a filler is better for their particular case, which is why having a trusted specialist to help decide is so important. Some areas, such as the jawline, can benefit from having both or either procedure. Philadelphia Jawline Fillers are a popular dermal filler often sought out alongside thread lifts.
Thread lifts are suitable for most people, especially those who have just started encountering sagging skin in the mid and lower face, as a serious facelift isn’t always necessary or desirable early on. However, like all cosmetic enhancements, talk to a professional to explore your options and make sure you’re choosing the best path to your appearance goals. PDO Thread Lifts in Philadelphia personalize every procedure for a customized result.