PDO Thread Lift in Dearborn, MI

What is PDO Thread Lifting?

 

thread lift imageThe PDO Thread Lift is a treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure in which threads, which have small cones/graspers on them, are passed under the skin via a needle. The cones then grab hold of the skin from the undersurface and pull to re-suspend the skin in a lifted more youthful position. The threads produce 3 effects in the skin:

  • Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
  • Cellular Renewal, through Collagen stimulation, and neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity
  • Skin Tightening, by contracting fat tissue

About 6 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through simple hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial contours will remain for about 3-6 months more, due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial slimming effect.

 

Which areas can be treated?

  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Foreheads (brow lift)
  • Jawline, Neck
  • Naso-labial folds (nose to mouth lines)
  • Marionette lines (corners of the mouth)
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen

 

How PDO Thread Lifting is done?

 

After numbing and infusion of local anesthesia, the PDO threads are inserted via needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off.

Depending on the areas treated, the procedure takes 20-60 minutes. Your face will feel numb and your mouth may be asymmetrical for a few hours, similar to that of dental injections. You will be able to fully resume your everyday routine within 2-3 days. PDO Therapy can be adjusted to your requirements at any time. When you combine PDO Therapy with Fillers and Botox great results can be achieved.

 

When will I start seeing results?

There is an immediate improvement seen after Thread Lift treatments with a visible lift in the areas treated. This will improve over a period of 2-6 months as new collagen grows between the threads and gives further lift and tightening to the skin. The PDO threads gradually dissolve over about 6 months, but the resulting lift remains.