PDO lifting thread has many applications in face and body lifting and is a type of therapeutic thread that stretches and tightens loose and sagging skin tissues. PDO lifting thread, also called lifting thread, enters deep into the skin layer and changes skin textures.
PDO thread lift is a simple procedure involving stitching and lifting the skin. Patients can benefit from minimal downtime (rest), no scars, and fewer complications after surgery. In this article, we will introduce you to this model of lifting thread and its application and implementation in face lift.
PDO thread lift is a treatment that stretches and tightens using threads made of polydioxanone. The lifting thread is inserted deep into the skin layer, and it affects skin elasticity and leaves three effects:
The threads are destroyed after six months through hydrolysis. Stretched facial lines (contours) may remain for up to two years due to the effects of cellular rejuvenation and maintain beauty, health, and rejuvenation.
Lifting with a PDO thread lift is safe and has few side effects.
This practical, non-surgical facelift option is suitable for many adults who want injections and an immediate facelift without surgery. PDO thread lift is performed using polydioxanone (PDO) threads in the treatment areas; These threads are placed under the skin through a small needle or cannula.
No incisions are made in this method. PDO thread lifts are left under the skin until they eventually dissolve. They stimulate the body to produce more collagen to tighten the skin naturally. These threads also grip the skin, pull it up, and hold it in place.
Although this method has received many positive reviews, many still remember the original thread lift that was introduced in the late 90s. However, the operation has improved by leaps and bounds since then. This method has fewer complications and creates a subtle but visible lift in the facial skin.
Unlike the procedure done in the 1990s, the threads are now absorbable, minimizing any side effects of a PDO thread lift.
The PDO thread lift is versatile and allows us to treat almost all areas of the body, including nasolabial folds, lips, eyelids, crow’s feet lines, brow ridges (brows, glabella), browbones, neck, the area around the eyes, abdomen, inner thighs, buttocks, hands, etc.
PDO sutures are hypodermic needles filled with polydioxanone (PDO) synthetic monofilament sutures. PDO suture helps us to replace the lost collagen by stimulating neo-collagenase!
Polydioxanone is FDA-approved and one of the safest substances to be used in the body. Within 4-6 months, your skin will completely absorb the PDO sutures without leaving scar tissue.
Different types of yarns offer different benefits. For example:
add volume to areas such as the cheeks or deep lines such as lip and nose creases.
can address problems such as lines around the lips and crow’s feet and areas with loose or thin skin
A thread lift is performed in one of the comfortable treatment rooms with local anesthesia for patients.
Once we have identified the appropriate areas on your face, the threads are inserted into precise locations with a small hollow needle. Because this procedure is done by injection, there is no need for cuts or deep incisions. Our technicians then gently pull the threads to move the skin.
The needle is pulled out by tightening the lift without leaving a scar. This process usually takes about an hour, depending on the number of threads used.
A sterile needle or cannula inserts the PDO thread lift into the skin. After inserting the needle, your doctor tightens the loose skin on the barbed threads and instantly lifts you! Multiple barbed threads are used on each side of the face for a facelift or neck lift.
Smooth threads target fine lines and wrinkles and can help replace lost collagen in many body areas. You may feel the threads under your skin until they are completely dissolved. This procedure may take 30-60 minutes, depending on the treated areas. There may be minor discomfort during the procedure, but due to improved techniques and the use of lidocaine, patients experience less pain.
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You can expect to turn back time! PDO Thread Lift restores our youth – reducing the signs of aging by lifting and volumizing the treated areas. This procedure improves skin texture, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and renews your skin at the cellular level. The results of collagen stimulation in the treated areas improve up to 12-15 months after the operation.
You may have bruising, pain and swelling for 2 to 6 days after the treatment. You may also feel mild fatigue and discomfort for up to two weeks.
Practically everywhere! It is used on the face for wrinkles in the forehead and its health and between the legs, as well as for eyebrow lifts (these applications are beneficial for people who do not want botulinum toxin treatment).
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Also, other areas around the eyes include crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine wrinkles under the eyes. The effects of this method on the cheeks, jawline, and throat are also impressive, and the skin is significantly improved and strengthened. This method is used to tighten the beauty of the chest, hips, arms, thighs, and abdomen.
The good news is that the results of a polydioxanone thread lift can be seen immediately. The results of curled and straightened threads may take about 2-3 months to reshape the skin from the inside. After the operation, the specialist doctor will provide a short list of recovery instructions so you can care for your skin at home.
The thread piercing will take several weeks to heal, which means you may experience side effects such as redness, pain, and often a feeling of tightness. Besides that, there is no downtime after a PDO thread lift. If restorative treatments are needed, follow-up every six months is recommended.
Finally, your results can last a year or more, depending on your antiaging regimen. We recommend using a high-SPF sunscreen to protect the rejuvenated skin from harmful UV rays and prolong the results as much as possible.
The treatment is performed with local anesthesia (use of anesthetic cream or brainstem anesthesia with injectable xylocaine) and lasts 30-45 minutes.
Biodegradation of threads takes place in 6 months until they are completely absorbed. However, during this time, the body has created a network of collagen and elastic fibers around the body’s external reaction, and for this reason, the therapeutic effects last 12 to 16 months.
The best thread for a facelift is one with fewer side effects for patients. Also, the best thread for a facelift is one that adapts well to the body after the treatment and does not leave any side effects. Using a quality lifting thread can lead to less risk, and scar formation does not happen.
The PDO thread lift is one of the best facelift threads for beauty treatments. The advantage of this method is that no incision is made in the body, and after some time, these threads dissolve, and it is effective for the health and beauty of the skin.
The best thread for a facelift is one that tightens the skin, makes it stretchier, and has a long shelf life. Treatment using these types of threads is straightforward and can be used in many areas of the body.
Facelifts with thread used to be done through surgery, and it caused some complications, including infection. Today, however, due to the fundamental change in this method, various types of a facelift with thread using silhouette thread and polydioxanone thread (PDO) are among the facelift methods without the need for surgery and help the health and beauty of the skin
Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.