Innovations in minimally invasive plastic surgery continue to astound us. Many procedures that used to require hospitalization are now reduced to in-office treatments that deliver fantastic, long-lasting results. If you are looking to rejuvenate your face in the new year, you may find the best results from the miraculous PDO thread lift.
How Do PDO Threads Work?
Using small wires made from polydioxanone (PDO), these threads allow the surgeon to lift the face and reduce sagging skin without the need for major incisions. The threads, made from a biocompatible polymer, naturally break down and dissolve on their own in about six months.
Rather than undergoing an extensive facelift procedure, patients can rejuvenate their appearance in one office visit in about an hour.
Increased collagen production from the PDO thread lift can lead to improved results for several years following treatment
Can PDO Threads Work Like a Facelift?
Yes, for patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity around the lower face, PDO threads are an excellent, minimally invasive facelift alternative. Treatment can address sagging around the midface as well, such as nasolabial folds (bunny lines), wrinkles, and fine lines.
The most noticeable results from a PDO thread lift are around the jowls. Patients can have this area lifted and appear tighter and smoother in just one session.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure you are completely comfortable the entire time. Dr. Doyle will determine the most appropriate and effective placement, then use a specialized needle to gather and lift the underlying tissue.
This action creates micro-injuries, which trigger the body’s natural healing response and stimulate collagen production. Enhanced collagen means a smoother, firmer complexion with improved elasticity and a more youthful appearance.
Is the Recovery Painful?
Some patients report swelling, redness, and mild discomfort, but the entire PDO thread lift recovery is not painful. You can use simple at-home aftercare to alleviate any side effects of treatment, such as ice and over-the-counter pain relievers.
Your treatment will require two to three weeks to heal fully. During that time, you will notice the results only get better. The doctor will tell you everything you need to know about aftercare, so you can enjoy a smooth recovery.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
If you are interested in a PDO thread lift in East Greenwich, RI, Dr. Andrea M. Doyle is a skilled expert. She is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who provides patients with the greatest options, support, and care on their aesthetic journeys.
Please submit a contact form or call the office at 401-336-3770.