Thread Lift at a Glance
- The PDO Thread Lift is a facelift that restores a youthful appearance while producing new collagen and lifting sagging facial tissues.
- This technique uses dissolvable threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) to lift sagging facial skin in areas such as the jawline, cheeks and brows.
- A true “lunchtime facelift,” the procedure takes less than an hour with slight bruising and minimal recovery.
- Results can be seen immediately and last approximately two years, however routine maintenance may be necessary.
What is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a non-surgical facelift procedure that is less complicated compared to other surgical facelift procedures. Designed for individuals with slight facial sagging and early signs of aging, the thread lift is a great non-invasive option to lift and tighten the skin.
Often referred to as the lunchtime facelift, this procedure is quick, lasting no longer than an hour with short recovery times. Results can be seen immediately after the procedure is performed. After receiving a thread lift, patients will experience a refreshed appearance.
Thread Lift Procedure
A thread lift procedure is relatively simple compared to other facelift procedures. With this non-surgical procedure, there is no anesthesia needed. The thread lift uses thin, absorbable threads that are placed under the skin to lift the jawline, cheeks and brows. Since the threads are injected using a fine needle, there is no major scarring.
The threads also encourage the production of new collagen in the skin, which restores a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. The development of new collagen is what supports and maintains the immediate results you see from a thread lift.
Results can be seen for up to two years. After the procedure, additional threads may be placed in areas for maintenance.
Recovering from a Thread Lift
There is minimal recovery time associated with a thread lift. Since the stitches are dissolvable, there is no need for the removal of stitches. You may experience mild bruising and soreness for a few days after the procedure, but should be able to perform your daily activities as normal.
Risks and Considerations of a Thread Lift
As with any procedure, there are risks to consider with a thread lift, although the risks and complications are minimal. Everyone’s skin can react differently, however there is hardly any swelling and bruising associated with this procedure.