PDO thread lifts are one of the nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that our team offers in order to “lift” sagging skin and reposition it for a more aesthetic look. This procedure works by making small stitches in the skin of the targeted area, triggering the production of more collagen and restoring the elasticity and structure of your skin. With this simple, half-hour procedure, we can return your face to its youthful beauty and boost your confidence with little downtime.
A PDO thread lift works by using a very fine canula (needle) and threads made of soluble polydioxanone (PDO) to make surgical sutures. The specialized PDO threads are extremely versatile and work to relax the muscles and tendons in the face and stimulate both neocollagenesis, or new collagen production as a part of the natural healing process, and the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid. They can be applied to any affected are in the face or body, including wrinkles in the forehead and chin, sagging skin in the brow or jawline, dropping skin around the cheeks, lines around the lips, or laxity around the neck. When expertly applied by our team of trained professionals, this procedure can leave your skin looking plump, smooth and youthful.
Each treatment is personalized to your specific needs, since the ideal length, texture and thickness of the threads will vary depending on the area that you would like treated. Fine lines are typically treated with shorter threads while longer threads will be used around the jawline and neck. Thick lines can be used in tandem with a BOTOX treatment to improve results.
Some patients see immediate effects after treatment, and your body will begin to synthesize the proteins in the PDO thread in 10 to 14 days. These threads will be naturally absorbed by your body over a six-month period for results that can last up to two years.
To learn more about PDO thread lifts in Palm Desert, California, and to talk with our trained professionals about whether this treatment is the right fit for your cosmetic goals, call Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists at 760-773-6616 today and plan a visit to our office.