A PDO thread lift is designed to subtly lift the facial features to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
while encouraging collagen production for more volume in the treated areas.
About the Procedure
Thread lifts have become a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift for patients who are not ready to undergo more aggressive treatment options. Although the effects from a thread lift will be temporary and not as dramatic as a facelift, improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be seen gradually as the procedure stimulates natural collagen production.
PDO sutures are a type of material used for thread lifts. PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable for minimally invasive thread lifts. Recovery is minimal after a PDO thread lift procedure. Most patients are able to resume normal activity within 1 week postoperatively.
The goal of a PDO thread lift is to reposition facial and neck tissues to restore and rejuvenate youthful proportions and appearances to the face. A PDO thread lift is designed to lift the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while encouraging collagen production.
Recovery after a PDO thread lift is minimal. Most patients are able to return to work and most normal activity 1 day after the procedure with only minor discomfort. It is common for patients to experience minor inflammation and bruising which typically resolves within 1 week.
The ideal candidate for a PDO thread lift is experiencing early signs of aging such as mild wrinkling and sagging skin. Candidates desire a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime.
Side effects from a PDO thread lift may include soreness, swelling, bruising, and minor puckering of the skin.
Before & After
Polydioxanone is used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery because it is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months & doesn’t create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis & the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
Nova Threads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. The needle is inserted into the facial tissue at a subdermal level, removed and the thread stays in place. The idea behind the thread is to create a scaffolding to support the facial tissue giving a subtle lift.
Nova Threads is the Face-Lift alternative. They aid in lifting, contouring and volumizing the facial tissue while also stimulating collagen production.
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