PDO Threat Lift – An Alternative To A Face Lift
By: Dr. Dima Ali, M.D.
This procedure involves inserting PDO threads into the hypodermis of the skin to provide a lifting and smoothing effect. Injecting these threads into the skin allows for a less invasive procedure where no cutting or incisions of the skin takes place. PDO (Polydioxane) threads consist of a synthetic absorbable suture. It is one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body, and has been used in medical applications such as cardiothoracic surgery. Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months, leaving no residue or scarring. These threads can actually be inserted anywhere in the body, yet they are extremely effective in the neck, jaw, and face. This is why the thread lift is also referred to as a non-surgical face lift.
How does Thread Lift work?
Inserting microfilaments called PDO threads in areas along the face “in the direction of youthful vectors” will help stimulate collagen to firm the skin and visibly lift the eyebrows, cheeks, jawline, and double-chin areas. I have used them on the body to lift sagging skin as well with great results. The procedure is done with local anesthetic so the downtime is minimal.
How long does Thread Lift last?
The threads, which are completely bio-compatible and bio-absorbable, break down in about six to eight months, but the results of the lift can last anywhere between 15 months to three years.