If you’ve noticed your skin beginning to sag but aren’t ready for a facelift, a PDO thread lift is a great option. The advanced medical aesthetics treatment is among the services available from Z. Michael Taweh, MD, of Prime Medi Spa in Danbury, Connecticut. If you’d like to learn more, call the office to check appointment availability, or schedule online from the comfort of home any time of day or night.
What is a PDO thread lift?
A PDO thread lift uses polydioxanone (PDO) polyester sutures to lift and tighten your skin. PDO threads have been in use since the 1980s and have an excellent safety record. There are several types of PDO threads to choose from, including: PDO mono threads. These threads help trigger your body to create new collagen.
PDO cog threads These threads are covered in tiny barbs that grab tissue and lift your skin. PDO screw threads These threads are made of intertwined threads and are a good option to lift sunken areas of skin. PDO thread lifts can improve your eyes, cheeks, neck, and jaw contouring.
During your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Taweh, and he can guide you toward the options that are best suited for your needs.
Why choose a PDO thread lift over other options?
Many people choose to have a PDO thread lift instead of more invasive treatments like plastic surgery. A thread lift does not require advance preparation or significant recovery time. A local anesthetic injection is all that’s needed prior to the procedure. There’s also no significant recovery time necessary after a thread lift.
A degree of swelling and bruising is normal for a few days after your procedure, and it’s important to avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for a week or two after your thread lift. Alternatively, plastic surgery brings a long list of potential side effects. The results can also be far from what you expected going into the procedure. PDO thread lifts are a great option if you want a refreshed and more youthful facial appearance without the risk of serious side effects.
What happens during a PDO thread lift?
When you arrive for your thread lift, Dr.Taweh uses a special solution to disinfect your skin before administering an injection of numbing medication. Once you’re numb, he creates a very small incision and inserts a thin medical tube called a cannula into your skin. The PDO thread moves through the cannula and into your skin. Once Dr. Taweh is pleased with the position, he anchors the PDO thread into place and gently removes the cannula.
Any additional thread length is trimmed, and a small bandage is placed over the insertion site. You can expect your results to last at least one year, and many people continue to see results for several more years. Over time, the PDO threads will slowly dissolve, be processed and removed from your body via your lymphatic system.
Call the office to schedule a personalized consultation when you're ready to learn more. Online booking is also an option and takes very little time to complete.