Skin changes with time. Unfortunately, many of those changes leave your skin looser, thinner, and duller. Previously, the only option to restore resilience and structure to aging skin was facelift surgery. But now, PDO thread lifts offer a non-surgical alternative to lift and smooth your skin.
The professional medical team at Revive Wellness Group in Perrysburg, OH, understands that looking your best is part of feeling your best. So we offer a wide range of cosmetic solutions to address your skin concerns. Face threading is one of our many anti-aging services and delivers dramatic results.
Not ready for surgery but eager to refresh your skin? A thread lift may be the ideal solution. Here’s what you need to know about this minimally invasive facelift alternative.
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical method of tightening and rejuvenating skin. The procedure uses polydioxanone (PDO) threads consisting of biodegradable polyester sutures.
In a thread lift procedure, your medical professional from Revive Wellness Group will position these specialized threads precisely to lift and tighten the skin without surgery.
After your face threading, your skin’s structure and firmness will improve. In addition, a thread lift continues to benefit the skin through stimulated collagen production.
How Does Collagen Stimulation Improve Aging Skin?
Collagen and elastin are proteins that provide skin with structure, suppleness, and youthfulness. Unfortunately, age and environmental factors deplete the skin of collagen and elastin, contributing to skin laxity, dullness, and fragility. A lack of collagen and elastin results in an aging effect on the skin.
Fibroblasts serve as the principal active cell in connective tissue. When fibroblasts form, they create collagen. When you experience a soft tissue injury, fibroblasts migrate to a wound where tissues are injured to deliver new collagen and facilitate healing.
A PDO thread lift convinces the body that the treatment area is injured. When the body perceives an injury, it sends a wave of collagen to the site to repair the “wound.” The surge of collagen thickens, strengthens, and hydrates the skin, restoring its youthful appearance and feel.
What Areas Can a PDO Thread Lift Treat?
PDO thread lifts are versatile procedures that can improve the areas of the face where you see the most significant effects of aging skin.
While a PDO thread lift offers the most dramatic results in the lower portion of the face, the procedure is beneficial throughout the body. Some other thread lift treatment areas may include the following:
- Lower and upper cheeks
- Nasolabial and marionette lines
When you schedule your consultation with Revive Wellness Group, we can work with you to determine whether your areas of concern can benefit from a PDO thread lift.
What to Expect from a Thread Lift
Every PDO thread lift begins with a comprehensive consultation with the skilled team at Revive Wellness Group. At this initial appointment, we’ll examine your skin, discuss your treatment goals, and customize a plan to ensure you see optimal results.
When you arrive for your face threading, we ask that you refrain from wearing makeup. Upon arrival, we will cleanse your face to ensure it’s clear of excess dirt or oil and apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas. Once the numbing agent takes effect, we’ll mark your treatment areas to precisely place the threads.
Next, we begin the face threading process. First, we insert the PDO threads into the skin’s subdermal layers. The threads are designed to hold onto the loose tissue inside the skin. As the needle moves, the tissues reposition to lift and tighten the skin. The entire procedure usually lasts around 45 minutes.
You’ll see an immediate improvement in your skin’s tautness and contour. Then, as the collagen stimulation begins its work, you’ll continue to see your skin’s firmness, tone, and volume improve.
What Are the Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift?
Most patients who choose a PDO thread lift aren’t ready for invasive surgery but want to restore firmer, resilient, youthful-looking skin. PDO thread lifts offer a non-surgical option to lift and tighten the skin. However, the benefits of the procedure extend beyond avoiding surgery.
Effective and Long-Lasting
The FDA has approved thread lifts to lift and restore facial tissue. PDO threads have been used in surgical procedures since the 1980s as dissolvable sutures.
Since PDO threads dissolve in the skin slowly, the treatment offers lasting results. PDO threads can take six months to a year to fully dissolve, and the results from the procedure will continue for up to two years.
Customizable Facial Rejuvenation
PDO thread lifts are customizable based on your skin concerns. PDO threads come in several shapes, sizes, and designs to target a wide range of aesthetic goals and skin conditions. For example, thin mono threads can add volume to the cheeks and chin, while thicker threads may lift sagging skin around the jowls and neck.
Fast and Natural Results
A PDO thread lift offers immediate results, and you’ll quickly see an improvement in skin laxity and contour. Additionally, since the procedure stimulates the body’s natural healing response, you’ll continue to see your skin’s tone, texture, and firmness restore itself gradually.
The progressive improvement in your skin allows you to enjoy the benefits of your procedure without needing to explain your secret.
Restore and Rejuvenate Your Skin at Revive Wellness Group
A PDO thread lift brings your natural beauty to the forefront. At Revive Wellness Group, we love seeing our patients from Perrysburg, OH, and beyond enjoy the results of this incredible procedure.
When you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin but not ready for a facelift, it’s time to schedule your PDO thread lift consultation. Call or use our convenient online booking tool to secure your appointment today.