As we age, our collagen and elastin production naturally declines. This decrease in collagen and elastin is what causes things like wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and more. These age-related changes are often most prominent on the face. While there are endless skincare products out there claiming to address these changes, they often fail to produce real results. The best solution for signs of aging may be a cosmetic procedure called a PDO thread lift.
RKM Aesthetics & Wellness in Ventura, CA, provides PDO thread lifts and other skin rejuvenation treatments to help patients turn back the clock on aging skin. These procedures can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, forehead creases, and more. They are also great options for patients in need of acne scar treatment. Read on to learn more about PDO thread lifts and how they can benefit your skin.
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to reduce signs of aging and cosmetic skin issues like acne scarring. This revolutionary new skin treatment also serves to temporarily “lift” the skin or act as a scaffold, keeping your cheek tissue shaped like a V.
PDO thread lifts use absorbable monofilament surgical sutures woven into a tight mesh to tighten the skin from underneath. The procedure involves inserting these surgical sutures into the subcutaneous layer of the skin to reverse age-related changes from under the surface. This process also stimulates a healing response in the skin’s cells that boosts collagen production.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?
PDO thread lifts are intended for anyone struggling with skin laxity that has resulted in sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, and other signs of aging. These skin rejuvenation treatments can also resolve acne scarring in patients who have moderate to severe scars from acne blemishes. PDO thread lifts can benefit patients with the following skin concerns:
- Acne scarring
- Sagging skin
- Fine lines
- Facial wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead creases
- Hanging jowls
- Loss of facial volume
It is important to note that every patient is different and has unique needs. To determine whether you are a good candidate for a PDO thread lift request a consultation below.
How Is a PDO Thread Lift Performed?
Before having any new cosmetic treatment performed, it is important to understand all it entails. PDO thread lifts are simple, minimally invasive outpatient procedures. Still, understanding the process can be complicated for patients. Learn more about what the entire treatment involves below.
You should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising.
Before your appointment, make sure to wash your skin with a mild cleanser. Do not apply any moisturizers, lotions, or other skincare products. Do not apply any makeup or cosmetics. Your skin should be completely clean and free of any debris or chemicals for this procedure.
The PDO thread lift procedure begins with a small injection of local anesthesia in the facial skin. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgical sutures are placed just below the skin using fine needles. The sutures are woven together in a mesh-like form that spreads underneath the skin’s surface.
When these sutures are placed under the epidermis, they provide an immediate tightening and smoothing effect. This gives the skin a natural lift, resolving cosmetic skin concerns like wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. This also serves as an acne scar treatment by stimulating healing in areas of the skin that acne blemishes have damaged. The entire PDO thread lift procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Skin rejuvenation procedures like PDO thread lifts are outpatient procedures. You will not be required to stay at the cosmetic center after your treatment. Once your PDO thread lift is finished, you will be able to return home immediately and resume regular activity. There is no recovery or downtime involved.
After a PDO thread lift, it will take about 18 months for your skin to dissolve the sutures completely. This process is entirely safe and comfortable.
This healing process will stimulate collagen production and produce long-lasting anti-aging results. For most patients, results last about two years, at which point they can repeat the procedure for repeat results.
In some cases, dermal fillers like Juvederm can be added to the treatment to enhance skin tightening and volume restoration in the facial skin. This is typically done when the patient desires more volume in their lips or an enhancement to their cheeks or jaw line structure.
PDO Thread Lifts at RKM Aesthetics & Wellness
When you notice age-related changes like wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and creases, a PDO thread lift could be exactly what you need. PDO thread lifts are a popular cosmetic procedure designed to address certain signs of aging and act as an acne scar treatment and collagen induction therapy treatment.
RKM Aesthetics & Wellness in Ventura, CA, provides skin rejuvenation treatments, including PDO thread lifts. These minimally invasive cosmetic procedures can resolve some of the most common skincare concerns. Contact us online or by phone to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic medicine providers.