What Results Can I Expect From a PDO Thread Lift?

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Collagen and elastin give our skin its natural laxity and bounce, keeping our complexions smooth and rejuvenated in our youth. As we age, our collagen and elastin production slows down, and with the combination of gravity, our skin begins to hollow and sag, which contributes to the natural aging process. At Ageless Aesthetics, our team offers patients throughout Macon, GA and South Georgia counties the chance to help regain their youthful appearances by combating signs of aging with the nonsurgical PDO thread lift.

What is a PDO thread lift?

The PDO (polydioxanone) thread lift is a nonsurgical facelift that utilizes surgical-grade threads to lift and tighten the skin. The threads stimulate collagen and elastin growth to strengthen and revitalize the skin. Over time, the threads dissolve, leaving the skin in a naturally lifted position. At Ageless Aesthetics, our team customizes your PDO thread lift based on our expert recommendations and your personal cosmetic goals.

Where on the body can a PDO thread lift be used?

Typically, PDO thread lifts can be used virtually anywhere on the body. The most common areas include the:

  • Cheeks

  • Midface

  • Jowls

  • Jawline

  • Brows

  • Neck

At Ageless Aesthetics, threads can be used in three ways to achieve results:

  • Twisted: to add volume

  • Lift: to lift the face

  • Smooth: to address lines and wrinkles

At your initial consultation, we will discuss your personal goals and help you determine which thread lifts would help you achieve your desired results.

Am I an ideal candidate for a PDO thread lift?

Both men and women make viable candidates for a PDO thread lift if they:

  • Are looking for alternatives to dermal fillers and wrinkles relaxers

  • Are trying to avoid invasive facelift surgeries

  • Are in good health

  • Have mild-to-moderate signs of aging that could be alleviated with a thread lift

  • Have realistic cosmetic expectations

One of our team members will review your personal and medical histories to determine any adverse health risks. In rare instances, skin changes, irritation, and stiffness may occur.

What is the Silhouette InstaLift?

The Silhouette InstaLift is an absorbable suture thread lift that utilizes Micro-Suspension Technology™. Silhouette InstaLift threads are primarily made up of poly-L-lactic acid, which tends to create longer-lasting results compared to PDO thread lifts. However, PDO thread lifts often have the capacity to better treat thicker or heavier skin types. Our team will assist you in ascertaining which thread lift would better suit your needs and personal goals.

What is the treatment process like?

Thread lifts are completed within the comforts of one of our private treatment rooms, and each session takes approximately 45 minutes to administer. The treatment areas are numbed with local anesthesia for increased comfort and ease. Each thread is carefully inserted into the skin to provide a natural lift. Once the threads are placed, patients may return home the same day.

Is there any downtime after a PDO thread lift?

Patients can typically resume the majority of their daily activities almost immediately after their thread lift but should avoid the following for the first week:

  • Strenuous physical activity or workouts

  • Excessive sun exposure or tanning

  • Facial massage

  • Picking or rubbing the threads

  • Consuming alcohol

Patients usually experience temporary swelling and tenderness after treatment, which resolves on its own. Healing should occur within two weeks after the thread lift.

What results can I expect from a PDO thread lift?

Some results may be almost immediately noticeable. As the swelling and tenderness go down, the results become more enhanced. Many patients will experience optimal results within 2 – 3 months after their thread lift session. If patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, adhere to their recovery instructions, and take care of their skin, they can expect results to last anywhere from 12 – 18 months before requiring a maintenance session.

A customized PDO thread lift can help to attain your personal goals

If you want to learn more about PDO thread lifts or the Silhouette InstaLift and reside near Macon or anywhere south of Atlanta, GA, call Ageless Aesthetics and schedule a consultation today. Our team of specialists will assess your personal history, review your cosmetic concerns, and create a customized thread lift treatment plan that’s right for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.