If you hesitate to get surgery but still want to enjoy firmer and more youthful features, a polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is an excellent noninvasive alternative to face-lift surgery. At Younger World Med Spa in Downey and San Gabriel, California, David Gutkin, MD, performs PDO thread lifts to minimize jowls, large wrinkles in the lower face, and wrinkles in the eye area. Secure your appointment by calling Younger World Med Spa or booking an appointment online today.
A polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that offers similar results to a surgical face-lift. Even though a surgical face-lift offers more dramatic results, many people prefer the more subtle and natural-looking appearance that a PDO thread lift provides.
During the treatment at Younger World Med Spa, the team inserts polydioxanone threads beneath your skin starting near your temples. The threads go deep down through the tissues in your cheeks, where they catch on the tissue with small barbs. The team gently lifts these threads, which in turn lifts the skin and tissues upward.
The treatment doesn’t stop when you leave the office. Instead, the placement of the threads causes tissue damage that your body must work to repair. To do so, your tissues grow new collagen fibers. These collagen fibers grow around the PDO thread in order to hold the tissues in their newly elevated positions. Then, the threads themselves dissolve.
A PDO thread lift can eliminate certain areas of sagging and some of the larger wrinkles associated with collagen loss in the face. PDO threads stimulate collagen for generally firmer and tighter skin but can also minimize features like:
You can see your results right away from the PDO thread lift and go home the very same day. However, you’ll need to make a few considerations as you recover. To maintain the best possible results from a PDO thread lift, you should avoid smoking, drinking through a straw, sleeping on your side, and intense exercise for the first couple weeks.
Preparing for a PDO thread lift or any other cosmetic procedure starts with a consultation at Younger World Med Spa. You can tell the team about your goals and let them know of any questions or concerns ahead of time.
Once the team decides a PDO thread lift is the right option for you, they may give you other instructions to follow leading up to your treatment. These might include:
Taking steps to prepare for any cosmetic procedure improves the outcome and minimizes the chance of complications.
To schedule your appointment for a PDO thread lift consultation, call Younger World Med Spa or book online today.