As we age, gravity can cause the face to lose its natural V-shape. Fortunately, correcting laxity in the lower face and neck with a PDO Thread Lift can restore a more youthful appearance.
Here’s everything you need to know about the non-surgical PDO Thread Lift in McLean, VA, which offers a more effective, safer, and a quicker recovery than its predecessors.
What’s a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO Thread Lift tightens and lifts skin on the lower face and neck, improves texture, diminishes fine lines, and increases elasticity.
PDO stands for polydioxanone and is a biomedical material that can be fully reabsorbed by the body. It’s highly effective when used in NovaThreads because it stimulates the production of collagen and new blood vessels and does not cause the formation any scar tissue.
How it the Treatment Performed?
A thread lift begins with photography and a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. During the procedure, the NovaThreads are inserted into different skin layers with a needle or cannula.
The barbed threads are then used to anchor, lift, and reposition the skin to provide facial rejuvenation. NovaThreads remain under the skin and will be fully reabsorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months.
Are PDO Thread Lifts Safe?
A PDO Thread Lift is extremely safe and has minimal downtime. Post-procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, soreness and skin dimpling that resolves in a few days.
Plastic surgeons recommend sleeping on the back after treatment and avoiding dental work for 2 weeks to prevent strain on the recently placed threads.
Pros and Cons of a PDO Thread Lift?
Results from a PDO Thread Lift can be immediate and typically peak after 1-2 months with tighter, firmer, and smoother skin. Aesthetic experts recommend repeating the procedure every 6 to 9 months for maintenance, although the benefits of NovaThreads can last 12-15 months.
While PLLA (Poly L Lactic Acid) and PCL (Polycaprolactone) threads may provide longer-lasting results, patients often find that these materials feel stiffer and tighter under the skin. In addition, PCL threads are relatively new and cases of thread migration and breakage have been reported.
To learn more about the PDO Thread Lift in Northern Virginia, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with our expert, Dr. Nicole Hayre.