Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Treatment:
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO Threads are considered the newest treatment for non-surgical facelifts. These revolutionary, dissolvable threads reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving you a younger and healthier appearance. By naturally increasing collagen production within your skin, those unwanted creases from aging are diminished. One of the biggest benefits of treatment is that patients are able to receive the long-term benefits of a facelift, but with less risk, faster results, and through a much less invasive procedure.
For those who have sagging skin, PDO threads might be the non-surgical treatment you need to look better than ever.
How Do PDO Threads Work?
Polydioxanone (PDO) Threads are non-surgical and minimally invasive. The threads are placed into the desired treatment area, which is typically where there is loose, sagging skin or fine lines. PDO Threads can be inserted around the jawline, cheeks, eyes, and neck as well as the body. The threads work by lifting the skin and stimulating collagen production, a crucial element for providing your skin with a healthy, wrinkle-free, firm appearance.
PDO Threads are often used in combination with dermal fillers for a boost in the skin-firming, volumizing benefits.
Are PDO Threads Safe?
Yes, PDO Threads are generally considered to be very safe and are FDA-approved. Your medical provider at Allure Aesthetic Center will provide a list of potential side effects and is happy to answer any questions you have regarding the treatment.
What Are The Side Effects Of The Thread Lift?
Side effects of thread lifts are minimal and many diminish within the first week following treatment. Common side effects include:
- Pain and tenderness at the insertion point
- Swelling and inflammation
- Feeling of pulling or stinging
More severe side effects, while rare, can include:
- Nerve damage
- Allergic reaction
What Cosmetic Concerns Does PDO Threads Treat?
Thread lifts address many cosmetic concerns related to aging. These can include:
- Sagging, loose skin (including around the eyes, jaw, and cheeks)
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases
- Sunken cheeks
Facial Skin Laxity
Loose skin is a common symptom of aging. This is especially true for the skin on the face. Thread lifting helps tighten the skin and can be strategically placed on areas of the face to target the sagging appearance, including around the jaw.
Neck & Jawline Definition
PDO threads can be placed around the neck and jawline to create a nice v-shape that is common in younger years. Your Allure Aesthetic Center medical provider will evaluate this area of your skin and provide you with a specific treatment plan if you are a candidate for treatment around the neck and jawline.
Who Is A Good Candidate For PDO Thread Lift?
Candidates for thread lifts are at least 18 years old, are in generally good health, do not smoke, and are not pregnant.
If you are a candidate for a thread lift, your medical provider at Allure Aesthetic Center will advise you to discontinue the use of certain medications and nutritional supplements including (but not limited to) aspirin, ibuprofen, green tea supplements, flaxseed oil, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and alcohol.
How Is The PDO Thread Lift Performed?
During your consultation at Allure Aesthetic Center, your PDO Thread Board-Certified Specialist will examine your skin and listen to your concerns. They will explain their treatment plan to you and answer any questions you have regarding the procedure.
There are various forms of threads that can be used and often include threads that help stimulate collagen production (Smooth Threads), threads that lift and pull back skin (Barbed Threads), and threads that add volume (Twist Threads). The types of threads administered during treatment will depend on your specific needs.
At the time of treatment, your Allure medical provider will clean your skin and apply a local anesthetic to the area that is being treated in order to make the treatment as comfortable as possible for you.
A tiny incision will be made and the threads will be inserted using a needle known as a cannula. The procedure typically takes 45 minutes and there is little to no downtime.
What Results Can I Expect From PDO Threads?
Many patients report wrinkle-free, voluminous skin immediately after the treatment. The threads naturally dissolve within 4 to 6 months. It’s common to feel a slight sensation of the threads, but this feeling is typically diminished after a few days post-treatment. Many patients experience the benefits of the threads for up to 16 months. You can expect your skin to have a much smoother appearance, with fewer lines and wrinkles. Overall, patients report looking younger with healthier skin.
What Is The Recovery Like After A Thread
Recovery from thread lifting is very minimal; patients are able to return home following the procedure. It’s common to experience minor side effects such as swelling or soreness at the insertion site, but this should only last a few days.
Many normal activities such as physical exercise can be continued within 72 hours of treatment. Patients will need to avoid tobacco, and alcohol until they are advised they can do so again. Your Allure Aesthetic Center medical provider will provide you with specific after-care instructions. If threads are used on a patient’s face, they need to avoid seeing a dentist for at least 30-45 days.
What is the average cost of a PDO Thread lift procedure?
The exact cost of your treatment will depend on the areas being treated, how much skin we are trying to pull back/tighten, and your overall aesthetic goals. Here at Allure Aesthetic Center we charge per thread. Barbed (Pulling) Threads are $200 each and Smooth/Twist Threads are $100 each.
Thread Lifts with
Allure Med Spa
Allure Aesthetic Center is an innovative world-class aesthetic and wellness facility, located in Alpharetta, GA. Our center offers a comprehensive approach to medical aesthetic services and medical weight loss. We continually adapt our practice and diverse services to reflect new and improved techniques and procedures. We feel honored to provide high-quality service and perform beyond your expectations. Your total wellness and satisfaction are our primary goals.
PDO Threads: Frequently Asked Questions
What is PDO Threading?
PDO Threading is the popular new procedure that is an alternative to a facelift that can be completed during your lunch break. Threading is non-surgical and far less invasive than a traditional facelift while providing patients with similar benefits of a more youthful appearance.
What are PDO Threads made of?
The threads are made from Polydioxanone, which naturally dissolves within 4 to 6 months after placement.
Who can do PDO Threads?
The ideal candidates for PDO face threading are individuals who are at least 18 years old and are in generally good health. Women who are pregnant, individuals who consume tobacco, and those with an autoimmune disorder are not able to receive treatment.
What is PDO Thread lifting?
PDO Thread lifting is also known as PDO Threading or PDO Threads. The procedure is known for being an effective anti-aging treatment.
What do PDO Threads look like?
These threads are small and are not visible once they are placed under the skin.
How long does it take for PDO Threads to work?
Many patients begin to notice smoother skin from their PDO facial threading immediately following the treatment and continue to see improvement for 2 to 3 months.
Do you perform nose thread treatments?
Absolutely, PDO threads can be utilized to shape the bridge of the nose, lift the top of the nose, and give the nose a more narrow/thinner appearance.
What's the price for PDO thread nose lift?
Most people need 10-12 threads for the nose. We charge a flat rate of $1500 for the nose (maximum 12 threads). If more threads are needed, can be added at the discounted rate of $150/thread, as long as it is done on the same day.