Thread lifts are a relatively new form of a nonsurgical facelift. If your face has loosening or sagging skin and you want a tighter, fresher, more youthful look, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation using PDO Thread treatment may be suitable. There are no cuts or incisions, just injections.
Special medical-grade threads thinner than hair and made of protein are inserted under the skin during the nonsurgical facelift in Ormond Beach, FL. Research has confirmed that PDO threads relax tendons and muscles. The foreign body reaction improves the blood flow to the area, stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen in the skin). Nonsurgical facelift rejuvenation in Ormond Beach, FL, stimulates elastin and hyaluronic acid. Both substances are triggered in a nonsurgical facelift, and these elements are vital in maintaining firm, youthful-looking skin.
PDO Thread Lift is a non-surgical skin lifting treatment that involves the insertion of the blunt-tip cannula with special bio-compatible polydioxanone (PDO) threads into different layers of the skin and the subcutaneous fat, depending on which areas are to be treated.
Visibly lifting loose skin and sagging facial contours to achieve a V-shaped face.
Stimulation of new collagen when the PDO threads are introduced into the skin.
After a 45-60 minute procedure, you will see a visible lift. The result becomes more pronounced after a few weeks as more collagen is stimulated from the PDO threads, giving a more rejuvenated, natural look. Full benefits seen at 4-6months results last 2 years on average.
PDO threads come in many different types:
Mono threads are smooth threads without any barb or anchors. These threads are often placed under the skin in a mesh-like fashion to act as a scaffold. Skin tightening effects can be seen because collagen is stimulated around the threads. Providers usually insert between 10 and 20 threads to provide a visible lift. Mono threads are great for skin tightening but not usually used for skin lifting.
Screw threads are basically two mono threads intertwined around the needle. Screw threads are great for deficient areas that need volumizing effects to reduce the appearance of sunken areas. Screw threads work well for face lifting and plumping up deficient areas such as cheeks.
Cog threads are threads that are lined with hooks or barbs. These hooks are used to anchor to the underside of the skin to form a scaffold to lift sagging tissue. Collagen stimulation can also be expected around the threads and hooks. Providers often use cog threads for a lifting of the lower face such as jawline and to achieve a V-shape facial contour.
Polydioxanone (PDO): Provides the perfect balance between strength and softness in cosmetic sutures, PDO threads are the “workhorse” of lifting. Aesthetic results have been reported to last up to 18-24 months.
Polycaprolactone (PCL): The cashmere of threads! While lower in tensile strength than PDO and PLLA, PCL offers the softest, most natural results by creating more type 1 and 2 collagen than PDO or PLLA threads. Aesthetic results have been reported to last up to 24-48 months.
Poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA): As a known bio-stimulatory dermal filler, PLLA creates a stronger thread than PCL and allows your provider to add volume during treatments using threads with an aesthetic duration of 18-24 months.
After the treatment, the PDO threads remain in the face for about 6 months. After that, the threads will dissolve naturally. The lifting effects will become more pronounced and natural over time as more collagen is stimulated. Even when the threads fully dissolve after 6 months, the skin will still stay in its lifted position for as long as another 24 months or more because of the new collagen and elastin fibers that were formed.
PDO threads are also made of a material that is often used by surgeons for surgical sutures. PDO thread is completely bio-compatible. Because of a large number of threads providers usually use to treat the face, PDO Thread Lift generally has stronger lifting capabilities as compared to Silhouette Soft Thread Lift. PDO Thread Lift is often used to lift heavier skin to provide a longer, sustainable lift.
At this point, Botox is so ubiquitous that you probably have a friend (or two) who’s done it (even if they’re not talking about it). Yep, for many people, injectable beauty treatments are, if not quite an extension of their skincare routine, no longer the “big deal” they used to be. Now, along with Botox and fillers, there’s another treatment gaining popularity: smooth threads. The minimally invasive treatment tried by people such as Duchess Fergie, adds volume under the skin to tighten sagging, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and strengthen the skin overall. There’s little to no downtime and it’s virtually pain-free. Sound too good to be true?
Smooth threads are absorbable surgical polydioxanone (PDO) threads that can be used virtually anywhere on the face or body. Thinner than hair and made of protein, the threads are inserted below the skin to elicit a mild injury that the body responds to by adding structural proteins (fibrin, elastin, collagen), resulting in a smoother, plumper appearance.
PDO Smooth Threads can be used in areas like the lip area, near the eyes to treat crow’s-feet, on the forehead to treat the “11” lines, and around the mouth for marionette lines. Smooth threads can complement (or be used in place of) Botox, and dermal fillers in multiple areas on the face and the body.
You won’t see much right away (remember this is a preventative treatment), but improvement will come as the thread dissolves and the body lays down new collagen, elastin, and fibrin. It takes about four weeks to see the first results, with peak results at four to six months. Optimal results are reached with a series of 2-3 treatments 4-6 weeks apart.
Cost is dependent on the number and type of threads used. The average cost for lifting threads is $200 per thread, the average cost for smooth threads is $25 – $50 per thread.