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Everything You Need to Know About PDO Thread Lift

The passing of time inevitably marks our faces with sagging skin, lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. The facelift has long been one of the most effective invasive treatments for treating sagging skin, wrinkles, and lines, but many people aren’t willing to undergo a surgical fix. Botox® and dermal fillers have become highly popular due to their ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, but their effectiveness at addressing sagging can be limited.

What’s a person interested in addressing facial skin sagging along with their wrinkles and lines to do? Absent a facelift, what are the options?

The skincare professionals at Health + Glow have an option you might want to consider that is as simple as a needle and thread. A PDO Thread Lift at our Tampa, Florida, medical spa can lift and tighten sagging skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and boost skin-strengthening collagen production. Read on as our lead physician Dr. Swapna M. Kallikadan details everything you need to know about a PDO Thread Lift.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO Thread Lift is a is a minimally invasive treatment that involves strategically inserting medical-grade thread into the skin with a fine needle. Once inserted, the thread is gently pulled to lift and tighten sagging skin and contour facial features. The procedure is effective at correcting sags, folding, hollowing, and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

The medical field has been using polydioxanone (PDO) threads for suturing for over 30 years. PDO is a compound of complex sugars that the body’s metabolism naturally breaks down over time. The PDO threads also help stimulate neovascularization and boost the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. This enhances the skin’s elasticity, texture, and volume, which further helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

The versatility of PDO Thread Lift treatment allows it to address many aging-related concerns. Common treatment areas and improvements include:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Marionette lines
  • Neck folds
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Undereye area
  • Neckline smoothing
  • Jawline definition

What Are the Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift?

Our Tampa-area patients see the anti-aging benefits of a PDO Thread Lift when they look in the mirror. Some enhancements will be immediately apparent, while the skin conditioning effects will stimulate further improvements in the weeks after treatment. You can expect to see:

  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • Enhanced facial contours
  • Diminished wrinkles and lines
  • Improved skin texture
  • More skin elasticity

Other benefits of PDO Thread Lift treatment at our Tampa medical spa include:

  • It’s non-invasive and scar-free, with no need for incisions and general anesthesia.
  • With a typical session taking between 30-60 minutes, it’s quick and easy.
  • It’s versatile and allows for customized contouring.
  • It produces natural-looking results that last up to 12 to 18 months and even longer in some patients.

How to Prepare for a PDO Thread Lift

To ensure optimal results from a PDO Thread Lift at our Tampa medical spa, we recommend you prepare for your treatment by drinking plenty of water for several days before your scheduled session. You should also discontinue the use of any of the following for at least five days before your session:

  • Blood-thinning medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, heparin, warfarin).
  • Anticoagulating supplements (Vitamin E, Ginko Bilboa, fish oil, etc.).
  • Alcohol and tobacco.

Who is a Good Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift

Anyone experiencing sagging skin and facial volume loss may be a good candidate for a PDO Thread Lift, especially if they are reluctant to consider invasive options. PDO Thread Lift is most effective at treating volume loss, thinning skin, reduced elasticity, folds, wrinkles, and lines as soon as it starts becoming noticeable, usually when people are in their 30s and early 40s.

Some health conditions, like pregnancy, diabetes, and skin conditions, can preclude treatment until resolved. Health + Glow reviews each patient’s medical history and current health status before scheduling a PDO Threat Lift treatment session.

PDO Thread Lift Aftercare

PDO Thread Lift treatment does not necessitate any real downtime, though patients can experience mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the insertion sites, which typically subsides within a few days. Patients can resume most normal daily activities the day after the procedure but need to avoid the following:

  • Strenuous exercise for one to two weeks.
  • Dental work for six weeks.
  • Shaving near insertion points for several days.
  • Sleeping on your front or sides for two weeks.
  • Rubbing the treated area.

Contact Health + Glow to Set Up Your PDO Thread Lift Session

To learn more about the anti-aging, skin-tightening benefits of PDO Thread Lift in Tampa, schedule an appointment with Health + Glow’s medical spa today. Along with our medical spa, Health + Glow is a primary care office and IV therapy facility with a comprehensive offering of health and beauty treatments, including preventative medicine, body contouring, revitalizing IV drips, and anti-aging therapies.