by Aymee Wilson, Owner & Founder, Wilson Aesthetics
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, making us look tired and older than we feel. There are many nonsurgical ways to help with these problems, but the polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is one of the most popular and cutting-edge treatments.
This cosmetic procedure involves putting tiny threads made of polydioxanone into the skin. The lifting thread is introduced deep into the layer of the skin and produces these effects:
- Instant skin lifting through mechanical effects.
- Cellular renewal through collagen stimulation and neovascularization to improve texture, fine lines and wrinkles.
- Skin tightening by approximating tissues.
- Threads disappear through hydrolysis after six months.
The threads are put in place and pulled to lift the skin and make it look younger and firmer. The collagen made from the treatment gives the skin a lift and better texture that lasts for up to two years because of cellular rejuvenation effects.
What do PDO thread lifts do for you?
- Procedure takes 30 to 60 minutes
- Immediate results
- Minimal downtime
- Collagen production
The ideal candidates
It’s important to remember that only some people are good candidates for this treatment. It is always best to consult with your provider to see if this treatment would be the best option for you.
Cost and results
The price can vary depending on the provider, location and the number of threads used during the treatment. PDO thread lifts are usually less expensive than surgical face lifts.
Also, you should know this is not a one-time fix; multiple treatments are needed and results are not permanent. The results can last up to two years, but eventually the threads will dissolve and the skin will start to sag.
But the collagen made as a result of the treatment can help the skin in the long run by making it more robust and bettering its overall texture and appearance.