Back then, the only treatment option for problems such as drooping skin in your facial features caused by facial skin laxity was surgical facelifting. Once loose skin is present, it can only be effectively removed with a scalpel. While many skins resurfacing non-invasive procedures can help rejuvenate some firmness in the affected area, they cannot fully perform a facelift.
Although facelift operation is necessary for solving these issues, and it does work for most patients, not all patients are keen or able to go through with the surgical procedure. However, newer technologies have been developed to bridge the gap between non-invasive facial rejuvenation and facelift surgery. If you fall into this classification, you will be pleased to learn that this gap can now be bridged using PDO threads.
What Are PDO Threads?
When performing a PDO thread lift, momentary threads are used to construct a “lift” in the skin that is subtle but not unnoticeable. Instead of surgically removing some portions of the patient’s skin, your provider will use sutures to lift and support the patient’s sagging facial skin. This impacts pulling the skin back very slightly, resulting in the face being lifted and made tauter.
PDO Threads are excellent for lifting the skin. What’s more, they also work to delay the process of aging by provoking the body’s “healing response” and channeling vast quantities of collagen to the affected areas. This combination of effects helps to keep the skin looking younger for longer. This is substantial because collagen is required to stop the effects of aging and preserve a youthful appearance.
Why Collagen Is Essential
Collagen acts as a structural underpinning for the growth factors that have such a significant influence on the well-being of our skin. In addition to maintaining our skin’s strength, volume, and flexibility, collagen plays a function in the recuperation of wounds. When we reach the age of 70, our skin will have lost approximately 80 percent of its thickness due to the gradual decline in the amount of collagen that our bodies produce as we age.
This decrease in volume and strength significantly contributes to the maturation of extra skin and the formation of wrinkles. Gravity exerts a downward pull on the skin, which causes it to stretch directly due to the skin’s diminishing capacity to sustainably sustain the tissues that lie beneath it as it ages and thins.
When the symptoms of skin laxity are still mild, injecting the skin of the face with fillers that promote new collagen production can help to both lessen laxity and stop it from getting worse. However, dermal fillers aren’t sufficient when it is already in late stages, and you’ll need PDO threads.
How PDO Threads Promote Collagen Synthesis
The facial tissues are rejuvenated in an ongoing and gradual way. Those with a PDO thread lift process to stimulate collagen will notice an improvement in their skin tone and firmness over time. While the stitches are still in place, the body’s natural healing reaction will be continuously activated to eliminate the sutures and return to its normal state. When the body detects an alien component in the dermis, it is genetically wired to react in this manner because this is how it was designed.
Since the PDO threads used in a thread lift are so small, the patient will be completely unaware that anything is happening beneath their skin during the procedure. Most people cannot detect any sensation from the sutures once the skin has healed entirely around them.
Advantages Of PDO Threads
PDO Thread lifts are:
- An excellent choice for patients interested in skin rejuvenation.
- Reducing the imprint of fine lines and wrinkles on their faces.
The following is a list of some additional advantages that can be gained from the procedure:
Almost immediately after the procedure, most patients observe and give feedback on a rapid lifting and tightening of the skin. This effect is permanent. Keep in mind, however, that the outcome won’t be recognizable for approximately two to three months, which is the amount of time necessary for collagen synthesis. When that time comes, it will be possible to see the results of everything.
After the PDO thread has broken down completely, the results of this procedure will continue to be visible for at least two years, provided that collagen is still present in the treated area of the skin.
Adjusted Based On Your Needs
Your provider will be able to customize the treatment to meet the individual aesthetic objectives of each patient because of the wide variety of PDO thread types presently available and the potential to incorporate them from a range of angles.
For instance, the use of thin threads can assist in the restoration of volume to cheeks and chins that have shrunk in size. During the procedure, the thicker threads do an excellent job lifting and tightening the skin along the jawline and beneath the chin. On the other hand, thinner threads are not as effective.
Anesthetics applied to the affected area will keep you from experiencing any discomfort. Inserting the threads into your skin does not cause pain or discomfort.
Patients don’t need to worry about harmful side effects or risks associated with polydioxanone when they use PDO (also known as PDO). The utilization of this material has been given the go-ahead by both the Korean Food and Drug Administration and the European Commission.
Within six to twelve months, the PDO threads will have broken down entirely inside the body. During the metabolic process, it transforms into water and carbon dioxide, readily absorbable by the skin in its natural states.
The PDO thread’s anti-aging benefits include the procedure being quick, painless, and leaving no visible scars. People who like to look and feel younger but aren’t ready for a surgical facelift would be happy to go through this non-invasive option.
Studio Medical Aesthetics offers PDO threads and is available for your needs. What’s more, we provide a wide range of services to help patients achieve the look they desire. Contact and visit us anytime!