PDO thread lifts are a popular type of non-surgical facelift procedure that's known for being minimally-invasive and highly-effective. The process involves inserting tiny dissolvable sutures to gently lift skin and promote collagen production. If you live in the Fenton, MI area, Sakura Skin is your source for high-quality PDO thread lifts.
This minimally-invasive facelift can typically be completed quickly and will last for an average of two years. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation.
The purpose of PDO thread lifts is to lift and tighten skin to help reduce signs of aging. One of the best things about this minimally-invasive facelift procedure is that it produces subtle, natural results. Our patients often have us treat their:
- Nasolabial folds
- Undereye areas
- Crow's feet
A PDO lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a biocompatible thread underneath the surface of the skin to lift sagging facial skin. Thread lifts are excellent alternatives to involved surgical facelifts, which require extensive incisions, sutures, and recovery time. This procedure uses a specially designed thread to lift and hold the skin taut and create a more youthful appearance. Patients love thread lifts because they are a fast way to get real results.
In fact, this procedure is so quick that it's nicknamed the "lunchtime lift." PDO stands for polydioxanone, which is a dissolvable sugar-based material that is used as a thread to suture incisions during surgery. This smooth thread reacts with water in the skin to slowly dissolve, which eliminates the need for stitches to be removed after an incision has healed. It also makes thread lifts a temporary and subtle way to restore youthful volume to the skin.
Thread lifts are restorative and preventative. They initiate the body's natural healing process, which causes it to create firming collagen at the site of the thread, and improve skin's firmness long term. "Hanging by a thread" never looked so good! If you want to give your face a little pick-me-up, but don't want to commit to an invasive procedure, a thread lift might be just the thing.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SMOOTH AND LIFTING THREADS?
Lifting threads lift skin that is sagging at the face, while smooth threads are a more superficial treatment mean to address fine lines.
Smooth threads are also used to create a crisp border on the upper lip.
Treatment Safety and Additional Information
PDO threads use a synthetic absorbable material that has been used as dental and medical sutures for more than 30 years. The threads meet all the safety requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for suturing.
Smooth PDO Threads
PDO Smooth threads bring back the lost blood flow resulting in collagen stimulation to improve skin texture, eliminate fine lines, and improve elasticity.
- No Surgery / No Scarring
- Controlled Healing
- Tighten Appearance of Skin
- More Youthful Appearance
- Improves Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Recommend 3 treatments, 30 days apart
Book Your Consultation To See If PDO Smooth Threads Are Right For You!
The cost of your smooth thread treatment with PDO threads will depend on the number of threads required, and your skin and age. Every patient is unique, and at Sakura Skin smooth thread treatments are customized to address the specific concerns of each patient. At Sakura Skin we will be able to give you an accurate estimate for your smooth thread treatment after examining your skin during your personal consultation. To learn more about what a smooth thread PDO's can do for you, book a consultation today!
The short answer is NO. Botox is Botox. It stops muscle contractions, so the muscle is not able to make its movement. It's known as a "freezer" but that doesn't mean you ever have to look frozen. We offer subtle, natural results and work with you to achieve your goals. Some people still want natural movement. Some want no movement at all.
Smooth threads are a skin booster. They tighten and smooth the skin helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and build collagen and other structural proteins in the skin.
Combination therapy with Botox and smooth threads is very popular. They both can be injected every 3-4 months, but they are injected into different layers of tissue.
- Botox is injected into the muscle to halt movement minimizing lines/wrinkle formation,
- Smooth threads are injected in the sub dermis layer to smooth fine lines and plump the skin.
Lifting PDO Threads
A PDO thread lift is a treatment that instantly rejuvenates and lifts sagging skin. It's a cost-effective alternative to facelift surgery, and the recovery from the procedure is minimal.
Increased quality of life
Performed by experienced and trained practitioners
Relatively little down time
Increased confidence and comfort with smiling
This type will restore that "beautiful V-shape" to your face and have the same benefits of the smooth threads, giving you an immediate benefit that increases over a 6 month period. PDO threads are fully absorbed in about 4-6 months for results up to 12-24 months. PDO threads are often used with dermal filler and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to create a scaffold under the skin which will provide multiple short and long term benefits of total facial aesthetics.
The areas that can be treated using PDO thread lift include:
Forehead or brow lift
Nasolabial folds, or the line that runs from the nose to the mouth
Eyebrows, under eyes, and crow's feet
Upper and lower cheeks
Wrinkles around the mouth
Marionette lines, or the lines at the corners of the mouth that run down the chin
Book Your Consultation To See If PDO Lifting Threads Are Right For You!
The cost of your facelift with PDO threads will depend on the number of threads required, and the extent of your skin laxity. Every patient is unique, and a thread lift is customized to address the specific concerns of each patient. At Sakura Skin we will be able to give you an accurate estimate for your thread lift after examining your skin during your personal consultation. To learn more about what a thread lift can do for you, book a consultation today!
It's a small step that can make a big difference.
A thread lift offers many benefits when compared to other more invasive surgical procedures.
Continual improvement of wrinkles
Prevents formation and deepening of wrinkles
Readily absorbed by the body and safely eliminated
Can be tailored to address specific areas of the face
Because thread lifts are less dramatic and the thread is naturally reabsorbed by the body in about 6 months, they are a great option for those who are seeking a natural-looking, minimally invasive lift.
Thread lifting using PDO threads is a straightforward procedure, and you'll be enjoying your newly lifted face in less than an hour. Before the threads are inserted, your face will be cleansed and you'll receive injections of a local anesthetic to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable as possible. Next, we will make a small incision and insert a slim cannula, or hollow tube, underneath the skin. The thread passes through this tube, and when the tube is withdrawn, the thread remains in the skin. Then we will make strategic sutures to anchor the thread in place, and lift the tissue, suspending it in a lifted position. The process will be repeated on the other side of the face to ensure even and symmetrical results. Because this procedure is so quick and causes minimal discomfort, no general anesthesia is required.
The entire thread lift procedure is usually less than 50 minutes!
The PDO material that these threads are made from is biocompatible, so there's no risk of an allergic reaction or other side effects. You may experience some mild swelling and bruising. This typically only lasts for a week or two, and because the entry point is so small, there's no noticeable scarring. You'll enjoy your new appearance until the thread gradually dissolves, but because of the body's natural healing process, and continued production of extra collagen, you'll notice significant improvement in the months to come. You won't be able to see or feel the threads under your skin, but you may feel a little "tighter." You may experience a little resistance when moving your facial muscles at first but this subsides after the first three weeks.