West Point Aesthetic Center, Fontana, CA

PDO Threads

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As we age, the natural aging process leads to the emergence of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Fortunately, there’s a safe and effective solution known as PDO Threads. These Polydioxanone threads are made from a biocompatible polymer designed for secure reabsorption by the body, offering a non-surgical alternative to combat the effects of aging.

How Do PDO Threads Work?

A thread lift is a technique that tightens and lifts your skin using a dissolvable suture. It is a less invasive technique than facelift surgery and can typically be completed in less than 45 minutes without going under a knife.

PDO thread lifts employ a biodegradable polyester suture. They are most suited for skin rejuvenation, although other modern thread lifts are more effective at lifting sagging skin. PDO threads are one of three kinds of sutures commonly used in thread lift treatments, with the other two being Polylactic acid (PLA) and Polycaprolactone (PCA).

PDO threads are the oldest of the three, having been utilized in operations since the 1980s. They're constructed of colorless polyester, which degrades in your body after roughly six months. The presence of these sutures in your skin stimulates fibroblasts, which are cells in your body that generate collagen. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and flexibility to your skin, and one of the primary reasons for aging skin is collagen loss.

Types Of PDO Threads

PDO Mono Thread: They are smooth sutures that stimulate collagen formation to help revitalize your skin.

PDO Cog Thread: To offer support and raise areas of your face, these threads include barbs that latch onto your skin like miniature fish hooks.

PDO Screw Thread: These are made of one or two interlaced threads and are used to restore volume to sunken areas of your skin.

Preparation For PDO Thread Lift

You will almost certainly be recommended to abstain from alcohol and tobacco usage for at least five days before your procedure, as well as anything else that may raise your risk of bleeding or bruising. This includes avoiding Advil, ibuprofen, aspirin, omega-3 fatty acids, and green tea extracts. On the day of your treatment, your doctor will discuss any potential issues and advise you on how to recover.

Procedure

The exact technique used by your surgeon may differ, but in general, the procedure is as follows:

  • Your surgeon will use alcohol to sterilize your face as you sit in a reclining chair. They'll inject a local anesthetic into your skin using a needle.
  • Another needle is used to make a small incision, after which a device called a cannula is introduced into the small hole.
  • Your surgeon secures the thread and removes the cannula.
  • The procedure concludes by cutting the thread and ensuring it's securely fastened. You will be able to leave immediately following the treatment.

Post-Operative Care And Recovery

PDO thread lift recovery is relatively limited. You may experience some swelling and bruising during the first 24 to 48 hours, but you should be able to resume most of your usual activities immediately. To avoid accidentally dislodging the thread, try to avoid scratching your face as much as possible during the week after your surgery. Additionally, for the first few weeks, you should refrain from pursing your lips, smoking, and drinking through a straw.

Other activities to avoid for 1 to 2 weeks include sleeping on your side, strenuous exercise, and sauna visits.  You can prevent rolling onto your face in the middle of the night by sleeping with your head raised on a cushion.

We understand that your beauty goals are unique. Our advanced PDO Thread treatments at West Point Aesthetic Center can help you combat the effects of aging, from fine lines to sagging skin. Schedule your consultation now to experience the cutting-edge technology and personalized care that sets us apart. Call West Point Aesthetic Center at (909) 281-9512 to make an appointment immediately!

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