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This treatment involves placing threads beneath the skin in a way that subtly lifts and tightens it. The presence of the threads also stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that keeps our skin strong and supple. The threads dissolve naturally after about six months, but the results of this treatment will last even longer. Patients often enjoy the results of this treatment for as long as 18 months to two years. The threads that are used aren’t threads in the traditional sense. They’re made out of a surgical suture material called polydioxanone, which has been widely and safely used in cardiovascular surgery and for other medical purposes as well. The threads are placed beneath the skin using a needle. But don’t worry because your skin will have been completely numbed in advance. You won’t feel a thing.
There is no magic age a patient should pursue a thread treatment. Everyone ages at their own pace and the signs of aging show up at different times and in different ways for each individual. The right age to consider a thread treatment is whenever you notice crepey skin, sagging features, or other symptoms that you want to address.
The face and neck are the most popular areas for this treatment, but threads can be used almost anywhere on the body. This treatment is sometimes used to lift loose skin on the upper arms or around the knees. It has also been used on the stomach.
Yes, both men and women who are concerned about signs of aging can benefit from this treatment.
Most of us find that maintaining a skincare regimen and staying out of the sun doesn’t completely ward off signs of aging. As we age, collagen levels begin to decline, and so does the fat that gives the face its natural contour. Genetics, lifestyle choices, and a history of smoking can all influence the way our skin ages. Unfortunately, we can’t completely control the way our skin ages, which is why treatments like PDO thread treatments are so popular.
You don’t have to decide on your own which treatment to pursue. We offer a host of services, and we can help determine which ones will best meet your needs. We may even recommend a combination of services. We offer world-class beauty innovations at affordable prices. And our recommendation will be guided by the way your face is aging and whether sagging skin, sinking features, or wrinkling is your primary concern.
The threads will not be visible beneath the skin. Patients with thin skin sometimes say they can feel the threads when they press on the treatment area. But since the threads will gradually dissolve, the ability to feel them by touch will decline over time.
Once we’ve evaluated your skin and talked with you about your cosmetic goals, we’ll be able to make a specific recommendation about the number of threads for you. Placing three or four threads beneath the skin on each side of the face is fairly common.
You won’t have to take any extraordinary steps to keep up your results. The best approach will be to maintain a healthy skin care regimen. This is including regular cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, avoiding excessive sun exposure, drinking plenty of water, and eating a healthy diet.