If you want a non-invasive treatment for lifting and tightening the skin the PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift is ideal for you. It uses PDO threads to offer smooth, rejuvenated, and natural-looking results while improving facial contour, texture, and firmness.
Thread facelift procedures rely on the use of temporary sutures rather than invasive injectable compounds. In such procedures, doctors do not remove excess fat or skin surgically, but they suspend it with sutures'.
PDO threads are suitable for patients with good skin quality, tissue structure, mild sagging and jowls, and a healthy bone structure.
However, your plastic surgeon can help you answer this question as it varies from patient to patient. Thread lift procedure and barbs are perfect for candidates trying to stay away from an invasive procedure and looking to take care of their sagging skin, jawline brows, wrinkles, loose skin, eyebrow sagging, or any excess fat under the chin.
If you are trying to avoid non-invasive skin lifting procedures and have adequate bone structure, you will serve as the ideal candidate for this procedure. Furthermore, good skin quality and mild sagging also make one ideal for this procedure.
Professionals will use a topical anesthetic to get your skin ready before the PDO thread lift. You can also expect alcohol or spirit in the solution applied to your skin. Once your skin is prepared, the doctor will ask you to recline back while performing the procedure.
Medical professionals will insert thin needles with threads under your skin. This process can take up to 45 minutes. Once all the threads are under your skin, you will start feeling tightness in your skin. After 10 minutes, the doctor will remove the needles as well, and the process will be complete.
You will see minor swelling for the first two to three days after the treatment session. However, this treatment session permanently eliminates the fat by burning fat cells and reducing their ability to accumulate fat.
On average, a general thread facelift takes around 30 to 45 minutes. Doctors use a thin cannula-like needle to insert threads under your skin and suture the fat in the treated areas.
There are three primary types of PDO threads:
A thread facelift is a non-invasive surgery that comes with minimal side-effects, such as:
Some serious side effects may include:
You will feel a tightening in your skin, and your saggy skin will be pulled up to imitate the results of a facelift.
An average thread lift will last somewhere between one to three years, depending upon the lifting technique and the type of thread used.
A mini thread facelift is a non-invasive surgical process that uses smaller incisions to re-suspend your skin and facial tissues. One of the main benefits of this facelift is that only a minimal area is exposed to needles and threads. Therefore, you can avoid any severe side-effects associated with a full thread facelift. It is the best option for early mild jowling.
With hundreds of options in the market, the battle between face lifting dermal fillers and threading is an ever-active one. However, according to professionals, if you have saggy or drooping skin, a thread facelift is a better option. On the other hand, if you are facing volume loss in your face, the face lifting filler option is your best bet.
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