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What is PDO/PLLA Thread Lift?

The Thread Lift or “lunchtime lift” is a minimally invasive treatment used to tighten sagging skin and replace lost volume by lifting and promoting collagen production . On the face the results are like those of a facelift without invasive surgery and little to no downtime.  Thread Lift procedures are highly sought after for their ability to lift, refresh and rejuvenate the face, neck and body.

The PDO and PLLA threads used in the Thread Lift procedure are biodegradable sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO) and Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA).  The procedure for placing PDO or PLLA threads is exactly the same.  Based on facial vectoring, absorbable ultra-fine threads are placed under the skin in a specific area and pattern to lift and tighten instantly.

What is PDO/PLLA Thread Lift?

The Thread Lift or “lunchtime lift” is a minimally invasive treatment used to tighten sagging skin and replace lost volume by lifting and promoting collagen production . On the face the results are like those of a facelift without invasive surgery and little to no downtime.  Thread Lift procedures are highly sought after for their ability to lift, refresh and rejuvenate the face, neck and body.

The PDO and PLLA threads used in the Thread Lift procedure are biodegradable sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO) and Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA).  The procedure for placing PDO or PLLA threads is exactly the same.  Based on facial vectoring, absorbable ultra-fine threads are placed under the skin in a specific area and pattern to lift and tighten instantly.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Cheeks
Jowls
Nasolabial Folds
Marionette Lines
Crow’s Feet
Glabella
Eyebrow Arch
Abdomen
Inner Thighs
Buttocks
and More…

Before and After

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the best things about this treatment is it quick.   However, the procedure time will vary depending on the number of areas treated.  In most cases, you can resume your day right after treatment.

Once the numbing agent has taken effect, the PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles, called cannulas. Once inserted into the appropriate layer of skin, they act as anchors as the skin is lifted upwards. Then, the excess threads are cut off.

This treatment is completely safe. It is approved by the FDA for safety and efficiency. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of treatments have been performed and there are no reports of allergic reactions, sensitivities to the threads, or serious side effects or risks.

Since PDO thread lifts are non-invasive, there isn’t a lot you need to do to prepare. However, there are some precautionary measures you can take to ensure the best results from your treatment. Here are things you should avoid one to two days before treatment:

  • Alcohol
  • Ginko
  • Omega fish oil supplements
  • Chinese medicine
  • Vitamin E
  • High-intensity workouts
  • Steam rooms and saunas

There are not a lot of special after-care requirements to this treatment. However, you should hold off on any dental treatments for the first two weeks after your PDO thread lift. Holding your mouth open for an excessive period of time can affect the results of your treatment. Moreover, you’ll want to sleep on your back for the first couple of weeks. This ensures you don’t put too much pressure on one side of your face.

A PDO thread lift is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture and aesthetic goals. Depending on the area you want treated, you may receive three or four carefully placed threads. Different threads are used for varying degrees of lift, skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation.

How long the  threads last depends on a number of factors, including the thickness of the threads, the quality of the threads and your body’s rate of metabolism. However, most of our clients find that the PDO threads have dissolve within six to nine months and PLLA threads 12+ months.

Some results of the treatment, such as skin lifting and some of the contouring effects, are visible immediately after treatment.

The final results of your thread lift will be seen within one to two months of your treatment. How long it takes you personally depends a lot on your age. Your age is one of the leading factors in how quickly your body produces new, healthy collagen. Collagen is the protein responsible for plumping up your cheeks, filling in fine lines and smoothing out wrinkles.

Most of our clients enjoy satisfactory results after just one treatment. A follow-up treatment may be needed six to nine months after the initial procedure. After that, you shouldn’t need another treatment for three years.

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