WHAT ARE PDO THREAD LIFTS?
As we age, signs of sagging skin become more and more visible. Our collagen and elastin content takes a dramatic hit especially after age 30, leading to greater laxity in the face and several other regions of the body. However, aging can be controlled and doesn’t always have to involve complicated surgery! NovaThread PDO Thread Lifts are one of the most effective ways to give you the tight skin you want. While most people seek skin tightening solutions through plastic surgery, this effective non-surgical option can lift, contour, and suspend sagging tissues on your face, neck, and body, especially if you need only minimal to moderate rejuvenation.
RESTORE YOUR V-SHAPE
Having tight, beautiful skin typically results in a “V-shaped” face. With progressive aging, this “V-shape” gradually diminishes or inverts. Through PDO Thread Lifts, scaffolding is created in order to support your facial tissues and keep them in the “V-shape.” While NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, even in the body, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat with BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, which are more effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively. Through PDO Thread Lifts, your lower face can be effectively lifted and tightened to help your face regain its beautiful shape.
HOW DO NOVATHREADS WORK?
NovaThread PDO Thread Lifts are hypodermic needles preloaded with a synthetic PDO absorbable suture. These PDO (polydioxanone) sutures are typically used to perform cardiac surgery, but their versatility and resistance make them a great facelift choice as well. These sutures are FDA-approved and one of the safest materials that can be used in the body. Your skin will fully absorb the threads within 4-6 months after insertion without leaving any scar tissue. While the sutures remain under your skin, your skin gently reacts through a “selective inflammatory response.” This process stimulates the production of collagen.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The most popular treatment PDO Thread Lift areas are the brows, cheeks (midface), jowls, and upper neck. That being said, PDO Thread Lifts can be inserted virtually anywhere on the body, and can even lift loose skin on the upper arms, stomach, thighs, and around the knees.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
You may experience some discomfort following your treatment. Any and all pain can usually be managed with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or ibuprofen (Advil). If you are experiencing a lot of discomfort, we welcome you to speak with Dr. Jehangir. You may experience some mild swelling and bruising for few days. We recommend icing the treated area for the first few days to reducing swelling. Strenuous activity such as exercise is not recommended.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM PDO THREAD LIFTS?
The result of the PDO Thread Lifts can be seen immediately and will become more noticeable after 1-2 weeks. The results will continue to enhance your skin by encouraging it to produce collagen over the next several months. More threads can always be inserted down the line to improve your results and prolong them even more. If you choose to have a more intensive surgical procedure or facelift at a later point, this can be done without any problems as the PDO Thread Lifts will be absorbed completely without leaving any kind of scarring.
BOOK A PDO THREAD LIFT CONSULTATION IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
Are you ready for your professional, non-surgical facelift session? If so, we welcome you to get in touch and give our NovaThread treatment a try! Call our practice in Austin at (512) 561-0971 or use the form below to request your appointment now.