If you’ve lost your youthful-looking skin due to the natural aging process, then you’ll be happy to learn about a cosmetic treatment that can accomplish the same results as a facelift – but without any surgery. At Aire MedSpa in Sarasota, FL we know that a threadlift with PDO threads can easily rejuvenate your appearance so you can look younger and feel more confident. With this treatment, you can say goodbye to the visible signs of aging and count on long-lasting results.
How Long Does a PDO ThreadLift Last?
One of the most exciting prospects of a PDO Threadlift treatment is the fact that results can last for one to two years. The longevity of your results will depend on the condition of your skin and how well your body produces new collagen. You can count on PDO threads to be highly effective.
This treatment lifts and supports the structure of your skin to tighten and tone your skin elasticity; meanwhile, the threads themselves also stimulate collagen production. Over time, your results will continue to improve as the new collagen in your skin matures. Most people can see the final results of this treatment within six months.
Can You Extend Your Results?
In general, the best way to extend the results of your treatment is to attend regular maintenance appointments. By attending these appointments, you will ensure that your skin maintains a tight and toned appearance without any visible signs of aging between your treatments. Of course, there are other things you can do to help your skin look more natural for even longer. Some methods include:
- Stay hydrated
- Use SPF daily
- Avoid excessive smoking or alcohol consumption
- Use an anti-aging skincare product
Most of the methods used to extend your results will rely on making good lifestyle decisions. It’s important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays that deteriorate the collagen in your skin and it’s also important to drink enough water so your skin has the resources it needs to maintain a plush appearance. Your diet, vitamins, and supplements may also help reinforce the health of your skin and the production of collagen.
What is a PDO Threadlift?
A PDO Threadlift is essentially an anti-aging treatment that mimics the results of a facelift without actually initiating surgical methods. During this treatment, special threads will be inserted into the sub-dermal layers of the skin to lift the skin and correct skin laxity. These threads then stimulate the production of collagen in these areas of the skin to further reinforce a more youthful skin structure.
PDO threads are made with medical-grade materials that are seamlessly absorbed into the body over time. After several months, these threads will dissolve, but the collagen created in these areas of the skin will remain for several more months.
How Do PDO Threads Work?
Your treatment will begin with a consultation appointment so our skin experts can determine if this treatment is an ideal match for your needs. Most people who have moderate to severe skin laxity are good candidates for this treatment. Your appointments will take about 45 to 60 minutes to complete.
Several steps will be involved in your treatment, such as applying a topical numbing cream to your face to guarantee your comfort during your treatment and using a special pen to map out your treatment area. The biggest part of your treatment process will be inserting the threads.
Polydioxanone threads are inserted into the sub-dermal layers of skin with a hypodermic needle. These threads come in many different textures and types; the type of threads used for your treatment will depend on your aesthetic needs. The optimal number of threads will be inserted beneath the skin surface to accomplish your treatment goals, including correcting skin laxity on the mid-face and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles.
What Happens After Treatment?
One of the nicest benefits of this treatment is the fact that there is no extensive downtime. Most people resume all normal daily activities within 48 hours.
You will be given detailed aftercare instructions so you know how to take care of your treatment areas, which may include directions to sleep on your back. The most important instruction to follow is to avoid stretching the treatment area for up to two weeks, which could temporarily change your diet or your exercise routine based on where your threads are placed.
What Can This Treatment Help With?
Generally speaking, most people elect to use this treatment to correct visible aging on the face and neck, particularly the lower face. This treatment lifts the skin and refines your appearance by tightening the cheeks, minimizing crow’s feet, contouring the jawline, and even softening nasolabial folds. This treatment also corrects sagging skin on the neck so you can look younger. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all of your skin goals.
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
There isn’t a precise best age for this treatment since the most important determining factor is the condition of your skin. If you have visible signs of aging on your face and neck that you would like to resolve without surgery, then you may be a good candidate for treatment.
That said, younger patients may be able to enjoy more noticeable results. Patients who have moderate skin laxity may be able to enjoy longer-lasting and better-looking results than patients who have severe skin laxity. Many patients used this treatment in their 40s for this reason.
Will This Treatment Look Natural?
Yes, the result of this treatment will look natural. You will not need to worry about being able to see or feel your PDO threads after your treatment as these threads are replaced deep enough within the skin that they will not be noticeable. Furthermore, the collagen produced with this treatment will also ensure that your results look and feel natural.
Are These Threads Safe?
Yes, the threads used for this treatment are considered safe. In fact, because these threads are biocompatible, they have been used in medical settings to close surgical sites for several years. Used in a cosmetic treatment, these threads are equally as safe. Most people will not even need to worry about an allergic reaction to these threads for the same reason.
What Else Do You Need to Know?
When it comes down to it, the trick of this treatment is the threads used to lift, tone, and tighten the skin. PDO threads are dissolvable and compatible with the body, which is one of the reasons why this treatment is so superior compared to a traditional facelift procedure. Furthermore, these threads can be used in patterns or different angles to accomplish your desired appearance goals.
These threads come in a variety of textures that can all accomplish different aesthetic goals. For example, straight and smooth threads are best for collagen production, while barbed threads are ideal for lifting the skin and screw-like threads are the best option for enhancing the volume of the skin. We will help you pick the thread texture most compatible with your aesthetic needs.
No two people are the same and that means the number of threads required for your treatment will depend on your desired outcome and the condition of your skin. People who need more lifting and tightening to correct skin laxity will need to use more threads, while those who are only correcting mild concerns may need a smaller quantity. Ultimately, we will use the best quantity of threads to achieve your desired results.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are several benefits of this anti-aging treatment, such as the ability to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Of course, this treatment is also commonly used to restore facial volume, contour the face, and tighten skin. The benefit of versatility is only the tip of the iceberg for this treatment. Other benefits include:
The results of this treatment are gradual, which is an important benefit for people who want to appear younger without any obvious sign that they’ve had work done. Because the results of this treatment will appear gradually over time as new collagen is produced, nobody will be able to tell that you have used a cosmetic treatment to improve your appearance. The subtlety of these results will help you look more youthful without surgery.
While a facelift can do great things to improve your appearance, the fact remains that a traditional facelift procedure is painful and involves an extensive recovery period. This thread treatment, on the other hand, is incredibly convenient. In as little as one hour-long session, you can easily improve your appearance without any risk of scarring. As soon as your appointment is done, you can go back to work or even run errands.
The goal of cosmetic treatments is to improve your appearance in a way that looks and feels natural – so ultimately, one of the most important benefits of any treatment is to customize the results to fit your needs. This treatment is highly customizable. Each patient will have a tailored treatment plan that will address various desired results, such as tighter skin or more skin volume.
Additionally, this treatment is highly compatible with other cosmetic treatments, including chemical peels, dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and microneedling treatments. By combining treatments and customizing your treatment plan, you can benefit from results that meet your exact needs.
The results of this treatment can last for longer stretches of time than some other non-surgical treatments, such as neurotoxins or dermal fillers. This anti-aging treatment mimics the results of a facelift with results that can last up to two years or longer based on the health of your skin and how much collagen your skin produces.
Who Are Good Candidates?
A consultation is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. That said, most people who want to improve the appearance of their skin by correcting skin laxity are likely good candidates.
Ideal candidates for this treatment are people who are healthy and who have healthy skin, as well as people who have realistic expectations for the treatment outcome. Women who are breastfeeding or currently pregnant will not be qualified for this treatment.
Say Goodbye to Skin Laxity
When it comes to correcting skin laxity in the face and neck, a facelift is not your only option. PDO threads are an ideal treatment to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin with a simple PDO Threadlift. If you think this treatment is a good fit for your aesthetic goals, please contact Aire MedSpa in Sarasota, FL to schedule your consultation today.