If you're looking for a treatment that will last, PDO thread lifts are the way to go. On average, they last for 12-18 months, while dermal fillers have a lifespan of 6-9 months and require regular refills to maintain their results. It's been reported that thread lifts hurt 70% more than fillers, even with anesthesia. Fillers are less invasive and have no recovery time, while thread lifts require healing time that varies from patient to patient. Thanks to further development in treatment protocols, we now know that thread lifts can be a safe and successful procedure.
They're versatile and can do everything from lifting sagging skin to shaping eyes, eyebrows, jaws and more. Our resident thread lift expert Dr. Chbat has seen some amazing results since starting this month. Thread lifts offer three main benefits: an instant skin lift, contraction of adipose tissue for instant skin tightening, and promotion of collagen production and neovascularization to renew the skin at the cellular level. This works together to give you improved skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and more elastic skin. PDO threads are different from PLLA and PCL threads in terms of tensile strength, stiffness and durability.
PDO or polydioxanone strands dissolve after 6-9 months, lactic acid threads dissolve after 12-18 months, and PCL or polycaprolactone yarns are the most durable of the three, taking 2-3 years to completely dissolve. The PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that helps tighten the skin in problem areas such as the chin and jaw. It can be used for all areas of the body and requires a screening session to make sure there are no reactions to PDO treatment. The threads gradually dissolve over 6 months, although their effects can be seen for up to a year as collagen levels increase. So does this mean that a thread lift is always better than a filler? Not necessarily. It depends on the patient's skin type and the specific results they're looking for.
Thread lifts encourage collagen production in target areas and provide several key benefits. They also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which are vital for giving volume to the skin and stimulating wrinkle reduction. NovaThreads and Silhouette InstaLift threads have been approved by the FDA for lifting facial tissue. Depending on the area you want to treat, you may receive 3-4 strands of carefully placed barbed threads. Patients who undergo a thread lift in order to stimulate collagen will notice a gradual improvement in the tone and firmness of their skin. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after undergoing a thread lift.
It's a type of procedure in which temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible stretch in the skin. The threads are inserted beneath the skin's surface and then repositioned to lift the skin, creating the desired look or shape.