The final results of your PDO thread lift will be seen within a month or two of your treatment. You will notice a tightening and lifting of the skin immediately, but it will take about two weeks for collagen production to start working and for you to see an improvement in skin tone, texture and overall quality. Most people see their complete results appear within a month or two after initial treatment.
Thread liftsusually last between 12 and 18 months, depending on the individual patient and their age, lifestyle, skin type and how quickly their body breaks down the sutures.
The procedure itself delivers immediate results. Once the PDO threads are properly placed, tightened and secured under the skin, your skin will look tighter, smoother and lifted right away. There may be some tenderness, swelling, and bruising around the treated areas, but this is usually very mild and goes away within a day or two. There is little or no downtime involved, which means that you can return directly to work and your daily activities after treatment is over.
Once everything has been established, you can expect to see the final results in 10 to 14 days. One of the best things about thread lifts is how they deliver continuous results long after you leave the clinic. When the threads are placed under the skin, the body sees it as an “injury”, which starts its natural healing process. This is exactly how the body works when it detects a foreign object inside the dermis (a layer of skin below the surface).
Part of this healing process involves the body reactivating its production of collagen (the incredible protein) and directing large amounts of it to the “injured areas”. Collagen infusion into the skin fights the aging process by moisturizing, thickening and strengthening the skin. In other words, your skin is restored and rejuvenated long after you have left the clinic. PDO threads will stay under the skin for 6 to 12 months.
They are completely safe and biodegradable, which means they break down naturally over time. You will not feel any side effects from the dissolution of the sutures, nor will you be able to feel the threads under the skin once the skin around them heals. After the sutures completely dissolve, you can expect to see results for another 6 months on average until the body's collagen production slows down. Due to its safe and non-invasive nature, thread lifts can be repeated if necessary.
That means you'll notice a little initial firmness right away, and your results will be fully developed in six months. Results vary from patient to patient, but most enjoy their new look for 18 months. You can also schedule additional treatments to expand your new look. You can expect an immediate lift of the treated area, but this will always relax a little once the initial swelling has subsided.
Appearance is expected to gradually improve over a period of 2-3 months as collagen remodeling occurs. However, the best results are achieved after 3 months as PDO threads also stimulate collagen production which helps to tighten and lift the skin. A thread lift is considered a low-risk procedure with minimal recovery time but there are side effects and risk of complications. A person who is generally in good health and is beginning to notice signs of aging may benefit more from subtle impact of a thread lift than other treatments such as surgery or fillers.
We will also check your medical history to ensure that a PDO thread lift is a safe and appropriate option if applicable. The threads are smooth (mono) to improve texture of skin or consist of barbs, teeth, anchors or screws to reposition tissue. Thread lifts have existed since 1990s but innovations in material used for thread lifts have led to an increase in popularity in recent years. A good PDO thread lift will do wonders for your facial appearance and inner confidence but should be performed by medical professional in safe and clinical setting.
The injection of PDO threads elicits body's healing response that would not otherwise occur without trauma. After PDO threads are injected into skin they adhere and PDO thread stretch starts working immediately. These particular threads are composed of synthetic ingredient polydioxanone which is safely absorbed by body over time. The right time to consider a thread lift is when you begin to see early signs of aging such as wrinkles or sagging skin.