What Is the PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO Thread Lift, often referred to as the “lunchtime facelift,” is a minimally invasive treatment that can lift sagging tissue in the lower face and neck. Similar to NovaThreads, the PDO Thread Lift procedure involves placing absorbable surgical threads into the tissue beneath the skin to rejuvenate one’s facial appearance. These threads, composed of the polymer known as polydioxanone (PDO), are gently pulled to suspend sagging tissue, which helps minimize deep lines and improve facial contours.
PDO sutures come in different textures to accommodate different patient needs. Mono threads are single, smooth threads for subtle lifting. Cog threads are barbed to provide a lift while stimulating collagen production. And screw threads have one to two threads that are intertwined, which provides the added benefit of volumizing the area.
In addition to having a short treatment time, the PDO Thread Lift offers patients the ability to achieve a more youthful appearance without the recovery time associated with traditional surgery.
Am I a Candidate for the PDO Thread Lift?
If you want to rejuvenate your facial appearance but prefer to avoid invasive surgery, you may be a good candidate for the PDO Thread Lift. With results that last longer than cosmetic injectables, the PDO Thread Lift can prove especially beneficial for those with noticeable marionette lines or nasolabial folds. To be considered for the procedure, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jodie Reinertson or Kevan Petterson, RN, BSN, so they can evaluate if the PDO Thread Lift is the best option for helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.
In general, patients should exhibit the following qualities to be deemed a good candidate for the PDO Thread Lift:
- Moderate sagging in the lower face and neck
- Good skin quality
- Strong bone structure
- Tissue is able to be elevated
What Does the PDO Thread Lift Procedure Entail?
The PDO Thread Lift is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. To begin the procedure, Dr. Reinertson or Kevan will strategically place the optimal number of sutures into the subcutaneous tissue. These sutures are made of a dissolving material that has been widely used in the medical field for over 30 years. After they have been inserted, the facial tissue will be adjusted to a slightly elevated position.
As soon as the sutures are in place, you should see your lifted results. In addition to this immediate improvement, the sutures stimulate collagen growth over time. The duration of the PDO Thread Lift procedure will vary based on how many threads are placed, but the process can typically be completed within 30 to 45 minutes. After your procedure, you can expect minimal downtime. Our team will provide you with personalized instructions for how to care for your treatment area in the following days and weeks.
How Long Do PDO Thread Lift Results Last?
Results from the PDO Thread Lift are immediate, and the area continues to improve as new collagen production adds more volume with time. The absorbable threads gradually dissolve over the first four to six months, but the benefits of your procedure should last beyond this time as new collagen is produced. The PDO Thread Lift is considered a longer-lasting solution compared to treatment with injectables. To prolong the effects of the PDO Thread Lift, patients can have follow-up treatments performed.
How Much Does the PDO Thread Lift Cost?
The PDO Thread Lift tends to be a more affordable option than traditional facelift surgery, making it a more realistic procedure for many people. Although treatment details will vary based on the patient and the degree of their facial aging, the cost of a PDO Thread Lift starts at approximately $3,000. After Dr. Reinertson or Kevan has had the opportunity to discuss your goals and evaluate your facial appearance, our team can provide you with a personalized quote for your procedure.