PDO Thread LiftOrange County
If you want to find out if a PDO Thread Lift is right for you book a consultation today at Optimal Plastic Surgery. Various techniques can be used with PDO threads to achieve various aesthetic outcomes like fox eyes, brow lifts, nost lift and jawline enhancement.
Dr. Joseph Bivens
Dr. Bivens is a board certified plastic surgeon who has specialized in anti-aging and facial rejuvenation for over 25 years. He was mentored in the PDO Thread Lift procedure in Korea. Call us to fill out our appointment form today.
For fox eyes, dissolvable threads are inserted under the skin and pulled to stretch and lift the corner of the upper eyelid back and toward the temples. This is done to give the eye an almond shape and at the same time, raise the brow tail. This creates a Hadid-like look with a more open upper eyelid.
Nose threads are effective at creating a sharper nose tip. Most nose threads are designed with small tiny anchoring points (also known as cogs, or barbs) along the threads. These anchoring points lift the nose up and makes the nose tip sharper and smaller.
A non-surgical brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that tightens and raises the skin on the upper third of your face, specifically the forehead and eyebrows. It can smooth out wrinkles between your brows, raise drooping eyebrows, open up your eyes and remove lines on your forehead.
A non-surgical V lift that tightens and pulling the skin on the lower face and jowls which also helps to have define and prominent jaw line.
PDO Threads are made of an absorbable polydioxanone suture material that has been used for decades in surgery with no long term complications. Safe and effective, PDO Threads are hypoallergenic and non-pyrogenic, have long lasting regenerative benefits for the skin, and it is not painful as you are injected with local anesthetic before the procedure. Results are instant and recovery time is an estimated week.
Could last up to 12 months. Touch ups may be needed for better results and increase long lasting production.
Immediately after the procedure. Small cogs and barbs lift and anchor the skin for an immediate lift.
Patients that have visible signs of mild aging. These signs can include mild to moderate skin laxity, particularly in the mid-face, and fine lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin.
The ideal thread lift candidate is usually in his or her 30s to early 40s, whereas most patients over the age of about 50 will benefit more profoundly from facelift surgery.
50years and older will benefit more profoundly from facelift surgery. However, thread lift can provide a subtle facelift alternative for older patients who do not want or unable to have surgery for medical reasons.
Several variations of the threading technique exist, as a preference of the surgeon or to meet specific patient needs. Once the individual situation has been assessed, generally between 6 to 20 threads will be used. Thread lifting is a relatively new procedure.
Many often choose to combine their thread lift with injectable treatments, like wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, and more. Some common treatments combined with PDO threading include:
Wrinkle relaxers: Wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX® and Dysport®, could be used in conjunction with a thread lift near the brow and eye area to reduce Crow’s feet and frown lines, as the threads are often not suitable for those areas.
Dermal fillers: A dermal filler, like Restylane® or Sculptra®, and Juvéderm can be used with a thread lift to provide an even fuller appearance and a larger lift result, closer to that seen in a surgical treatment or liquid facial.
Laser skin resurfacing: Laser resurfacing can often be combined with a thread lift if you have skin damage, like sun or age spots, acne scars, an uneven texture, and other issues.
Do’s and Don’t,s
- MINIMALLY INVASIVE
No deep cutting is required, so the risks of scarring or infection are much lower than with conventional cosmetic surgery.
- REQUIRES NO GENERAL ANESTHETIC
That makes this procedure an option for those who have health problems that make them unsuitable candidates for major procedures.
- MINIMAL RECOVERY TIME
There may be some initial redness or swelling, but this should resolve in a few days to a week.
- LESS PAINFUL
Since there is no deep cutting, and the pain is also comparatively less.
- MANY AREAS CAN BE TREATED
Thread lifts can be done in areas near the eyes, around the jaw, cheeks and cheekbones. Since this is a relatively new procedure, new treatments continue to be developed.
- TEMPORARY SOLUTION
a thread lift can be expected to last up to 12 months.
- EFFECTIVE PRIMARILY FOR INITIAL SIGNS OF AGING
The people most likely to benefit from a thread lift are generally those in the 30-45 age group.
- CONSIDERED A SURGICAL TREATMENT
The thread lift is considered a minor surgery, and as such, once the skin is cut there is the risk of infection, bruising, indentations, temporary discomfort, rippling off the skin and temporary numbness.
- EFFECTS ARE SUBTLE
While subtle effects may be a negative aspect of a medical thread lift, for those who prefer a less dramatic change, the subtle results of a thread lift may be appealing. It all depends on individual preference.
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