What is A PDO Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical cosmetic lift procedure. These treatments are designed to offer an alternative to surgical lifts, such as facelifts, breast lifts, butt lifts, and more. PDO thread lifts in Chicago are non-invasive and help tighten, contour, and lift skin and underlying tissues, creating more volume, eliminating saggy skin, and improving complexion.
Gradual, Long-Lasting Results & Collagen Stimulation
The results of PDO lifts are both instantaneous and gradual. Patients see immediate lift and cosmetic improvement after the procedure, but the final results manifest over time, typically lasting for about 1 year, and up to 2 years in some cases.
What are Polydioxanone Threads?
A thread lift utilizes what are known as polydioxanone (PDO) threads, or surgical-grade absorbable sutures, to pull sagging skin and tissues beneath the skin into higher positions. These threads gradually stimulate collagen production in the treated area, increasing fullness and creating a more youthful, brighter complexion over time.
PDO threads have been safely used in a variety of surgeries for many years. There is no need for surgical removal of the threads because the body absorbs them within a few months after insertion. This is why the results of a thread lift are not permanent, but they are long-lasting.
PDO Threads – How Long Do They Last?
You might be wondering, how long do PDO threads last? The answer will vary from patient to patient. It takes between 6 to 10 months for PDO threads to completely dissolve in the body. This is because the rate at which the threads dissolve is affected by individual biological factors.
Application of the Threads
The application of the threads are what make PDO lifts fully customizable. After having a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, the placement, quantity, and types of threads will be selected. The insertion process usually takes less than an hour, but this can vary depending on the number of threads used, size of the area, and desired results.
Thread selection and quantity will directly affect the results of your lift. Various types of PDO threads are used for different purposes, but all of them will lift and tighten underlying tissues and loose skin, firming the treated area and creating a more youthful appearance.
Are PDO Threads Noticeable?
As PDO threads lift sagging skin, a tight or firming sensation can result around the treatment area, but they are not noticeable to the naked eye.
Can You Extend PDO Thread Results?
The results of a PDO lift usually last for about 1 year, however, there are some ways to extend the life of your lift.
- Stay Hydrated
- Eat a Diet Rich in Healthy Fats, Vitamins, and Minerals that Benefit Skin
- Wear Sunscreen (even when it isn’t sunny outside)
- Avoid Excess Sun Exposure
- Use Quality Skincare (especially anti-aging products)
- Consider Injectable Cosmetic Treatments, such as Botox or Juvederm in Chicago
After you receive a thread lift, it’s safe to receive another one once the threads have completely dissolved. This means that your already long-lasting results can be easily extended with future treatments.
Contact Us to Schedule A Consultation
If you’re interested in a thread lift treatment from the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, contact us to request a consultation with our team today. We will answer any questions you have about this convenient, non-invasive lift procedure.