All About PDO Thread Lifts for Cheeks
Cheek lifts are becoming more and more popular as people look for ways to improve their appearance and reduce signs of aging. There are many different ways to tighten the skin on the face and create a more youthful appearance, but one of the most non-invasive and effective options available is the cheek thread lift.
What is A PDO Thread Lift and How Do They Work?
A PDO thread lift is a type of lifting procedure that is conducted by inserting absorbable sutures beneath the skin’s surface. These threads have small, hook-like barbs that lift the skin by attaching to underlying tissues. Over time, PDO threads tighten the area and stimulate natural collagen production, which cultivates long lasting results. The threads also provide instant lift and contract underlying fat tissue to tighten loose skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
How Long Do Thread Lifts for Cheeks Last?
While PDO threads only remain beneath the skin for about 6-9 months, the results of a cheek thread lift last longer. Various biological factors within each patient’s body will affect how long the results last, but most last for about 1 year, and up to 2 years in some cases.
PDO threads, or polydioxanone threads, are absorbable sutures that have been safely used in various types of surgeries for years. They dissolve slowly over time, but because they stimulate collagen production, the results of thread lift procedures last for months even after the threads are fully absorbed.
There are several different types of threads, and while all of them have specific purposes, they still produce very similar results. Your personal cosmetic goals and the current state of your skin will determine which threads are used for your treatment.
Placing the Threads
The number of threads, which type are used, and where they are placed will all determine the final results of your cheek lift. Since PDO thread lifts are fully customizable, it’s important to discuss your cosmetic goals with the clinician during your consultation. Once we determine what your preferences are, our professionals will know precisely what end result you want to achieve and the PDO threads will be placed accordingly.
A cheek PDO lift usually takes less than an hour to complete, however, this may vary depending on how many threads are used.
Who is A Good Candidate for A Thread Cheek Lift?
Cheek thread lifts help tighten loose skin on the face and lift the cheeks to a slightly higher position, producing a more youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance. Clients who will benefit most from this procedure are individuals who want to reduce signs of aging around the cheek and facial area without surgery. This might include people who are dealing with loose, sagging skin, lost volume, wrinkles, and other noticeable cosmetic concerns.
What Do Cheek Thread Lifts Treat?
The following results can be achieved with a cheek thread lift:
- Lifting and tightening loose, sagging skin
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Restoring lost volume to the cheek area
- Stimulating collagen production
- Creating better facial symmetry
Benefits of A Non-Surgical Cheek Lift
There are numerous benefits to thread lifts, including the following:
- Fully Customizable
- Fast Application (the procedure usually takes less than an hour)
- No Surgery Necessary
- No Down-time
- Threads are Medical-Grade, Absorbable Sutures
- Procedure is Complete in Just One Treatment (in most cases)
- Gradual Results (no dramatic changes that make it obvious you’ve had work done)
- More Affordable than Surgical Alternatives
- Long Lasting Results
Contact Us Today
A cheek or face PDO thread lift can rejuvenate your skin, help you look more youthful, and eliminate that deflated appearance that occurs with age as our skin starts to lose its elasticity and volume.
If you are struggling with fine lines, sagging skin, loss of firmness, and other signs of aging, contact the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute today and schedule a consultation to learn more about our cheek and face thread lifts in Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas.