What you need to know about PDO thread treatment - the nonsurgical facelift

As you age, you might be noticing loose or sagging skin becoming more and more prominent. While this is a normal and natural occurrence for individuals who are aging, some people can experience a loss in elasticity of the skin at a younger age due to genetic predisposition. There are many skin lifting options available to you to restore your skin in a way that looks natural. However, if you are seeking treatment solutions to tighten that loosening skin without undergoing an invasive medical procedure, PDO thread treatment from Mountain West Medical might be right for you.

What are PDO threads?

Polydioxanone, or PDO, threads are an incredibly thin, medical-grade thread made of protein, similar to that of a medical suture. PDO thread therapy is perfect for individuals looking to tighten loosening or sagging skin around the neck, eyes, eyebrows, and mouth with no surgical incisions. The procedure usually takes less than an hour with the use of a local anesthetic with minimal side effects and quicker recovery time.

How does PDO therapy work?

The threads are inserted into the skin with thin needles then anchored so that the desired area may be lifted to a more natural-looking position. The PDO thread works in a few different ways to lift and tighten the skin. First, PDO threads instantly lift the skin by tightening it in places where the thread is inserted. Secondly, the PDO threading stimulates collagen production, a naturally occurring protein that provides structures to your skin. As the PDO thread is absorbed by the body, new collagen is generated. Finally, PDO threads create cellular renewal that naturally improves the texture and the tightening of the skin over time.

How long does a PDO thread lift last?

It takes around six months for the PDO threads to fully dissolve, but since the threads stimulate collagen in the body, the effects of your PDO therapy will last long after your first treatment. You can expect anywhere from one to two years of lasting results, but you are always welcome to return for additional treatment to maintain your results for a longer time or to treat other areas that would benefit from a PDO thread lift treatment.

Is PDO thread lift safe?

Done by a trained medical professional, like Dr. John at Mountain West Medical, PDO therapy is a safe, minimally invasive procedure. Immediately after the procedure, individuals might feel a slight discomfort around the treated areas and should limit facial motion for about 24 hours. After that, most individuals can resume normal activities as they are able, perhaps eating softer foods for a few days and participating in less strenuous activities.

Is a thread lift worth it?

PDO treatment is preferable to a traditional facelift as it is a less aggressive skin treatment option. Though the results are temporary, PDO therapy can be repeated over time. Also, since the threads stimulate collagen in the body, you will see progressive results as the thread is absorbed by the body, gradually and naturally tightening the skin. So, if you are looking for a quick, minimally invasive procedure that can be repeated over time that gives you immediate skin improvement, PDO thread treatment may be a good option for you.

Is a PDO thread lift right for me?

PDO therapy is a desirable skin treatment option for most people; however, it is not right for every issue. Those most ideal candidates for PDO thread therapy are individuals who have experienced premature aging, like wrinkling or sagging skin, and are seeking less invasive medical options. Older individuals with severe aging and loose skin might be happier with more aggressive treatment. It is always best to discuss your options with your skincare doctor to determine the best course of action for your specific skincare needs.

Ready to take the next step?

If you are ready to pursue PDO thread treatment at Mountainwest Medical Services, we would love to meet with you to answer your questions and consider your best course of treatment. Visit our website www.mountainwestmedical.com/schedule or give us a call at (208) 229-8739 to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. John today.

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