PDO threads are an absorbable suture composed of polydixanone. Polydiaxanone (PDO), is a very safe material that is regularly used in heart surgeries. When placed within the appropriate dermal layer, the polydiaxanone stimulates your natural collagen production.These threads come preloaded in hypodermic needles to insert and appropriately place the thread. The threads absorb over a six month time span. During this process the polydiaxanone increases collagenesis for up to a full 12 months.
After the procedure, it is to recommended to avoid touching the area that was treated. Discomfort and soreness are common and over the counter Tylenol is recommended for the first few days. Swelling and bruising often occur. Since the procedure is minimally invasive and the manner in which the threads are placed, scarring is not typical, and infection rates are miniscule. Discomfort may continue for a week or two, but this depends on each individual person. The threads dissolve over six months, with collagen production up to a full year. Results of lifting and smoothing are visible on the day of treatment. Optimal results are seen a few months later as new collagen forms, further improving laxity and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on each individual, their health and age, results can last between 1-2 years.
There are two treatment types, the NovaMesh and the NovaLyft.
The Nova Mesh consists of creating a meshed foundation under the skin, often in a crosshatch like manner, to serve as a base for collagen production. This helps to tighten the skin naturally over time.
The Nova Lyft provides more instant and dramatic results. Barbed PDO sutures provide grip under the skin to pull and lift sagging tissue. After insertion, the threads are pulled in a specific direction to reposition the tissue. Once positioned into the appropriate tissue layer, the PDO threads absorb and the polydiaxanone encourages the production of new collagen.
Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, AZ provides a full menu of safe and effective skin treatments that help you look and feel your best. All procedures are completed by licensed doctors, nurses, or aestheticians who understand skin conditions and skincare from a medical point of view. Personalized treatment plans are developed for each client with a focus on your concerns and goals. Our facility is highly rated among the top 1% in the United States.
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The threads dissolve over six months, and replaced with collagen. Depending on each individual, their health and age, results can last between 1-2 years.
No, PDO thread lifts are not painful. Your aesthetician will apply both a topical numbing cream and a local anesthetic to the treatment area. Additionally, the needle used is extremely fine. As a result, you will be completely comfortable during the entire procedure. After the procedure, some may experience mild discomfort and soreness and over-the-counter Tylenol is recommended for the first few days.
On average, a PDO thread lift lasts between six and nine months. How long your PDO thread lift lasts will depend on several factors, including your rate of metabolism, the thickness of threads used and the quality of threads.
By using PDO threads to manually lift the skin and contract the fat tissue, a thread lift provides instant results in the form of reduced lines and wrinkles and firmer, more youthful skin. It also helps to encourage the natural production of collagen, which smooths our wrinkles, plumps the skin, and restores your skin’s beauty at a cellular level. A PDO thread lift is an innovative new treatment in aesthetics and beauty, but the actual thread material used has been a staple in the medical field for decades (used to suture skin and in many other applications).
PDO threads can be used in various different areas. Areas a PDO thread lift can treat include the Jawline, Neck, Jowls, Naso jugal folds, Nasolabial folds, Crow’s feet, Eyebrows, Undereye area, Cheeks and “Marionette lines.”
The PDO thread lift recovery process is very simple and straightforward, and there are very few aftercare requirements.
Yes, PDO thread lifts help support the body’s collagen production process.
No, all PDO threads are not the same. PDO threads vary in length and thickness. There are several different types of PDO threads, each one designed for a specific purpose. PDO threads are categorized into two groups: floating barbed threads and floating non-barbed threads. Within these categories are several sub-classifications. Your aesthetician can recommend a specific option (or a combination of options) that best aligns with your goals. Keep in mind that not all PDO threads are of equal quality. For that reason, it is important to choose a trusted, reputable medical aesthetics provider like Adam & Eve for ideal results.