PDO Thread Lift Procedure, Benefits, and Side Effects

Having young, vibrant skin is everyone’s dream, especially on their face. Technological advancements in cosmetology and plastic surgery have made this possible. However, these procedures may be relatively expensive to the everyday middle-class Joe. Surgical facelifts are being quickly replaced with Polydioxanone(PDO) lifting threads. If you are on the lookout for the most highly recommended Brooklyn PDO lifting threads, read the article below to find your most suitable options.

What is a Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift uses a dissolvable biodegradable polyester suture to lift and tighten your skin. This procedure is less invasive compared to facelift surgery. It is usually performed in less than 45 minutes without going under a scalpel. PDO thread lifts are most suited for skin rejuvenation, while some newer types are better at lifting sagging skin.

Why are PDO thread lifts different from other cosmetic procedures?

Three types of sutures are usually used in thread lift procedures. These are:

  • Polydioxanone(PDO) thread lift
  • Polycaprolactone(PCA) thread lift
  • Polylactic acid thread lift

PDO threads have been used for the longest time since the eighties compared to the other two. They are usually made from a colorless polyester that breaks down inside your body.

The sutures in your skin trigger fibroblast cells in your body to produce more collagen. Collagen is a protein in your skin that gives elasticity and structure. Aging skin is usually a result of losing collagen.

PDO threads are subdivided into three categories:

  • PDO cog threads: They contain barbs that latch onto your skin like small fish hooks that support lifting parts of your face.
  • PDO mono threads: These are smooth sutures that enable skin rejuvenation through stimulation of collagen production.
  • PDO screw threads: These are made up of one or two intertwined threads that restore volume to sunken parts of your skin.

PLA and PCA threads are newer thread types to PDO. They last longer in your body while releasing more collagen. Each thread type is best suited for a specific function. PDO threads are better at revitalizing and repositioning tissue, while PCA and PLA threads are better at lifting sagging parts of your skin.

PDO thread lifts are less prone to complications than facelift surgeries. They are less prone to risks of severe bruising, scarring, or bleeding. Minor complications occur less often and are easily corrected.

A thread lift can treat most parts of your face prone to aging signs. The most commonly treated areas are your jaw, cheeks, neck, and eyes. Thread lift procedure results are not drastic thus are usually used together with other anti-aging procedures like dermal fillers or ultherapy.

PDO thread lifts are becoming popular in the cosmetic industry because they cause immediate improvements in skin sagging soon after the procedure. They are also a faster and cheaper alternative to facelift surgery. Recovery from the procedure is usually minimal as you can get the procedure and return to work the same day. Check out our website or call our offices in Brooklyn, NY, for more information.