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Is A PDO Thread Lift Worth It?

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When people hear “cosmetic therapy,” they often picture bruises, scars, and sutures. Suppose we told you there was a way to treat skin laxity and sagging that didn’t need scalpels, scars, or recovery time. Northwest Beauty And Wellness are proud to provide the PDO thread lift to our valued clients.

Is PDO Thread Lift Worth It?

To put it briefly: yes, without a doubt. The use of this non-surgical technique to treat moderate to severe skin laxity is rising in favor. Its most common applications are to the face, specifically the neck, brows, and cheeks.

According to a paper published by the National Institutes of Health, PDO thread lifts can effectively lift and contour facial soft tissues (NIH). Another NIH study found that 89 percent of patients improved after receiving this medication. Similar findings were found in another study published by The Aesthetic Society.

Surgical Face Lifts Are No Longer The Norm

According to the same study we just cited, thread lifts are an excellent alternative for people who don’t want or can’t undergo a standard facelift. People sometimes put off surgery because they are worried about the anesthetic, can’t afford the time off work, or are concerned about the potential for scars or consequences.

Instead of cutting, pulling, and stretching the skin to attain the desired appearance, the new school of thought in cosmetic procedures is to work with the body’s natural processes. PDO threads are a component of this evolving concept, leading to a meteoric rise in interest in therapeutic interventions. You can now adjust the duration and cost of your facial rejuvenation treatment to fit your specific requirements.

How PDO Thread Lifts Works As Effectively As Surgical Face Lifts

We’ve highlighted how current cosmetic treatments work in tandem with the body and how a PDO thread lift, in particular, stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin. The body will eventually reject treatment threads because they are unfamiliar with them. Please don’t fret over this; it’s an essential treatment element. It also represents the body’s innate and persistent impulse to protect itself from potential threats.

The body’s natural reaction to the threads is to boost the directional production of collagen and elastin to treat what it perceives as a skin injury. The firmness, smoothness, elasticity, and radiance that characterize healthy skin are all the result of the work done by these two proteins. A PDO thread lift, in a nutshell, fully revitalizes and refines your appearance.

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads used in medical applications are thinner than human hair and biodegrade once within the human body. A more youthful, wrinkle-free appearance can be achieved by inserting these threads under sagging skin to relax the underlying tendons and muscles.

Who’s The Best Candidate?

We like to analyze each patient individually rather than making blanket statements regarding age ranges. Still, patients over 55 tend to benefit more from facelift surgery. The unique benefit of thread lifts is that they can help persons of advanced age who aren’t suitable surgical candidates.

PDO Thread Lift Appointment

To provide a comfortable experience during the rest of your appointment, we will first inject lidocaine into strategic places. You won’t feel a thing as we inject the threads since lidocaine acts as an anesthetic. For this treatment, a thin needle or cannula is placed under the skin, into the muscle, or the subcutaneous fat.

In part, because of the flexibility with, which we may place the threads, we can guarantee high precision. To name just a few examples, we can use this to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, lift drooping eyebrows, and do much more besides. Additionally, the versatility of this treatment makes it applicable to:

  • Addresses creases around the mouth and nose
  • Remove wrinkles that have formed in your forehead’s vertical and horizontal planes
  • Lift sagging cheeks
  • Smoothen marionette contours
  • Tuck in a drooping chin
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the jaw and neck

There Are Threads In Your Skin, So Do They Stay There?

The threads mimic surgical sutures in tightening and elevating the skin instantaneously. Subcutaneous implantation of PDO threads is described, and they remain in place until they dissolve. The body treats them similarly to surgical dissolving sutures; they absorb them and eventually metabolize them.

With this technique, your eyes can achieve the trendy “designer” form, characterized by a gentle almond shape and a slight upward slant at the outer corners. We can also help you achieve a polished and attractive look by shaping and arching your eyebrows. The body’s ability to create collagen and elastin will increase considerably within the coming days and weeks. Having stated that, here are some benefits you can expect:

  • Less bumpy skin
  • Rigid, more robust skin
  • Removes fine lines and wrinkles for a long while
  • Improved skin tone

PDO Thread Lift Aftercare

With diligent skincare afterward, one treatment may provide benefits for up to several years for some patients. If you follow these instructions, you should feel much better in no time.

  • Wait seven days before getting any peel or filler for cosmetic purposes
  • Sun and heat avoidance for a week
  • Don’t drink alcoholic beverages or take blood thinners for seven days
  • The treated area should not be massaged or rubbed for two weeks
  • Make sure to take your time and use lukewarm water when washing your face
  • Sleep with your head elevated 
  • Put off dental work for four weeks
  • Avoid using heat sources near the affected area for ten weeks after treatment, such as IPL or laser.

You may want to postpone undergoing the PDO thread lift if you have active acne, wounds, or cold sores. We may also recommend that you reschedule your visit if, within the last 48 hours, you have consumed alcohol or taken anticoagulant medicines (such as aspirin). Pregnant or nursing women and those with autoimmune diseases, diabetes, or active infections should not receive treatment.


Thread lifts are a minimally invasive alternative to surgical facelifts that can achieve the same or similar effects without the associated dangers and recovery time. The skin is immediately tightened and lifted by their use, and they are effective on various individuals. Improvements in the materials have allowed for long-lasting therapeutic effects with little incidence of common adverse reactions like bruising and edema. Contact Northwest Beauty And Wellness today to schedule a consultation for the PDO Thread lift or our other services.

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