When your aging skin starts to droop and sag, you may be considering a facelift to restore a more youthful look. But surgery is no longer the only treatment for droopy cheeks and jowls. Ava Salarda, NP, at Avanity Advanced Aesthetics in Anaheim, California, performs a polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift to tighten your loose skin without surgery or downtime. Call the med spa or schedule your PDO thread lift consultation online today.
A polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure for facial laxity. As you get older, your skin’s production of collagen slows down. Collagen is a structural protein that keeps your skin strong and resilient.
Collagen loss contributes to many of the visible signs of aging, including lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Not too long ago, your only option for lifting jowls and droopy cheeks was a facelift. Now you have the PDO thread lift.
During the PDO thread lift at Avanity Advanced Aesthetics, Ms. Salarda carefully places the PDO sutures under the skin around your face, lifting and tightening the skin. These PDO sutures also trigger your skin’s natural healing process, increasing collagen production.
The carefully placed PDO threads dissolve over time; however, the extra layer of collagen prolongs the beauty benefits of the treatment.
You may be a candidate for the PDO thread lift if you have mild to moderate skin laxity. Ms. Salarda may also recommend the PDO thread lift if you want to rejuvenate your look, but you aren’t a candidate for a surgical facelift.
Ms. Salarda reviews what you can expect during your customized PDO thread lift at your consultation. During the aesthetic procedure, Ms. Salarda has you recline in the treatment chair. She cleans your skin with an antibacterial cleanser and uses a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
She inserts a needle into the skin she wants to lift and injects the PDO thread through the needle. Special barbs on the PDO thread grab, lift, and hold the skin in place. Ms. Salarda removes the needle and repeats the process to get the desired look.
Most PDO thread lifts take less than an hour. Ms. Salarda sends you home after the procedure.
You may have some swelling, redness, and bruising after your PDO thread lift. However, these side effects usually resolve within a few days.
You should be able to resume most of your usual activities following the procedure. However, you need to avoid strenuous exercise for a week or two following your PDO thread lift. Ms. Salarda also requests you not sleep on your side for up to two weeks.
You should see improvements in your look right away, and the results may last a few years.
To find out if you’re a candidate for a PDO thread lift, call Avanity Advanced Aesthetics or schedule an appointment online today.