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PDO Thread Lift: The Trendiest LunchTime FaceLift In 2017

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

April 12, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Strings may be involved in this procedure, but there are no strings attached when it comes to this lunchtime facelift! Unlike the standard facelift, which involves incisions that take weeks to heal and leaves you with scarring that takes months to diminish, the minimally invasive PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift leaves you with a tightened, rejuvenated appearance with relatively no downtime.


The PDO thread lift uses a hypodermic needle preloaded with various thread types to target and enhance specific areas of the face. They are inserted underneath the skin and into the deep connective tissue. Though mild bruising, discomfort and swelling occur after the procedure, these side effects tend to diminish within a week. Plus, there is no scarring to deal with.


This procedure is perfect for those who are suffering from minimal-to-moderate sagging of the skin, perfect for women and men in their mid-30s to upper 50s. Plus, overtime the threads dissolve as natural collagen is building up, so the effects get better with time.


But what exactly holds this innovative cosmetic surgery procedure together?


Three types of threads are used in order to achieve a tightened, lifted and more youthful appearance:


Mono Threads: These are smooth threads that are used in a grid-like pattern along the sides of the face, forehead and / or neck area. Their purpose is for tightening the skin, but they do not address sagging. They need to be paired with cog threads for a fully rejuvenating effect.


Cog Threads: These PDO threads are decorated with barbs that latch onto the deep connective tissue and sagging skin, lifting and smoothing the area for a refined, contoured effect. These are great for minimizing the jowls and restoring the V-line of the jaw.


Screw Threads / Tornado Threads: These involve one or more threads being spiraled around the needle. Their purpose is to increase volume to areas of the face that need plumping up, like the nasolabial folds and cheek areas.



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