What is a PDO Thread Lift?

Using threads made of polydioxanone (PDO), the expert aesthetic nurses at SDBotox in Austin, Texas, can lift and tighten loose, sagging skin in virtually all areas of the face and much of the neck without anesthesia. The PDO threads are inserted with a fine needle and anchored into place in specific areas of the target area. Then, an experienced aesthetic nurse gently repositions the skin into the desired look.

What Areas Can a PDO Threadlift Treat?

Versatility is one of the best characteristics of this aesthetic procedure. PDO Thread Lifts can give you a refreshed appearance from your brow down to your neck. To find out if your needs can be met with a PDO Thread Lift, schedule a consultation with one of our aesthetic nurses. Below are the areas that SDBotox regularly treats:

  • Upper Face (brows)
  • Mid Face
  • Lower Face
  • Cheek to Jawline
  • Undereye
  • Glabella, lips, nasolabial folds (NLF), marionette lines
  • Nose
  • Neck 
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Does a PDO Thread Lift Hurt?

Patients should not experience pain during a PDO Thread Lift, though some slight discomfort is common. OTC pain management is typically enough to effectively manage any discomfort. PDO Thread Lifts take just 30 minutes, and are effective and safe. Our aesthetic nurses are skilled and able to administer the treatment in a gentle manner.

PDO Thread Lifts offer results comparable to those of surgery, but require no anesthesia, significant incisions, or extended recovery time. They are also much more affordable than a facelift.

Is There a Recovery Period Needed?

Recovery from a PDO Thread Lift is typically minimal, and most are able to return to their daily activities right away. Some patients experience mild swelling, bruising, or soreness for a few days after the procedure. We ask that patients avoid rubbing the treated area during the recovery period to prevent the threads from becoming dislodged.

Patients should abstain from rigorous exercise or physical activity for at least a week after the procedure to allow the threads to settle into place. The full results of a PDO thread lift will appear after several weeks, as the threads stimulate collagen production and gradually improve the appearance of the skin over time.

How Long do Results Last?

PDO Thread Lifts provide a two-tier solution to sagging skin. The first is the scaffolding that the threads themselves provide right away. Right after your session, you will see improvements in the contour of the treated area. The second tier is boosted collagen production, which remains active well after the threads dissolve. It is not uncommon for patients to see an overall tightening effect for up to three years. 

Boost Your Body's Own Repair

The PDO threads will dissolve over time and be metabolized by the body. As they dissolve, the threads stimulate collagen production in the skin, which leads to long-lasting improvements in skin texture and tone. The PDO Thread Lift is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime, making it a popular option for patients who want to achieve a more youthful appearance without surgery.

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Choose SDBotox for Amazing Results

Where your face and neck are concerned, it’s best to choose a clinic that specializes in facial rejuvenation like SDBotox in Austin, Texas. Because most of our services address facial concerns, our staff have the specific expertise required to know which procedures to employ and how to adjust their techniques to address the specific needs of the patient. 

Our aesthetic providers have a deep understanding of facial anatomy and how the face changes with age, and know exactly how to administer PDO thread lifts in a safe and effective manner that yields stunning results. To learn how the PDO facelift might help you achieve a supple, youthful facial contour, contact us to schedule a consultation today.

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