Last updated on May 14, 2022
No one wants to look their age. Your lifestyle and other factors shouldn’t have more of a say in how you look, but they often do. Lifestyle choices, excess sun exposure, and genetics all play a part in how our skin ages. If life has left you looking older than you are, or older than you want to, we can help. At Advanced Aesthetics Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, we are proud to offer the PDO thread lift, a treatment that will take years off of your face.
PDO Thread Lift FAQ’s
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
PDO threads aren’t new; they’ve been used in the medical world for decades during both surgical and medical procedures. The beauty world has found an effective use for PDO threads that results in younger-looking skin. This treatment can lift and tighten the skin by contracting fat tissues and increasing collagen production in the body.
It also renews and rejuvenates the skin so that not only is your skin lifted and tighter, but it looks more youthful. The result is improved skin texture, increased skin elasticity, and a reduction in the appearance and amount of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Can It Treat?
A PDO thread lift can treat and improve many of the different signs of aging that appear on the face, including:
- The signs of aging on the neck and jawline
- Smile lines, including marionette lines and nasolabial folds
- Undereye sagging and drooping
- Facial folds
- Drooping cheeks and eyebrows
- Eye wrinkles such as crow’s feet
What Happens During the Treatment?
To begin the treatment, we use cannulas to insert the PDO threads into the treatment area. These needles carefully place the PDO threads into the proper positions so that they can perform their job of anchoring into the skin and lifting it. Once these threads are in place, any remaining threads will be removed and your treatment will be complete.
What Do Treatments Feel Like?
You can rest assured that we will take every step to make you completely comfortable during this treatment. First, a local anesthetic and a topical numbing agent will be applied to your treatment area to ensure optimal comfort. Then, an ultra-fine needle will be used to administer the threads. The benefit of this thin needle is that you won’t even feel it. The entire process will be virtually painless.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
The benefit of a PDO thread lift is that the treatment time is quick. Your appointment will only take 15 to 30 minutes to complete and you’ll be able to go right back to your normal daily activities.
How Do I Prepare for My Treatment?
Before your treatment, you’ll need to avoid taking some supplements and engaging in certain activities for two days pre-treatment so that you are prepared and ready for your treatment. You should:
- Avoid drinking alcohol
- Temporarily stop taking certain supplements like Ginko, omega fish oil supplements, vitamin E
- Temporarily stop engaging in high-intensity workouts
- Avoid steam rooms and saunas
Are There Any Aftercare Instructions?
To get the best results post-treatment, we’ll ask you to follow a few directives. You must avoid dental appointments or anything that would require that you hold your mouth open for an extended period for two weeks post-treatment. You should also make sure that you sleep on your back for at least two weeks to avoid putting pressure on the treatment area.
How Long Will the Threads Last?
Typically, the threads will dissolve six to nine months post-treatment.
When Will I Begin to Notice Results?
Many patients notice an immediate difference in their problem areas right after the treatment. The most immediate, visible results are tighter, lifted skin as well as the contouring effects that come from the PDO threads.
How Long Will It Take to See the Final Results?
Final results typically appear within one to two months of your initial treatment. Your final results are dependent upon several factors, including your age. The aging process leads to a decrease in the production of collagen, which is responsible for healing the skin, keeping the cheeks voluminous, and keeping lines and wrinkles at bay. As a result, younger patients will see notice their results sooner than older patients.
Will I Need Multiple Treatments?
Most patients achieve their desired results after one treatment and return approximately three years later for another treatment to maintain their results. We can schedule a follow-up appointment six to nine months post-treatment to examine your results and determine if a touch-up treatment is necessary.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’re not ready to commit financially, mentally, or physically to all that is involved in a surgical facelift, this treatment will give you the next best thing. It can improve your skin elasticity, fine lines, and wrinkles, and even help correct hyperpigmentation. During an initial consultation with one of our experts, we will review your goals as well as your health history and help determine if this treatment is right for you.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you want to experience all of the skin tightening and lifting benefits that this treatment has to offer, don’t wait any longer. Contact us today at Advanced Aesthetics Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV and schedule your initial consultation to find out if a PDO thread lift can help you meet all of your aesthetic goals.