Allure Medical's PDO Thread Lift: A Gentler Facelift Alternative

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A person with a headband lies on a treatment bed while a clinician wearing gloves performs a cosmetic procedure on their face.

Unless you have Venus’s godly gifts, early signs of aging sneak up on all of us. 

But it’s not like we “lesser mortals” can’t level the playing field, right? 

We’re guessing you’re not yet ready for a full facelift surgery. You want natural-looking improvements – preferably without downtime and scars as bonuses.

At Allure Medical, our PDO thread lifts can give you that executive polish. Just because they’re milder doesn’t mean they won’t deliver. 

The Stitch That Unveils Your Youthful Spark

If bothersome wrinkles, sagging skin, or loss of facial volume is keeping you from looking your best, PDO Thread Lifts may be the right choice for you.

This innovative approach uses dissolvable suture threads to provide a subtle lift while stimulating your body’s collagen production for longer-lasting results. Smooth fine lines, lift sagging cheeks, shape the jawline, and define facial contours for a revitalized appearance.

Unlike a surgical facelift requiring significant downtime, PDO Thread Lifts offer minimal discomfort and a short recovery period. 

They can be combined with Botox®, dermal fillers, or our Allure Medical Magic Lift for a complete physical rewind that lasts.

Is your face in the frown zone? Let our threads lift those wrinkles up. Shoot us a message – we’re always ready to help.

How Do PDO Thread Lifts Work?

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are the key to this minimally invasive lifting technique. PDO is an absorbable surgical suture material that has been used safely for decades in surgical procedures. 

The threads inserted under the skin have tiny cones or barbs along them that act like little anchors to lift tissue upward as the thread is tightened. The threads stimulate collagen production while being gradually absorbed by the body over time. Some facts about the threads:

  • Made of polydioxanone (PDO) – safe, absorbable suture material
  • Dissolves completely within 4-6 months
  • Tiny cones/barbs along threads anchor and lift tissue
  • Stimulates collagen production for longer-lasting effects
  • A variety of thread patterns and configurations are available

The procedure does not require any surgical incisions. Using a thin needle, the threads are skillfully inserted under the skin through tiny puncture points. The threads are then gently tightened, pulling tissue upward into the desired lifted position before the ends are trimmed. 

Over time, they provide sustained lifting effects while collagen regeneration takes over to naturally volumize the treatment areas.

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Who Is a Good Candidate?

PDO thread lifts are suitable for both men and women starting to notice unwanted signs of facial aging, usually in their 30s to 60s. Good candidates include:

  • Those bothered by mild to moderate sagging skin, jowls, or loss of facial definition. The lifting effects are subtle and gradual.
  • Individuals not ready for a surgical facelift who want improvements with minimal downtime and without scarring.
  • Patients who desire a rejuvenated appearance but still look natural.
  • Those seeking a temporary solution while waiting until later for a surgical facelift.
  • Patients wanting a maintenance solution between surgical facelifts to refresh previous results.
  • Individuals who want to enhance or extend other nonsurgical treatments like dermal fillers.

Your provider will determine if you are a suitable candidate based on your goals, areas of concern, skin elasticity, and medical history. PDO threads may also be combined with other treatments for optimal rejuvenation.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Some of the most common areas effectively treated with PDO thread lifts include:

  • Cheeks – lifts sagging cheek skin
  • Jowls – smooths jowls and defines the jawline
  • Neck – tightens crepy neck skin
  • Brows – provides subtle brow lift
  • Nasolabial folds – eases these “smile lines”
  • Marionette lines – diminishes appearance of these chin lines
  • Upper and lower face – creates overall rejuvenated appearance

Treatment plans are tailored to your unique problem areas and facial anatomy. Both men and women can achieve enhanced definition and a refreshed look from thread lifting.

What to Expect During Your Visit

PDO thread lift treatments are performed right in our office’s outpatient setting. You’ll be made comfortable, and a topical anesthetic is often applied for maximum comfort. 

Some minor pinch or pressure sensation may be felt during thread insertion and tightening. Treatment steps include:

  • Anesthetic applied to numb treatment areas
  • Insertion of threads via small needle punctures
  • Gentle tightening and securing of threads into a lifted position
  • Trimming off any excess thread ends
  • Possible addition of more threads for enhanced lifting effects
  • Application of sterile dressing over puncture sites

The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes depending on the number of threads used and areas treated. Most patients experience only minimal discomfort during and after their thread lift. 

Some common side effects like temporary swelling, pinpoint bleeding, bruising, tenderness, or tightness typically resolve within a few days.

Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see rejuvenated contours as the lifting takes effect. Optimal results are seen after about 2-3 months once collagen regeneration fully kicks in. Your provider will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress and results.

For best outcomes, avoiding strenuous facial expressions or massage of treated areas is recommended for 2 weeks post-treatment. This allows the threads to securely anchor into place. 

Results can last 1-3 years, although some patients opt to repeat procedures periodically to refresh the effects.

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What Makes a PDO Thread Lift Different From a Traditional Surgical Facelift?

Considering a thread lift but unsure how it compares to a traditional surgical facelift? We’re here to explain the differences and put your mind at ease.

While surgical facelifts produce dramatic results by repositioning and tightening facial and neck tissues, they also come with extended recovery periods, visible scarring, and other invasive drawbacks. PDO Thread Lifts offer a minimally invasive alternative using dissolvable sutures to provide a subtle yet impressive lift.

Here’s how they compare:

Traditional Surgical Facelift

  • Dramatic results by repositioning drooping face and neck tissues
  • General anesthesia required
  • Visible scarring along incision lines
  • Significant swelling and bruising
  • Weeks of recovery time needed
  • Results last 7-10 years on average

PDO Thread Lift

  • Subtle but noticeable lift using absorbable sutures
  • Local anesthesia or no anesthesia
  • No visible scarring
  • Minimal swelling or bruising
  • Little downtime needed
  • Results last 1-3 years on average

While not as dramatic, PDO Thread Lifts offer a non-surgical solution to rejuvenate the face and neck by using dissolvable sutures to lift and contour the skin. 

The threads stimulate collagen production for longer-lasting effects while avoiding the extended downtime and visible scarring of a full facelift surgery.

Thread lift techniques and materials have also improved vastly over the years. Today’s PDO (polydioxanone) threads crafted from a safe surgical suture material produce more impressive lifting and volumizing effects that last. 

Avoid the pain and recovery of a facelift, and choose the convenient, minimally invasive thread lift instead.

Our expert medical staff will evaluate your individual concerns and goals to determine if you’re a good candidate. Contact us today to learn more.

We Maximize These Benefits to Take Your Beauty to the Next Level

The PDO Thread Lift procedure offers you these benefits:

Lift and Contour Sagging Areas

The threads anchor to firm facial tissues and provide lifting action as the sutures are tightened and secured. This lifts and smooths sagging cheeks, jowls, and the chin and neck area.

Define Facial Features

Artistic thread placement helps delicately shape and contour the face to better define your jawline, chin, cheekbones, and other areas.

Stimulate Collagen

Collagen regeneration is stimulated by the threads, creating longer-lasting lifting and volumizing effects.

Subtle Yet Impressive Results

While less dramatic than a surgical facelift, the improvements from thread lifts are still noticeable and impressive.

Minimally Invasive Approach

Avoid facelift surgery’s extended recovery and scarring. PDO threads offer minimally invasive rejuvenation.

Quick Recovery

Get back to your daily routine faster. Some minor swelling may occur but dissipates quickly.

Natural-Looking Outcomes

The smooth, gradual lifting helps restore a refreshed yet completely natural look.

Long-Lasting Effects

Results can last 1-3 years as your body gradually absorbs the threads while producing collagen. Some of our clients even enjoy permanent results!

Combined Treatments Offer Total Transformation

Pair your threads with filler, Botox, or our Magic Lift for complete facial rejuvenation.

Bring out the beauty within through the art and science of PDO Thread Lifts. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Let our aesthetic experts show you how this minimally invasive technique can help you achieve your goals and restore confidence in your appearance.

Ready to lift your confidence? Schedule your PDO Thread Lift at Allure Medical today!

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Combine with Other Treatments

While PDO threads provide impressive lifting, volumizing, and smoothing effects on their own, results can be enhanced when combined with other treatments like:

  • Dermal fillers: Plump lines/folds and restore youthful facial volume
  • Botox: Relax muscles to smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Microneedling: Boost collagen growth and skin tone
  • Peels: Improve skin texture, tone, and radiance
  • Laser skin resurfacing: Smooth skin and improve damage from the sun

Our staff will help determine the best options to pair with your thread lift to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic outcome. Combination therapy often produces more dramatic rejuvenation and anti-aging effects.

Refresh – Don’t Replace – for the Truest You

Renew your appearance and self-confidence with PDO thread lift treatments at Allure Medical Spa. Through precision thread placement and collagen stimulation, our experienced providers can lift sagging facial tissues, smooth wrinkles, enhance definition, and restore youthful contours.

Avoid the risks and extended recovery of surgery. Our minimally invasive approach allows subtle yet impressive rejuvenation without complications. Rediscover your most beautiful self and schedule a tailored PDO thread lift treatment plan today.