When you are younger, your skin naturally has a V-shape that keeps the skin lifted on the lower half of your face around your neck and jowls. Aging can counteract this shape and result in sagging skin that needs to be lifted with a facelift or PDO threads.
These threads can be incorporated anywhere in the body where you may see sagging skin, but they are most commonly used on the lower parts of the face or neck.
Could PDO threads be the right fit for you? Learn more about what Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa can offer you to combat this telltale sign of aging skin.
What Are PDO Threads?
Many of our patients look for cosmetic treatments that can rejuvenate their skin and make it appear to be more youthful.
One of the signs of aging is sagging skin, which occurs as collagen production decreases over the years. When the volume in your face decreases, our award-winning plastic surgeon, Dr. Yu, might recommend PDO threads to smooth and fill out the skin on your face.
We commonly use PDO threads to address sagging skin and volume loss in the following areas:
- Nasolabial folds
- Other parts of the body that are sagging
Your PDO thread facelift will be left in the hands of our skilled medical team. We will strategically place these threads to yield the best results for your unique face. Instead of a one-size-fits-all solution, we will customize the placement of these threads to your body’s unique needs.
The first step to finding the treatment plan that is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our experienced professionals. If you think that a facelift could improve your appearance, make sure to reach out to Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa today!
How Do PDO Thread Facelifts Work?
At Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, we utilize the NovaThreads brand to increase the lift of the lower portions of the facial region. NovaThreads are made of PDO sutures that dissolve over time, and they are frequently seen in internal surgeries. The goal is to place these sutures to improve the most natural V-shape of your face.
How does this produce long-term results? As the sutures dissolve, your body will initiate its natural healing process. In turn, this stimulates collagen production in the affected areas, which leads to long-term effects. The skin where the sutures are in place will look more youthful, and the extra collagen production will lead to a long-term lift.
Keep in mind that the process of dissolving the sutures tends to be quite slow. It can take a full four to six months for the sutures to dissolve. However, this does not mean that your results will instantly disappear after the PDO threads are dissolved. Instead, you should see lasting results for the following 12 to 18 months.
The face is the most common area where PDO threads are used, but they can also be used on the lips, abdomen, and any part of the body experiencing sagging skin.
What Are NovaThreads?
NovaThreads are a name brand that you will likely encounter when discussing facelifts with our medical team. The CEO of NovaThreads, with ten years of experience with PDO technology, launched the brand with the founders of CosmoFrance. By combining their extensive industry experience, they have cultivated a reputation as industry leaders.
These patented threads are made in the United States and are recommended by physicians all over the world. NovaThreads are high-quality PDO threads that constantly undergo innovative changes to be the best product on the market.
PDO threads are made from polydioxanone, which is most commonly used in cardiothoracic surgery. As it is placed in the skin, it will slowly be absorbed through the process of hydrolysis. One of the benefits of using this material is that it does not create any scar tissue in the affected areas.
NovaThreads come in three categories: smooth threads, twist threads, and barbed threads. All three options are pre-loaded and are ideal for easy placement.
What to Expect During Treatment
Receiving a full facelift can be a time-consuming process that requires lots of time for the body to heal itself. A PDO thread facelift from NovaThreads makes enhancing the appearance of your face much easier and yields fantastic results when it comes to restoring the natural V-shape of the face. What can you expect during the treatment?
We will gently insert a needle into your skin, preloaded with the PDO threads. Then we will remove the needle, leaving the thread in place beneath your skin.
Soon after, your body will start responding to the foreign body beneath the surface of your skin and start producing more collagen in the area. This can be a powerful tool to increase volume or fill in the nasolabial folds that can sometimes develop with age.
Remember that these sutures are only temporary and will eventually be dissolved by your body without leaving scar tissue. The results of thread facelifts will not be permanent, but they are quite long-lasting, with many patients reporting seeing the effects more than a year after placement.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you tired of seeing the prominent signs of aging on your face? It might be time to consider a thread facelift with PDO threads. Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa has a team of experienced professionals who can discuss your treatment options with you. Our Arcadia, CA, office serves the Pasadena and Los Angeles areas.
Book a consultation with us today to see if this treatment is the right fit to rejuvenate your skin!