Tempe Holistic

PDO Thread Lift

PDO Thread Lift Treament at Tempe Holistic Skin Care

PDO Thread Lift Treament at Tempe Holistic Skin Care

PDO Thread Lift Treatment Questions and Answers

Tempe Holistic Skin Care offers PDO thread lift which leaves you with more radiant and youthful appearance. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Tempe AZ, Mesa AZ, Chandler AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Ahwatukee AZ and Phoenix AZ.

PDO Thread Lift Treatment - Tempe Holistic Skin Care & Med Spa in Tempe, AZ

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread Lift, sometimes called Sugar Threads, procedure safely and instantly lifts up loose skin on the face, neck and the body with minimal downtime.

PDO Thread Lift is one the most effective ways to lift the loose skin without surgery. As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable on our faces, especially as our facial support structure weakens and we lose facial fat. The areas that are generally affected are the eyebrows, areas around the eyes, the cheeks, the jowls and the neck. The result is a longer, more square-shaped, and older-looking face.

PDO Thread Lift – Nonsurgical Facelift

Traditionally, most people would investigate plastic surgery to get a facelift as there weren’t very effective noninvasive treatments to lift the loose skin. However, now there is an effective nonsurgical option that can lift and contour and suspend the sagging tissues on the face, neck and the body, especially for those that need only minimal to moderate rejuvenation or for those that do not wish to undergo surgical intervention.

Restoring the V shape

A youthful face has a “V-shape”. With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the PDO thread lift is to either to create a scaffolding to support sagging tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or where necessary to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.

What are PDO Threads and how do they work?

PDO Threads are hypodermic needles preloaded with a synthetic PDO absorbable suture. PDO (polydioxanone) sutures are surgical sutures that are used to perform cardiac surgery. All sutures are FDA-approved and PDO sutures are one of the safest materials that can be used in the body. Your skin will fully absorb the PDO within 4 to 6 months without leaving any scar tissue.

Who is a good candidate for PDO Threads?

For the right candidate, the Thread Lift can provide a pleasing, natural rejuvenation of the face with the benefit of no general anesthesia, rapid recovery and very minimal cost compared to a facelift or a necklift. Thread Lift may be combined with other, more minor non-surgical procedures, such as Botox, Injectable Fillers, Chemical peels, microneedling or skin resurfacing lasers.

Ideal Candidates for PDO Thread Lift

  • People with minimal signs of aging who need just a small lift. Good candidates are those patients who are starting to see some droopiness of the brow, cheeks, jowls and/or neck and would like to see a lift effect, but do not want the risk, scars, or recovery of a real browlift, facelift, or necklift operation.
  • People who have had some relapse from a previous plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift or neck lift.
  • People who do not wish to undergo a surgical facelift or necklift for various reasons such as not wanting a prolonged recovery of a stand facelift or do not wish to spend money on an expensive facelift.

What areas can be treated?

Most popular treatment areas are the brows, cheeks (midface), jowls, and the upper neck. However, Thread Lift can be performed virtually anywhere on the body, such as to lift loose skin on the upper arms, stomach, thighs and around the knees.

How is a PDO Thread Lift performed?

  • The areas to be treated will be numbed with topical as well as local anesthetic.
  • The areas to be treated are then marked.
  • The threads are then inserted under the skin in precise locations using a small hollow needle to lift and support droopy elements without removing any skin. The inserted thread is then able to grasp onto the droopy skin and soft tissue to reposition the skin. This requires no cuts or incisions. It’s purely done by injections.
  • With the lift effect secured, the hollow needle is removed without leaving any scars.
  • Depending on the desired effect of the lift, few to several sutures will be used.
  • The PDO suture remains underneath the skin. Different sutures and lengths will be used depending upon the area(s) you need lifted.

What is the recovery time from PDO Thread Lift?

Pain can be usually managed with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or ibuprofen (Advil). If stronger pain medicine is desired, it can be prescribed by your physician. You may have mild swelling and bruising for few days. Icing the treated area as well as arnica is recommended for the first few days. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity for few days.

Side Effects: Like any procedure using a needle, there is a chance of bruising and swelling. However, in most people, the bruising and swelling is minimal and resolve in less than a week. There is some post-op discomfort which usually resolves quickly in most patients. If the sutures, for some reason, become visible underneath the skin or migrate, it can be easily removed if necessary and new threads can be placed.