Are you interested in the dramatic enhancements of a facelift but aren’t yet ready to commit to surgery? At Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center in Murrieta, California, skilled cosmetic surgeons Brian Eichenberg, MD, and Rachel Ford, MD, offer polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts, a non-surgical alternative to facelift surgery. To find out how you can transform your appearance with a PDO thread lift, call Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center or book an appointment online today.
A PDO thread lift is a procedure that gives you similar results to a traditional facelift surgery but without the incisions, recovery time, and potential complications.
During the procedure, your Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center provider maps out places on your face to insert threads made of a durable material called polydioxanone.
They make tiny incisions and thread the polydioxanone strands beneath your skin. The strands anchor into place with tiny barbs and your provider pulls them upward along with your skin and tissues.
The threads disrupt your tissues and cause them to start a healing process. As your skin heals from the procedure, new collagen fibers grow around the threads.
The collagen makes your skin and tissues firmer and stronger, and it holds your results in place for one to three years. These results aren’t as long-lasting as results from facelift surgery, but there are many advantages to choosing a thread lift over a face-lift.
Polydioxanone, the material in the threads of a PDO thread lift, is strong enough to hold your tissues in their heightened position. Furthermore, it’s highly unlikely to cause a reaction in your tissues.
Over the course of 4-6months after the procedure, your tissues absorb the threads. That means you won’t have to undergo a second procedure to remove them.
A PDO thread lift can change your aging appearance in several specific ways and can make many of the same changes as a traditional facelift.
With a PDO thread lift, you can see a notable difference in these features associated with aging and skin laxity:
Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center plans your procedure according to the results you want to see. You can see the full effect of your PDO thread lift right away, and it gives you an overall more youthful appearance.
As you decide whether to get facelift surgery or a PDO thread lift, there are a few factors to consider. First of all, a facelift yields more dramatic results that last for a longer time. The results of a surgical facelift last for up to 10 years, which is a large commitment for some people.
Other advantages of a thread lift include:
If you’re still unsure which procedure is right for you, the team at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center can go over them with you in detail during a consultation.
For more information on PDO thread lifts, call Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center or book an appointment online today.