A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that utilizes a series of threads to subtly lift, restore and rejuvenate youthful proportions and appearances to the facial features and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
PDO threads come in a variety of textures for customized treatments. Dr. LaTowsky utilizes a combination of smooth and barbed polydioxanone or PDO threads. These threads are similar to the materials used in surgical sutures and are designed to be naturally absorbed by your body over time. The PDO threads stimulate collagen production for more volume in the treated areas so your results will improve over time.
The areas most commonly treated include the cheeks, jawline, and around the mouth, but these threads can be placed anywhere on the body. With little to no downtime, cosmetic threading is a great minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures.
What should I expect?
Results are immediate. It is common for patients to experience minor inflammation and bruising after treatment which typically resolves within a week.
What can I do to prepare prior to my procedure?
Prior to your procedure it is recommended to avoid blood-thinning medications or to discuss first with your provider. You will also want to avoid alcohol and smoking at least one week before.
What can I expect during treatment?
Numbing cream will be placed on the area being treated. Pro-Nox is available (ask your provider). Threads will be inserted via needles placed in the areas treated.
What can I expect post treatment?
You may experience some discomfort.
You will want to limit facial movement for 24 hours.
1-7 days after:
Eat softer foods.
Limit physical activity including working out.
1-3 weeks after:
Regular activity may be resumed.
Avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks.