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Frequently Asked Questions About PDO Thread Lifts

Are you looking revitalize your appearance and reverse the telltale signs of aging, but don't want to go through the lengthy recovery process required for a surgical facelift? Luckily, today there are many options for facial rejuvenation that are non-invasive and come with little to no downtime. Akin Aesthetics & Wellness in Riverton, UT is excited to offer the PDO Thread Lift as the newest anti-aging service to our guests.

PDO Thread Lift in Riverton, Utah

What are PDO threads?​

During a PDO thread lift, absorbable sutures are used to lift sunken facial contours, reduce fat, tighten the skin, and harmonize the appearance of the features. The threads themselves are made from a biodegradable compound utilized by surgeons when they seal incisions. After the threads have accomplished their goals, they are harmlessly disposed of by the body as waste.

A PDO thread lift works to promote collagen production, smoothing lines, wrinkles, and creases. Collagen is a protein that gives youthful complexions their supple beauty and attractive glow. As we age, our natural store of collagen decreases, but treatments like the PDO thread lift can replenish it.

How long does it take?​

One of the best things about this treatment is it only takes 20 to 30 minutes. After that, you’re free to go back to work or whatever else you had scheduled for the rest of your day.

Is it safe?

This treatment is completely safe. It is approved by the FDA for safety and efficiency. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of treatments have been performed and there are no reports of allergic reactions, sensitivities to the threads, or serious side effects or risks.

What Can I Expect Before Treatment?

Before treatment starts, your nurse injector will inject numbing with lidocaine to the treatment site. The needle used during this treatment is very fine which makes it virtually painless. However, we provide numbing to ensure you feel no discomfort during the treatment.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

The PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles, called cannulas, or sharp-tipped needles. Once inserted into the appropriate layer of skin, they act as anchors as the skin is lifted upwards. Then, the excess threads are cut off.

Are All PDO Threads the Same?

There are several types of PDO threads, and each serves its own unique purpose. Depending on your aesthetic goals, your PDO provider may use one or many thread types during your anti-aging treatment.

What Do I Need to Do Before Treatment?

Since PDO thread lifts are non-invasive, there isn’t a lot you need to do to prepare. However, there are some precautionary measures you can take to ensure the best results from your treatment. Here are things you should avoid 1-2 days before treatment:

  • Alcohol

  • Ginko

  • Omega fish oil supplements

  • Chinese medicine

  • Vitamin E

  • High-intensity workouts

  • Steam rooms and saunas

What Do I Need to Do After Treatment?

There are not a lot of special after-care requirements to this treatment. However, you should hold off on any dental treatments for the first two weeks after your PDO thread lift. Holding your mouth open for an excessive period of time can affect the results of your treatment. You’ll also want to sleep on your back for the first couple of weeks. This ensures you don’t put too much pressure on one side of your face.

How Is the Treatment Designed?

A PDO thread lift is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture and aesthetic goals. Depending on the area you want treated, you may receive three or four carefully placed barbed threads. Different threads are used for varying degrees of lift, skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation.

How Long Do the Threads Last?

How long the PDO threads last depends on a number of factors, including the thickness of the threads, the quality of the threads and your body’s rate of metabolism. However, most clients find that the threads have dissolved within six to nine months. Most thread lifts last 18 months or longer, and once the effects wear off, you can schedule another treatment to maintain beautiful, youthful skin.

How Soon Will I See Results?

The result of the Thread Lift is immediate and even more noticeable after 1-2 weeks when all the swelling and potential bruising has resolved. The results will continue to enhance as your skin produces even more collagen over the next several months which will also make the results of the thread lift last longer than the life of the threads. More threads can always be inserted down the line to continue to improve the results and prolong the results even more. If you choose to have a more intensive surgical procedure or facelift at a later point, this can be done without any problems as the PDO sutures will be absorbed completely without leaving any kind of scarring.

Am I a Good Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?

Guests who are not yet ready for a full surgical facelift or who do not wish to submit themselves to anesthesia risks will find that the PDO thread lift is a great option for revising the facial appearance.

Don’t let skin laxity keep you from feeling comfortable with your appearance. Our injectors can help you realize your aesthetic daydreams through minimally invasive skin tightening with PDO threads.

Call us at 801-837-3125 to schedule your consultation appointment and find out if PDO threads are right for you!

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