What is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a nonsurgical aesthetic procedure to lift and tighten the facial skin and create a more youthful appearance. It's an ideal procedure for patients who want to minimize signs of aging, like wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging but do not want to undergo a surgical facelift. At Collins Dental Group, our team utilizes medical-grade sutures created from polydioxanone (also called PDO threads), which are injected into the face to reposition the skin and create the desired amount of lift. The threads also stimulate collagen and elastin production to further enhance your results. To learn more about PDO thread lifts and other anti-aging treatments to help you meet your goals, schedule a consultation at our office in Sycamore, IL.

What to expect with a PDO Thread Lift

Prior to your aesthetic procedure, you'll have a consultation at Collins Dental Group to determine your goals and create a personalized treatment plan. A PDO thread lift can treat anti-aging concerns on the cheeks, neck, nasolabial folds, jowls, jawline, and around the eyes (Crow's feet). To perform the treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin to help you stay comfortable. Our dental team will use a fine-gauge needle to insert absorbable threads into selected areas of your face. She will gently pull the threads to lift and tighten the facial skin and create a youthful-looking outcome. After your thread lift, you will likely experience bruising, redness, or swelling in the treated sites, but this is temporary. While you may see some results immediately, your rejuvenated outcomes should continue to improve over the next few months as collagen develops.

Does a PDO thread lift hurt?

No, most patients don't report feeling discomfort during their PDO thread lift. Our team will numb the treatment area with an anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable for the length of the procedure. After a PDO thread lift, some patients can experience mild redness or swelling, which typically goes away after about 2 – 3 days.

How soon do you see results from a smooth PDO thread lift?

Many can see a lifting result almost immediately. But typically, you can expect to begin to see more noticeable improvements within a month after your procedure as the new collagen and elastin begin to improve the look of your skin. These results will continue to improve over the following months.

How long do the results from a PDO thread lift last?

Many patients can expect to see their results last for about 18 months or longer. After that period, when the effects become less noticeable, you can always schedule another PDO thread lift at Collins Dental Group.

Our team can provide more information about this facial rejuvenation treatment during a consultation in Sycamore, IL. Call Collins Dental Group to schedule an appointment today.

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