What is the PDO Thread Lift?
Uses PDO threads to lift and contour the face. PDO threads are the latest and revolutionary treatment for skin tightening and lifting as was as, V-shaping the face. These threads are made of PDO (polydioxanone) material which is similar to the threads used in surgical stitches. PDO has the advantage of continuously stimulating collagen synthesis under the skin. When inserted under the skin it acts as a “scaffold” for the skin which helps to “hold” the skin against the effects of gravity. The threads are absorbable and therefore will be reabsorbed in 4-6 months time leaving nothing behind but the skin structure created which continues to hold for another 15-24 months. The PDO thread is FDA approved for any part of the body
What are the Benefits of this Procedure?
- Office Procedure
- No Special Preparation before Treatment
- No Visible Cuts or Scars
- Completely Absorbable
- Repeatable as Needed
- Threads are Not Visible or Felt
- No Down time
Indications for Thread Lifting
- Forehead lines
- Flattened eyebrows
- Nasolabial Folds (Smile Lines)
- Corner Commissure (Marionette)
- Neck and Cheek Wrinkles
- Jowls, Double Chin
How is PDO Thread Lift Done?
A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure. After marking the areas that are in need of treatment a small amount of numbing medicine is placed in the area of entry. The PDO threads are inserted with a micro cannula into different layers of the skin. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off. The area does not generally bruise or appear affected in anyway. The entire procedure is comfortable and generally takes less than 30 minutes.
Am I a Thread Lift Candidate?
The best Silhouette candidates are in good physical condition and have normal skin thickness. If you had a prior surgical facelift and are currently experiencing sagging skin, you may be an ideal candidate.
This procedure is also an excellent option for younger men and women who would like to delay the signs of aging or achieve subtle rejuvenation results in the brow, cheek, jowls, or neck.
In general, our Thread Lift patients have the following characteristics:
- Sagging, old-looking skin around the face or jawline
- Loss of volume or structure in the face
- A desire to avoid invasive surgery, either due to medical reasons or personal preference
- A desire to avoid general anesthesia
- Realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish
- Because Thread Lifting procedures can be used in various places on the body, each patient requires an individualized consultation with Dr. Spencer, during which we will discuss the best way to achieve your results.
1Individual results may vary. 2All manufacturer claims, in regards to the benefits, process, length/effectiveness of treatments, how soon you’ll see results or heal, or claims of minimal side effects such as minor redness or mild discomfort or no downtime, are provided by the pharmaceutical manufacturers as part of their guidelines in promoting their product and are backed by case studies/peer-reviewed publications and are published on their individual websites. 3Testimonials are the opinions of real clients that wanted to provide them and express their opinion to others. When written, the only editing done was to fix minor grammatical/syntax errors and/or to truncate extended testimonials that, while nice, went a bit long. Video testimonials are unedited. 4Treatments and services that are time-related (such as fees per a “20 minute session”) are rooted in the fact that most appointments (i.e. the historical average amount of time required to complete most areas we treat) take that amount of time; however, it may be recommended or advised or necessary that more than one session time is required to achieve whatever affect you’re looking for (such as someone wanting to treat many areas of their body vs someone simply wanting to treat their hands). A quick consultation in our office will provide you the exact time required to treat whatever you wish since treatment areas have a direct impact on time required to treat such areas. 5Superlatives, when describing services/products, are manufacturer claims and, in the end, it’s your opinion as to what service/product is right/effective/best for you. 6Internal comparison claims comparing one technology to another (such as stating that a new product is x% better than the previous model, similar to how a 2018 model vehicle has many advances/improvements over a 2010 vehicle), when comparisons are done within the same company’s lineup, are the manufacturer’s statement-of-fact and reflect the latest science and/or breakthrough that, when released as a product, is the best/most effective at the time within their own product lineup — they are not claims comparing their product against other manufacturers’ products. 7Videos, which we have chosen to add links to on our website, are either local television coverage pieces or third-party videos that we feel are great for learning and gaining an overview of the process of several services we offer; but third-party videos (e.g. those in the public domain, such as YouTube) in no way should be construed as an endorsement of Nuderma Health and Med Spa and/or our services specifically. They are meant as an awareness tool to help you decide upon common treatments provided by Nuderma Health and Med Spa and med spa providers nationwide. Some videos are produced by the pharmaceutical manufacturers and others are by service providers.