As your body ages, the skin on your forehead, eyes, and lips loosens and sags, which can cause you to look older than you feel. With advances in aesthetic treatment options, you can restore a more youthful look without surgery. Majid Sabour, MD, and the aesthetic team at Resplendence MedSpa in Beverly Hills, California, use polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts to tighten your loose, saggy skin without surgery. To schedule a consultation to learn more about the PDO thread lift, call the Los Angeles office or book online today.

What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that uses threads made of polydioxanone to lift and tighten loose and sagging facial skin. It removes or reduces lines and wrinkles and improves your skin’s texture to create smoother, younger-looking skin.

At Resplendence MedSpa, the team uses high-density (HD)-PDO threads to perform the procedure. HD-PDO threads are a new type of absorbable surgical suture specifically designed for nonsurgical treatment of the face and body.

Am I a good candidate for a PDO thread lift?

The team at Resplendence MedSpa determines if you’re a good candidate for a PDO thread lift during your consultation.

They may consider you a good candidate for a PDO thread lift if you:

  • Have minimal signs of aging
  • Are searching for an alternative to dermal fillers
  • Want to avoid surgery
  • Want to refresh your look after a facelift or neck lift

The PDO thread lift is best suited for anyone between 40 and 70 years of age who has wrinkles and pronounced facial lines that make them look older than they feel.

What can a PDO thread lift fix?

The team at Resplendence MedSpa uses PDO thread lifts to fix many common facial aging concerns. These include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Sagging upper and lower eyelids
  • Forehead and frown lines
  • Drooping brows
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Creases at the corners of the mouth
  • Sagging jowls and drooping cheeks
  • Neck bands
  • Lip lines and thinning lips

Though correcting facial aging is one of the primary uses of the PDO thread lift, the special threads may lift and smooth out sagging skin anywhere on your body.

What happens during a PDO thread lift?

The beauty experts at Resplendence MedSpa perform your PDO thread lift at the office. The entire procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes.

If needed, your provider may first apply a numbing agent to your face to minimize discomfort and then marks the injection sites on your face.

Your specialist then makes a tiny entry in the skin near your ear and uses a needle to hold and guide the thread through the entry point and into the different layers of your skin. Your specialist repeats this process several times to get the desired results.

How long is recovery following a PDO thread lift?

You may notice some bruising and swelling at the site of your sutures, but recovery from a PDO thread lift takes less than a week and you can return to work the same day.

The team recommends you avoid any dental work for about two weeks following your procedure and strenuous activity for up to three weeks.

You should see improvements in your look immediately, but optimal results appear about three months after the procedure. Your HD-PDO threads dissolve within 6 to 8 months, but the effects last up to three years because they stimulate production of collagen and elastin.

To learn more about the PDO thread lift at Resplendence MedSpa, call or book online today.