What is a Polydioxanon (PDO) Thread Lift?

A Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread Lift is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure within the realm of facial treatments. It utilizes dissolvable threads to address common signs of aging and sagging in various areas of the face and body. These threads, made of biocompatible material, serve as the foundation for a non-invasive facelift. The PDO threads are strategically inserted beneath the skin's surface, where they anchor and lift sagging tissues.

This innovative treatment is commonly used to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of several key areas, including the eyebrows, mid-face, jawline, neck, and even other parts of the body. The PDO threads work by lifting and tightening the skin, effectively counteracting the natural effects of gravity and aging. The result is a more youthful and refreshed appearance, without the need for surgical intervention. With the ability to address various areas of concern, PDO Thread Lifts have gained popularity as a versatile and effective solution within the realm of facial treatments, allowing individuals to achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results.

PDO thread lifts are commonly used to address sagging skin and wrinkles on various parts of the face and neck, including:

  • Brow Lift: To lift and reshape sagging eyebrows.
  • Midface Lift: To address sagging cheeks and enhance cheekbone definition.
  • Jawline Contouring: To tighten and define the jawline.
  • Neck Lift: To reduce the appearance of neck sagging and wrinkles.
  • Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines: To minimize the lines around the mouth and nose.
  • Smoker’s Lines: To reduce vertical lip lines.

Why Our Clients Love the Thread Lift

Thread Lifts at JAG Medical Spa are adored by our clients for their ability to lift and rejuvenate sagging facial skin. Here’s why they’re a client favorite:

  • When performed by a skilled practitioner, thread lifts can produce natural-looking results. They can help reduce sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles without making the face look overdone.
  • Thread lifts provide immediate results in terms of lifting and tightening the skin.
  • Your results can last from 6 months to 2 years – without the permanent commitment of a surgical face lift
  • Thread lifts also stimulate collagen production over time, which can enhance skin quality and provide you with longer-lasting results.

What to Expect During & After Treatment

During a (PDO) Thread Lift

During the Thread Lift procedure, dissolvable PDO threads are carefully and strategically inserted under the skin to lift and reposition sagging tissue. The threads provide support and act as a scaffold for the skin, effectively counteracting the effects of gravity and aging. This process is minimally invasive, and the use of dissolvable threads means that there are no permanent implants left in the body.

While you may experience some minor discomfort during the procedure, most individuals find it to be well-tolerated. In many cases, a local anesthetic or numbing cream is applied to minimize any discomfort. The treatment is generally efficient and can often be completed in a relatively short amount of time, making it a convenient option among facial treatments.

After a Thread Lift

Following the Thread Lift treatment, you can expect immediate results, with the lifted and repositioned tissues visible right away. These results continue to improve over time as collagen production is stimulated. Post-treatment care is essential to ensure the best possible outcomes. This includes following any aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner, which may include gentle skincare routines, sun protection, and avoiding certain activities that could irritate the treated areas.

Thread Lifts offer a non-invasive alternative to traditional facelifts, providing natural-looking and long-lasting results. By understanding what to expect before, during, and after the treatment, you can confidently embark on your journey to a more youthful and refreshed appearance through facial treatments like the Thread Lift.

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How Long Does A Thread Lift Last?

Thread Lift treatments offer a rejuvenated and lifted appearance that can last for approximately 6 to 24 months. The longevity of the results can vary depending on individual factors such as the specific areas treated, the number of threads used, and the body's natural aging process. Over time, the threads gradually dissolve, but their impact on collagen production continues to contribute to skin tightening and firmness. To maintain the results, some individuals opt for periodic touch-up treatments to extend the benefits and enjoy a more youthful appearance over an extended period. Ultimately, the lasting effects of PDO Thread Lift treatments make them an appealing option for those seeking non-surgical solutions to sagging skin and the visible signs of aging.

Cautions & Indications

While PDO Thread Lifts are renowned for their safety and effectiveness, certain cautions and indications should be considered to ensure the best possible outcome and a smooth recovery process.

  1. Trained Professionals: It is imperative that Thread Lifts are performed by experienced and qualified professionals specializing in facial treatments. Seek out practitioners who have received proper training and certification in this specific procedure. An experienced practitioner will have a thorough understanding of the technique, ensuring that the threads are inserted correctly to achieve the desired lift without any complications.
  2. Temporary Side Effects: After a PDO Thread Lift, it is common to experience some mild swelling and bruising. These side effects are generally temporary and resolve within a short period. However, it's crucial to discuss these potential effects with your practitioner and follow any post-treatment care guidelines provided. This may include using cold compresses to reduce swelling and avoiding certain medications that could increase the risk of bruising.
  3. Patient Selection: PDO Thread Lifts are ideal for individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate sagging and are looking to rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing surgery. It's essential to undergo a comprehensive consultation with your practitioner to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Your practitioner will evaluate your skin condition, assess your goals, and ensure that the treatment aligns with your expectations.

How Much Does it Cost?

The average cost of a Thread Lift is between $500-$1000 and varies depending on the areas treated and the number of threads required. To receive a personalized cost estimate, click below to schedule a consultation with our team at JAG Medical Spa. We’ll talk with you about your goals and provide an estimate specific to what you’re hoping to achieve.