When Botox® and skin rejuvenation treatments are unable to restore a more youthful look, you may want to consider a polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift. This nonsurgical facelift uses sutures to lift and tighten your skin. Ginni Orava, FNP-C , and the team at Integrative Rejuvenation in Gilbert, Arizona, provide a wide array of nonsurgical treatments to help you look and feel your best, including the PDO thread lift. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
A polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is a nonsurgical facelift. During a facelift, surgeons remove the loose facial skin to restore a more youthful look.
For a PDO thread lift, the team at Integrative Rejuvenation uses dissolvable sutures that suspend and stitch the excess skin, creating the visible lift without the invasive surgery. The dissolvable sutures also activate your skin’s healing response, triggering the production of collagen around the sutured areas.
Collagen is a structural protein that provides strength and elasticity. The increase in collagen levels in your skin prolongs the results of your PDO thread lift.
The team at Integrative Rejuvenation determines if you’re a candidate for a PDO thread lift after a consultation. They take an individualized approach to care, conducting thorough exams so they fully understand your beauty concerns and goals.
Then, they create a plan to match your needs. The team may consider you a candidate for a PDO thread lift if you have mild to moderate skin laxity that no longer responds to cosmetic injections or skin rejuvenation treatments.
The PDO thread lift also makes a good choice for people who want a surgical facelift, but have medical conditions that make it unsafe for them to have the elective surgery.
While you sit in the treatment chair, your provider at Integrative Rejuvenation cleans your skin with an antibacterial agent and applies a local anesthetic. Then, your provider uses a special instrument to insert the PDO threads under your skin, pulling and anchoring it into position.
The nonsurgical facelift takes less than an hour and you can go home after your treatment.
You might have some facial bruising and swelling following your PDO thread lift, but most people resume their usual activities within a day or two.
The team at Integrative Rejuvenation provides specific guidelines to support the healing process after a PDO thread lift, such as not rubbing your face when cleaning your skin and propping your head up when you sleep so you don’t lay on the sutures.
You should see improvements in your look immediately after the PDO thread lift, which may last up to three years*.
To find out more about the nonsurgical facelift at Integrative Rejuvenation, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.