The Comprehensive Guide to PDO Thread Lift Procedures


When you notice deep lines and wrinkles have formed in your skin, you may rush out to stockpile every anti-aging product on the market. While these creams, moisturizers, and serums may be beneficial, they very seldom combat age-related changes. 

For patients who have more advanced signs of aging, a PDO thread lift can help create a younger-looking appearance.

PDO thread lifts are innovative cosmetic procedures that can tackle facial creasing, sagging skin, and deep wrinkles. The Cell Theory Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine provides PDO thread facelifts in Miami, FL, as a treatment for signs of aging. Learn more about PDO threads and the facelift procedure below.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are an innovative type of suture that has been used in cardiovascular surgeries for decades. These sutures are made with polydioxanone, which is biodegradable. 

Cosmetic medicine providers have recently found that these advanced sutures can be used in aesthetic procedures to provide an alternative to more invasive facelift procedures.

Types of PDO Threads

Three distinct types of PDO threads are used in cosmetic procedures: mono, cog, and screw. Each type serves a different purpose to combat age-related changes in the skin.

Mono Threads

Mono threads are the most frequently used PDO threads. These threads have a smooth texture that stimulates collagen production for mild to moderate facial rejuvenation.

Cog Threads

Cog threads are barbed threads that help sutures attach to the subdermal layer of the skin. These threads provide more support for lifting the skin into a higher position.

Screw Threads

Screw threads are the best option for moderate to severe signs of aging. These PDO threads are made with two intertwined threads to help restore volume to hollow, sunken areas of the face.

What Is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive alternative to the more traditional facelift procedure. In a traditional facelift, external incisions are made, and the skin is manually lifted to create a more youthful appearance. Excess skin is cut away, so there is a potential for scarring once the patient has fully recovered from the procedure.

With a PDO thread lift, a needle is used to discreetly insert threads into the skin. These PDO threads latch onto the subdermal tissues and lift the skin into a higher position. The skin then appears tighter and more firm. 

Over time, the threads dissolve into the skin and stimulate collagen production. This creates a more youthful appearance that looks natural and involves no external incisions.

The Benefits

PDO thread lifts present numerous cosmetic advantages for patients. The following are just a few of the aesthetic benefits you can experience when you choose a PDO thread procedure.

  • Smoothing of wrinkles
  • Erasure of fine lines
  • Lifting sagging skin or hanging jowls
  • Tightening loose skin
  • Crafting a more sculpted jawline
  • Diminishing frown lines and nasolabial folds
  • Creating an overall more youthful appearance

Some of the most notable benefits of PDO thread lift procedures are in the treatment itself. A PDO thread lift is an outpatient procedure, which differs from traditional facelifts. 

Most patients are able to return home the same day as their PDO thread lift, while facelift patients usually remain in a plastic surgical center overnight. This is because PDO thread lifts are far less invasive than the original facelift procedure.

Everything You Need to Know About a PDO Thread Facelift

Many people are unaware of what a PDO thread lift procedure involves or how they can seek one for themselves. Below is a step-by-step breakdown of the entire PDO thread lift process.

Consultation Appointment

Before you can have a PDO thread lift performed, you must have a consultation with a Cell Theory aesthetic medicine provider. We will examine your skin and assess the signs of aging you are looking to resolve. 

The purpose of this appointment is to make sure that a PDO thread lift is the best treatment to meet your needs. If not, you will be advised on any alternative options that are better suited for your skin.

PDO Thread Procedure

The PDO thread lift process only takes about 45 minutes to complete. During your procedure, you’ll be able to sit back in a comfortable position. A topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin before the threads are placed. 

Using a minimally invasive technique, we will use a needle to insert the appropriate PDO threads into the skin. The type of thread used will be determined during your consultation appointment. These threads will then latch onto the subdermal layer of the skin and begin producing a lifting effect.

Recovery Process

There is no long recovery process or significant downtime involved with a PDO thread lift procedure. Patients are able to return home the same day as their treatment and resume their normal activity.

PDO Thread Lift Results

You may notice an immediate tightening effect after your PDO thread procedure. The complete results will take about one to six months to develop. This gives the threads enough time to stimulate collagen production and reverse wrinkles, fine lines, loss of volume, and sagging skin.

PDO Thread Lift at the Cell Theory Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine

Do you want the effects of a facelift without an invasive procedure? A PDO thread lift is an innovative treatment that can lift and tighten facial skin without surgical intervention. 

The Cell Theory Institute of Cellular & Aesthetic Medicine provides PDO thread procedures to patients throughout Miami, FL, and surrounding cities. Contact us online or by phone to find out more about our PDO thread lift treatment.

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