What Is PDO Threading?
As our bodies produce less and less collagen, signs of loose skin become more and more visible. Particularly after age 30, our collagen and elastin concentration takes a dramatic hit, leading to increased laxity in the face and several other regions of the body. When skin laxity impacts your face, the effects of age are only reversible through aesthetic treatments and surgery. Thankfully, minimally invasive treatments like PDO threading exist. This treatment is designed to give your skin an added lift while minimizing the potential for risks and downtime.
How Does PDO Threading Work?
The PDO threading treatment consists of absorbable, monofilament surgical sutures. In other words, these sutures are made of a non-toxic sugar molecule that contains very small umbrella-like attachments that lift and tighten from underneath the skin. These sutures are woven into a tight mesh and inserted into your skin using fine needles.
While providing your skin with enhanced lift, these sutures also have the added effect of stimulating your skin’s natural healing properties through collagen production.
What Does PDO Threading Treat?
PDO threading is designed to address skin laxity in the face and neck regions. Unlike surgical facelifts, this treatment can be performed relatively quickly and does not require any downtime. One of the added benefits of the treatment is that it promotes natural collagen regeneration. This bonus effect promotes impressive skin tightness and vibrancy in the long run.
What to Expect During Treatment
Your PDO threading procedure will start with a small injection of local anesthetic. After you are sufficiently numb, one of our specialists will place the PDO sutures just below the surface of your skin. When placed under the epidermis, the cones attached to these sutures provide an instant tightening and smoothing effect, providing a natural lift.
Over the course of 18 months, the sutures safely dissolve. Natural collagen is stimulated, facilitating long term results.
Results of the Procedure
Unlike a traditional surgical procedure, there is no general anesthesia, no cutting, and no deep tissue manipulation needed for this treatment. PDO threading is more like getting fillers than having surgery. Following treatment, some minor swelling or bruising may be present for up to 48 hours. During this time it is important to avoid strenuous activity to prevent further irritation. The procedure lasts about 15-30 minutes and the majority of patients report mild to no pain. Some patients report feeling a small pinch during the process, but the comment we hear most is “that was easy.” Results last for an average of 18-24 months.*
PDO Threading in Lindenhurst, New York
Modern Dose is dedicated to providing the New York community with effective aesthetic treatment options. Our PDO threading procedures are always delivered with the care and precision necessary for you to reach your beauty goals. To schedule an appointment at our Lindenhurst, New York center, please call us at (631) 429-DOSE or click the button below (follow the steps to register if you haven’t yet).