Medical Spa located in Bethesda, MD
PDO Threads instantly lift and tighten the skin with immediate results. Plus you get the benefits of collagen stimulation. Results last over 1 year and long-term collagen stimulation can last many more months. Call Kaizen Medispa today at 240-428-6800 to schedule your free consultation
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
Thread lifts are a form of non-surgical face lift. If your face has loosening or sagging skin and you want a tighter, fresher more youthful look, this treatment may be suitable.
How does it work?
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical grade thread that is thinner than hair, made of protein and sugars. Research has confirmed that PDO threads improves the blood flow to the area stimulating collagen production. It also stimulates elastin and hyaluronic acid, both substances are key to maintaining firm, youthful looking skin.
Is it safe?
PDO threads have over a decade long safety track record in surgery and wound closure. PDO threads gained FDA approval.
PDO Threads at Kaizen Medispa
How does the appointment start?
You will have a consultation with one of our professionals. They’ll explain the process and what you can expect. They’ll also discuss your post-treatment protocols. During the consultation, an evaluation will be performed to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for this treatment.
What happens during treatment?
Lidocaine is injection into the entry points where the threads will be introduced into the skin through a fine cannula – under the skin. The treatment results in an immediate improvement in appearance but the results will improve over ensuing days and weeks. The skin improves in terms of overall texture, becoming thicker, tighter, and firmer as fine lines and wrinkles are reduced.
Which areas can be treated?
This is a very versatile treatment which can be used in any part of the face and neck to treat sagging brows, nasolabial lines, vertical and horizontal forehead wrinkles, drooping cheeks, marionette lines, sagging jawline, plus wrinkles and folds on the chin and neck.
What results can I expect?
Thread-lift treatments result in an instant and natural looking improvement in the appearance of the skin. A process of natural protein synthesis then begins after about 10-14 days. Over the subsequent weeks results will continue to improve, peaking at around 6 months and lasting for up to 2 years as your own body produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Making this form of non-surgical facelift a very long-lasting treatment. The thread itself is completely biodegradable and dissolves within 12 weeks, after which new collagen has formed around the thread to continue to support results, maintaining a smooth and supple texture of the skin.
Treatment may not be suitable if:
- You have active acne/broken skin and/or an active skin infection.
- You have taken anticoagulation medications such as aspirin/warfarin/heparin/Xarelto
- Will need to stop taking some supplements such as evening primrose oil, vitamin D, A and E, fish oils, flax seed oil, magnesium, garlic and gingko 1 week prior to treatment.
- Have been on the medication Accutane and stopped within the last 6 months.
- Other medical conditions may preclude you from being a good candidate. Medical consultation is required prior to treatment
Treatment is not suitable if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have an autoimmune disease, diabetes, or infection
- Excessively thin skin
- Otherwise determined by medical provider you are not a good candidate