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Many patients desire cosmetic enhancement without surgery. PDO thread lifts are a great alternative to the facelift and other forms of facial rejuvenation for qualifying patients to reduce facial sagging and skin laxity.

Woman receives a thread lift

Since no anti-aging procedure is “permanent,” knowing what to expect regarding longevity is essential. 

What Is a PDO Thread Lift?

A thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses dissolvable sutures (threads) to tighten and lift the skin. PDO threads are made of polydioxanone, which is what dissolvable surgery sutures are made of. 

PDO threads are inserted beneath the skin before they are tightened, visibly lifting lax skin. Additionally, these threads encourage collagen production over time; their presence triggers skin cells to produce more of this vital protein, which gives your skin better structure and elasticity

So, while the initial procedure lifts and tightens the skin, the increase of collagen provides better volume and hydration for long-lasting results. As it takes time for the collagen to generate, most patients see final results three to five months after the procedure. 

While the PDO thread lift is most commonly used for lifting and tightening the midface, it can be used to rejuvenate multiple areas of the body, including the following: 

  • Jawline
  • Decolletage
  • Breasts
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Knees
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

Who Can Benefit From a PDO Thread Lift?

PDO thread lifts are recommended for anyone with mild to moderate facial sagging, skin laxity, and a lack of contour. This procedure can also benefit those who do not need or want invasive surgery, such as a facelift, or for younger patients looking to maintain and preserve their youthful appearance. 

If you want to improve the look of your skin and facial structure by enhancing the body’s natural collagen production — and avoid the operating table — a PDO thread lift might be for you. 

PDO thread lift results can last up to a year, so while it is not a permanent solution, it is long lasting, and for many patients, the benefits are certainly worth it. 

How to Maintain the Results of a PDO Thread Lift

While results from your PDO thread lift might not be as “permanent” as a facelift, you can do a few things to make the most of this treatment.

  • Adopt a high-quality, nourishing skin care routine to prevent future wrinkles and maintain a healthy skin barrier.
  • Drink plenty of water to aid in skin hydration. Dehydration causes dry skin, which can influence aging concerns. 
  • Wear sunscreen daily. This is key to protecting your skin from harmful sun damage and new wrinkles.
  • Avoid smoking, as nicotine products restrict blood vessels and can impede your skin’s repair functions.
  • Eat a healthy diet and be sure to take sufficient vitamins that aid in overall skin health. 

A PDO thread lift can be just what your skin and body need to boost collagen and rejuvenate your overall appearance. 

Interested in a PDO Thread Lift in Western and Northern WA?

RejuvenationMD Aesthetic Skin Treatment & Wellness Center offers many non-surgical wellness treatments, including PDO thread lifts, in Bellingham, Burlington, and Bothell, WA. To schedule a consultation, fill out our online contact form today.