Absorbable PDO Threads
Board Certified Family Medicine offering Cosmetic and Dermatology Services
There’s a new facelift in town, and it’s called the polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift. This type of facelift is noninvasive (or minimally invasive where necessary), nonsurgical, and fast. In fact, it can be completed within an hour, which is why some have dubbed it the lunchtime lift. If you’re looking for a way to take years off your face without making any permanent changes or going under the knife, then a PDO thread lift may be right for you. Here’s what you should know.
A PDO thread lift uses FDA-approved EuroThread and/or NovaThread technology to lift, contour, and rejuvenate the skin. Dr. Adera will insert a preloaded thread under the skin, and over time, your skin will absorb it.
This cosmetic procedure is an improvement on the thread lifts of the ‘90s, which were not absorbable and, thus, more permanent.
You may wonder why you would want less permanent sutures. Isn’t the idea to stay looking younger for as long as possible?
The truth is that PDO threads give you better results over time. After the sutures are inserted, your skin will begin repairing itself in order to degrade the suture. As your skin repairs itself, it produces collagen, which is the naturally occurring protein that makes your skin healthy and elastic. Collagen levels drop as you age, which is why your skin begins to droop and wrinkle.
A PDO thread lift can help restore your skin’s natural collagen levels, resulting in smoother, more youthful skin.
To learn more about PDO threads, please call (352) 341-2800 or fill out our contact form. Dr. Habtu M. Adera, MD, offers free consultations to help you determine if thread lifts are right for you.