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PDO (POLYDIOXANONE) THREADS

“PONYTAIL” LIFT

There are three areas needed to be lifted. Dr. V will lift the brow, temple and cheeks to give a cheek pop and elevated the eyebrows for a beautiful upper face lift. This life gives a slimming effect to the face and opens up the eyes.

CHISELED JAW

This is when the jaw lines gets a snatched and chiseled lift with correction of jowls and submental pouch. In this service 2-3 areas on work lifted.

THE “V” LIFT

This is a full face lift where the eyes, mid face, lower face, jaw and submental are are lifted upwards. Essentially the best service if you are looking to reverse time and erase a few years off your face.

SKIN TIGHTENING WITH THREADS

Skin tightening with shorter smooth threads allow collagen production thus tightening the skin. Great option to treat crepiness, sagging, dulln or sun damaged skin. By placing these threads superficially under the skin allows for the area to get tighter. If placed deeper it essentially works like botox to relax the muscle. Most common ares treated under eye, neck, sub mental , cheeks, smokers line and even décolletage.

Turkey neck treatment

Place a hammock in the submental for tightening of skin with both barbed threads and smooth threads.

Lateral Brow lift

Later eyebrow lift with barbed threads to open the eyes. 

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FAQS

HOW LONG DO THE LIFT LAST?

Usually, PDO threads are dissolvable threads thus last about 12-18 months. Though as they are dissolving they promotion collagen production which in turn causes volumization of the area and leave behind a more rejuvenated skin.

WHAT ARE PRE-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS?

  • no NSAIDS (ibuprofen, Mobic, Motrin, Advil) or asa 48 hrs prior to procedure.

  • No alcohol 24 hrs prior to the procedures

  • Drink plenty of water 2 days before the procedure.

WHAT ARE THE POST PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS?

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • No strenuous exercising and animating face (laughing hard, moving face a lot) for at least 7 days.

  • No saunas, facial massage or sleeping on face for 7 days

  • You can take a pain - reliever after the procedure if in pain.

CAN IT COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER PROCEDURES AT THE SAME TIME?

Do botox first then wait at least 2 weeks before doing botox.  Fillers can be done on the same day but Dr. V prefers to wait to ensure inflammation has resolved and threads are stabilized. 

WILL A SURGICAL LIFT BE DIFFICULT LATER ON IF I HAVE PDO THREADS?

As long as you wait 12-18 months before doing any elective surgical lift in the area then you should not have any issues.

WHAT ARE THE ADVERSE REACTIONS OR AFFECTS?

Threads can migrate or break though happens rarely sometimes the tip will not hook on to the skin. If you do not follow the post procedure instruction the chances of dislodging or unlatching are higher.

CAN PDO THREADS BE REMOVED?

Usually PDO treads cannot be removed after a certain time because they integrate with your tissues.

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