PDO threads in West Bloomfield are a fairly new treatment in the aesthetic world geared toward providing effective, nonsurgical skin lifting benefits. PDO threads themselves, however, have been utilized safely for decades for various other medical applications, such as treating certain gynecological disorders or suturing incisions after some minor surgical procedures. Once it was discovered that they could provide phenomenal lifting and tightening effects through a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, it was a game-changer in medical aesthetics.
Here we will answer 6 common questions about PDO threads in West Bloomfield to help you determine if this treatment will help meet your ultimate aesthetic goals.
1. What is a PDO thread lift?
A PDO thread lift is a special minimally invasive technique that uses ultra-thin threads of polydioxanone (or PDO) strategically inserted under the skin to gently reposition tissue in a targeted area and also stimulate collagen production to gradually increase volume and improve elasticity. Threads can be used to treat specific areas, or they can be used in a sort of “weaving” pattern to stimulate even more volume and create a more youthful appearance in larger areas.
Over time, the threads will dissolve, but they leave smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin in their wake. PDO threads are FDA approved and have little to no side effects.
2. How do PDO threads in West Bloomfield compare to a surgical facelift?
While a PDO thread lift won’t produce results as dramatic as a surgical facelift, this procedure can provide very noticeable outcomes. Targeted treatments may help you resolve specific issues of concern to address mild to moderate signs of aging generally experienced by people in their 30s to mid 50s. Advanced signs of aging may require a more invasive procedures, such as a facelift, to address your concerns. We will go over your individual aesthetic goals during your private consultation to determine the best route for you.
3. Which areas can be improved upon with PDO threads in West Bloomfield?
PDO threads are so versatile that they can treat virtually any areas of the face where you desire a lifting, tightening effect. These typically include:
- Forehead region
- Crow’s feet & undereye area
- Nasojugal folds
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Jaw line
Typically, cheeks and the lower face/neck regions are the most commonly treated areas with PDO threads in West Bloomfield.
4. What can I expect during and after treatment with PDO threads?
Prior to your procedure, a licensed provider, like Eman Dahmani, APRN, CRNA, will evaluate the specific areas you wish to be addressed and create a customized treatment plan. During your treatment, a local anesthetic will be administered to ensure your utmost comfort. The PDO threads will then be inserted under your skin in precise places with sutures that begin the lifting process. Depending on the area being treated, the whole procedure generally takes about 45 minutes. Following a brief recovery period, you will then be able drive yourself home.
You’ll be given specific instructions with an at-home care plan to promote optimal healing. In the days following your treatment, there may be some initial redness and soreness. These are typically mild and temporary in nature. We ask that you avoid scrubbing or putting pressure on the treated area for a few days, and you may need to avoid moisturizers for a while. Eman will go over all post-procedure aspects of your treatment during your private consultation.
5. What results can I expect with PDO threads in West Bloomfield and how long do they last?
In some cases, when PDO threads are used to create definition, you may begin seeing lifting results immediately after treatment that improves further in a few days as the healing process takes place. Since the treatment also relies on collagen production, you’ll also likely see more gradual, skin-smoothing results in the weeks following treatment. In many cases, result can last up to 18 months or more.
6. What’s my next step in getting PDO threads in West Bloomfield?
Let us show you what PDO threads can do to bring out the best in your beauty and your mood. Reach out to us today to schedule a private consultation by calling (248) 955-3535 or click here to schedule online.