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As a medspa provider or plastic surgeon, you’ve seen countless methods, implants, and devices come and go. As a cosmetic enthusiast, keeping an eye out for the next “big thing” in aesthetic treatments, you’ve seen much the same. Introducing patients to new treatments can sometimes make providers feel like lawyers, arguing on a procedure’s behalf. But at the end of the day, it’s not up to providers to curate the market. The patients do that themselves.
Ultimately, providers advocate for treatment by fielding questions from patients and promoting it as a solution to their unique concerns. Patients advocate for their results by investigating and trusting their providers.
Simply put, more knowledge means better outcomes for everyone involved. At PDO Max, we believe in empowerment through education. In addition to supporting our clients through in-office training, e-learning, marketing guidance, and perpetual support, we also try our best to answer some of the most commonly asked questions right here in our blog.
Today, we’re turning our focus to the thread lift procedure itself.
PDO Thread Lift FAQs – Get to Know Your Treatment
What is the purpose of a PDO thread lift?
A PDO (polydioxanone) thread lift does as its name suggests: it lifts facial tissue (and therefore skin) to combat multiple signs of aging. As we age, skin laxity and a natural decline in hyaluronic acid causes our facial features to hollow and slip from their original positions. As a result, we look older than we are, older than we feel, or older than we’d like.
Available in barbed and smooth varieties, PDO threads grab and lift tissue beneath the skin to return facial features to their original positions, taking years off the appearance of faces, cheeks, chins, and necks.
How do PDO thread lifts physically work?
The human face is complex, full of supporting acids, structural proteins, muscular systems, and more. Aging affects each of these systems and, in turn, contributes to the appearance of aging. PDO thread lifts address each of these systems for safe, reliable, and even reversible non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
To combat skin laxity (or drooping), PDO threads grab tissue and fat pads beneath the skin and hoist them into place. Polydioxanone (PDO) has a high tensile strength while retaining flexibility, translating to both comfort and effectiveness. For improved skin quality and health, PDO threads encourage a supercharged production of collagen—a naturally produced structural protein. Lastly, once in place, PDO threads prevent the worsening or deepening of fine lines & wrinkles.
What can PDO thread lifts improve?
By lifting skin, promoting collagen, and preventing fine lines & wrinkles from worsening, PDO thread lifts can encourage a youthful appearance and healthier skin.
PDO thread lifts rejuvenates facial appearance by creating results for your:
- Under-eye area
PDO thread lifts also tackle common fine lines & wrinkles, including:
- Smoker’s lines
- Bunny lines
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Glabellar lines (the “11s” between eyebrows)
Who’s an ideal candidate for PDO thread lifts?
Because PDO thread lifts are quick, effective, and minimally invasive, they’re ideal for patients who are reluctant to choose surgical interventions. PDO thread lifts don’t require general anesthesia—a roadblock for patients of a certain age. Otherwise, the procedure can be used in a preventive or corrective capacity for patients spanning a wide age range. Women and men in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+ can all benefit.
What Can PDO Thread Lifts Do For Me?
This answer depends on who you are! Patients enjoy an affordable, non-surgical facelift with benefits lasting upwards of 2 years. Thanks to a 1-hour procedure window, providers spend less time in the operating room while still creating fantastic results and encouraging word of mouth. The question, as it turns out, is “What can’t PDO thread lifts do for you?”
To learn how you can benefit from offering PDO thread lifts today, reach out to the industry-leading designer, manufacturer, and innovator of today’s most sought-after PDO threads: PDO Max.