If you’re dealing with wrinkles or loose and sagging skin in your face and neck, PDO threads may be the perfect way to lift and tighten without surgery. At Legacy MD in Frisco, Texas, Ousama Moammar, MD, performs PDO thread lifts with artistry and expertise, giving you natural-looking results you’ll love. Call the office or request an appointment online to schedule your PDO threads consultation.
PDO Threads Q & A
What are PDO threads?
PDO threads are made from polydioxanone, a material that surgeons have used for sutures for many years. PDO threads are FDA-approved, and they’re completely safe for use in your body. Over time, your body absorbs the PDO thread harmlessly, but since the threads stimulate new collagen growth, the benefits continue for a long time after the threads are gone.
How does a PDO thread lift work?
While you’re under local anesthesia, Dr. Moammar injects the PDO threads using a very thin needle. Dr. Moammar injects the PDO threads in a pattern that’s customized to lift and smooth where you need it the most. The PDO threads cause an inflammatory response deep below your skin, which triggers new collagen growth.
The PDO threads dissolve naturally approximately four to six months after the injection, but your new collagen stays. The result is long-lasting skin support and firmness.
Am I a good candidate for PDO thread lift?
If you’re experiencing mild-to-moderate skin laxity and you’d like to avoid plastic surgery, like face-lift, PDO thread lift might be the ideal solution. If your skin laxity is severe, talk to Dr. Moammar about whether PDO thread lift can work for you. Even if it’s not the best solution in your particular situation, Dr. Moammar can recommend another solution that’s right for you.
Can you see the PDO threads under the skin?
No. The PDO threads are very thin, and they’re clear. Dr. Moammar injects the threads in your skin’s sublayers, where the collagen is produced. There’s no bumpiness or discoloration from the PDO threads.
How long does it take to see results after a PDO thread lift?
You’ll notice lifting and tightening right away, and the results get better over the coming months as you see the new collagen growth.
What is recovery after a PDO thread lift like?
Since PDO thread lift is a noninvasive treatment, most patients don’t need any downtime. You may have some mild swelling and bruising for a day or two after treatment but it resolves quickly. If you want to use concealer to cover any mild discoloration after your procedure, it’s generally fine to do so right away.
How long do PDO thread lift results last?
It can vary, but most patients enjoy long-lasting results. On average, a PDO thread lift lasts anywhere from one to three years.
Ready to lift and tighten your skin without surgery? Call Legacy MD or request an appointment online to book your PDO threads consultation now.