What Is a Thread Lift?
At St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery, a PDO thread lift is a noninvasive procedure that raises and tightens loose skin. The thread lift is frequently an ideal choice for patients who may be less likely to get a surgical facelift but likewise desire to improve the characteristics of aging, such as fine lines, creases, and sagging skin. Dr. John O'Brien uses PDO collagen threads (also referred to as polydioxanone threads), which are professional-grade sutures passed within the epidermis, to promote collagen regeneration and boost drooping skin and laugh lines. Often labeled a "lunchtime facelift," a thread lift does not comprise an extensive recuperation period. Call for an appointment at our office in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule a consultation and decide if a thread lift would be a good aesthetic decision for your goals.
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"Dr. O’Brien performed a brow lift, lower face and neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat grafting, and abdominal liposuction. Six weeks later I am very pleased and looking great! Dr. O’Brien explains procedures well and demonstrates a caring attitude towards his patients. I would use Dr. O’Brien again and highly recommend him. The office staff exhibits the same caring and concern for the patients."- C.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2020
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Who Should Get a Thread Lift?
The best individuals for a facial thread lift are usually those from ages 35 – 65 who are hoping to:
- Obtain tighter skin without having major procedures
- Spur collagen growth in the dermal layers
- Decrease mild or moderate sagging or wrinkles on the face and/or neck
- Reduce visible evidence of age, such as wrinkles around the mouth and nose, drooping in the lower face, loose skin, and fine lines around the lips
- See more enduring improvements when compared to wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers
At your consult in St. Petersburg, FL, our team will help you decide whether a PDO thread lift procedure may be right for you.
How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?
Thread lifting is a nonsurgical procedure that typically takes approximately an hour to complete. Prior to the thread lift treatment, a member of our staff will consult with you to decide what type of thread lift to use, the number to administer, and where to place to achieve optimal results. Normally, a local anesthetic cream is utilized to numb the treatment locations and enable you to stay relaxed. Dr. O'Brien will arrange the threads into designated areas of the face through a tiny needle. The threads will be carefully stretched to encourage a firmer look and a youthful-appearing outcome. No incisions or cuts are needed throughout this procedure.
PDO Thread Lift FAQ
What is the cost of a thread lift?
The actual cost of the PDO thread lift procedure might fluctuate based on the number of threads used, which will be chosen according to your concerns and objectives. However, a thread lift is quite a bit lower in price than a surgical procedure, so it could work as an option for a facelift surgery alternative. The staff at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery will provide price information when you come for your first appointment.
How long will my PDO thread lift outcomes be seen?
This will depend on the initial condition of your complexion. Typically, the outcomes of a PDO thread lift can last up to 18 months or more. Following that, you will probably want to schedule a follow-up treatment to help you maintain a radiant look. You can further preserve your improvements by keeping up a healthy routine that involves a nutrient-rich eating plan, regular exercise, and a home skin routine.
Does a PDO thread lift hurt?
No, most clients don't experience discomfort throughout PDO thread lifting. Before beginning, a numbing agent will be used to desensitize the targeted area so you'll be relaxed throughout the entire procedure. Some individuals might experience minor aching or redness following the appointment, but this typically dissipates after a few days.
Get a Nonsurgical Lift
PDO thread lifting is able to give you a minimally invasive solution to firm aging skin tissue and produce a youthful appearance. If you deal with slight to moderate loss of firmness, wrinkly skin, or are simply seeking a refreshed appearance, reach out to St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to set up a consultation and hear about thread lifts or different aesthetic facial procedure possibilities.