Have your lips lost volume over the years? Do you want to restore their former youthful appearance? A PDO thread lip lift is a great way to enhance and plump your lips without fillers or risky surgery.
What are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are extremely thin strands of polydiaxanone, a protein that relaxes tendons and is generally well accepted by most people. Some PDO threads are smooth, while others feature 3D barbs to help anchor them into place.
How Does a PDO Thread Lip Lift Work?
During the procedure, PDO threads are inserted under the skin bordering the lip line. The thread is placed with a cannula or a long, thin tube. The procedure is fast, effective, and safer than a surgical lift.
How Do PDO Threads Lift the Lips?
As your body absorbs the threads over the months following the procedure, the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are stimulated to replace the thread material. Your body views the PDO threads as foreign objects and treats them the same way it would while repairing a wound. The proteins and fibers fill in the space to heal the wound, plumping the area naturally.
Why Doesn’t Collagen Form in the Lips Naturally?
When you are younger, it does. However, as we age, collagen production slows. This leads to thin, vulnerable, and thirsty skin. Given enough time, these conditions will cause wrinkles and sagging.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Immediate results can be expected with a PDO thread lip lift, but there’s even more. Over the next few months, the tissue that was lifted and tightened with the PDO threads will be filled with collagen, providing results that can last much longer. In fact, most people report that their PDO thread lip lift results last between 1 to 3 years!
What Type of PDO Threads Does Ultimate Image Use for Lip Lifts?
Here at Ultimate Image, we use polydiaxanone threads made by Medyglobal America. We chose these specific threads for their quality, durability, and ease of use. Our patients find that these threads insert with less twisting manipulation and give a more comfortable experience.
What Will Recovery After a PDO Thread Lip Lift Look Like?
There is minimal downtime after a PDO thread lip lift. Be sure to only eat soft foods for about a week post-procedure. Just after the procedure, avoid touching the lips or surrounding areas, and do not get the area wet. For a minimum of seven days after the procedure, do not exercise or have sexual activity.
If you experience pain or discomfort after the procedure, you may take acetaminophen. This can also be taken just before the procedure to prevent bruising.
PDO Thread Lip Lifts in Tampa Bay
If you’re ready for a fuller, sexier pout, then call Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center at (727) 799-7000 or contact us online. We would love to schedule a PDO thread lip lift consultation with you to determine if this amazing procedure is right for you!