Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center now offers PDO Thread Treatment, the non-surgical procedure that immediately lifts sagging skin with virtually no pain, side effects, or recovery time. Dr. Todd Besnoff, our Medical Director, has added “Certified PDO Thread Specialist” to his repertoire of qualifications. Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center now offers both men and women the opportunity to look and feel younger without the need for a surgical face lift.
PDO Thread Treatment Lifts Sagging Skin
PDO stands for Polydioxanone, which is the same type of biocompatible and bioabsorbable material used in surgical sutures. During a PDO thread treatment, Dr. Besnoff makes tiny entries with very fine PDO threads into the area that needs to be lifted, like the jaw line or brow. Strategic placement of the threads in the superficial tissue of the skin makes it possible to lift and tighten skin without any surgery or anesthesia.
Once the threads are situated in the skin, new bundles of collagen naturally form around each thread. This means that once the threads dissolve in six to eight months, the skin remains tight and healthy thanks to the presence of so much new collagen. Dr. Besnoff knows exactly how to place the threads in your skin to help you look refreshed, rejuvenated, and years younger.
The Many Benefits of PDO Threads
A PDO thread treatment by Dr. Besnoff at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center can be applied to many different areas, especially around the face and neck. Threading can lift the skin around the eyebrows and cheeks, reduce nasolabial and marionette lines, contour the jawline, minimize roundness in the face, diminish submental (below-the-chin) fullness, build lips and lip lines, and even remove wrinkles on the neck and chest.
These incredible results last up to 18 months and are made possible without any of the complications involved in a surgical facelift. PDO threading is completed in one visit without any anesthesia or recovery time. Any minor swelling that might occur as a natural anti-inflammatory response will settle after a few days. In fact, this anti-inflammatory process is important because it triggers the new collagen formation process.
As a virtually painless and non-invasive treatment that requires no recovery time, PDO threading by Dr. Besnoff is the very best way to lift and tighten skin that has been impacted by age. Many patients opt to receive PDO threads along with dermal filler injections to completely wipe away wrinkles and restore lost volume.
Consists of 2 sutures inserted vertically and 3 sutures inserted horizontally creating a mesh under the skin. The mesh will serve as the foundation for new collagen production which helps tighten the skin naturally from within.
PDO sutures which have barbs to provide a grip underneath the skin. These threads are great to gather tissue to lift the cheeks and sagging skin pf where the threads are placed. The PDO sutures are inserted the same way as the Nova-Mesh except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions producing a more dramatic and immediate result.
Restoring the V-Shape
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-Shape”. Although, due to the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, the “V-Shape” tends to diminish or inverts. The design behind the Nu-Mesh and Nu-Lyft PDO Threads technique is to create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-Shape”. Also, this technique where necessary, will help to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-Shape” where it’s been lost.
Q: Can you see or feel the threads after a Thread Lift?
A: PDO Thread Lift is a non-invasive lunchtime procedure which has a natural painless result. You cannot see the threads after receiving them, although the thickness of your skin will determine a lot. After receiving the PDO thread treatment you may be able to slightly feel the threads due to the tightening that is increased in loose areas. The threads are a great zero downtime procedure which compliments botox and fillers.
Q: Filler Vs PDO Thread Lift?
A: Both Fillers and PDO Thread Lift compliment each other. The filler helps to bring up the nasolabial fold and fill in any hollow spaces. Whereas, the PDO Thread Lift does an amazing job in the “Jowl” area by pulling up any lines that fillers are not able to get to.
Q: Is there any downtime?
A: Depending on how many threads were used and the area treated there will be swelling, with the worst in 2-3 days time, which settles by the end of the week.
Q: Is a thread lift painful?
A: PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that has controlled healing benefits. Patients who have undergone a thread lift can attest that the procedure is not painful at all. You may experience minimal bruising or no bruising at all.