PDO thread body lifting is an innovative cosmetic procedure that involves the insertion of PDO (polydioxanone) threads under the skin to lift and tighten sagging skin. The treatment is gaining popularity due to its non-invasive nature and long-lasting results. However, while many people are interested in PDO thread body lifting, only some understand the intricacies of the procedure.
In this article, we’ll dive into the processes involved in PDO thread body lifting, exploring the techniques used, the areas of the body that can be treated, the benefits, and the risks involved.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are a type of dissolvable suture made from polydioxanone, a synthetic polymer material that has been used in surgery for many years. PDO threads have been modified for cosmetic purposes and are now widely used for non-surgical facelifts, neck lifts, and body lifts.
They come in various thicknesses and lengths and can target specific face and body areas.
How Are PDO Threads Used For Body Lifting?
The PDO threads are inserted into the skin using a small needle or cannula during the procedure. The threads are carefully placed to create a lifting effect, and once inserted, the skin is gently repositioned. This lifting effect is achieved by the threads’ structure, which has a series of tiny barbs that gently lift the skin.
Once the threads are inserted, they begin to facilitate collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein that equips structure and support to the skin, but its production naturally decreases as we age. The PDO threads help to kickstart collagen production, which in turn helps to lift and tighten the skin.
The body gradually absorbs the PDO threads over time, but their lifting effect can last several months. As the threads dissolve, they leave behind a network of collagen fibers that help to maintain the lifting effect.
Body Areas That Can Be Lifted With PDO Threads
PDO thread body lifting is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can lift and tighten sagging skin in various body areas. Some of the most popular areas that can be treated with PDO thread body lifting include:
- Neck and jawline: As we age, the skin on our neck and jawline can become loose and saggy, creating the appearance of a double chin or jowls. PDO threads can lift and tighten this area, creating a more defined and youthful look.
- Arms: The skin on the upper arms can become loose and saggy, especially for those who have lost a significant amount of weight or experienced decreased collagen production due to aging. PDO threads can lift and tighten the skin on the upper arms, creating a more toned and contoured appearance.
- Abdomen: The abdomen is a common area for fat accumulation, and the skin in this area can become stretched or loose, especially after pregnancy or weight loss. PDO threads can lift and tighten the skin on the abdomen, creating a flatter and more defined appearance.
- Thighs and buttocks: The skin on the thighs and buttocks can also become loose and saggy, especially as we age or due to weight loss. PDO threads can lift and tighten the skin in these areas, creating a more contoured and lifted appearance.
PDO thread body lifting is not a weight loss procedure nor a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. However, it can be an effective solution for those who want to address specific areas of sagging skin that cannot be improved through diet and exercise alone.
Body Lifting Appointment
Following your practitioner’s instructions carefully ensures optimal results and minimizes potential risks or complications. Here’s what you can anticipate during your appointment:
Consultation and assessment
The first step in the PDO thread body lifting process is to schedule a consultation with a qualified and experienced practitioner. During this consultation, the practitioner will assess your individual needs and goals, discuss the areas of your body that you would like to treat, and explain the procedure in detail. They will also review your medical history and ensure that you are a good prospect for the procedure.
Before the procedure, the practitioner will provide specific instructions to prepare for the treatment. This may include avoiding certain medications, stopping smoking, and avoiding alcohol for a certain period before the procedure.
The actual procedure process
The practitioner will start cleaning and numbing the treatment site. They will insert the PDO threads into the skin using a small needle or cannula. The practitioner will use different types of threads depending on the area being treated and the desired results. Once the threads are in place, the practitioner gently repositions the skin to create a lifting effect. The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the treated area.
Aftercare and recovery
After the procedure, the practitioner will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to follow. This may include avoiding certain activities, such as strenuous exercise or sun exposure, for some time after the treatment. You may also be advised to wear a compression garment or bandage to support the treated area. You may experience swelling, bruising, or discomfort for a few days after the procedure, but this should subside within a week.
The practitioner will typically schedule a follow-up appointment a few weeks after the procedure to ensure that you are healing correctly and to monitor the results. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired results depending on the individual case.
If you’re curious about rejuvenating your skin and achieving a more youthful appearance, PDO thread body lifting may be an excellent option. However, do your research and choose a qualified and experienced practitioner who can guide you through the approach and help you achieve the best possible outcomes.
If you’re ready to take the next step and explore PDO thread body lifting further, schedule a consultation with Refine Medical Center. During this consultation, you can learn more about the procedure, discuss your individual needs and goals, and ask any questions.
Don’t wait any longer to achieve the youthful, lifted appearance you’ve been dreaming of. Contact us today and take the first step towards a more confident, radiant you!