At Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Honolulu, HI, we offer the popular PDO thread lift, a non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatment that uses PDO threads to increase natural collagen and elastin production to delay and reverse the aging process. This treatment, known as the lunchtime facelift, is the perfect solution for patients who want a non-surgical solution that can enhance their appearance and restore a youthful glow to their skin.
What Is the PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO thread lift is a treatment designed to subtly lift facial features to restore a youthful appearance. It can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and increase natural collagen production in different areas to restore natural volume, reversing the effects of volume loss. This treatment is often called the lunchtime facelift because even though it’s completely non-surgical, it’s a popular alternative to the surgical facelift.
You can schedule it during your lunch break and return to work when it’s over. It visibly lifts and tightens the skin without pain, incisions, or an extended recovery and delivers immediate results. During the treatment, we use custom PDO threads made of polydioxanone, which are injected into the deeper layers of the skin to resolve different aging-related concerns.
What Does It Treat?
We can customize this treatment to address the most common aging-related concerns, including loose skin on the jawline, facial folds, nasolabial folds, flattening cheeks, lines and wrinkles, volume loss, and more.
The different-shaped PDO threads are designed to lift, tighten, and fill different areas, so once we learn more about your treatment goals, we can design your treatment plan using the right PDO threads or a combination of threads to help you achieve your desired results.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
The PDO thread lift is the next best thing to a surgical facelift without a surgical or invasive procedure. You won’t need to be put under during the treatment but will only need a topical numbing solution. The results are immediate and will last for a year or longer. Other treatment benefits include the following:
- There’s no long recovery process
- The treatment is nonsurgical and minimally invasive
- PDO threads are available in different textures and shapes for customized treatments
- The treatment is quick and virtually painless
Using PDO Threads To Lift, Smooth, and Tighten the Skin
PDO threads are made of polydioxanone and have been safely and effectively used in surgical procedures for decades. We use them during the PDO thread lift because they can naturally lift and tighten the skin.
Some PDO threads are designed for lifting; others can promote increased volume or have a filling effect. Each treatment results in at least a 20 to 30 percent improvement in the overall appearance, and the results look completely natural.
The Treatment Process
The treatment takes approximately 90 minutes, but most of that time is spent numbing the skin. Dr. Sanderson applies the numbing solution in three layers to effectively numb the treatment area, and that numbing effect typically lasts one to two hours in total.
This numbing experience is similar to when you go to the dentist and undergo numbing for dental work, and it ensures that you remain comfortable throughout and after the treatment. Then, Dr. Sanderson uses a cannula to insert each thread below the skin’s surface, and once it adheres to the tissue, he tightens it and moves on to the next area.
When Can I Expect Results?
You’ll see immediate results following your treatment. You’ll notice a lifted countenance and tighter and smoother skin. Your results will continue to improve over time. The PDO threads will dissolve in the months following the treatment, and as they do, your body will respond to their presence in the tissue with increased collagen production.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The effects of the PDO thread lift typically last 12 to 18 months. The good news is that you can make this treatment a part of your anti-aging regimen to continue to combat and delay aging and enjoy your youthful-looking appearance long-term.
What Kind of Aftercare Instructions Will I Need To Follow?
After your treatment, you can resume most of your normal daily activities, but you must follow some aftercare instructions to ensure the best result and avoid disrupting the threads below the skin’s surface. You’ll need to:
- Temporarily avoid sleeping on your face
- Avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days post-treatment
- Avoid touching the thread injection sites
- Avoid professional skin care treatments and facial massages for the first few weeks
- Use gentle products and wash your face carefully to avoid irritating the threads as your skin heals
- Avoid direct sun exposure and use a quality sunscreen
Am I a Good Candidate?
Patients with versatile aging-related concerns of different ages can schedule this treatment and achieve natural yet noticeable results. However, it’s recommended that patients schedule this treatment sooner rather than later for the best results since it’s so effective at delaying aging.
Dr. Scott Sanderson is an expert in administering these threads and trains area practitioners and nurses on how to perform this treatment properly. When you schedule your treatment at Thrive Med Spa & Wellness, you can rest assured that you’ll be in the hands of a true expert who understands how to perform this treatment to ensure the best, most natural, and longest-lasting results.
Learn More About the Lunch Time Facelift
If you’re interested in learning more about the lunchtime facelift and how it can naturally reverse the aging process and help you prevent additional aging-related concerns by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production abilities, we can give you more details. We can schedule a consultation to evaluate your desired treatment areas, give you details about the treatment and how it works, recommend the right PDO threads, and schedule your appointment.