As you age, your body loses collagen—the protein that protein responsible for keeping your skin looking taut and youthful. The older you get, the more collagen you lose, causing your skin to become thinner and more prone to wrinkles.
If the idea of wrinkly and aged skin worries you and you don’t want to opt for invasive surgical procedures, here’s something that can help you instead: a polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift.
What Is a PDO Tread Lift?
This is a form minimally invasive form of treatment for sagging skin tissue that uses polydioxanone threads for tightening and “lifting” it. The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin where they’re anchored via graspers or cones.
After being inserted under the skin, the threads assist with collagen stimulation to improve skin elasticity and cause cellular renewal. They also lead to the contractions of the fat tissue, which results in skin tightening and instant skin lifting.
What Does It Do For Your Skin?
After approximately 6 months, these PDO threads disappear through hydrolysis. Since they helped with cellular rejuvenation, you’ll enjoy the lifted facial contours for at least six months or even more. The body’s healing response is triggered to stimulate greater collagen production, which continues even after the initial few days following the procedure. This, in turn, helps your skin restore its elasticity and youthfulness.
A PDO thread lift is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, and doesn’t require anaesthesia or incisions.
Which Types of PDO Threads Are Used?
Two main types of PDO threads are used for this procedure: the floating non-barbed threads and the floating barbed threads. Within these two thread types, you’ll find additional sub-classifications.
For non-barbed threads, these include mono-filament threads and braided threads. For barbed threads, the sub-classifications include spiral threads, unilateral threads, bilateral threads, bi-directional threads, unidirectional threads, cutting threads, and molding threads.
These PDO threads are available in varying lengths, thicknesses, tensile strength, and shapes, and the type of thread used for your treatment impacts the final results. Your doctor may choose a particular type of PDO thread for your procedure depending on your specific skin lifting requirements.
Novopilus is a professional health care clinic that offers skin rejuvenation and hair transplantation abroad. Reach out to us today for more details about our services and book an appointment for your PDO thread lift!