Varies From $1000-$4000
Procedure Time: 30 Min
Recovery Time: 1 Day
PDO THREAD LIFT IN SEATTLE, BELLEVUE, AND KIRKLAND
There are many aspects of an aging face or a person’s facial structure that they may want to correct. However, facelifts typically are not performed on patients under a certain age and other corrections may require implants or surgical procedures that a patient is not ready for or does not want. This where non-surgical lifting treatments like PDO threads and the PDO thread lift can achieve visible results without a surgical procedure. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery offers PDO threads and PDO thread lifts to the Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland areas.
WHAT ARE PDO THREADS?
PDO threads are injectable threads made of Polydioxanone, commonly used in absorbable surgical sutures. In surgical applications, PDO threads stimulate collagen to allow tissues to settle easier and better. This same idea is applied to cosmetic lifting with PDO threads.
The threads are biodegradable and will stimulate collagen as they absorb beneath the skin. Collagen is a vital protein to the quality and volume of your skin. As we age, collagen naturally breaks down and production slows. A Seattle PDO thread lift can slow this process and leave you with a rejuvenated look.
How Long Do They Last?
PDO threads can last up to 12 months. Because PDO threads stimulate collagen, you can see long lasting results in the treatment area. Some patients choose to undergo more than one PDO thread lift to promote more permanent results. Every patient and body area will react differently to treatment and your provider can explain the results you can expect.
While the threads absorb within 12 months, this does not mean that your results will immediately dissipate because the collagen that latches in the area will remain in place of the threads. The amount of produced and latched collagen depends on many factors including your general health, age, lifestyle, and if you receive proper aftercare.
There are many ways to promote the best possible results from your PDO thread lift in Bellevue. First and foremost, following your provider’s instructions before and after treatment will reduce the chance of a bad result and may lessen possible side effects. Additionally, if you smoke, you should quit before any surgical or non-surgical cosmetic treatment as it reduces your immune response and makes you more likely to experience complications or side effects.
What Can I Treat With A Thread Lift?
While a PDO thread lift is commonly performed on facial structures like the brow and cheeks, PDO threads are safe to use almost anywhere on the body. When it comes to areas of the face you can treat with a non-surgical thread lift include:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial Folds
- Smoker’s lines
Along with these facial areas, PDO threads can safely be used throughout the body. With many possible treatment areas, just a few of the body areas PDO threads may benefit parts of the body like:
Depending on your goals and target areas, it may be possible to utilize PDO threads elsewhere. When you come in for your consultation, your provider can determine if the areas you want to treat and the results you want are possible with PDO threads.
PDO THREAD LIFT VS. FACELIFT SURGERY
For patients under the age for a traditional facelift, or those who want correction but are not candidates, PDO threads can offer a solution. For patients that are good candidates for a facelift or mini facelift, these procedures will likely offer them longer lasting and better results with time. When it comes to those in between though, the decision between a Kirkland PDO thread lift and a facelift surgery can be a difficult one that requires research and professional guidance.
As far as the main differences between PDO threads and a facelift, it comes down to that PDO threads are a non-surgical procedure and a facelift is surgical. In general, both slow down aging and tighten the skin of the face.
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BENEFITS OF NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT THREADS
PDO threads come with many benefits for patients. As an alternative to surgery, treatment with PDO threads is less invasive and requires little to no downtime. Among some of the benefits of a PDO thread lift include:
- Instantaneous results
- No need for general anesthesia
- Needles are designed specially for each area of the body for customized results
- Less expensive than surgery
- No incisions
- Usually performed in under an hour
- Increase in circulation and collagen production
- Reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and the signs of aging
- Promotion of cellular regeneration
- Customizable procedure based on body area and individual anatomy
Personal benefits of a Bellevue thread lift will vary from patient to patient. However, many patients feel improvements in their self esteem and love their new look. For some patients not suitable for surgery, PDO threads can result in extremely meaningful results that nothing else can offer them.
Can I Still Get Fillers?
Yes! Fillers are a great way to complement your PDO thread results. You should wait at least a week following your thread lift to get any fillers or esthetic treatments performed and a month for laser treatments.
WILL I STILL NEED A FACELIFT?
Even with the increased collagen production and circulation caused by a PDO thread lift in Bellevue, you may still need a facelift later in life. This ultimately is only determined by time and how your face and body age. You can prolong aging through good skin care and a healthy lifestyle.
Depending on your age and facial condition, some patients interested in a PDO thread lift may be better candidates for a facelift and vice versa. Your provider will help you determine this at your consultation.
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A THREAD LIFT FROM START TO FINISH
As advocates for patient education, The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery team recommends thoroughly researching cosmetic procedures you are interested in before coming in for your consultation. Knowing what to expect and having specific questions for your provider will allow them to better understand and serve your cosmetic goals.
On the day of your consultation, you can expect to come into our office where you will check in, fill out new patient paperwork if applicable, and enjoy our variety of refreshments including fresh cookies. At your consultation with Dr. Jonov or PDO thread lift provider, they will want to garner a good idea of your expectations for the treatment and what you want to treat. They will then review your medical history and examine the possible treatment areas to determine if you are a candidate for PDO threads in Seattle.
When they decide if a PDO thread lift will benefit you, they will explain the procedure thoroughly and give you routine instructions. In some cases, it may be possible to perform your PDO thread lift procedure the same day.
Usually, they will request that you stop all supplementary vitamins and medications that act as blood thinners, like Ibuprofen, Aspirin, vitamin E, and others. If you are on prescription blood thinners or medications, this should be well discussed during the consultation.
The entire PDO thread lift procedure takes around a half hour to perform depending on the body area. Your provider may make marks to guide them.
Firstly, your provider will administer a local anesthetic, usually either Lidocaine injections or a topical gel. Once the area is numb, they will begin inserting the PDO needles. The needles used to perform a PDO lift are predetermined and sized specifically for the treatment area. You should feel no pain as your provider completely inserts the needles.
They will insert all the needles in a given area before removing them at once. Depending on the area and goals, such as in the case of lifting heavy cheeks, they may insert two rows of threads on each side to create the “V” shape of the face. Once all needles are removed, the treatment is finished.
Unlike surgery, there is no required downtime or recovery period following PDO threads. You may experience minor side effects from the injections like swelling, bruising, or discomfort. These typically do not require medical attention and should resolve on their own. While there are no restrictions on work or exercise, you should be careful to not overexert the treatment area. For example, if you had facial PDO thread treatment, you should avoid opening your jaw and mouth wide. You should also be careful to not rub or massage the area for around two weeks.
Along with avoiding certain medications and supplements before treatment, you should continue this for at least a week or until your provider instructs it is safe to continue their use. As far as individualized instructions, your provider will give you customized directions based on your own health.
PDO thread lifts results are immediately noticeable. As collagen forms around the threads, you should see improvements as the threads fade. Subsequent treatments can improve results.
THE PDO THREAD EXPERTS IN SEATTLE, BELLEVUE, AND KIRKLAND
PDO threads offer a non-surgical facelift and have applications all around the body. Even though it is a quick, simple procedure, it requires a trained eye to achieve the best results. The providers at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery have the experience and expertise necessary to promote the best Seattle PDO thread results. Our office provides a wide swath of surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation and general cosmetic surgery.
Combining the knowledge of board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov and qualified injectors, we offer the best PDO thread lift in Seattle. Offering facelifts, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and other lifting surgeries, Dr. Jonov can evaluate whether PDO threads or cosmetic surgery will best serve your needs.
To schedule a consultation with a provider at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.