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PDO THREADS

WHAT IS A THREAD LIFT?

A thread lift is a less invasive alternative to a face lift to rejuvenate the face without the risks and extended downtime associated with surgery.  It has become a convenient rejuvenation alternative that requires no general anesthesia or hospitalization. Showing instant results with target specific treatments that are indicated for many areas in both the face and body.

WHAT ARE PDO THREADS?

Polydioxanone (PDO) is a strong synthetic monofilament fiber consisting of one solid fiber of thread. PDO Threads are also known or referred to as PDS, which have been used as a cutaneous and subcutaneous suture material in plastic surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, trauma surgery, & gynecological surgery for over thirty years. Most absorb in 6-9 months depending on thickness. 

Facts about PDO threads:

  • Flexible, durable, last 24 months

  • Higher resilience first 2-3 months

  • Hydrophobic

  • Broken down by hydrolysis

  • PDO threads do not have antigenic or pyrogenic reactions

  • Generate neo-collagenesis in the skin (this is the production of collagen by your body)

  • Mild fibrosis results which strengthen connective tissue of skin

  • Results are noticed after 4-6 weeks for mesh techniques, immediately after barbed techniques

Although NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline.

WHAT CAN A THREAD LIFT DO?

  • REJUVENATE YOUTHFUL SKIN: Thread lifts are a great way to rejuvenate and restore a youthful appearance to areas treated.  It can improve texture, pigmentation and the appearance of both stretch marks and scarring.

  • ELIMINATE FINE LINES:  Threads are inserted beneath the skin creating a “mesh or web” like pattern that acts as a support system while promoting collagen production.

  • RESTORE BODY TONE:  Restoring collagen and elastin creates youthful texture and tone, meshing can be performed throughout the body to restore healthy, tighter and brighter skin.

  • LIFT & CONTOUR:  Barbed threads placed within the hypodermis allow the clinician to lift and contour lax and sagging skin in the body’s problematic areas.

  • PROMOTE COLLAGEN & ELASTIN:  Due to the insertion of threads, blood flow and lymphatic circulation are increased resulting in the production of collagen and elastin.

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