What to Expect During a PDO Threading Session

If you’d like to peel away some of the evidence of the years passing, you have lots of options; however, many may see a traditional surgical facelift as the gold-standard in youth restoration. If you aren’t ready to commit to the expense, time, and overall invasiveness of a facelift, you may want to consider PDO threading instead. 

PDO stands for polydioxanone, which is a substance used in making a specialized kind of surgical suture. This procedure, which is minimally invasive, is used to lift and firm your face, while stimulating your body to produce more collagen. 

Our team at Sky Vein & Aesthetics, led by Dr. Danny Harrison, can help you decide which procedures are likely to benefit your appearance the most. If we suggest PDO threading, this post describes exactly what you can expect during your session. 

PDO threading, explained

Polydioxanone (PDO) threading, is a type of thread lift. During the procedure Dr. Harrison uses  needles to place the PDO threads, which are completely dissolvable, into areas where your skin is loose. The threads tighten your skin and boost collagen production over time. Even after the threads dissolve, the collagen keeps your skin tight for up to a year after treatment. 

We can use PDO threading to treat your: 

If you have any problem areas that you'd like to tighten, PDO threading might be the solution you're seeking. 

What to expect

If you’re concerned about how the procedure feels, don’t worry. PDO threading uses extremely thin needles, which never leave marks or scars. 

To ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure, we administer a local anesthetic before beginning, so you don’t experience pain as we place the threads. The threads also cause little inflammation, meaning you don't have to worry about a lengthy recovery after the procedure. 

Immediately after the procedure you may have some mild swelling, but it goes away quickly. In fact, you can return right away to your normal routine. There’s no need to plan for recovery time. 

Thread lifts are fast, easy, and affordable compared to a surgical facelift. Because the PDO threads dissolve, we can help you establish a schedule to maintain the appearance of your thread lift. 

Would you like to learn more about this revolutionary alternative to a surgical facelift? Schedule an appointment, so we can answer all your questions! You can request an appointment online, or call us at 270-846-1500, and we’ll get you booked. 

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