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PDO Threads in Newport Beach, CA

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About PDO Threads

Have you ever stood in the mirror and pushed your cheeks upward to tighten your face? The result is a firmer, younger, tauter face and jowl line, somewhat similar to the results you might expect from a traditional facelift. Ever wonder why this can’t be done without intensive surgery, maybe with a magic, invisible thread beneath the surface of your skin? Well, you may be onto something. Thanks to polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift technology, it’s now possible to achieve this taut facial appearance without major invasive surgery.

What Is A PDO Thread?

PDO is a synthetic suture or thread that’s inserted into the skin to fight gravity and pull the skin in the desired direction. Not only do the threads help tighten and lift skin, but the thread’s chemical properties double up on anti-gravity effects by stimulating new collagen production in and around the procedural site. The result is a lifted and more fully contoured skin area. It's like a facelift without the complications, costs, and extended recovery time associated with the traditional surgical procedure.

PDO threads have long been used safely for various surgical medical procedures, applying similar technology to general medicine stitches that dissolve after the surface wound heals. However, now we’ve harnessed these threads’ potential for use in the aesthetic world.

First, the threads are inserted through micro-incisions into your face, resulting in instant skin lifting. Second, they contract fat tissue to further tighten your skin. Third, they promote collagen production and neovascularization (new blood vessels) to renew your skin at the cellular level. All of this works together to give you enhanced skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and more elastic skin.

What Areas Do PDO Threads Treat?

Our Orange County patients usually use PDO thread lifts to address:

  • Jowls
  • Nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Neck and jawline definition
  • Brow lift and opening the eye

How Long Do PDO Threads Last?

PDO threads are designed to naturally dissolve into your skin, providing stimulation at the cellular level by boosting collagen production. They tend to dissolve in 6 to 9 months, though the effects will last longer. Most patients can expect to see results lasting for up to 18 months or even two years.

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What Is the Procedure Like?

This procedure usually takes around an hour. After applying a topical anesthetic to the skin, a thin needle is inserted into your skin to place the threads in the appropriate areas. This process can take between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the specific patient. After threads are inserted and the threading needle is removed, you may feel light pressure or tightening under your skin. This is normal. After the procedure is complete, you will be free to go on with your day.

Do PDO Threads Require Downtime?

Simply answered, no, PDO threads should not require significant downtime. The procedure is done at our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach, CA and you can go home the same day. Recovery after a successful thread lift is quite minimal. While there may be some visible swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks, you can go back to work right away if you’d like. You are encouraged to avoid strenuous exercising for a few weeks following the procedure.

Are PDO Threads Painful?

A local anesthetic may be applied to the area to make the procedure as comfortable as possible, but some patients may find this procedure painful. Some tenderness, mild redness, or swelling after the procedure is to be expected. Talk to our team about your concerns, and we will help create a treatment plan that works for you.

How Much Do PDO Threads Cost?

PDO thread lift pricing will vary by treatment area and patient. Brow lifts start at $1,800, neck lifts at $2,000, and face lifts at $3,000. At Panacea Aesthetics, we often offer special pricing in the form of promotions and packages. Call us today to learn more about pricing and to determine if PDO threads are the right solution for you!

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How much does a PDO thread lift cost?

The actual price of your thread lifting treatment can vary according to the number of threads required and is determined according to your needs and aims. Keep in mind that a PDO thread lifting is quite a bit lower in price compared to a cosmetic surgical procedure so it may work well as a facelift alternative. Our providers at Panacea Aesthetics and Wellness Center will provide price information when you come for your initial consultation.

How long do thread lifting outcomes last?

This will be based according to the starting health of your skin. Typically, the results of thread lifting might be seen for up to a year and a half or more. After this timeframe, you may wish to have a subsequent procedure to help you keep up a renewed appearance. You can additionally uphold your improvements by having a healthy lifestyle that involves a proper diet, regular activity, and a home-based skin regimen.

Is a PDO thread lift painful?

No, many individuals don't have pain throughout thread lifting. Before starting, an anesthetic agent is usually applied to numb the treatment region to help you feel at ease during the duration of your appointment. A number of people may experience minor aching or inflammation after the procedure, although this commonly goes away after a few days.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.