PDO Threads

Lift Sagging Skin on the Face, Neck, and Jowls in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

The South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team uses polydioxanone (PDO) threads in New Jersey for patients who want to elevate facial tissues that have sagged over time. Many people find that this form of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation "bridges the gap" between injectable dermal fillers and invasive cosmetic surgery by providing long-lasting youthful contours without incisions or sutures.

Adults of any age can benefit from PDO threads, but they are often used by men and women in their 30s, 40s, or 50s who are beginning to see the signs of natural aging in their face.

Discover more about PDO threads in New Jersey from the South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team. To discuss treatment options, call 856-810-9888 or fill out a contact form.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are used for thread lifting, a minimally invasive cosmetic technique that employs dissolvable barbed threads or sutures to internally lift and suspend facial skin, moving it "upward and backward." These thin, small threads provide a lift that is visible right away, as well as encourage ongoing improvement that lasts beyond the lifespan of the threads themselves.

The long-lasting results are possible because thread lifting stimulates collagen generation for better skin quality by provoking the body's healing process as the skin attempts to address the "damage" in sutured areas.

The Benefits of PDO Threads

Lifts with PDO threads can correct pronounced nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, and loose skin on the lower face. The treatment is ideal for creating a slimmer, leaner facial profile, while re-shaping the facial tissues. The main ingredient, polydioxanone, has been used in medical applications for decades.

Men and women hoping to enhance their appearance without surgical scarring or having to take weeks off for recovery can benefit from thread lifting with PDO threads, which can be applied to small sections or over the entire face.

What to Expect from the Thread Lifting Procedure

Your consultation will start with a facial assessment. This is also when you can talk about costs and risks, and the medical consultant can help you determine whether you're a good candidate for PDO threads.

Once the skin has been cleansed and marked, and a local anesthetic has been given, the PDO thread lift begins. The treatment is virtually painless—since the threads are injectable, there is only a slight "pinching" sensation when they are introduced—and the effects are visible right away. The entire treatment process typically lasts around 30 minutes.

Thread lift aftercare involves protecting the skin from sun exposure as much as possible to prevent hyperpigmentation. Some swelling, dimpling, and bruising are expected within the first few weeks. Refrain from taking any blood thinners for a week before and after treatment, and avoid saunas, lasers, exercise, extreme facial movements, and makeup. PDO threads allow gradual skin rejuvenation over time and usually have a lifespan of about four to six months, with another six months of elevated contours after they dissolve.

Other Facial Contouring Treatments

In addition to thread lifts with PDO threads, South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center offers a range of other cosmetic dermatology treatments for improving facial contours. Voluma® is a dermal filler that adds volume to the midface, laser skin tightening and ultrasound-based Ultherapy® can address skin laxity, and CoolSculpting® can be used to reduce chin fat.

Contact Dr. Robin Levin and the South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team to book a consultation for PDO threads in New Jersey. To discover more about the available treatment options, call 856-810-9888 or fill out a contact form.

*patient results may vary

*results may vary