How Long Do PDO Thread Lifts Last? Managing Your Expectations

As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity, leading to sagging, particularly noticeable under the eyes, along the jawline, and in other facial areas. This change can be subtle or more pronounced, depending on individual factors like genetics and lifestyle. At South Jersey Aesthetics in Cape May Court House, we understand these changes and offer solutions that align with your aesthetic goals.

A PDO thread lift with NovaThreads is one such solution we provide, designed to address these age-related changes in a minimally invasive way. This treatment involves using biodegradable threads to lift and tighten the skin for a refreshed look.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are special medical sutures made from polydioxanone, a biodegradable material that has been used in medical suturing for years. These threads are used as part of aesthetic treatments to subtly lift and firm sagging skin. The beauty of PDO thread lifts is their ability to provide natural-looking enhancement without invasive procedures.

How PDO Threads Work

In a PDO thread lift, the threads are carefully inserted under the skin using tiny cannulas. Once in place, they act as a supportive structure, allowing the skin to gently lift and tighten, and many of the threads have tiny barbs that help latch onto the tissue. Over time, these threads also stimulate collagen production, further enhancing skin firmness and texture.

What Are NovaThreads?

NovaThreads are a specific type of PDO thread designed with a unique texture that aids in effectively gripping and lifting the skin. Their innovative designs, which include a range of different options, assist in achieving a more pronounced and lasting lift, particularly in areas like the jawline and cheeks. NovaThreads dissolve naturally over time, leaving behind improved skin quality.

What Can PDO Threads Do?

Lift Sagging Skin

A thread facelift effectively addresses sagging skin, particularly in the mid to lower facial regions. By strategically placing PDO threads, this method can provide a noticeable yet natural elevation of the skin, diminishing the appearance of drooping areas.

Contour Facial Features

Using jawline PDO threads, we can enhance the definition of the jawline. This approach helps in creating a more structured facial profile, giving the jawline a more refined and contoured appearance without surgery.

Reduce Wrinkles

PDO threading can play a significant role in the reduction of wrinkles. As the threads encourage collagen production, this helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, leading to a more youthful skin texture.

Lift the Brows

A PDO brow lift focuses on elevating the brow area, restoring a more youthful arch and openness to the eyes. This lift can also help in reducing the hooded appearance that often comes with aging.

Tighten Neck Skin

PDO thread lift techniques are also effective in tightening loose neck skin. This approach can significantly improve the neck’s contour, eliminate banding, and minimize turkey neck for a smoother and more youthful neckline.

Improve Under-Eye Appearance

PDO threads under the eyes can be used to rejuvenate this area. They help reduce the appearance of bags and hollows, making you look more fresh and awake within minutes.

Increase Volume

A thread facelift can also contribute to increasing facial volume, particularly in areas that have lost fullness due to aging. This added volume results in a more youthful and revitalized facial appearance.

The Average Lifespan of PDO Thread Lifts

The average lifespan of NovaThreads PDO thread lifts is influenced by the unique properties of the threads. Polydioxanone, the material used for NovaThreads, is fully absorbed through hydrolysis within four to six months, without leaving scar tissue. However, the collagen synthesis stimulated by the foreign body effect of these threads helps maintain the skin structure for an additional 12 to 15 months. These effects can vary due to many different factors.

Factors That Can Impact Longevity

Age and Skin Type

The longevity of a PDO thread lift can be influenced by age and skin type. Younger skin, with its higher elasticity and collagen levels, may hold the lift longer, whereas older skin might see a shorter duration of visible benefits. Skin types prone to quicker aging or with less natural collagen may also see variations in the treatment’s lasting effects.

Lifestyle Factors

Lifestyle choices play a pivotal role in the endurance of a PDO thread lift. Factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and diet can either accelerate or slow down the aging process, impacting how long the lift’s results remain prominent. Consistent skincare routines and healthy lifestyle habits can help maximize the longevity of the treatment.

Aftercare and Maintenance for Improved Results

Post-Procedure Care

After PDO threading, you will want to follow any specific aftercare guidelines to optimize results. This may include avoiding strenuous exercise and extreme facial movements for a short period post-treatment. Gentle skincare and avoiding direct sun exposure can also help enhance and prolong the lift’s effectiveness.

Long-Term Maintenance

Maintaining the results of a PDO thread lift involves a combination of routine skincare and periodic follow-up treatments. Regular moisturizing, use of sunscreen, and adopting a healthy lifestyle contribute to the longevity of the results. Occasional touch-up treatments can help you sustain the desired aesthetic effects.

The Importance of Setting Realistic Goals

Understanding and setting realistic expectations is important for satisfaction with a PDO thread lift. While the treatment can provide significant improvements, you will want to have a clear and achievable vision of the desired outcome. Open discussions with us can help align expectations with the practical capabilities of the treatment.

Lift and Refresh Your Face and Neck With a PDO Thread Lift

At South Jersey Aesthetics, we are committed to offering advanced PDO thread lift treatments, serving clients in Cape May Court House and South Jersey. We understand the importance of a well-informed decision and are here to guide you through each step of the process. Our approach combines expert care with a focus on achieving natural-looking results that reflect your individual aesthetic goals. To learn more about how we can assist you, feel free to contact us through our online form or call us at (609) 846-5115.

Related Posts

contact us

"*" indicates required fields