PDO Thread Lift
Long Island Medical Spa
What is a PDO threadlift? Please explain the process?
The PDO threadlift consists of introducing multiple very gentle threads in an area with 2 actions in mind: a nice initial gentle lift and a secondary lift a few months later when the threads are replaced by collagen strands.
What can a PDO threadlift achieve for patients?
PDO floating threads can lift and tighten the skin.
What patients are suitable and will benefit from this procedure?
Anyone. It can be done as a treatment for a suitably volumised patient who needs a lift, or as a preventive procedure so that the face does not sag for about 2 years or so.
How long does the procedure take?
This will depend on the number of threads.
Typically a full face of threads requires about 30-45 min
Is the procedure painful?
Pain is minimal and it can become virtually pain free if a topical anaesthetic cream is applied 1 hour before the procedure
What areas of the face neck and body are these threads suitable for?
Brow lift (gentle)
Mid face lift
Lower face and jawline lift
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
Bruising and swelling are the most common
What is the downtime associated with this procedure?
Swelling for 48 hours
Bruising if it occurs, not in everyone- 7 days
What is the price of the threadlift procedure?
Upper or lower face only: $2000
Per Thread: $200
How long will the procedure last? Or a much better question is "when will patients want their next threadlift after their first threadlift"?
It lasts for 12-24 months. That is the same with both types of threads
Because the PDO’s are versatile, in a small number, say 10-20 they can be topped up anytime.
Unlike the PLLA threads, The PDO’s are not anchored to the scalp. They are called floating threads and their lift is due to the small pull from each individual thread that does not feel tight but looks tight.