PDO Threads Lifts: The Non-Surgical Facelift that Works
PDOThreads are synthetic surgical sutures inserted strategically into the skin to create a supportive structure that follows the natural shape of the face. As the sutures are inserted, sagging tissue is gently caught and repositioned into its original position.
Unlike threads of the past made of metal, Dr. Cosgrove uses threads made from Polydioxanone (PDO), which is a synthetic absorbable material most often used in major surgeries such as open-heart surgery. PDOThreads are 100% absorbable, and they safely dissolve into the body during the months following placement.
In addition to their absorbable nature and safety, the sutures are uniquely designed and inserted. Each suture is made up of little barbs or thorns, looking almost like the stem of a rose. Once these are inserted into your jawline, they instantly grab hold of the surrounding skin to create a tighter look. Even though sutures are being applied to the face, there are NO cuts and NO incisions to be made.
During the weeks and months following treatment, the material slowly dissolves into the skin. The body heals around the suture, a process that stimulates an increase in collagen production in the treated area. The result? A natural looking “facelift” that requires no downtime and improves facial aesthetics for up to a year.
PDO Threads vs. Surgical Facelift
In addition to requiring surgery, many patients often find facelift treatment to be cost prohibitive and it can require significant downtime. In contrast, PDO Threads provide patients with a nearly immediate improvement while concurrently stimulating collagen production. This alternative improves skin quality while tightening sagging skin, eliminating the need for lengthy surgery time and recovery.
Another critical advantage of NovaThreads is that this treatment is highly versatile. For many patients pursuing this solution, a sagging jawline is only part of their aesthetic concerns. Sunken cheeks, thinning lips, and increased wrinkles can all take a toll on an individual’s appearance.
NovaThreads is an excellent option for patients of many ages, and it can even be performed on those who’ve already had facelifts in the past.