How Long Does A PDO Thread Lift Last?
PDO threads will stay under the skin for 6 to 12 months. They are completely safe and biodegradable, which means they break down naturally over time. It almost sounds too good to be true, but an easy and minimally invasive treatment now allows you to lift and tighten the skin, achieving results similar to a surgical facelift. A pdo thread lift leaves the face firmer, tighter and more youthful-looking, and delivers results that can last 18 months or more.
It is one of many innovative treatments offered at Elite Aesthetics based in Greenhithe, Kent. PDO threads are very different from PLLA and PCL threads. The three main differences between these yarns are tensile strength, stiffness and durability. PDO or polydioxanone strands dissolve after six to nine months.
Lactic acid threads, dissolve after 12 to 18 months. PCL or polycaprolactone yarns are the most durable of the three. It takes two to three years to completely dissolve. Once injected below the surface of the skin, they will stimulate collagen production and lift the skin over time.
Within six to eight months, these threads will dissolve on their own and you will be left with a more youthful appearance. While the threads stay in the body for about four to six months, the results of the thread lift can last up to a year. Your skincare routine and overall health can affect how long your results last. PDO threads have a very long lasting effect on the skin.
The actual threads themselves will be working for 4-6 months before it is absorbed by the natural hydrolysis process. As such, it pulls and tightens the skin during this entire period, after which the skin remains in place and collagen continues to be produced. In general, most patients see that the results of their thread lift last about 12 to 15 months in total.
While a surgical facelift lifts the underlying facial muscles, PDO threads lift and shape facial tissues. A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment that uses absorbable PDO (polydioxanone) sutures to lift and tighten sagging skin. There are two main types of PDO threads, which are barbless floating threads and floating barbed threads. This treatment, often referred to simply as a thread lift, can help treat crepey skin, tighten a double chin that has begun to sag, or alleviate the appearance of lines and folds on the face.
The PDO thread lift is a quick, low-risk procedure that takes less than an hour to complete, so it is often referred to as a “lunchtime facelift”. These PDO threads, originally used during surgery, can stay safely in the body for several months before dissolving, while new collagen develops around them. The current threads are available in different textures, which contributes to the versatility of the treatment. In contrast, Silhouette Soft threads are made from PLLA threads and use cones to lift sagging skin.
Compared to other injectable cosmetic treatments, thread lifts stand out for their long-lasting results. Some patients, particularly those who have especially thin skin, may feel the threads if they press on the surface of the treatment area. A PDO thread lift is an anti-aging treatment that inserts surgical threads under the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen production and lift the skin, thus addressing hair loss, sagging skin and wrinkles. PDO sutures are biodegradable polyester sutures commonly used in surgical procedures and are safely resorbed by the body.
If you would like to find out more about Thread Lifts, then you can book in for a consultation with our expert thread lift doctors, or contact us by calling 01322 381205.