Many clients dealing with loose skin or sagging jowls on their face want a facelift to restore their youthful appearance, but a surgical facelift comes with an extended recovery period. That’s why a new minimally-invasive treatment that provides the same effects as a facelift without the drawbacks of surgery is gaining popularity. The Thread Lift is one of the innovative treatments we offer at OM Medispa in Elgin, Illinois.
PDO Thread Lifts
The PDO Thread Lift uses thin invisible threads called NovaThreads to trigger the body’s natural inflammatory response, responding to the introduction of microscopic sutures to the skin by tightening the surrounding tissues. It provides the visual impact of a facelift without the incisions or recovery period. If you’re interested in our PDO Thread Lift, OM Medispa is taking on new clients at our Elgin offices, so read on for everything you need to know about this minimally invasive treatment with dramatic results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Thread Lift?
How Does a Thread Lift Work?
PDO threads are natural, microscopic threads made from polydioxanone. These are commonly used in surgeries and get absorbed into the body after several months. When they’re injected into the skin through pre-loaded injections, the tiny barbs in each stitch latch on to the surrounding skin to pull the skin tighter and trigger the body’s natural healing response. When the body senses trauma on the cellular level, it triggers the production of collagen to create a fuller appearance and reduce loose and sagging skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for this treatment is someone with mild to moderate loose or sagging skin in the facial area, particularly under the chin where the threads are most effective. Our clients want to avoid surgical incisions and the lengthy recovery associated with traditional facelifts and appreciate a treatment with no stitches or follow-up procedures. The average treatment takes between thirty minutes and an hour, making this treatment a popular choice for busy clients who want to schedule it on their lunch hour.
What Should I Expect?
Unlike traditional facelifts, your PDO thread lift will be performed under local anesthesia, and you’ll be free to return home the same day with minimal recovery and downtime. Most of our clients return to normal activities in a day or two, and minimal short-term soreness and swelling can be relieved with cool packs.
Your doctor will advise you on any post-treatment care, and you should be able to see the dramatic effects of the treatment immediately. Your doctor will schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure the threads are having the desired effect. The effects of the treatment last one to three years, and this is a renewable treatment that can be repeated as needed.
The PDO Difference: Facelifts No More
For clients looking to reduce sagging skin in the face or under the chin, the PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive alternative to the traditional surgical facelift. Contact OM Medispa at our Elgin, Illinois offices for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today. We proudly serve clients throughout Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St. Charles, and Geneva.