One of the most noticeable signs of aging is sagging skin. Sagging skin shows up everywhere, but when you start to notice its effect on your jawline, it can be disheartening, to say the least. If you don’t want to commit to a surgical facelift, there is a way to get tighter and smoother skin without undergoing an invasive procedure. At OM MediSpa in Elgin, IL, we offer the PDO thread lift that increases collagen and tightens skin naturally without incisions or any significant downtime.
How Fast Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?
After the PDO threads are injected into your skin, they attach, and the PDO thread lift begins to work immediately. You will see a noticeable difference in your skin immediately, and it will appear more lifted than it did before treatment.
Your body will begin the healing process and increase collagen production in the areas of the face containing the threads. Most people see their full results appear within one to two months following the initial treatment.
What Are PDO Threads?
At our office, we use a type of PDO thread known as Nova threads. Nova threads use the same dissolvable threads used to perform major surgeries. These threads are synthetic yet can be safely absorbed by the body over time.
They are microscopic and are injected into the skin through the use of an ultra-fine needle, the same way that injectables like dermal fillers and Botox are injected. Unlike a typical thread, these microscopic threads have little anchors that look like thorns that attach to the skin once injected beneath its surface.
How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?
PDO threads work by using selective inflammatory response, a process that forces the body into healing mode. Once injected into the skin, these threads elicit the body’s inflammatory response. The body responds to the trauma that has occurred with inflammation and shifts into healing mode.
New collagen production begins, which is the secret to plump, tighter skin. As collagen increases, it plumps the skin, reducing the appearance of sagging skin.
How Long Do These Threads Stay in the Body?
These particular threads are composed of the synthetic ingredient polydioxanone, which the body safely absorbs over time. The PDO threads remain in the body anywhere from four to eight months, and once absorbed, the body naturally flushes them, leaving you with tighter, smoother, and plumper skin.
The threads will not stay in your face forever, but their presence beneath the skin is what causes increased collagen and the healing response necessary to replace sagging skin with tighter, firmer skin.
How Long Do Results Last?
This treatment isn’t one that you will have to repeat multiple times throughout the year to maintain results. After a few treatments, you will experience long-lasting results, and you will be able to enjoy your results, including tighter, smoother skin, for up to three years.
Once you begin to notice that your results are beginning to fade, you can schedule another treatment and begin the process again to achieve the same results.
What Are the Advantages of a PDO Thread Lift?
It Is Non-Surgical
Without knowing what a PDO thread lift is, you may automatically associate it with a facelift. However, this type of lift is non-surgical and does not require any incisions.
It is minimally invasive and only requires the use of microscopic threads injected beneath the skin with an ultra-fine needle. One of the main advantages of a PDO thread lift is that it gives you the lift you are looking for without having to undergo surgery.
There Is No Downtime
It’s no secret that the typical facelift requires a lot of downtime, but not this type of lift. You won’t have to go into hiding after your treatment. It’s just the opposite; you can schedule it during your lunch break if necessary.
This treatment won’t leave scars or marks that broadcast to the world that you have had something done. Instead, your results will appear over time as your body increases collagen production, so the ultimate improvement in your appearance will be a gradual one, not a night and day difference.
You Will See Results
Following your initial treatment, you will notice an immediate tightening effect in the area treated, and your results will only continue to improve over time. You will get the results that you may have thought were only possible through a surgical procedure.
The change to your appearance will be natural because your results will come from something the body does naturally. The injection of the PDO threads elicits the healing response from the body that wouldn’t occur otherwise without trauma.
Am I a Candidate?
Most people who are looking to achieve tighter and smoother skin in their lower face are candidates for this treatment. During your initial consultation, our expert staff members will review your health history, evaluate your skin type, and discuss your goals to make sure that this treatment will help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Say Goodbye to Sagging Skin
You don’t have to let your age determine how your jawline looks. You can get a sculpted, tighter, and smoother face without a surgical procedure and without spending hours at appointments.
If you live in the Elgin, West Dundee, South Elgin, Algonquin, Carpentersville, Lake in the Hills, St Charles, Huntley, or Geneva, IL areas and want a solution to sagging skin, we can help. Contact us at OM MediSpa located in Elgin, IL, and talk to one of our staff members about scheduling your initial PDO thread lift consultation today.