PDO Thread Lift - The Latest Technology in Memphis


Thread lifting originated in Korea more than 20 years ago, where women prefer to do thread lifting instead of going down the surgical route.  They first used gold threads to lift the face.  They love it for the natural effect and long-term prevention of premature aging. More recently PDO threads that naturally are absorbed by the body. PDO is a safe synthetic thread that has been used for over 3 decades in pediatric cardiac surgery.

The key difference in the new PDO threads and the older generation lifts, such as the Contour or Day Lift, is that the latter used materials that did not dissolve. These materials held material in place but did not attract fibroblast that then create the natural regeneration process. Once inserted, the PDO threads attract fibroblasts then dissolve over four to six months. All that remains in the body is the newly regenerated tissue.

Treatment and Recovery

An entire facial procedure, takes 30 to 40 minutes. There is minimal bruising and swelling. Recovery depends on the extent of the treatment. Patients cannot exercise for 48 hours post-procedure, but other than that, they can return to normal activities and skin care regimens. Make-up can be applied immediate after treatment.

PDO threads are introduced in the specific directions to return youthful vectors through an acupuncture-type needle at specific areas of the face. Our procedures are used to lift the eye brows, lift sagging skin over the cheeks, reduce nasolabial and marionette lines, define the jawline, and reduce “necklace wrinkles” on chins.

The corrections made are immediately noticeable and improve even more over the first 12 weeks. The effects last between 15-18months (some people have reported lasting up to 3 years).  The new techniques provide treatment to areas not addressed by dermal fillers or neurotoxins alone.

Complimenting other Procedures

Threading is designed to compliment existing procedures such as dermal fillers and neurotoxins. Utilizing threads in conjunction with the newest natural expression dermal fillers can provide an affordable long term natural youthful improvement. Addition of neurotoxins to relax existing wrinkles allows the threads to build a smoother surface. We use all three procedures and PRP to enhance the overall results of the treatments. Every 40-50 year old patient we see states, “I don’t want to look stretched or different. I want to look younger and more relaxed but myself.” We aim to achieve these goals by a series of treatments rather than one appointment. Over time our patients improve their appearance without an abrupt change. This is what patients want and with PDO threads we now have an additional tool to deliver.

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