Demystifying PDO Threads: What You Need to Know Before Your Treatment

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The PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment to address mild to moderate skin laxity in the form of sagging, wrinkles, and lines. These medical-grade threads are used to safely and effectively “lift” this loose skin for a smoother, tighter appearance.

PDO Thread Lifts the ZenLife MD Way

Using PDO threads is a very intricate, delicate process that needs to be performed with an artistic eye and a high degree of training. Dr. Sarah Kareem and her team of experts have completed many successful PDO thread lifts at ZenLife MD Skincare and Wellness in Tampa.

During your initial consultation, your symptoms will be examined, as well as your medical history and allergy contraindications. This is a critical first step in ensuring you are a good candidate for a PDO thread lift. We’ll also have a conversation about the procedure so you know what to expect.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO stands for polydioxanone, a synthetic polymer. When formed into threads, they can be inserted under the skin through tiny incisions and are designed to anchor themselves in place to “pull up” sagging, loose skin.

The thread being made of PDO holds two distinct advantages. First, it’s dissolvable, so there should be no need to remove it later. Second, this chemical also stimulates the body’s production of collagen, causing it to create newer, firmer dermal tissue for more youthful-looking, smoother skin.

Will I Feel the PDO Threads Under My Skin?

You may feel some minor tugging or pulling sensations as the PDO threads are administered, but they are generally too small to experience any significant discomfort during your session. Most patients will not feel the threads at all once the surrounding skin has healed.

Will I Still Be Able to Move My Face After A PDO Thread Lift?

During the first two weeks of recovery, you’ll likely be asked to avoid intense exercise, widely opening your mouth, and drinking through a straw to make sure the threads are given time to settle into their correct positions. Once cleared by Dr. Kareem, you’ll be able to fully return to your average routine.

Can A PDO Thread Lift Be A Replacement for A Facelift?

A PDO thread lift cannot achieve the same results as a facelift, but not everyone’s symptoms warrant plastic surgery. Dr. Kareem will use her vast medical knowledge to offer an honest opinion on which procedure would be better based on your actual needs. In many cases, PDO threads are an excellent alternative for patients with milder symptoms who want little to no downtime afterward.

How Long Will My PDO Thread Lift Results Last?

As the threads dissolve, the body should take over keeping your skin smooth. Most patients enjoy the effects of their PDO thread lifts for months or even a few years!

PDO Thread Lifts In The Greater Tampa Area

While these are some of the most common questions posed by our patients about PDO threads, you’re welcome to ask more! Contact us today to schedule your consultation at ZenLife MD near Wesley Chapel in Tampa so we can discuss this facial rejuvenation procedure further.

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