Have you ever considered fillers, Botox, lasers or even a facelift? If you have, then our new PDO thread lifts are for you! A thread lift can give you all the benefits of these products in one simple non-surgical procedure! Thread lifts are also perfectly safe to do in combination with dermal fillers, Botox and lasers!
What are PDO threads? PDO threads have been around longer than any other thread on the market today and have been used in surgeries since the 1980s. They’re made from a colorless polyester that allows your body to trigger cells called fibroblasts to help build more collagen! Collagen is our body's natural protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity. Loss of collagen is one of the main causes of aging skin.
A thread lift can treat most parts of your face that show signs of aging. The areas around your cheeks, jawline, neck, and eyes are among the most commonly treated areas.
This simple in-office procedure can help treat sagging skin for a "non-surgical facelift" and can treat drooping eyelids to give you the look of a brow lift without any downtime!
THE INS & OUTS OF A PDO THREAD LIFT
A PDO thread lift involves the implantation of fine, absorbable polydioxanone threads into the skin using small needles. These threads will remain in the skin, which will cause collagen synthesis to be stimulated, as well as tissue contraction. Typically, it will take about six months for the threads to be absorbed by the body, leaving the newly-created collagen in its place. The lifting affect will usually last between two and three years after the procedure. The procedure will take less than an hour to complete and is carried out using local anesthetic. Side effects, such as light swelling and bruising, may last between two and three days. Afterwards, you’ll be able to resume normal activity.
AREAS OF TREATMENT
Lower face and jowls
WHAT IS A PDO THREAD LIFT?
Are you unhappy with the loose, sagging skin around your jaw and neck? With a PDO thread lift, that can be corrected in no time. A PDO thread lift is an effective cosmetic technique that will lift and tighten this sagging skin, which is typically caused by aging, genetics, environmental and lifestyle factors, and more. We all age. And when we do, our skin becomes thinner and less elastic due to the loss of collagen and elastin – both of which are connective tissue proteins naturally made in the human body. With a PDO thread lift, we restore collagen by inducing its production. Get rid of the sagging skin surrounding your neck and jaw by contacting Beverly Hills Plaza Med Spa.
What type of threads are used ?
MINT or NOVA are the brand names that we use for thread lifting.
MINT™ is an absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) barbed suture indicated for use in soft tissue approximation. With a decade worth of safety track record in surgery, PDO is a safe raw material that has been used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure. As a safe raw material that is completely absorbed by the body through hydrolysis, PDO causes minimal tissue reaction and tissue trauma. MINT® Lift is used to pull and approximate soft tissues of the sagging skin to a desired position. MINT’s bi-directional and helically positioned barbs strongly anchor onto the soft tissue and then approximate it to the desired position.
MINT® Lift is a safe & effective absorbable suture made from a biocompatible material call PDO, polydioxanone with decade worth of safety track record in surgery. PDO is a safe raw material that has been used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure.
Starting 2004, PDO’s use has evolved so that it is applied for minimally invasive procedure such as for soft tissue approximation in MINT Lift’s procedures.
Not only that, MINT™ is also backed by more than 6 years of clinical studies for its efficacy and safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received two FDA clearances.
MINT is the leaders in thread technology in 2022. MINT is also the strongest and longest lasting thread lift on the market.
NovaThreads is the Face-Lift alternative! It can fill wrinkles and slightly lift the skin. Additionally, as a result of the PDO being absorbed, the skin naturally produces collagen.
NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin & pull the needle out. The PDO thread remains under the skin. No Cuts or incisions. Purely Injections!
Meshing & Lifting
A beautiful and healthy face has a "V-shape". With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this "V-shape" gets lost. The idea behind the Nova-Mesh and the Nova-Lift technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the "V-shape", or where necessary, to delicately Lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the "V-shape" where it’s been lost.
Neck and Jaw
Although NOVATHREADS can be inserted / injected almost anywhere, one particular area that was missing a non-surgical procedure is the area of the Jaw & the Neck.
How long do Nova threads last?
NovaThreads remain in place for about four to six months, after which point they slowly dissolve. Patients can, however, expect to keep seeing the results of their NovaThreads lift for a year or more after their treatment
What is a PDO Thread / PDO THREAD LIFT ?
Absorbable Material: PDO Threads! (Polydioxanone)
Polydioxanone is used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery because it is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months & doesn't create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis & the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical facelift where facial skin is lifted and tightened using Polydioxanone (PDO) threads. These threads are anchored and inserted into different layers of the skin using needles, instantly lifting and tightening sagging skin. Anywhere from 1-15 threads may be used per section.
What’s the Down time ? In general, thread lifting does not involve extensive downtime following the procedure. After a PDO thread lift, you should rest at home for a couple of days. You may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which should subside within several days.
How painful is PDO thread lift?
Thread correction refers to low-traumatic methods and is considered a relatively painless procedure.
How long dose It last ?
It Provides Long-Lasting Results
Most thread lifts last 18 months or longer, and once the effects wear off, you can schedule another treatment to maintain beautiful, youthful skin.
What is Mono-Threading?
Mono-threading is one type of minimally-invasive aesthetic procedure known as thread lifting. It is used as an alternative to facelift surgery. In a thread lift procedure, temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. The sutures lift and tighten the skin by pulling the skin back slightly. In addition, it is proposed that the placement of the sutures provokes the body’s healing process, increasing collagen in those areas.
Collagen is a fibrous, supportive protein. It is found in bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and skin. It helps skin cells adhere to one another giving the skin strength and elasticity. It also supports “growth factors” in the skin which influences skin condition. Collagen production decreases with age, contributing to skin wrinkling and sagging.
Does a thread lift stimulate collagen : The answer is yes! PDO threads stimulate your own skin to gradually produce more collagen in the treatment areas over several months. You are not only getting the benefit of an instant lift; your skin also gets firmer and tighter over time.
Is a thread lift safe ?
is very safe. It is done under local anesthetic, no risk of general anesthesia used in a traditional surgical facelift. Small incision, no permanent scarring. NON-SURGICAL
In-office procedure, Minimal downtime.
Will I see result s right away ?
Yes ,Our clients love the instant lift of sagging skin that takes years off the face and neck.
Do the results look natural ?
Natural yet noticeable results can be achieved. There is no worry of looking “over-pulled” or “wind-blown” as the surgical face lift.