At Harvey Aesthetics and Wellness in Beckley, WV, we offer a unique and natural minimally invasive treatment process with PDO threads that can address and correct some of the most common signs of aging. Our PDO lifting and PDO smoothing threads will increase your body’s natural collagen production to smooth, lift, sculpt, and tighten your skin.
PDO threads are made of polydioxanone threads. While they’ve been used in the medical world for decades to perform different surgical procedures, they can also be used to perform a minimally invasive anti-aging cosmetic treatment called the PDO thread lift. These threads are dissolvable sutures, and they’re also very tiny and barely visible upon injection.
How the Treatment Works
During the treatment, we can use an injectable device fitted with a very fine needle to administer the sutures into different areas of the face to reverse the aging process. The treatment is effective because the threads themselves pull up the skin to lift and tighten the area, eliminating some of the most common signs of aging, like lines, wrinkles, and facial folds.
At the same time, the mere presence of these threads beneath the skin’s surface causes the body to react by increasing collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are two proteins key to youthful-looking skin. As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, and the signs of aging only progress.
A Botox and Filler Alternative
If you aren’t ready to commit to Botox and dermal fillers to address expression lines and volume loss, PDO threads provide an effective alternative that relies on the body’s natural healing abilities to reverse the aging process and improve your skin. However, patients undergoing treatment with Botox or dermal fillers can still schedule a treatment with PDO threads to address other signs of aging and rejuvenate their appearance.
Customizing Your Treatment
We can customize your treatment experience to target specific signs of aging using smoothing or lifting threads. You may be better suited for one type of thread over the other based on how aging has affected your appearance or a combination of both. The treatment process is similar for both threads, but smoothing and lifting threads accomplish different anti-aging goals and target different areas of the face.
PDO Smoothing Threads
PDO smoothing threads are known for their incredible collagen-stimulating effects. These threads can improve the quality of your skin and smooth expression lines on the upper half of the face, including frown lines and forehead lines.
We can also use these threads to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Post-treatment, the body responds to the treatment with a natural healing response and smoother-looking skin. One of the benefits of the PDO thread lift with PDO smoothing threads is that results are both instant and long-lasting.
What To Expect
If you are a good candidate for PDO smoothing threads, we will evaluate your areas of concern and then devise a treatment plan using these threads to address the signs of aging on your face to smooth your skin.
We will use a tiny needle to insert the threads. You’ll notice some immediate results and can expect your results to last up to 18 months post-treatment. Patients who make good candidates for PDO smoothing threads typically need three treatments with one month between each for the best results.
PDO Lifting Threads
We also offer treatments with PDO lifting threads. These threads are designed to treat and correct the signs of aging, specifically skin laxity, and post-treatment, they will lift and tighten sagging skin. We can use them to lift the skin on the face and the body. Once these threads are injected into the treatment area, they stimulate the body’s natural healing process and increase natural collagen and elastin production.
What To Expect
If you are a good candidate for PDO lifting threads, we will create a treatment plan that can address the different signs of skin laxity, including your face, neck, or body areas. Once we inject the PDO threads into your treatment area, you’ll see instant results and can expect a smoother, sculpted, and younger-looking appearance, as well as tighter skin on your body.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Patients who undergo a PDO thread lift can expect long-lasting results. Typically, the threads will be absorbed by the body after a few months, and the body will continue to grow new collagen in the weeks following treatment. You can enjoy tighter and more youthful-looking skin for 12 to 18 months. You can schedule follow-up treatments once you see additional signs of aging to maintain younger-looking skin long-term.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are looking for a minimally invasive way to address the signs of aging by promoting your body’s natural collagen, you may be a good candidate for treatment with PDO threads. We will begin your treatment process with an initial consultation so we can review your areas of concern and learn more about your ultimate treatment goals.
Then we can determine whether you would benefit from treatment with PDO lifting threads, PDO smoothing threads or a combination of both. Once we confirm that these threads are an effective choice for you, we can schedule your treatment. Pregnant and nursing women will not qualify for treatment until their primary care physician clears them.
Naturally Smooth, Lift, and Tighten Your Skin
The body can heal and rejuvenate the skin and reverse the aging process. PDO threads are just one of the many keys to unlocking anti-aging processes that will result in smooth, voluminous, younger-looking skin. We can develop a treatment plan using these threads to address your unique skin concerns and give you more confidence in your appearance.