How to Prepare for PDO Thread Lift

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About PDO Thread Lift at Neu Look Medical Spa in San Diego

Neu Look Medical Spa in San Diego, CA is known for being up-to-date on all cosmetic treatments that are typically offered in medical spas. A newer procedure, PDO Thread Lift, that has been done for years in other countries was recently FDA approved for the United States within the last two years. According to the National Laser Institute, PDO Thread Lift, is a “Non-surgical face lift utilizing monofilament fibers, which dissolve over time, to lift and reposition the skin in order to accentuate the cheeks, diminish the jowls and tighten the jawline.” The threads are made out of a well-known material that is used in pediatric cardiac surgeries, and can also be used in many other areas of the body besides the face and neck.

What is PDO Thread Lift?
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How to Prepare for Your PDO Thread Lift

To prepare for your PDO Thread Lift, there are a couple of precautionary things you should do. Such as:

  • Ensure there is no inflammation already present in the body the days leading up to or on your treatment day.
  • Get any dental work that you are unable to post-pone out of the way, you will not be able to see a dentist for approximately two weeks.
  • Avoid taking any blood-thinning medications or blood-clotting medications approximately two days before your treatment day.
  • Try to limit bodily and emotional stressors prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the night before your treatment.

Important Things to Note About the PDO Thread Lift

Inflammation presently in the body and physical or emotional stressors can enhance the bodies response to the trauma caused by the PDO Thread Lift, even though the treatment is mild and very safe. In the same way, bringing stress and anxiety into the treatment room can sometimes bring unnecessary discomfort and prolong a rather short healing process. A healthy mindset and trust in your practitioner can help your treatment go smoother and have an overall better experience.

Although PDO Thread Lift is a wonderful treatment, it does not replace the use of dermal fillers. It does however accentuate fillers and help you to get an even better result with your filler treatment. The PDO Thread Lift was designed to pull loose skin back, to a degree, while the filler is responsible for replacing the fat that was lost due to the aging process. A consultation at Neu Look Medical Spa will be required to determine how effective the lifting treatment will be for you based on how much loose skin has already been accumulated. When using these two treatments in conjunction with one another, you will receive the best possible result.

Types of Treatments

As we stated earlier, there are many possible treatment areas such as aging knees, breast, the buttocks, loose belly skin and more. The treatment area will determine which thread is to be used. The MEDiTHREAD website informs us, “There are many types of PDO threads and this can be confusing for patients. In general, PDO threads can be divided into Smooth threads and Barbed threads.

  • Smooth threads are used to stimulate collagen.
  • Barbed threads are used to lift and reposition the skin.

PDO threads come in different thicknesses and lengths. These all affect their quality, tensile strength, effectiveness, and of course, price of your treatment. Your doctor may choose to use different kind of threads for you, depending on your rejuvenation and skin lifting needs.”

Schedule PDO Thread Lift with Neu Look TODAY

If you have any questions regarding PDO Tread Lift or any other treatment we offer at Neu Look Medical Spa, please contact the office at (858) 538-5665 or email us at info@neulookskin.com.

Edited by Gita Izadi

Dermal Fillers: A Less is More Approach!

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Our Dermal Filler Philosophy

At Neu Look Medical Spa located in San Diego, CA, we pride ourselves on the knowledge we share with our patients regarding aesthetic treatments such as Dermal Filler, Botox and Laser. Gita Izadi, an experienced Nurse Practitioner, provides her patients with a “less is more” approach to ensure that the results of a treatment are natural. Although one syringe of filler is a very small amount (1/4 of a teaspoon), it is better to slowly correct than to overfill.

Neurotoxins

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou, a plastic surgeon, states, “As cosmetic surgeons have grown more sophisticated in their methods and the array of fillers and neurotoxins has become more diverse and specialized, patently obvious nonsurgical work is becoming the exception rather than the rule. A good aesthetic doctor now recognizes that the most natural-looking effects are achieved incrementally, with tiny, almost imperceptible adjustments”. She continues explaining, “When I talk to my patients, I’m actually analyzing their facial expressions, harmony and beauty. I draw out a master plan with each patient, using a face-analysis tool on a photo of the patient. We start with baby steps and give touch-ups until we’ve achieved a uniquely personalized map of what and where to inject. A good facial surgeon does not need tons of material to achieve an impressive tightening of the skin, even at a 75-year-old patient. Why? Because she or he knows exactly where to inject it. A good doctor injects between the right ligaments of the face, that will keep the fillers stable and not diffuse them. He or she respects the natural anatomy of the person and aims to enhance and not change the one’s features.”

Less Is More

Dr. Sophie Shotter, the Medical director of a Skin & Wellness Clinic, states, “Our mantra is less is more and we believe that being conservative with products and then topping up if necessary later on is the best course of action and will give you a natural, refreshed look as opposed to the highly publicized trout pout and pillow cheeks that we see so much in the media nowadays. Dermal fillers are there to help you look naturally more youthful, and Dr Sophie is an expert in using minimal product for maximum effect.”

Dr. Darla Liotta, Plastic Surgeon, also agrees with Neu Look Medical Spa’s “less is more” policy. She states on her blog that, “My philosophy of beauty is that “less is more.” My goal is to optimize your natural beauty, and to achieve an apparently effortless, simple and timeless beauty that preserves the face as a fresh, clean palate.” She continues with, “The best plastic surgery is plastic surgery you can’t see. I often have patients who say, “when I walk down the street I can tell when someone has had filler, or a facelift.” Well done Botox, filler, peels, or even surgery should leave you guessing why your neighbor looks so well-rested, or why your college friend has looked the same for the last 15 years.

Quality Over Quantity

These physicians are only a few of many who agree that the injector is more important than the quantity of product in some cases. Gita Izadi, NP offers complimentary consultations where she will take time to address your concerns as well as give her suggestions. You will never feel pushed or pressured into a procedure at Neu Look Med Spa. Gita believes in respecting a patients features and providing enhancements that leave a patient looking refreshed and not overdone. If you start small, you will get big results. If you have any questions regarding dermal filler, Botox or any other treatment at Neu Look Medical Spa, just call 858-538-5665.

Tear Trough & Dark Circles

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Get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles!

Puffy eyes and dark circles are the most important problem that most people think only surgery can help with it. What are the causes of dark circles?

Lack of sleep can be a major contributor of the dark circles under your eyes. Occasionally, these 'dark circles' can actually just be shadows formed under your eyes due to puffy eyelids under your eyes that develop over time with age.

Causes of dark circles

Some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles are:
· Allergies
· Dermatitis
· Fatigue
· Hay fever
· Hereditary
· Pigmentation irregularity — darker skin / skin type 5 and 6
· Irritating your eyes by rubbing them
· Exposure to the sun
· Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen

Treatment

The most common reason that we have the dark circles is because over time, we lose the fat tissue under the eyes. Since we have so many capillaries in that area, they can appear dark, which won't go away with eye creams or bleaching agents. (as many people prescribe it). The best under-eye dermal fillers are Restylane Silk, Belotero Balance and Juvederm Ultra.

Gita Izadi has performed thousands of these non surgical procedures to successfully remove tear trough and dark circles. Contact us or give us a call today to schedule an appointment or if you have any other questions regarding this procedure! 858.538.5665

Education

Getting the Best Youthful Skin for You!



I have been working in skin care for thirteen years and I understand how important it is to educate people on taking care of their skin, besides going on www.neulookskin.com, many people who come to my spa are unaware of what options they have to achieve great skin.

Here are six easy changes to your lifestyle that can get you closer to your desired skin, and prolong your beauty:



1) Give yourself a dry brush exfoliation, twice a week.

2) Stimulate your digestive system by working out and eating healthy food. People with skin conditions such as acne often suffer from constipation. Try drinking water and eating fresh fruit such as plums, oranges and green vegetables. You can even juice 5-10 different kinds of vegetables and fruits, and drink it a few times a week.

3) Energize your blood circulation. One of the best things for your skin and your overall health is exercise. Inactivity can affect your skin, by promoting potential bloating, puffiness, acne, cellulite and a loss of muscle tone. A minimum of 30-45 minutes of exercise, 3-5 times a week prolongs your health.*

4) Avoid excess sugar. Excess sugar is considered one of the main causes of premature aging (go to about.com.)

5) Eat some good fats; essential fatty acids are fats that our body cannot live without. Essential fats are thought to keep your heart healthy, fight inflammation and possibly prevent cancer. Therefore, they are good for people with inflammatory conditions such as eczema, acne and dry skin.*

6) Protect your skin everyday with sunscreen. Reapply every 2-3 hours. More than 80% of skin problems are from the sun. I have noticed in the last few years at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center that the left side of the face is more damaged than the right side due to driving and exposure to the sun. Make sure to apply sunscreen 10-15 minutes prior to exposure to the sun. You need to protect your skin with sunscreen even on cloudy days.

7) Visit Neu Look Med Spa for a free consultation to receive advice on how to achieve the best skin you can. I tried to search for the best skin on Google. When the results came up, there were 2-3 pages about how to protect your iPhone skin. In our society people care about their materials more than their body and skin. Women (including myself) spend more money on our purses, shoes, clothes, cars and all our household items than our skin. Our face is the only investment that is going to be with us all the time. You can’t replace it or cover it up or morph it into something else. Please visit different pages on our website where we have affordable skin care tips. Please email us at gita@neulookskin.com with any questions that you might have about your skin. We would love to help you achieve the skin you desire.

Gita Izadi,RN
Founder of Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center

Treatment Options By Type

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IPL Photofacial
Restylane
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Juvéderm
C02 Mixto
Dermal Fillers
Sclerotherapy (Vein Therapy)
Hair Reduction
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Dermaplaning
Dermal Fillers (Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero)
Sculptra
Fractional
Botox/Dysport
Dermal Fillers (Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero)
Chemical Peels
Fractional
IPL Photofacial