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

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MEDiTHREAD Lift In San Diego


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MEDITHREAD’S NON-SURGICAL LIFT USING PDO THREADS

The thread lift procedure has radically changed the aesthetic world. PDO thread lift is now amongst the most popular non-invasive lifts available.

WHAT IS PDO THREAD LIFT?

The PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift is a non-invasive treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of PDO. The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads have 3 amazing effects on the skin:

  • Skin tightening. By contracting fat tissue.
  • Collagen stimulation. Which promotes cellular renewal and improves skin texture, fine lines and elasticity.
  • Instant skin lifting. PDO instant result.

The lifted facial contour will remain for about 12-15 months after procedure, due to the collagen stimulation effects. Six months after the procedure PDO threads will disappear because they are absorbable. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract and produce the skin tightening effect.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH PDO THREAD LIFT?

The PDO thread lift is very versatile, allowing practically all areas of the body to be treated, including the:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips
  • Eyelids
  • Crow’s feet
  • Glabella
  • Smokers line
  • Arch of the eyebrows
  • Facial profile
  • Periocular area
  • Abdomen
  • Arm Breast
  • Hip Hands
  • Neck and Chest
  • Buttocks
  • Inner thighs
  • Armpit
  • Knees
 

POST CARE AFTER PDO PROCEDURE

PDO threads are absorbable synthetic polymer that is highly versatile. The PDO thread will biodegrade over a period of 4 to 6 months. The PDO thread will create micro injures to the skin causing it to have a positive result on the dermal layers, for example, increase blood flow. Results from this treatment may take up to 3 weeks or longer for the treatment effect to be noticeable.

After Your PDO Thread Placement: To achieve the best possible result from your treatment, follow these instructions carefully. If you have any question or problems that are not addressed here, call our office, and we’ll be happy to help.

What you need to Avoid:

  • Avoid heavy exercises for 1 week, this causes extreme facial movements
  • Do not touch or wash your face for 30 minutes
  • Do not pull down on face for 4 weeks
  • Eat soft foods, no large bites for 7 days
  • Sleep on back for 3-4 days
  • Do not chew gum for 2 weeks
  • No facial massages for 4 weeks
  • Limiting facial movements will help lifting threads to stay in place, so no dental work unless strictly necessary
  • Avoid heat in treatment area like saunas, IPL lasers or radio frequency treatment for 30 days
  • Avoid medication that affect the blood clotting effects like fish oils, vitamin's C, A & E for 7 days

Normal responses:

  • Bruising, and swelling normal can use over counter arnica topical
  • Post procedure discomfort medication to use: Tylenol - helpful for post procedure for 7 to 10 days
  • Most discomfort occurs in the first 24 to 48 hours. Place ice on very gently just in case of bruising
  • Stinging, “pulling”, itchy sensation will decrease at about 3 to 5 weeks