PDO Threads Specialist

Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics

Medical Aesthetics located in Salinas, CA

If you’ve wished for a nonsurgical treatment that turns back the clock in mere minutes, a polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift could be perfect for you. At Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics in Salinas, California, the team of aesthetic experts can inject PDO threads to gently but securely lift and tighten your skin, with instant results and no downtime. Call the office or use the online scheduler to learn more.

PDO Threads Q & A

What are PDO threads?

PDO threads are an absorbable, biodegradable material that your Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics provider injects into your skin’s sublayers. The PDO threads work in three important ways: 

  • Lifting your skin
  • Tightening and improving the texture of your skin
  • Stimulating new collagen and blood vessel growth

A PDO thread lift mainly focuses on the mid lower face and neck, greatly reducing the effects of sagging skin, drooping jowls, and other signs of aging skin. PDO thread lifts are a great nonsurgical alternative to traditional face-lifts for many patients. The team at Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics can also use the threads to lift and improve skin texture in other areas of the body, including the knees, elbows, and stomach.

Unlike other aesthetic procedures, PDO threads can be used to treat almost any area on the face and body, including:

Face:

  • Eyebrow lift
  • Forehead lines or lift (11 lines) 
  • Temples, cheeks, and midface lift 
  • Jaw lift or jaw line 
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines, lips, lip lines, or lip lift 
  • Full face, chin, and neck lift 

Body: 

  • Chest
  • Abdomen lift 
  • Scarring and skin tone 
  • Butt lift
  • Thighs, knees, and saddlebags
  • Arm lift   

What can I expect during a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift requires only local anesthesia, which ensures that your face is numb so you have a painless procedure. Your provider injects the PDO threads with a very fine microcannula, using a specific pattern designed for maximum lifting and improvement.

Although most patients who have the PDO thread lift procedure see instant results, the skin continues to improve as the threads dissolve, causing new collagen to grow.

What happens after my PDO thread lift?

After your PDO thread lift, you can drive yourself home. Although you might have some mild soreness, swelling, and facial inflammation, this fades quickly and recovery is generally quite comfortable and easy. Most patients go back to work right away, but you may want to take the rest of the day off.

How long do PDO threads last in my face and body?

PDO threads generally start dissolving around four to six months after injection. But because the PDO threads continually stimulate new collagen and blood vessel growth below your skin, you have new facial support to help your skin retain its new position after the threads are gone. Overall, the effects of a PDO thread lift can last one to three years.

Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics offers threading packages, including initial treatment and two follow up visits. The follow-up visits may include treatment to maximize results.

A PDO thread lift can be the perfect medium between dermal fillers and a face-lift when you need long-term skin lifting and tightening. Call the Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics office or use the online appointment tool to set up your PDO thread lift consultation today.