Sagging jowls and loose skin are an annoying part of the aging process. They make us look older than we really are and can affect the way we talk and smile. Dermal fillers are great for minor skin tightening but doesn’t completely solve the problem. Facelifts are another option, but they are a highly inconvenient surgical procedure. The answer to sagging jowls and loose skin could be a PDO threadlift.
PDO threadlifts utilize safe and effective sutures to tighten the skin and hold it in place as the body creates additional blood flow and collagen. The sutures eventually disappear, leaving the skin tighter and better looking.
What are PDO Sutures?
Hearing the word sutures automatically makes someone think of surgery, but this isn’t a surgical procedure, it only uses some pieces of it. The use of PDO sutures got their start for open heart surgery patients because the sutures are made of a body-safe material that is slowly and safely absorbed into the body.
We use this same technology for your face. The sutures are placed in key areas of your face to tighten the skin. As the body heals around them, the sutures eventually disappear, leaving behind only the results.
How do They Work?
Each suture has little, opposite-facing barbs connected to it; much like the thorns on a rose’s stem.
These barbs grab hold of the surrounding skin to tighten it and hold it into place. After some time, the sutures eventually dissolve, get absorbed into the body and are ejected as waste.
Following this procedure, the body recognizes the tightening of the skin as trauma to it. This kicks the body’s natural healing process into gear. Extra blood is sent to the face, and new collagen is produced. As the sutures dissolve, more collagen is created to replace it. The final result is smoother, tighter skin in your face.
What Do PDO Threadlifts Help?
PDO threadlifts are perfect for the lower third of the face. The most common problems are sagging jowls and loose skin in the upper neck. However, PDO threadlifts are also good for the mid-cheek area, the upper brow and virtually anywhere else on the body that suffers from loose skin.
What is the Process Like
This non-surgical process can be compared to receiving treatment from a dermal filler. We will use a series of syringes which are pre-loaded with the sutures in specific areas of the face. Pain management is key, so we will use a topical numbing cream as well as a local anesthetic to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Once the process is completed, the only lasting side effects will be swelling and tenderness around the injection sites and possibly some bruising. You will be able to return to your daily routine immediately after treatment, but it’s best to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks. If pain is a problem, feel free to take OTC medications like Tylenol or Advil.
How To Learn More
To find out more about this non-surgical alternative to facelifts, call our Winter Park office and schedule an initial consultation. Don’t let sagging jowls and loose skin bring you down, talk with us about PDO threadlifts today!