The MDAge 30 Minute Face Lift
Want firmer lifted cheeks with reduced smile lines? The MDAge 30 Minute Face Lift restores youthful facial shape and contours. When I give my clients the mirror and ask them what bothers them, many clients pull their jaw line and cheeks back and say ” Dr Horton, I would be happy if I could look like this”. I place lifting PDO threads in the mid face and along the jaw line in vectors that retract tissue, smoothing smile lines and marionette lines and straightening the jowls. The lifting threads are specially laser-treated and have small flared barbs that catch on tissue. When I pull up on the thread the tissue is elevated in a vector. See the example below.
Why does this happen? As we age, our faces seem to fall due to the three deadly D’s of deflation, descent and deterioration. Our facial fat pads decrease in size and this leads to flattened cheeks and jowls along the jaw line. Decreased elasticity of the skin leads to more prominent smile lines, nasolabial folds and marionette lines, the lines from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. And lastly, our muscles, tendons and skeleton are changing, actually shrinking as we age that leads to more tissue than structure- like placing a king sized comforter on a queen sized bed.
MDAge 30 Minute Neck Lift
I also use the PDO lifting threads to tighten the skin of the neck, minimizing sagging skin in the middle of the neck. These threads help reinvigorate lax skin and recontour the jowls.
Is it painful? There is some brief, discomfort while the thread is placed lasting less than a minute per thread. Once the threads are placed, the treated area is tender to touch. You can take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) for a few days if needed.
How long do the threads last? PDO threads dissolve by 6 months but during that time your body builds collagen around the threads and this new collagen supports the tissues for up to 2 years.
Can PDO threads be used with fillers? Absolutely! In fact these lifting procedures allow me to lift the tissue and then use filler conservatively to address remaining volume loss.
The MDAge 30 minute Face and Neck Lift are great ways to treat “falling faces and saggy necks” keeping you looking like yourself without the downtime and potential complications from surgery. These procedures minimal downtime. Schedule your consultation or treatment today.
Dr Horton, Medical Director of MD Age Management