What Are PDO Thread lifts and InstaLifts?
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are similar to what is used for sutures during medical procedures. Our PDO Thread Lift ignites collagen stimulation processes within your skin to add volume and support. This technique can improve sagging on the face and body precipitated by aging or weight loss. To see results, you may need only one PDO Thread Lift treatment initially. You may need follow-up treatments after 2 – 3 years. It may take up to six months to see the final result via your body’s natural healing process.
The Silhouette InstaLift is another type of minimally invasive, in-office procedure used by Dr. Sandhu to recontour your mid-face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful appearance. Once threaded into your face, the unique Silhouette InstaLift sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body over time and induce the production of collagen to aid in healthy skin renewal.
Contact Neem Medical Spa in Boston, MA, to learn more about either of these remarkable options for a nonsurgical facelift.
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Am I a Candidate for a PDO Threadlift or InstaLift?
Thread lifts, no matter which one you select or how many you need for the treatment to work, can be a remarkable solution for patients who seek a younger appearance, want to avoid surgery, and currently have loose facial skin and/or facial folds. As long as these criteria are met, the procedure can be customized to meet the patient's unique needs, allowing them to enhance the overall appearance of their face.
How Do PDO Threadlifts and InstaLifts Work?
PDO Thread Lifts
In 45 minutes at any Neem Medical Spa, you can make a dramatic impact on your facial skin. Dr. Sandhu can administer a local anesthetic in the treatment areas to keep you comfortable. All PDO threads are prepared in needles that are preloaded with a polydioxanone suture, which is then injected into the skin. After Dr. Sandhu marks your skin for precise placement, the sutures are placed through the tissues of the face and neck and pulled to reposition the skin. This will provide lift and support. These sutures are some of the safest materials that can be implanted in the body, and they are actually also used for cardiothoracic surgery or open-heart surgery. The skin absorbs the sutures, and they dissolve within 4 – 6 months. During that time, collagen is produced by the body, which helps to repair skin, as well as lift and tighten it. If there are leftover threads from the treatment, then they will be cut off.
You may see an immediate lift after the treatment, but there is also a gradual improvement over time. Your optimal results will be visible a few months following the procedure. Fortunately, there is no downtime required for our PDO ThreadLifts, but you may experience some tenderness, bruising, and swelling afterward for up to three days.
The Silhouette InstaLift sutures are placed similarly to the PDO ThreadLifts. A local anesthetic is injected into the treatment area if necessary. Dr. Sandu will mark your face for the number of sutures needed. The difference between the PDO ThreadLift and the Silhouette is that the sutures are equipped with bi-directional cones underneath your skin, which will help elevate facial ptosis and initiate collagen production. Again, if there are leftover sutures after the Silhouette InstaLift, they will be pulled tight and then cut off.
What Can I Expect from a PDO Threadlift or InstaLift?
Results from the procedure will be noticeable immediately. There is very little downtime or recovery associated with the treatment, though there may be some light swelling and/or soreness for the first few days. However, these side effects are completely normal and should subside on their own. We also suggest patients refrain from heavy exercising, as well as entering a sauna or steam room for about two weeks. During this time, it's also recommended not to undergo dental treatment or anything else that might require the constant opening and closing of the mouth. About 1 – 2 months after the procedure, patients can expect to see their final results.
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Take Years Off of Your Face
PDO thread lifts or InstaLifts can turn back the hands of time for your face and help create a fresh appearance. Today, there are many ways to customize these procedures to meet your individual concerns and goals. This treatment is designed to help you look younger but also natural. For more information, we welcome you to contact Neem Medical Spa in Boston, MA, to set up your consultation with Dr. Sandhu.