It used to be that a surgical facelift was the only way to significantly lift and rejuvenate the face. At the Pristine Medical Spa in Ridgecrest, CA, we offer an exceptional alternative: the PDO Thread Lift. This safe, non-surgical treatment can be performed in less than an hour, with absolutely no healing or downtime required. If you’re curious about how long the results of this amazing treatment will last, keep reading.
What Results to Expect with a Non-Surgical Facelift
Enjoying many of the benefits of a traditional facelift without any of the pain, risks, or downtime may seem too good to be true. Yes, the results can be quite dramatic, although more natural and subtle than the effects of a surgical facelift. While the results will not last as long as those achieved during a surgical procedure, patients can expect to enjoy their youthful, lifted appearance for approximately 18 months.
Short- and Long-Term Benefits
This is a treatment that offers both immediate and longer-lasting results. Right after your appointment, you will see that your skin has been lifted and supported by the system of threads used during the treatment. What patients love the most about having a thread lift is that they can achieve a fresher, younger look right away, without any of the significant swelling and bruising that can result from a surgical procedure.
The treatment itself also creates some deeper, more permanent results. The action of inserting the threads through micro-incisions stimulates collagen production. This is a result that will not be noticeable right away, but which will gradually emerge over a period of months. The increased collagen will, over time, contribute to a firmer and more youthful complexion.
Extending the Results of Your Treatment
Taking good care of your skin can go a long way towards making the results of your thread lift last longer. Drinking plenty of water, eating a sensible diet, and wearing sunscreen are all good habits that will be helpful. Using high-quality skincare products and supplementing with additional vitamins and minerals are also good ideas.
Understanding How a PDO Thread Lift Works
This type of thread lift uses special PDO surgical threads inserted just below the surface of the skin. These threads are then carefully pulled back and secured in place to create a semi-permanent lifted effect. This lifting action addresses several aging factors at once: sagging skin, loose “crepey” skin, and wrinkles.
The corresponding increase in collagen production, which is stimulated by the presence of the threads themselves, also makes the skin firmer and tighter over time. This is an effect that will continue to last even after the threads begin to dissolve.
What are the Threads Made From?
PDO threads are made from medical-grade materials that have been safely used in surgical procedures for years. The thread is textured, which helps it to grip the skin and hold it in place. These threads are completely invisible beneath the skin. The threads used today are by far superior to the original threads that were used when this treatment was first introduced many years ago.
At about the six-to-eight-month mark, the threads begin to dissolve, but your lifted appearance can continue to last for many months after this. Patients often report continued positive results for up to 18 months, or sometimes even longer.
How Many Threads Will Be Used?
This depends very much on the patient and the anti-aging goal they are hoping to achieve. The number of threads used will affect your final outcome, with more threads creating a more significant lifting effect. The amount of threading and placement of threads allows us to create a highly customized treatment that addresses specific concerns you may have.
How to Know When it is Time for Another Treatment
When you begin to notice some of the signs of aging that had been bothering you in the first place, this is an indication that the results of your lift are starting to fade. Since this is not a surgical procedure, there is no risk of scheduling another treatment as soon as you are no longer satisfied with your appearance. Most patients come back for their next treatment after 18 to 24 months, although this completely depends on the individual.
Finding the Best Thread Lift Practitioner
Working with a respected clinic that has performed this procedure many times before is a must. At your consultation, ask to see before and after pictures, and also ask about the specific tools they use for their thread lifts. A clinic that uses PDO thread is definitely preferable.
While this is not a surgical procedure, it still requires significant expertise to ensure a positive and longer-lasting outcome. This is why it is so important to do your research to make sure you are dealing with a skilled and reputable practitioner.
Don’t Wait to Rejuvenate Your Face!
There is no reason to be unhappy with your appearance – if you are bothered by wrinkles and sagging, contact us today at the Pristine Medical Spa in Ridgecrest, CA. We have helped thousands of patients to achieve youthful results with the latest non-invasive anti-aging technologies.