The NovaThreads used at Glow Aesthetic Center are a specific brand of PDO threads. PDO threads are made of a material called polydioxanone, which is a biodegradable material used in cardiac surgeries for more than 60 years. Safe and effective, PDO threads are inserted beneath the surface of the skin via a minimally invasive procedure, creating a facelift without the need for expensive and potentially painful surgery. While the original threads will dissolve within two to three months, the immediate effects of the PDO thread lift can last for an additional nine to 12 months. However, since PDO threads naturally stimulate collagen production under the skin, the effects can last for much longer.
It is difficult to know exactly how long your PDO thread lift will last, as everyone’s body is unique. When you meet with the medical staff at Glow Aesthetic Center for an initial physical consultation, we can provide more information about the details of your procedure. The amount of treatment you’ll need will depend on your specific body type and beauty goals.
To schedule a consultation with our team, led by Dr. Homan Siman, call the Glow Aesthetic Center office at (818) 905-8815. You can also book an appointment online through our website. We look forward to helping you achieve your beauty goals!
How PDO Thread Lifts Work
Like microneedling procedures, PDO threads work by causing tiny “damage” beneath the surface of the skin. This, in turn, causes your body to produce more collagen. As your body’s most abundant protein, collagen acts as the “glue,” or structural component, that holds your skin together and helps give it that youthful glow.
The PDO Procedure
Your PDO treatment can last up to an hour long, depending on the area you want treated. The procedure is relatively simple. Our medical staff will insert a pre-loaded cannula beneath the surface of the skin, placing the thread at key points to ensure maximum effect. When the cannula is removed, the PDO threads stay behind. While you likely will see an immediate lift and tightening of the face, the true effects will be seen in time as your body grows additional collagen around the threads. In a few months, your skin will actually absorb and dissolve the threads, leaving nothing behind but the collagen.
Additionally, the procedure works by allowing your medical team to pull the threads tight after insertion. This tightening procedure is painless and causes the initial facial tightening you will see immediately after your procedure.
PDO Threads Are Safe
Some clients may be reluctant to undergo a PDO thread treatment, fearing the insertion of the cannula. However, PDO thread lifts are much less invasive than the surgical alternative. The material has been proven safe as well, being used for many decades in cardiac surgeries as an ingredient in surgical sutures. Still, there are some minor side effects that you may experience, including:
Caring for Your Face After Your PDO Thread Treatment
Some pain and swelling around the injection sites is normal after a PDO thread session. These side effects should dissipate within about two weeks. Bruising is also common and can be combated with topical arnica. There are a few things you might need to avoid following your treatment, including:
- Eating large or extra-chewy foods (as this might snap the threads)
- Getting a facial massage
- Exercising strenuously (at least 72 hours after treatment)
If you experience any significant side effects, bleeding, or pain that continues after the two-week period, please contact Glow Aesthetic Center.
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Uses for PDO Threads
Clients use PDO thread lifts for a variety of reasons. At Glow Aesthetic Center, we provide PDO thread lifts as both facelifts and “lip flips.” By pulling tight the skin around your lips and boosting collagen production in those areas, you can experience significant lip plumping akin to the injection of dermal fillers.
In either case, clients love PDO threads as an alternative to surgical facelifts. Not only is the use of PDO threads safer, but it is also less expensive and quicker. It causes less pain and discomfort and has long-lasting effects. Many clients see results from a PDO thread lift for over a year!
Schedule Your PDO Thread Lift Consultation Today
The medical staff at Glow Aesthetic Center, led by Dr. Homan Siman, is ready to help you achieve all your beauty goals. At your initial physical consultation, we can assess your needs, body type, and treatment solutions to provide you with the best cosmetic care possible. If you are ready to see facelift results without the pain and downtime of surgery, PDO thread lifts are the answer you’ve been waiting for.
Call the office at Glow Aesthetic Center to schedule your consultation by dialing (818) 905-8815. You can also click on our Book an Appointment page to schedule your meeting.