Just because you want to turn back the clock doesn’t mean you want to go under the knife. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Today, medical aesthetics experts use polydioxanone threads — the same type of threads used for surgical sutures — to lift and anchor your skin. With this treatment, you can address laxity, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, no surgery needed.
As experts in PDO threads, Norman J. Pastorek, MD, Janice Pastorek, BSN, RN, and our team can help you get the most from this exciting plastic surgery alternative. If you want to explore this innovative option, visit one of our offices on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City or in Madison, Connecticut.
To help you decide if a PDO thread lift might be right for you, let’s look at four of its biggest benefits.
#1: No incisions needed
A facelift comes with extensive recovery time. A thread lift, on the other hand, happens through injections. Dr. Pastorek uses a specialized cannula to insert the thread where you need lifting under the surface of your skin.
To keep you comfortable, Dr. Pastorek first injects a small amount of local anesthetic into the treatment area. There’s no need for any incisions or general anesthesia, which means you don’t need someone to drive you home and you don’t have to care for any wounds afterward.
#2: No downtime
A huge part of the reason so many people choose PDO threads comes down to the downtime. It’s minimal.
Dr. Pastorek will recommend slight activity modifications, like avoiding saunas, intense exercise, and sleeping on your side for 1-2 weeks. You should also avoid rubbing the treatment area or pursing your lips, which means you cannot smoke or use a straw.
Beyond that, though, you should be able to get back to your daily activities right away. You may have some minor bruising or swelling, but most people feel fine to head back to work or whatever else is coming up.
#3: Results that last
The PDO threads give you fast results. Because they come from the same material as absorbable sutures, though, your skin absorbs them over time. That doesn’t mean your results fade as the threads do, though.
Instead, the act of placing the threads stimulates your skin’s collagen production processes. As your skin builds new collagen, it creates a reinvigorated support structure that gives you more youthful-looking skin.
Dr. Pastorek offers lifts with several different types of threads. Results usually last somewhere between six months and two years. To maintain your results, you can get a new thread lift whenever you’re ready.
As we just mentioned, Dr. Pastorek can leverage different types of threads to address different skin woes, such as wrinkles, texture problems, and laxity.
Additionally, the thread lift can target any problem areas, including:
- Under the eyes
If you want to explore what a PDO thread lift can do for you, call either of our offices or book your appointment online today.