PDO Threads

PDO Threads

PDO Threads services offered in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lifting and tightening your skin is possible without incisions, anesthesia, or a hospital stay. At YS Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aesthetic experts Ben Shatil, DO, Allison Santhouse, PA-C, and the med spa team can give you facelift-like results without surgery. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are dissolvable sutures that the team can insert beneath your skin to promote firmer, tighter skin. Learn more by calling the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a PDO thread lift consultation.

What are PDO threads?

PDO threads are dissolvable sutures that can lift and tighten aging skin without surgery. Similar to the suture materials used in surgeries, PDO threads gradually dissolve over time. They can lift sagging jowls, smooth deep nasolabial folds, and correct many other aging concerns without anesthesia, lengthy recovery times, or visible scarring.

At YS Aesthetics, the team uses the latest technology to ensure beautiful, natural-looking results and the highest level of safety.

How do PDO threads work?

PDO threads harness your body’s natural healing abilities to stimulate collagen and elastin. These essential proteins make up your skin’s building blocks, keeping it firm and responsive. As you age, your collagen levels decline. 

Inserting PDO threads beneath your skin creates a supportive scaffolding, delivering an immediate lifting and tightening effect. Over the next 6-8 months, the threads dissolve, leaving behind the newly formed collagen and elastin. These new proteins help maintain your skin’s improved tightness and elasticity for a more lifted and rejuvenated appearance.

Who is a candidate for PDO threads?

Candidates for PDO threads typically have:

  • Mild to moderate skin laxity
  • Jowls, marionette lines, or nasolabial folds
  • Good overall health
  • Realistic expectations
  • A desire to tighten the skin without surgery

The YS Aesthetics team may recommend PDO threads if you have facial sagging, but aren’t ready for more invasive treatments, like a surgical facelift.

What can I expect from PDO threads?

When you arrive at YS Aesthetics for your PDO threads appointment, the team discusses your aesthetic goals and concerns, creating a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. 

The procedure involves strategically injecting PDO threads into targeted areas with mild to moderate skin laxity. Before the treatment, the team administers a topical or local anesthetic for your comfort. Inserting PDO threads is a quick process. You can expect to see initial improvements in your skin within a couple of days once the swelling subsides. 

The team provides detailed aftercare instructions, but you can typically resume your normal activities right away. You should avoid exercise for about 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

How long do PDO threads last?

PDO threads typically dissolve after about 6-9 months, but the collagen they leave behind can last for years.

Call YS Aesthetics today or use the online booking tool to schedule a PDO thread lift consultation.