PDO Thread Lift Expert Scottsdale AZ
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Are you looking for a non-surgical alternative to a facelift? Kent Brown, MD, provider in Scottsdale, AZ may have the treatment you’re looking for with the PDO (polydioxanone) thread lift. This minimally can make you look and feel younger with minimal downtime. To learn more about the PDO thread lift, call the office to request an appointment today.
Is the “Thread Lift” the New Face-Lift?
The thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure for the face, neck, or jowls in which threads, which have small cones/graspers on them, are passed under the skin via a large needle.
The cones then grab hold of the skin from the undersurface and pull to re-suspend the skin in a lifted more youthful position.
What is the PDO thread lift?
The PDO thread lift is an advanced aesthetic procedure that safely and instantly lifts and tightens loose skin on the face, neck, and body with minimal downtime. Before the PDO thread lift, your only option for drooping jowls and cheeks was a facelift. Now, S. Kent Brown, MD, can restore your youthful look without the need for invasive surgery.
How does the PDO thread lift work?
During the procedure, Dr. Brown used sutures solid filler PDO threads to specific points in your skin, which causes an automatic lift. Once in place, the PDO fillers also stimulate the production of your skin’s natural collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid for continued improvements in your look for lasting results.
What is the Cost of a Thread Lift?
The cost can vary and truly depends on the area treated. Some people start with a few area’s then come back in to do other areas. A Mini thread lift cost starts at $1000. If you are having only a brow lift or need some extra collagen under your chin cost could run $300-$500.
What are the results of thread lifts?
Results can vary based on the tissue laxity, and the type, amount, and location of the threads used. While results have been reported to last 18 months to 2 years, the procedure is not a replacement for fillers. Facial aging is caused by a combination of skeletal, soft tissue, and skin changes that lead to soft tissue laxity and volume loss. Fillers are essential in restoring lost volume in the aging face and are particularly helpful in combination with tissue-tightening lasers, face-lifts, and thread-lift procedures. Fillers used in combination with thread lifts also increase the longevity of the thread lift because of additional collagen stimulation.
No need to go under the knife!
Now with PDO Threads and next-generation advanced lifting technology you can fill wrinkles and lift the skin. Additionally, the results of PDO being absorbed in the skin produces collagen naturally.
Absorbable Material: PDO Threads! (Polydioxanone)
Polydioxanone stimulates collagen synthesis as the skin structure will hold another year
No cuts or incisions on injections!
PDO Threads are needles that are pre-loaded with a thread. Dr. Brown simply inserts the whole needle in the subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin & pulls the needle out. The PDO threads remain under the skin.
Innovation, research, and development are MEDiTHREAD’s main features. MEDiTHREAD has been developed and tested by a team of engineers, physics, and specialist medics, comprising surgeons, dermatologists, medical researchers,
and university centers
What is MEDiTHREAD?
Meet the newest kid on the block for combatting laxity, skin texture, and wrinkles. Results are astounding, the procedure is safe and effective, and the thread(s) can achieve results that filler, neurotoxins, and other skin solutions just can’t match.
Not only does the thread lift and tighten skin, but as it dissolves, it causes the body to create more of what the skin needs to stay youthful: collagen and elastin proteins.
- Threads lift areas that are difficult to tighten by any other means except surgery
- The composition of the thread and its insertion draw hyaluronic acid into the area, hydrating the skin
- Threads are fully reabsorbed within 4 months and don’t create any scar tissue
- Threads stimulate collagen production and the structure created by the threads can hold up to 18 months
- Threads are inserted in the tissue parallel to the surface of the skin, remaining there to act as scaffolding
- PDF thread endogenous stimulation can last up to 18 months
- Low inflammatory reaction, well-known in pediatric cardiac surgery
There are several choices available today when combatting wrinkles, skin texture, and laxity. To truly lift the neck, the gold standard is still a neck lift. But if you would like some good results with little or no downtime, there are other options. We use filler to increase volume in certain areas to lift the lax skin underneath the area (cheeks and jowls are a good example). If the volume will not lift the skin below, we now have another option; Medithread. These threads are “woven” to crisscross the area and lift the skin. They can be used to lift the neck when barbed threads are chosen. They can even “lift” the tip of the nose, diminishing the look of a “hook nose”.
The main advantage of a MEDiTHREAD treatment is that it does not require the cost or downtime of invasive surgery. You get to save money and time with a MEDiTHREAD treatment. We prioritize our patient’s care and are pleased to offer them this cutting-edge technology that is efficient and provides impressive results.
Who is a Candidate for MEDiTHREADS?
Depending on your concern, you could be a candidate for improvement in many different areas.
Facelift with MEDiTHREADS
MEDiTHREADs have been used on the face for a brow lift and for smoothing away wrinkles on the cheeks. The threads can be placed strategically along the face to administer a comprehensive lift.
The treatment can be used to help with dark circles under the eye, and improve frown lines and crow’s feet.
MEDiTHREADS can easily target specific places and are often used to lift and fill nasolabial folds around the mouth and marionette lines above the lip.
Neck Lift with MEDiTHREADS
These threads can also help lift and smooth out the lax skin around the neck.
Body Lift with MEDiTHREADS
So many places can safely be treated with MEDiTHREADS, such as the lax skin of the arms, hands, stomach, inner thighs, and knees.
You could also be a candidate if you dislike the cellulite on your butt and outer thigh.
What Areas Can Be Treated with a PDO Thread Lift?
The PDO thread lift is very versatile, allowing practically all areas of the body to be treated, including the:
- Upper and lower cheeks Jawline
- Nasolabial folds Marionette lines
- Nose tip Under-eye Arm
- Hand Inner thigh
- Belly button Décolleté
- Crow’s feet
- Smokers line
- Arch of the eyebrows Facial profile Periocular area Abdomen
- Hips Armpit Knees
During your meeting, you will be informed of how MEDiTHREAD can improve so many different areas of the body. You will be walked through the MEDiTHREAD treatment process and informed how it will provide minimally invasive improvements in your appearance. This meeting is your time to ask questions and learn all about thread lifts.
What to Avoid Before and After a PDO Thread Lift Procedure
Three days before the procedure, like other treatments involving injections, avoid alcohol, and supplements such as vitamin E and omega fish oils. Two weeks after a PDO Thread Lift procedure you are also discouraged from undergoing any dental treatment (which requires you to open your mouth excessively.) It is strongly advised to sleep on your back to help the swelling subside and to avoid putting pressure on the face that might cause misalignment of the threads.
How Is a MEDiTHREAD Procedure Performed?
PDO threads are inserted into the skin with sterile needles or cannulas. Once inserted, the barbed threads anchor to the skin, and the practitioner contours the face. The excess threads are then cut off. Depending on the areas treated, the procedure may take 15-30 minutes to contour.
There is slight discomfort during the procedure, but because of the improved techniques and MEDiTHREAD’s innovative needles, patients are experiencing less pain.
After treatment, your treated area may be swollen and discolored. These symptoms should fade within a few days. Many patients can return to work after treatment but should avoid strenuous activities or applying pressure to the area.
You will see an improvement in the treatment area right away, but the best improvements will be seen as the threads dissolve and boost the collagen levels in your skin. Your results will last you a while and a healthy lifestyle can be maintained to look their best.
Combination Treatments with PDO Thread Lift
A PDO thread lift can be performed alone, or together with other aesthetic medicine treatments, such as anti-aging filler injections.
The cost of your treatment will relate to how many areas you get treated and the number of threads needed to improve the locations. A cost breakdown will be gone over in your consultation.
WHAT IS A PDO THREAD LIFT?
The PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift is a non-invasive treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of PDO. The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads have 3 amazing effects on the skin:
- Skin tightening. By contracting fat tissue.
- Collagen stimulation. Which promotes cellular renewal and improves skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity.
- Instant skin lifting, a PDO instant result.
The lifted facial contour will remain for about 12-15 months after the procedure due to the collagen stimulation effects. Six months after the procedure, PDO threads will disappear because they are absorbable. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract and produce the skin tightening effect.
IS A PDO THREAD LIFT SAFE?
This treatment is safe, and the side effects are, in fact, rare which is what makes PDO threads so innovative.
- MEDiTHREAD PDO threads are inserted with needles and are absorbed in 4-6 months.
- MEDiTHREAD’s PDO threads have minimized if not eliminated any of the side effects associated with older thread lifting procedures.
These effects included infection and thread breakage. With modern treatment, expect some mild bruising, swelling, and soreness for 2 to 6 days after the procedure and a mild sensation of tightness for up to 2 weeks. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin can also occur and resolves in a few days. Although side effects are extremely rare and in more serious cases removal of threads may be required in cases such as migration and extrusion. The face has a very complex anatomical structure. Therefore, intimate anatomical knowledge is required to perform a PDO thread lift well to avoid serious side effects such as infection. We advise practitioners to get well-trained in PDO thread lift.
AM I SUITABLE FOR A PDO THREAD LIFT?
The PDO Thread Lift is an effective treatment that is suitable for anyone looking to improve the appearance of sagging skin. This treatment is suitable for someone who is willing to undergo some injections and who wants to attain an immediate lift and facial contour without undergoing an invasive surgical facelift. It is best suited for men and women who are unwilling to tolerate the long downtime of a facelift surgery but want to look refreshed and rejuvenated.
IS A PDO LIFT RIGHT FOR ME?
The PDO thread lift procedure is designed according to what you want to treat and which areas you want to concentrate on. PDO threads can be used for lifting, rejuvenation (improving skin texture and wrinkles), volumizing, and even reducing fat. Different threads are used for different purposes, so the possibilities are endless.
In about 6 months after the treatment, the threads would have dissolved, but the results will continue. Depending on your needs your practitioner may recommend repeating the procedure 6-9 months after the first procedure to allow for a long-lasting result.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PDO THREADS?
There are many types of PDO threads, and this can be confusing for patients and even doctors. In general, PDO threads can be divided into Smooth threads and Barbed threads.
- Smooth threads are used to stimulate collagen.
- Barbed threads are used to lift and reposition the skin.
PDO threads come in different thicknesses and lengths. These all affect their
quality, tensile strength, effectiveness, and of course, the price of your treatment. MEDiTHREAD provides the strongest threads on the market. Your doctor may choose to use different kinds of threads for you, depending on your rejuvenation and skin-lifting needs.