PDO Threading Specialist

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What is a PDO Thread Lift?

Dr. Tumbaga offers minimally invasive facial rejuvenation using polydioxanone (PDO) threads. A PDO thread lift involves inserting these threads into the tissue beneath the skin in your face and neck. The threads are left there and eventually disappear on their own.

Inserting the threads stimulates your immune system to make new, fresh cells, in turn creating a younger looking appearance.

This system, known as the selective inflammatory response, is the key to many popular aesthetic procedures, including chemical peels, microneedling, and laser contouring.

Who gets PDO Thread Lifts?

The PDO thread lift is a safe and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure for men and women of all ages and skin types.

Unlike BOTOX® and injectable fillers, PDO threads work best on the lower third of your face. Dr. Tumbaga can insert threads anywhere, but this procedure is best for treating saggy skin around your neck and jawline.

Other areas of loose skin that can be treated with PDO threads include:

  • Brows
  • Cheeks
  • Jowls

Thread lifts work great for men and women who notice droopiness in their skin and only require a small lift. If you have moderate to severe skin sagging, you may be better off with a traditional facelift.

What should I expect from a PDO thread lift?

First, Dr. Tumbaga numbs the treatment areas on your face and neck with a local anesthetic. Then, she inserts the PDO threads in specific locations using a specialized instrument. No incisions or general anesthesia is necessary.

The number of sutures and amount of time it takes depends on your unique aesthetic goals, but Dr. Tumbaga usually spends about 30 minutes on PDO lifts.

The procedure requires minimal downtime for recovery, and you can return to work the next day. However, you may need to refrain from strenuous activities for a few days.

Side effects are minor and typically subside within a few days, but you may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Discomfort

Many people notice results immediately after the procedure, but improvements continue over the next several months as your skin produces more collagen.

If you want to restore youthful elasticity to your skin, call or book an appointment online to talk to Dr. Tumbaga about PDO lifts today.

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