A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive aesthetic med spa procedure. In this procedure, the treatment provider numbs and administers local anesthesia to the targeted area, and then inserts the PDO threads using blunt or sharp tip needles (known as cannulas) into different layers of the skin.
The threads anchor the skin once they are inserted and lift it upwards. After this, the excess threads are trimmed off. The procedure takes between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the treatment areas. The patient will experience some discomfort during the procedure. However, due to advanced techniques, patients are experiencing less and less pain.
Is PDO Thread Lift Safe? What are the Potential Side Effects?
The PDO thread lift is a surprisingly safe treatment. In comparison to fillers, the side effects are much milder. Fillers can even lead to blindness and skin death. PDO threads are placed using needles and not surgically, and are absorbed in six to eight months.
Therefore, many of the side effects related to older thread lifting procedures, such as thread breakage and infection, are minimized as well.
Bruising may or may not occur, depending on the types of threads used and areas addressed. The high definition lift causes minimal to no bruising.
The patient will experience some mild inflammation and soreness for three to five days after the procedure, as well as a sensation of tightness (mild) for up to two weeks. There may also be temporary mild dimpling of the skin, which will resolve by itself in a few days.
Many side effects are associated with the technique of insertion, and the types of threads used. These include side effects such as surface depressions and thread migration, as well as extrusion facial asymmetry, prolonged discomfort, and dimpling. All PDO threads are not identical. The expertise of the med spa treatment provider is critical to ensuring a good result with minimal side effects from the thread lift procedure.
Lastly, more severe side effects are rare but may occur. Some of these side effects are nerve damage, infection, development of nodules, and damage to the salivary ducts. The anatomical structure of the face is very complex. The doctor must have an in-depth knowledge of anatomy to undertake a PDO thread lift effectively and safely.
Most of these side effects are manageable. In cases of migration and extrusion, the removal of threads may be necessary.
How to Minimize Side Effects?
Similar to other treatments involving injections, the patient should avoid alcohol as well as supplements such as Omega Fish oils and Vitamin E before and after the procedure. They should also avoid using the steam room and sauna, and performing vigorous exercises such as High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
The patient will also be discouraged from undergoing any oral treatment (which requires them to open their mouth excessively) for two weeks after the PDO Thread Lift. They are also advised to sleep on their backs to enable the inflammation to resolve and to avoid causing strain on the face that might lead to the misalignment of the threads.
Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for PDO thread lift.
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