pdo threadsLifting and tightening sagging skin doesn’t have to involve surgery. An amazing, non-invasive cosmetic treatment is capable of lifting and rejuvenating skin, and it delivers results more quickly than surgery. The Refinery Medspa & Wellness offers PDO Threads at its offices in Indian Harbour Beach and West Melbourne, Florida.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO Thread treatments involve the placement of bio-absorbable threads in a grid beneath the surface of the skin. Once in place, these threads grip and lift your skin for a more rejuvenated appearance. This treatment also spurs collagen production, so by the time the threads dissolve, your skin will have the natural scaffolding in place to maintain a lifted, youthful appearance.

The support and lift provided by the threads can address a variety of cosmetic issues. Threads can be used to lift lax skin, improve the contours of the cheeks, better define the jawline, soften skin folds and lines, and smooth crepey skin along the neckline. Because this treatment offers results that come close to replicating what can be accomplished with a surgical facelift, it is frequently referred to as a thread lift.

How Long Does It Take PDO Threads to Settle?

For most patients, this treatment results in an immediate improvement because the placement of the threads offers a lift right away. Your results will fully develop, or settle, over the next month as the body begins to ramp up collagen production that will offer longer-term support. This means you’ll see results much faster than you would after a surgical facelift, which takes two or three months to settle.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Patients who receive threads enjoy their results for a year or more, which is longer than some other cosmetic treatments.

Can This Be Combined With Other Treatments? 

Thread lifts can be performed in combination with other treatments, including laser and injectable treatments. By combining therapies, patients are able to comprehensively address aging skin and other cosmetic issues.

Will the Threads Be Visible Once They Are in Place?

Your skin will appear visibly improved once you’ve undergone this treatment, but threads will not be visible. Patients with thinner skin can sometimes feel the threads right after they have been placed if they touch their skin, but even that goes away quickly. Noticeably rejuvenated skin is the only thing others will see when they look at you.

Where on the Body Can These Threads Be Placed?

The face is the most popular spot on the body to deploy this powerful anti-aging tool. But thread lifts can be performed elsewhere on the body, including on the loose skin above the knees, the abdomen, the thighs, the arms, and the breasts. Some patients opt to have them placed in multiple areas!

What Is Treatment Like?

Thread lifts are performed in the comfort of our office using local anesthesia. We’ll use a tiny catheter to place threads made from polydioxanone beneath the skin. Polydioxanone is a bio-absorbable substance that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for more than 30 years. The entire treatment takes 45 to 90 minutes.

Will There Be Any Downtime?

There is very little downtime associated with this treatment.

Is This Safe?

Yes. This treatment is a safe approach that the FDA has cleared.

Am I a Good Candidate?

You Want To Rejuvenate the Appearance of Your Skin

Patients who seek out thread lifts are frustrated with aging skin and are ready to take steps to improve it. From fine lines and laxity to sagging and softening, a thread lift can help.

Your Skin Thickness Is Suitable

The best candidates have skin that is thick enough that the threads can be placed deeply to be effective. At the same time, the skin should not be so thick that the threads won’t be able to visibly improve the skin. During your initial consultation, we’ll evaluate your skin and determine if you are a good candidate.

Your Skin Is Healthy

For us to perform a thread lift, the skin in your treatment area needs to be healthy and free of inflammation.

You Want a Non-Surgical Approach

Thread lifts are ideal for patients who aren’t candidates for surgery or who don’t want to deal with the hassle, time, and expense of surgery. The non-surgical nature of a thread lift means you can revitalize your appearance without scheduling a lot of time off of work.

You Want Custom Results

A thread lift is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. After evaluating your skin and talking with you about what you want to accomplish, we can design a treatment plan just for you.

What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?

It Broadly Renews the Skin

Thread lifts can comprehensively rejuvenate a patient’s appearance by addressing a range of concerns. Whether addressing heavy jowls, smoothing over smile lines, lifting sagging skin, or a combination of all three, this treatment can help.

It Offers Natural Results

While patients see an immediate improvement, it can take some time for the body to produce the additional collagen this treatment spurs. The gradual onset of that extra collagen means your skin will improve naturally over time. You’ll never have to worry about appearing as though you suddenly had a cosmetic treatment performed. 

Treatment Q&A

What Do the Threads Look Like?

The threads our practice uses have barbs that have been press-molded onto the surface in a helical pattern. This shape makes the threads the strongest on the market and gives them the ability to hook into sagging tissue and lift and rejuvenate it.

How Many Threads Will I Receive? 

For most patients, we insert several threads on each side of the face. Depending on the individual’s cosmetic concern, we can use more or fewer threads to achieve the desired result.

At What Age Should I Schedule This Treatment?

The right age is whenever aging, sagging skin is starting to bother you. Many of our patients schedule their first thread lift in the fifties or sixties, but we have treated adults of all ages.

What Happens When My Results Begin To Wear Off?

If your treatment has completely worn off and you’re starting to notice sagging skin again, you can schedule a follow-up session.

Are These Treatments Suitable for Men?

Yes. Men share many of the same cosmetic concerns that women do. This treatment can be successfully performed on patients of both genders.

Does Health Insurance Cover These Treatments?

Health insurance plans don’t usually cover cosmetic treatments like thread lifts. However, our practice offers financing options.

How Can I Get Started With Treatment?

The best way to get started with thread lifting is to schedule a complimentary consultation at our practice. During this session, we’ll determine if you are a good candidate and begin mapping out a treatment plan just for you.

Don’t Let Aging Skin Hold You Back in Indian Harbour Beach and West Melbourne

Are you tired of coping with sagging skin, fine lines and creases, and softening facial features? PDO threads can help put those concerns in the rear view mirror. This treatment is the perfect option for patients who are ready to see results without turning to plastic surgery. If you’re in the Indian Harbour Beach or West Melbourne area contact The Refinery Medspa & Wellness and Skin & Body by The Refinery by using our simple online form. Alternatively, you can also call us at 321-341-3321 to reach us in West Melbourne, FL, or call us at 321-428-3004 to reach us in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our latest deals and specials & events!