Saggy, loose skin got you down? Uplift your face and spirit with a PDO Thread treatment from MedAndSpa!
PDO Threads treatment is a new form of the more commonly known non-surgical facelift. Defy gravity and tighten loose, sagging skin with Mint™ PDO Threads treatment at our medical spa in Burr Ridge. The results are instantly noticeable for a tighter and defined face, along with a radiant, youthful glow!
What are PDO Threads?
Mint™ PDO Threads strengthen the skin to improve collagen at the points where they are precisely threaded through. A natural increase in collagen production uplifts sagging skin on the face and chin, smooths wrinkles, and creates definition.
What are PDO Threads and how do they work?
PDO Threads are safe and absorbable surgical sutures. They are also used to perform cardiovascular surgeries and are one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. The skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and does not leave behind any scar tissue.
PDO Threads procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. Thread lifts aim to tighten facial skin by inserting medical-grade thread material into your face and then “pulling” your skin up by tightening the thread. Once in place, the PDO Threads then begin to stimulate the production of your skin’s natural collagen over several months to boost the youthful look effect.
Are Mint PDO Threads safe?
PDO Threads are considered a low-risk and minimally invasive procedure, but common side effects like redness, bruising, and swelling may occur. In 2020, MINT™ became the only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances and is the only device of its kind to receive clearance for a lifting indication for nasolabial fold depth reduction.
MedAndSpa staff is trained and certified to provide Mint™ PDO Threads at our medical spa in Burridge.
What are the benefits?
- Fills out hollow cheeks
- Uplifts jowls to create a more defined jawline
- Smooths deep wrinkles and sagging cheeks
- Youthful glow and appearance
- Defined and contoured facial structure
- Increase in natural collagen production
- Similar to facelift, except less risks and recovery time
How quickly can I see the results of the PDO Threads?
Results are often visible almost immediately following the procedure. As the swelling and bruising start to subside days afterward, accurate presentation of the results is apparent. However, the best results are seen 5 to 6 weeks post-procedure which is when the naturally produced collagen starts to form along the threads. Patients notice that results continue to improve over several months.
How long do the results from the Mint™ PDO Threads last?
The results from a thread lift last from 1 to 3 years, on average about 2. The duration of results may vary between patients due to individual skin type, skin health, age, genetics, and other factors. For best results, MedAndSpa recommends combining a thread lift with other kinds of anti-aging treatments which we can advise you on during and post-treatment.
What is the downtime with PDO Threads?
Recovery time after a thread lift is overall minimal. While for some there may be some visible swelling and bruising, many can return to work and normal activities within the next day or few days. Specific restrictions, like exercising, may be necessary and will be discussed upon consultation.
Which areas can be treated?
Many people choose a thread lift for facial areas that “sag” or look less tight, including:
- jowls and jawline
- brow line
- under-eye area
During your free consultation with a MedAndSpa Mint™ PDO Threads expert, a customized plan of treatment with appropriate expectations of results will be discussed upon consultation.
Thread lift vs. facelift
The minimally invasive thread lift procedure attributes to the fact that the results aren’t as dramatically effective as a surgical facelift. A thread lift is also less expensive than a facelift. You can go right back to work after having it done and the recovery time is minimal.
A thread lift won’t give you the same dramatic results as a surgical facelift. Therefore if you are considering investing in this procedure, it’s important to discuss details and result expectations. The results of a facelift may last many years, the results of a thread lift usually last around 2 years. To make the results more effective and last longer, additional dermal fillers or other treatments are suggested.
REQUEST A CONSULTATION
To start your treatment at MedAndSpa, request your appointment online or call us at (630) 635-6661.
Located in Burr Ridge, IL, MedAndSpa is the leading Mint POD Threads provider and is delighted to serve the surrounding areas of Chicago, La Grange, Lemont, Hinsdale, Orland Park, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Downers Grove.