PDO Threading: A Minimally Invasive Way to Rejuvenate Sagging Skin

PDO Threading: A Minimally Invasive Way to Rejuvenate Sagging Skin

Are you tired of seeing sagging skin that makes you look older than you feel? We have wonderful news: Minimally invasive PDO threading lifts and smooths your skin, rejuvenating your appearance — without surgery! 

The board-certified providers at Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery are excited to offer the best aesthetic and cosmetic treatments to our patients in Las Vegas, Nevada. Innovative polydioxanone (PDO) threading gives you amazing results in minutes. 

Here’s a closer look at PDO threading and how it can rejuvenate your sagging skin.

What is PDO threading?

PDO threading uses surgical-grade, high-density polydioxanone threads to lift and tighten your skin. Your provider places each dissolvable thread under your skin using a needle. They then pull the thread, tightening the area. The process repeats until we achieve the desired effect.

The threads naturally dissolve in about 6-8 months, but your results don’t. This treatment stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. As your body produces more of these essential proteins, the structures that give your skin support get stronger and tighter. Your results from PDO threading can last up to three years.

Your provider gives you detailed after-care instructions, but in general, we recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for about three weeks. If you have PDO threading on your face, we also recommend holding off on any dental work for about two weeks. This gives your skin time to heal. 

You’ll see noticeable improvements right away. Most patients don’t experience many side effects, but when they do occur, you might notice minor swelling or bruising at the site of your sutures. And the best part? Your skin keeps looking better as you heal, with optimal results after about three months. 

What areas can PDO threading treat?

At Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery, we use PDO threading to treat almost any area with sagging skin. Our patients have experienced remarkable results on: 

Of course, everyone is different, and you may not be eligible for PDO threading in all places. Your provider reviews your options before recommending treatment. 

Is PDO threading better than surgery? 

No treatment is “better” than another. The right treatment for you depends on your preferences, health history, and other factors. PDO threading is gaining popularity because of its speed, convenience, and minimal recovery compared to a surgical facelift. 

Before recommending PDO threading, your provider reviews your aesthetic goals and health history and evaluates your skin. If your goals may be challenging to meet using PDO threading, our team can recommend alternatives.

After your PDO threading treatment, your provider establishes a maintenance schedule based on when your threads dissolve. This helps you maintain a seamless appearance.

Ready to learn more about PDO threading and whether it’s right for you? Schedule an appointment online or over the phone at Carl N. Williams, Jr. M.D. Hand and Plastic Surgery today.

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