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How Long Does A PDO Thread Lift Last?

The presence of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin can sap confidence and make you feel less like yourself—but the prospect of a facelift is also intimidating. If you want to avoid surgery and the long recovery times that come with it, a PDO thread lift is the cosmetic treatment for you.  

This cosmetic procedure is minimally invasive, incredibly effective, and produces long-lasting results. During the procedure, your cosmetic specialist inserts Polydioxanone (PDO) threads beneath the skin to lift, tighten, and contour your skin to create a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. The insertion process also creates small wounds beneath the skin that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, further contributing to the procedure’s effectiveness. 

Do you think a PDO thread lift may be right for you? At Luminae, Dr. Phong Tran Cao, D.D.S., and his team of aesthetic specialists are highly skilled and experienced in administering PDO thread lifts. If you want aesthetic treatments from experienced professionals, contact us for a free consultation today.

PDO Thread Lift Results

PDO threads produce natural-looking results that last between 12 and 18 months—or even longer, with the right care. You’ll notice some tightening immediately after the cosmetic procedure, with your skin continuing to improve over the next several months. This is in part because, for the first six months, the threads help your skin hold its shape and encourage additional collagen production. 

After the first six months, the threads dissolve. However, your face will continue to appear wrinkle-free because your skin and muscles develop memory as they heal around the dissolving PDO threads. Even after the threads dissolve completely, your face will hold the desired shape for at least another year.    

How to  Extend PDO Thread Lift Results?

The best way to extend your PDO lift results is to follow a good skin care regimen, which includes: 

  • Daily moisturizer 
  • Hydrating cleanser 
  • Regular exfoliation
  • Sun protection 

You should also drink plenty of water daily and avoid using tobacco products. In general, any habit that’s beneficial to your skin will help your PDO thread lift last longer. 

Can Age Impact How Long a PDO Thread Lift Lasts?

Yes, age can be a factor in the longevity of your results. The older a person is, the less elastin and collagen they produce, and the more visible signs of aging tend to be. A PDO thread lift may still be effective for these individuals, but the results may not last as long because their problem areas are more pronounced. 

How Soon Can You See Results?

Your initial results will be visible immediately after the cosmetic procedure and will continue to improve for several months. You should be able to see your final results within 4 to 6 months without ever looking like you’ve just “had work done.” Improvements are gradual and natural-looking.

What is Recovery Like From a Thread Lift?

Recovery time after a PDO thread lift is about two weeks. During the first 72 hours, you should keep your head elevated—avoid bending over or straining your face and neck muscles by lifting things. 

You may experience mild soreness and swelling for several days after the cosmetic procedure. Use cool compresses to help alleviate any discomfort, and avoid strenuous exercise for the full two weeks.  

Get Long-Lasting PDO Thread Lift Results From Luminae

If you want firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin for 18 months or more, a PDO thread lift may be the procedure for you. At Luminae, we believe everyone should feel confident and comfortable with how they look. Our goal is to provide the aesthetic care you need to literally put your best face forward. 

Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Phong and our team of aesthetic professionals today. With our extensive experience, you can trust us to help enhance your natural beauty. 

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