Rio Rancho PDO Non-Surgical Face Lift

PDO Non-Surgical Face LiftRio Rancho, NM

A PDO non-surgical facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a dissolvable suture to rejuvenate the skin. It tightens and lifts the skin without using a scalpel, and it can typically take under 45 minutes to complete. PDO non-surgical face lifts are a low-risk alternative to traditional face lifts.

PDO non-surgical face lifts are available at Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa in Rio Rancho and the surrounding area. Thanks to the recent technological advances in medical aesthetics, we can help you look as young as you feel. Call us today at 505-346-3186 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.

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Understanding PDO Non-Surgical Face Lifts

As previously mentioned, a PDO non-surgical face lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses temporary sutures to subtly "lift" the skin. As opposed to a traditional face lift, which surgically removes the patient's loose facial skin, the practitioner suspends the loose facial skin. Consequently, skin is slightly pulled back, thus lifting and tightening the face. Additionally, PDO non-surgical face lifts stimulate the body's healing response, causing it to produce more collagen in the treated areas — adding to their anti-aging effects.

Collagen is supportive of various "growth factors" that greatly influence the skin's condition. It is essential for wound healing while also helping to keep the skin strong, soft, and plump. Unfortunately, it is natural for bodies to produce less collagen with age, leading to an 80% reduction in skin thickness by the time a patient reaches 70. As a result, the skin grows weaker and is pulled downwards by gravity. Stimulating collagen production, as PDO non-surgical face lifts do, can help reduce the skin's looseness and strengthen the skin.

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How PDO Non-Surgical Face Lifts Work

There are three types of PDO threads:

  • PDO cog threads
  • PDO mono threads
  • PDO screw threads
PDO mono threads smooth out the sutures by stimulating collagen production, while PDO cog threads use barbs that lath into the skin to support and lift parts of the face. Finally, PDO screw threads comprise one or two intertwined threads to help restore volume to the sunken parts of the skin. According to a 2017 study, PDO threads' primary strength is tightening and restructuring the skin. The results (and, accordingly, the sutures) last for approximately a year. However, a secondary rejuvenation effect may last for at least three years after the procedure.

While each PDO non-surgical face lift may vary depending on the practitioner's preferences and the area being treated, the basic technique is typically always the same. After patients sit in a reclining chair in the procedure room, a member of the practitioner's team will come to prep the skin with alcohol and a topical anesthetic. We can use a thin needle or cannula to insert threads underneath the skin. A PDO non-surgical face lift procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. The final step is to remove the needles and ensuring everything is set, before the patient can return home.

Ideal Candidates for a PDO Non-Surgical Face Lift

While several types of patients can benefit from a PDO non-surgical face lift, it is important to maintain realistic expectations for this procedure. Though thread lifts will bring about visible changes, they can typically only lift the face by a few millimeters. Consequently, the results of a PDO non-surgical face lift will be generally more subtle and natural-looking than the results of a traditional face lift. As such, PDO non-surgical face lifts are best suited for patients who do not have severe signs of skin laxity.

The ideal thread lift candidate tends to be in their late thirties to early fifties. Most patients over the age of 55 may want to consider a traditional face lift for more noticeable results. Still, PDO non-surgical face lifts are a viable face lift alternative for older patients who cannot undergo surgery for medical reasons or age-related conditions. Patients with outstanding health conditions should first consult with their doctor to confirm whether a thread lift might be right for them.

Recovering from a PDO Non-Surgical Face Lift

One of the biggest advantages of PDO non-surgical face lifts over traditional face lifts is the considerably shorter recovery time. A surgical face lift requires heavy sedation, meaning the patient must arrange for transportation to and from the hospital. Most patients also need round-the-clock assistance for at least three days after face lift surgery. The surgery also typically requires patients to take one to two weeks off of work to heal.

In contrast, recovering from a PDO non-surgical face lift is relatively quick and easy. The procedures can be performed under local anesthesia, meaning that patients do not have to arrange for transportation to and from the procedure. They also do not require a caretaker's assistance. Some soreness, redness, and swelling are not uncommon, and patients may want to take the rest of the day off after the procedure. However, most can return to work immediately, should they choose to do so. 

Call Us Today

A PDO non-surgical face lift can bring you the rejuvenating effects of a traditional face lift without the trouble of an invasive procedure. We at Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa can help. Call us today at 505-346-3186 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can a PDO non-surgical face lift target?

A PDO non-surgical face lift can treat most parts of the face that are undergoing signs of aging. PDO non-surgical face lifts are most commonly used to treat the areas around the cheeks, jaw, neck, and eyes.

How long do the results of a PDO non-surgical face lift last?

According to a 2019 study, a PDO non-surgical face lift can immediately improve skin sagging. Furthermore, in a study published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a surgeon with over 15 years of thread lift experience states seeing results last from one to nine years. Generally speaking, the younger you are, the longer your results will last.

What are the potential complications of a PDO non-surgical face lift?

Since PDO non-surgical face lifts are minimally invasive procedures, they carry a much lower risk of complications than traditional face lifts. In particular, there is a considerably lower risk of scarring, severe bruising, or bleeding when performed by a qualified professional. Potential complications include but are not limited to minor bruising, visible sutures, pain, and infection.

What should I do after a PDO non-surgical face lift?

It is important to take some minor precautions while healing from a PDO non-surgical face lift. Avoid rubbing your face vigorously for at least a week after the procedure. Prop your head up with a pillow, so you do not roll over directly onto your face in your sleep. 

Does a PDO non-surgical face lift hurt?

While the procedure itself is minimally invasive, it still involves micro-injuries to the skin. Therefore, we will do everything we can to minimize any discomfort you may experience. In particular, we will administer a local anesthetic before the treatment to help you relax throughout.

Contact Us

Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa is located at 2600 The American Rd SE Ste 230 Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

(505) 346-3186