If you would like to lift your sagging skin without receiving a traditional facelift, you should think about getting a PDO facelift. At Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, Texas, we can use this treatment to address your loose skin in a minimally invasive manner. This cosmetic treatment is also a great way to enhance your face without getting an invasive procedure with a lengthy recovery period.
What Is a PDO Facelift?
A PDO facelift is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a special type of thread to lift your skin and add volume to your face. During this type of facelift, we will inject Polydioxanone threads into your face. These threads will lift and tighten your drooping skin. They will also stimulate your tissues to create additional collagen fibers.
Over time, your skin will become more hydrated. In addition, your cheeks will begin to look fuller and more youthful. As your face improves, your Polydioxanone threads will gradually dissolve into the other tissues in your body.
How Should I Prepare for My Facelift?
Taking blood-thinning medications and supplements like St. John’s Wort and aspirin may lengthen your recovery period. As a result, if you take these medications or supplements, you might need to ask your doctor if you could avoid taking these substances for a couple of days.
In addition to avoiding blood-thinning medications, you should not drink alcohol before your appointment. Further, you should not wear makeup, creams, or other skin care products on the day of your facelift.
What Will My Facelift Be Like?
To keep you comfortable during your facelift, we will begin by administering local anesthesia into your skin. This local anesthesia will allow you to relax as we complete the next portion of your facelift. Next, we will insert the PDO threads into your tissues. This part of your facelift will usually take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Will I Have a Long Recovery Period After I Get My Facelift?
Since you will not receive general anesthesia during this type of facelift, you should be able to drive yourself home from our office in Odessa.
Your tissues might take about a week to recover from your lift. Although you will be able to go to work while your tissues are healing, you will need to make small adjustments to your usual routine. For example, we might advise you to elevate your face while you are sleeping. You also should not rub your face or massage your skin.
How Long Will the PDO Threads Take to Improve My Skin?
The PDO threads will immediately lift your sagging skin. As a result, your face should look tighter and more youthful once your treatment is complete. Over the next several months, the amount of collagen in your face will slowly increase. As this process continues, your skin will become smoother and more voluminous.
How Long Will the Improvements in My Face Last?
Even though your PDO threads will dissolve after about six months, you should see improvements in your skin for a long period of time. In fact, it’s common to notice positive changes in your skin for up to one year.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Type of Facelift?
If you have lax skin on your face, you probably will be a good candidate for a PDO facelift. In fact, this lift is very good at treating the moderate skin laxity that often develops when you are in your late thirties or early forties.
That said, a thread lift will not produce the same results as a traditional facelift. Accordingly, you might need to consider other options if you have very loose skin around your jawline and on other areas of your face.
Can I Use Other Techniques to Improve the Skin on My Face?
At Lively Wellness and Aesthetics, we offer many sophisticated techniques that will fight the effects of age and allow you to look youthful and fresh.
Sculptra is an injectable product that is designed to ramp up the amount of collagen in your skin. We can administer this filler on an outpatient basis in our office in Odessa. After you get this treatment, the changes in your skin may last for up to two years. In fact, in a clinical study, 80% of people who used Sculptra were still satisfied with their improvements more than two years after their final injections.
A Vampire Facelift
Receiving a vampire facelift can be a good way to improve your skin. During this facelift, we will take a very small sample of your blood. We will put this blood in a centrifuge and spin it. This process will separate out your platelet-rich plasma, commonly known as PRP, from the other substances in your blood. We will administer this special solution to your face.
As we apply the PRP solution to your face, the growth factors in this solution will add volume to your skin. This solution will also improve your skin’s elasticity and diminish your facial folds and wrinkles.
Lift Your Face
A PDO facelift is a great way to correct your sagging, loose skin in a minimally invasive manner. This type of facelift is quick and comfortable, and you will look youthful and fresh once you achieve the full benefits of this treatment. To learn more about the advantages of receiving this treatment, contact us at Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa, Texas.