Patients who are concerned about the signs of aging but who are not yet ready to undergo an invasive facelift may be excited to learn about the PDO Thread Lift, performed with absorbable NovaThreads. A thread lift works both externally by tightening the contours and internally by boosting the production of collagen and elastin, making it one of the most versatile and customizable procedures that Dr. Hazen performs.
A PDO thread lift uses Polydioxanone threads to elevate facial contours, tighten the skin, and provide a more youthful, attractive appearance. During treatment, the threads are strategically placed to provide visible lifting effects, as well as longer-term collagen regeneration. Over the course of around 6-9 months, the threads are naturally absorbed by the body - and in exchange, the body produces collagen in their place.
PDO threads are made of the same material used for surgical sutures and are completely harmless to the body. NovaThreads makes smooth, barbed, twisted, and molded threads, each of which serves a different purpose. Dr. Hazen will select the best approach for your unique goals and wishes.
What Concerns Can Be Addressed With A PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift by NovaThreads is excellent for tightening lax skin, restoring elasticity and firmness, correcting lines and wrinkles, and replenishing volume.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
- Areas around the eyes and the mouth
- Nasolabial folds
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Thread Lift?
For patients who desire a visible reduction in the signs of aging but who are not ready for an invasive surgical procedure, the PDO thread lift may be an excellent option. The procedure can provide improved contour definition, smoother, tighter skin, and a more healthy appearance overall without lengthy downtime. Clients pursuing a PDO thread lift should be non-smokers who have realistic expectations and are willing to follow Dr. Hazen’s instructions before and after their treatment.
What Can I Expect From My Treatment?
At the start of your thread lift, your face will be numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort and relaxation. The PDO Nova threads are then inserted using ultra-thin cannulas. The threads are placed in such a way that they will successfully boost the body’s natural wound-healing response and cause the production of collagen to provide long-term rejuvenation. On the surface level, the threads will elevate sunken contours and re-shape lax areas of the face. Your PDO Nova thread lift will take about 45 minutes to complete.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
The recovery for a PDO thread lift is very mild when compared with recovery after plastic surgery. Patients can experience minor sensitivity and tenderness for approximately 48 hours after their treatment. During this time, it is important to avoid intense exercise along with steam, saunas, and prolonged sun exposure. Over the course of about 9 months, the threads will slowly dissolve; however, the effects of collagen regrowth will continue for several years, ensuring plumper, healthier skin.
What Are The Benefits?
- Non-surgical and minimally invasive
- Tightens lax skin
- Helps to regenerate collagen and elastin
- Provides a more youthful, refreshed appearance
- Reduces wrinkles, lines, and folds
- Results last 2-4 years
- Helps prevent future signs of aging
- Minimal downtime
- Enhanced self-image
Why Choose Dr. Hazen?
Dr. Hazen is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who prioritizes her patients and places their safety, happiness, and well-being as her chief objectives. When crafting a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Hazen listens carefully to the client’s concerns and wishes, formulating a solution that is uniquely tailored to the individual. Dr. Hazen is an internationally respected authority in the field of aesthetics whose work has been featured in The New York Times and New York Magazine. She is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.