PDO Thread Lifting Procedure | Simi Valley | Thousand Oaks | Westlake Village

PDO Thread Lifting | Simi Valley | Thousand Oaks | Westlake Village

With advances in cosmetic treatments, it is nearly impossible to know who had a face lift especially when it comes to PDO or PLA Thread lifting.  These days going under the knife is increasingly becoming a dated way to combat aging. Surgical intervention is an old phenomena where as Non-invasive and non-surgical procedures are on the rise, with the PDO and PLA thread lifting now leading the way.

Thread lift treatments, which involve inserting a medical grade suture (absorbable) under the skin through an incision and pulling it out another, has become the most wanted procedure in 2019.   It is a well known procedure in Korea where this procedure has been mastered.  

With time, techniques improved. The new PDO Thread Lifting of the face and the neck has been extremely popular among the 40s to 60s.   “It’s a non-surgical technique used to reposition the skin to contour and define the face and neck,” says Dr Alan Darush.   “We use the threads to reposition and add volume to the skin, leaving a more rejuvenated look,” adds Dr Alan Darush, founder and medical director at NewSkin Laser Center.

The material used in the procedure is created using PDO (polydioxanone) and PLA (polylactic acid) and looks like a thread – which it effectively is – studded with bi-directional or uni-directional hooks to stabalize the skin. “It works by anchoring the skin using different technologies, either cones or barb sutures, which pass in one direction freely, and when pulled in the other direction, engage the dermis and cause a lifting effect,” explains Dr Darush.

“The threads has a lifting and collagen regenerating effect similar to Sculptura,” says Dr Darush.  It works like a filler to provide volume yet it anchors itself and pulls on the area until satisfactory results are noted.    With sagging jowls eliminated, and the face lifted, the patient’s appearance is revitalized.

On average, four to five cog (hook) threads are used across the upper face cheekbones, lower cheekbones, jowls, and one on either side across the neck. The results were immediate and progressively improve as the threads produce natural collagen in a lifted position around the PDO or PLA.   Results last up to 18 months for PLA threads and it might need a few more in one year to maitain the lifted position.  Most patients are extremely happy with the results and some have replaced their routine fillers with thread lifting.   

There are also different forms of thread lifting for other areas of the body, including the buttocks (columbian butt lift), neck lift, around the knees and lifting sagging breasts. 

Threads are actually less painful than the fillers and for comfort, lidocaine in injected for complete pain free insertion of the threads.  The reason threads are not painful is due to the fact that cannulas are used instead of needles.   Cannulas do not tear the skin, vessels and bruising is usally minimal.  

Like with every treatment, results can differ. “The outcome depends on the thickness of the skin, so we always recommend a consultation to ensure a person is the best candidate for the PDO thread lifting,” explains Dr Darush. Ideal candidates are patients in their mid-30s and go up to mid-60s as they share mild skin sagging, jowls, and loss of contour and definition.

At NewSkin Laser Center, we are offering the most advanced medical technoligies and services like Ultherapy Skin Tightening, Scuplsure, Radiofrequency skin tightening, ablative and non-ablative laser machines to improve your skin to more youthful, vibrant you.  We are also offering non-invase face lift with our latest PDO and PLA thread lifting. 

We also offer wide variety of Botulinum toxin like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin along with fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse.  

We have two locations, Northridge and Simi Valley, to choose from and have been serving the vicinity communities of Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Chatsworth, Granada Hils, Porter Ranch, West Hills, Woodland hills and Tarzana. 

 

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PDO Thread Lift | Dr Alan Darush | NewSkin Laser Center

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