Cell Renew provides customized treatments with PDO threads for Tampa patients seeking a lifted, refreshed facial appearance. A polydioxanone (PDO) thread treatment can address many common signs of facial aging in a single, minimally invasive, injectable procedure.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are thin strands made of biodegradable material that can be used to subtly lift drooping tissue and revitalize aging skin. Our facial rejuvenation experts in Tampa often recommend PDO thread lifting for:

  • Loose jowls
  • Folds and lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Loss of cheek volume

PDO threads are strategically placed under the skin to elevate and tighten facial tissue in the short term. Thread lifting also stimulates more robust, natural collagen production, which fosters firmer, stronger, and more youthful skin, long-term.
PDO threads are designed to provide temporary facial enhancement. Follow-up treatments at regular intervals will be needed to maintain your preferred look.

What to Expect During PDO Thread Lifting

At the start of your PDO thread lifting procedure in Tampa, we will cleanse the skin and use a local anesthetic to numb the area. As it takes effect over the next 20 minutes or so, we can review the treatment process with you and explain the aftercare instructions you’ll need to follow to ensure the best possible results.

To place PDO threads, a thread is attached to a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted at one of multiple predetermined sites and passed under the surface of the skin. The thread will be pulled gently till it is taut. Once the thread is anchored, the cannula will be removed. The same process will be repeated until all of the necessary threads have been placed.

Am I a Good Candidate for PDO Threads?

A PDO thread lift may be right for you if you are bothered by visible signs of aging throughout the face and are looking for a minimal downtime, non-surgical alternative to facelift surgery. However, PDO thread lifting is not intended for the treatment of severe facial aging or loose, excess skin, which are typically best addressed through surgical intervention.

Candidates in Tampa must also understand that the results of PDO thread lifting last for about a year. Patients looking for a more permanent outcome may want to explore alternative treatment options.

What to Expect After a PDO Thread Lift

Since PDO thread lifts are minimally invasive, recovery involves little to no downtime. You’ll be able to go home immediately.

You may experience some swelling for 24 to 48 hours after treatment. For the next week, you will need to take precautions, so the PDO threads do not become dislodged. This will involve avoidance of:

  • Intense exercise
  • Widely opening the mouth
  • Sleeping on your side or stomach
  • Smoking
  • Drinking through a straw
  • Vigorously washing the face

Initial results can be almost immediate and will be followed by continued improvements over the next several weeks as collagen production ramps up.

How Much Do PDO Threads Cost?

The cost of a PDO thread lift depends on the patient’s desired outcome and the number of threads needed. The price of your PDO thread lifting procedure can be determined and reviewed with you during your consultation in Tampa.

Contact Us to Learn More About PDO Threads in Tampa

To learn more about facial rejuvenation with PDO threads in Tampa, contact Cell Renew today to schedule a consultation. This initial appointment is the perfect way to get all of your questions answered and to find out if this treatment is the right choice for you.

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