Sagging jowls may look cute on your bulldog, but that’s where the cuteness ends. If you’re bothered by low-hanging jowls but aren’t ready for surgery, a polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift might be the solution you need.
At Yco Facial Plastic Surgery, our skilled surgeon Mario Yco, MD, provides PDO thread lifts, which can revitalize your facial aesthetic without the risks of surgery. Dr. Yco can help you achieve a younger-looking, fresher appearance, so you can put off or avoid more invasive procedures, such as a surgical facelift.
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure. During your treatment, Dr. Yco inserts several strong, durable threads under your skin.
The PDO threads contain small barbs, so they anchor into place and make it possible for Dr. Yco to pull your skin up and back. Lifting your skin minimizes the appearance of saggy jowls.
The barbs not only anchor your skin, but they also trigger a healing response in your body. The micro injuries the barbs create stimulate your body to send more collagen into the treatment area to make your skin smoother and more flexible.
PDO threads ultimately dissolve under your skin without the need for removal.
When to consider a PDO thread lift
Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to avoid your genetics or your natural aging processes. As your skin becomes looser and facial fat disappears with age, you may start to see jowls form on both sides of your mouth.
If you’re ready to deal with your saggy jowls, it’s time to find out if a PDO thread lift is right for you. Dr. Yco offers comprehensive skin evaluations to determine if a thread lift is the right approach.
Dr. Yco customizes a PDO thread lift plan to your specific cosmetic goals and your overall skin health. He focuses on creating natural-looking results that last.
PDO thread lifts provide immediate results, because they instantly lift your skin to address sagging issues.
While the threads dissolve within 4-6 months, your results will last much longer because of the increase in collagen that will grow around them. This support will keep your skin in the lifted position for up to a year or more. The additional collagen will also help keep your skin looking more youthful and vibrant.
The best part of a PDO thread lift is that you won’t need to schedule any downtime like you’d need to with surgery. After your treatment is complete, you can get back to your usual activities without any limitations while your body heals itself.
It is important to have realistic expectations with this procedure. It will not give you surgical-like results, but it will improve your appearance in most cases. It is always best to come in for a consultation to see if this procedure is right for you.
To learn more about PDO thread lifts and to see if one could help you, call 760-944-4211 or book an appointment online with YCO Facial Plastic Surgery today.