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PDO Thread Lift Specialist

YCO Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Encinitas, CA

If you’re looking for a nonsurgical option to achieve a younger-looking face, a polydioxanone (PDO) thread facelift might be the ideal solution for you. At YCO Facial Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, California, Mario Yco, MD, provides PDO thread lifts to revive your face without surgery. To find out if a PDO thread lift procedure can help you meet your aesthetic goals, call the office or book an appointment online today.

PDO Thread Lift Q & A

What is a PDO thread lift?

A polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is a minimally invasive way to get the drastic results of full face-lift surgery. The procedure involves the insertion of several threads made of PDO, a strong material that eventually dissipates under your skin without intervention or removal.

Surgeons use the same threads to suture injuries inside your body that are difficult to access for removal. The threads are barbed on the ends, so they stay in place as your provider pulls them upward or back to lift your skin.

The small damages that the threads cause to your tissues invoke a healing response. Your skin produces extra collagen fibers to provide structural reinforcement for your lifted features.

At YCO Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Yco assesses your facial features and asks about the changes you want to make. Then, he decides how to proceed with your thread lift. The outcome will make a statement without looking abnormal.

What results can I get with a PDO thread lift?

Over the years, your skin loosens and sags while the fat that gives your face plumpness slowly disappears. You can correct many of the folds and other features that cause you to look aged or tired with your PDO thread lift, including:

  • Droopy eyelids and brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Under-eye bags
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Nasolabial folds

The team might recommend getting other treatments around the same time as your PDO thread lift as part of your treatment plan.

Since thread lifts have quick and uncomplicated healing times, you can enhance your results with Botox or skin treatments like microneedling.

How long does a PDO thread lift last?

The lifting procedure can take an hour at the YCO Facial Plastic Surgery office. After your PDO thread lift, you’ll continue to look more awake and more youthful for a year or more.

Despite the threads dissolving after just four to six months, the structural reinforcement provided by tissue and collagen growth around the threads stays in place for much longer. This is because it’s your own natural skin and tissues holding themselves up.

Moderate to severe facial sagging and wrinkles don’t have to involve surgery anymore. To find out if a PDO thread lift can improve your age-related appearance concerns, call YCO Facial Plastic Surgery or book a consultation online today.