DMV Thread Lifts

What are Thread Lifts?

Are nonsurgical alternatives to face and neck lifts.

How do threads work?

Threads are nonabsorbable or absorbable sutures used to approximate soft tissue of the face and neck.

Types of Threads:

  • PDO or Polydiaxonone threads, dissolve after 6—9 months
  • PLLA, or Poly L Lactic Acid threads, dissolve after 12-18 months
  • PCL, or Polycaprolactone threads dissolve after 2-3 years

Further Classification of threads into:

  • PDO mono threads- smooth sutures that help rejuvenate skin by stimulating collagen production
  • PDO cog threads – have barbs that latch into the skin like small fishhooks, to provide support and lift parts of the face
  • PDO screw threads – made up of one or two intertwined threads, these are used to help restore volume to sunken parts of skin

What is achieved by doing thread lifts?

  • Rejuvenation and or skin tightening
  • Moderate facelift
  • Moderate facelift with texture and elasticity improvement

Potential side effects:

  • Bleeding/bruising
  • Infection
  • Skin surface irregularities

We at Zinnia Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Clinic use two kinds of Thread lifts.

  • Mint PDO’S
  • Silhouette Instalift

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