Botox® and fillers can help you maintain a youthful look, but they may not work forever. Cosmetic injections can’t fix the skin laxity that leads to droopy cheeks and jowls.
Though a facelift is a popular cosmetic procedure for addressing these age-related skin changes, surgery is no longer your only option. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads can lift and tighten your lax skin without surgery.
At Montclair Rejuvenation Center, we are dedicated to helping our clients look and feel their best. When injections and skin resurfacing treatments no longer get results, our team of aesthetic experts, led by Dr. Kelly Distefano, may recommend a PDO thread lift.
Should you consider PDO threads over a facelift? We want to tell you all about the PDO thread lift so you can decide if it’s right for you.
PDO threads versus facelift
PDO threads and a facelift lift and tighten lax skin to restore a more youthful look.
During a facelift, surgeons make incisions to lift and tighten facial tissue and then surgically remove excess skin. PDO threads are dissolvable sutures. For the nonsurgical lift, we carefully and expertly insert the sutures, suspending the skin and then stitch it in place.
We can address many of the same areas of the face as the facelift, including cheeks, eyes, jaw, and neck.
Candidates for PDO threads
Anyone looking for a nonsurgical option to improve jowls and droopy cheeks is a candidate for PDO threads. However, we find that people with mild to moderate skin laxity get the best results.
Those with severe facial laxity see more benefits from a facelift. However, if you’re not a candidate for surgery, you may want to consider PDO threads.
Because we perform the procedure using local anesthesia, it’s a safer option for those with health conditions like high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease who can’t have surgery.
Benefits of PDO threads
Hands down, a facelift provides more dramatic results than a PDO thread lift. However, because a PDO thread lift is nonsurgical, it has own set of benefits, such as:
- Giving you the ability to drive yourself home after
- Returning to work within a day
- Seeing results right away
- Being able to manage your busy life without skipping a beat
PDO threads also stimulate your skin’s healing response. The thread creates a type of injury, triggering your skin to increase collagen production. As the PDO threads dissolve, the extra collagen keeps your skin strong and resilient, prolonging the benefits of the lift and your youthful look.
When it comes to fixing droopy cheeks and jowls, you should consider PDO threads over a facelift. Our aesthetic experts can talk to you about the nonsurgical facelift and how it can benefit your look.
Call our office in Verona or West Caldwell, New Jersey, or click the book online button to schedule your PDO threads consultation today.