What’s the worst part about aging? It might just be the fact that our skin starts to lose its youthful elasticity, becoming thinner and less supple as each day passes. Among the dozens of skin rejuvenation treatments available, is there any one treatment that can be used on skin issues all over the body? At Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN, we are excited to provide our patients with treatments, like PDO Threads, that can address all of their aesthetic concerns.
How Long Do PDO Threads Last?
One of the more appealing benefits of this treatment is the prospect of long-lasting results. But when we talk about results that last a long time, what kind of time frame are we looking at? A few weeks, a few months, or a few years? For this treatment, it’s all the above. The important thing to understand about PDO Thread treatment is that the long-lasting results come in two stages.
The first stage of results consists of the effects immediately following the initial healing period. After the standard 1 to 2 week healing period, patients will begin to notice gradual improvements to their appearance as the body’s natural regenerative abilities are stimulated. The results during this time will continue to improve for about six months, which is when the PDO threads start being absorbed into the body.
After the threads are absorbed, you will continue to enjoy the effects of the treatment. This is because the properties of the threads, even after being absorbed, continue to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. The results of the treatment will remain at this plateau for another 18 to 24 months, depending on how long your body continues producing higher levels of collagen.
Overall, this treatment has long-lasting results that can be enjoyed for an average of two years for the majority of patients!
More Frequently Asked Questions
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO are threads that are made with polydioxanone, which are special medical-grade proteins that are able to be absorbed by the body. This treatment works and produces long-lasting results because of how the body responds to polydioxanone. Essentially, the presence of PDO in the body stimulates the body’s natural regenerative abilities, particularly in the form of increased blood flow and collagen production.
What Do PDO Threads Treat?
This is an incredibly versatile treatment. Many cosmetic treatments are limited to either the face or the body, but this treatment can be used on virtually any area of the body that requires lifting or tightening. This treatment primarily corrects skin laxity, but can also be used to lift and contour tissues to produce an ideal appearance. Areas commonly treated with PDO include:
Will You Need Multiple Treatments?
You will not need additional treatments immediately following your initial appointment to produce desired results. However, when the effects of the treatment begin to fade after two years, many patients opt to repeat treatments to maintain the results of the treatment.
Is This Treatment Safe?
PDO treatments are cleared by the FDA and approved for the treatment of skin laxity on the face and the body. This treatment has been proven safe and effective in clinical trials. This treatment also has a relatively low risk of allergic reaction.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
There are a few steps you can expect from treatment. These steps include:
You will need to attend a consultation appointment. The consultation is an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your expectations for treatment and will include an examination of any areas of concern you identify. We may also gather information about you, such as any drug allergies you may have, your general lifestyle habits, and any previous cosmetic treatments you have had.
Step One: Insert Needle
At patient request, we can use a topical numbing cream to prepare the treatment area. The first step of treatment is the insertion of a thin needle which contains the PDO that will be inserted into the skin.
Step Two: Remove Needle
After the needle and PDO thread have been inserted into the targeted treatment area, the needle will be removed from the skin. The PDO will remain in the skin until absorbed by the body’s normal metabolic response, which will take several months.
Can This Treatment Be Combined With Others?
Absolutely. In fact, at Beautique we frequently combine PDO with other treatments to create a more comprehensive rejuvenation effect. Treatments commonly combined with this one include Velashape, Kybella, and PRP treatments for the face or body. If you are interested in combining PDO with other treatments, we will help you create a treatment plan that reaches all of your aesthetic goals.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for this treatment include patients who are seeking universal treatment for skin laxity on the face and body as well as patients who are looking for non-surgical treatments. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Tighten skin on the body
- Lift skin on the face
- Restore youthful appearance
- Combine treatments
Enjoy the Long-Lasting Results of PDO Threads Today!
It’s time to take the plunge and find a treatment that will correct skin laxity associated with aging. If you think you might be right for the long-lasting results of PDO Threads, please call Beautique in Knoxville, TN to schedule your consultation today. It’s time to enjoy a restored youthful appearance!