10 Indicators That You’re A Perfect PDO Thread Lift Candidate

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PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are FDA-cleared for minimally invasive cosmetic treatment for facial rejuvenation and lifting. These threads are made of biocompatible and absorbable material called polydioxanone, which is commonly used in medical sutures.

During a PDO thread treatment, the threads are carefully inserted under the skin using fine needles or blunt cannulas. Once they are inserted under the skin, the threads work to lift and tighten the skin, promoting collagen production and improving skin elasticity. The threads are designed to dissolve over time, stimulating the body's natural healing response and creating a supportive network of collagen fibers.

The collagen production and tissue tightening induced by PDO threads lead to visible improvements in facial sagging, wrinkles, and skin laxity. The results of PDO thread treatments are often gradual and can last for several months as the body continues to produce collagen in response to the threads. This leads us to the key question: Who is the best fit for a PDO thread lift? Let's explore this with insights from Haute Beauty expert Dr. Anna Avaliani.

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The 10 Characteristics of an Ideal PDO Thread Lift Candidate

  1. Healthy Skin: Candidates should have overall healthy and plump skin without significant sun damage (leathery skin), active infection, or a history of severe acne scarring.
  2. Mild to Moderate Skin Laxity: PDO threads are most effective for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity in the areas around the eyes, mouth, jowls, and neck area.
  3. Realistic Expectations: It's essential for patients to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of PDO thread treatments. While the procedure can provide noticeable improvements, it may not achieve the same results as a surgical facelift.
  4. Healthy Lifestyle: Non-smokers and people who tend to avoid alcohol have better skin quality, will have minimal to no bruising, and heal a lot faster with less swelling or discomfort from the procedure.
  5. Prior Experience with Fillers and Lasers: Having had fillers and lasers prior to the thread lift procedure is beneficial because it will help and complement the overall results. (This of course does not apply to everyone but it’s a good rule to consider)
  6. Commitment and Compliance to Aftercare: Following the procedure, patients should be willing to follow the aftercare instructions provided to ensure a smooth recovery and the best results.
  7. Volume Considerations: Patients who are afraid of adding more filler volume to their face. Fillers don’t necessarily lift, they tend to fill. Some people may mistakenly end up looking overfilled because they were wrongly advised.
  8. Lift Difficulties with Other Treatments: Patients who are not getting the lift that they want from injections or lasers.
  9. Openness to New Procedures: Patients who are open to trying new procedures.
  10. Post-Procedure Caution: Patients who can avoid excessive talking, strenuous exercise, and a few easy days to relax at home to ensure the thread will not move.

The ideal patient candidate for PDO (Polydioxanone) threads is someone who has mild to moderate facial sagging, skin laxity, or wrinkles and desires a non-surgical and minimally invasive solution for facial rejuvenation. This candidate must also be excited to experience an instant lift, just like dermal fillers give instant fill.

As with any cosmetic procedure, results may vary, and a consultation with an experienced healthcare professional is essential to determine if PDO threads are the right option for individual aesthetic goals.

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Why choose Dr. Avaliani for your expert PDO Thread Lift procedure?

  • Always deliver natural results.
  • Nationally and internationally trusted name in the field of PDO threads.
  • National trainer and expert provider of PDO threads for NYC since 2016.
  • Pain-free injections using Nitrous oxide Pro-Nox gas for extreme comfort.
  • Bruise-free injections using the Accuvein tool.
  • Custom-formulated topical cream to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • Anxiety-free treatments using Pro-Noxlaughing gas for all procedures.
  • Always individualized assessment and custom-tailored treatment for each patient by Dr. Avaliani offers the best advice.
  • State of the Art Laser Clinic on Park Avenue.
  • Over 430 Trusted 5 Star Google and Yelp reviews.
  • We carry the latest State of the Art Laser technology.

Call/text 212-673-8888 or visit www.dravaliani.com to schedule your expert consultation.

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