What is the Downtime on the PDO Thread Lift?

If you’re looking for a natural, youthful glow, but don't need a facelift surgery, our PDO thread lift might be right for you. A facial rejuvenation technique, the minimally-invasive PDO thread lift reduces fine lines and wrinkles with absorbable threads that target skin laxity on the face, jawline, and neck.

We know—a “thread lift” might sound a bit out-of-the-box. However, the procedure has lots of advantages. Let’s learn more about the PDO thread lift and its main advantage: an incredibly short downtime.

About the PDO Thread Lift

So how exactly can I achieve this subtle, yet visible lift of the skin? This lift uses polydioxanone (PDO) threads, or polyester sutures with small barbs, which go beneath the surface of the skin and actively hold and pull the tissue back to its youthful state. It is proven by research that threads promote natural repositioning of the facial tissue and stimulate collagen regeneration to provide an ongoing rejuvenation of the facial tissues. 

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To break it down, the pulling of the threads beneath the skin initiates collagen production. Collagen is a protein responsible for healthy joints and skin elasticity. (While your body produces collagen naturally, collagen production starts to slow down in your mid-20s.)

PDO thread lifts are the suggested option for those that need only a mild repositioning of tissue. Consequently, this procedure carries a lower risk of complications compared to facelift surgeries, which are an option for those needing a more intensive (or severe) repositioning of tissue. The PDO thread lift treatment is also quicker and more affordable than a facelift surgery.

What is the downtime for the PDO thread lift?

The downtime after the PDO thread lift is quite short: around two to three days. Like with all procedures, there may be some bruising, swelling, or mild tension in the threaded areas. Recovery from the treatment is minimal, and you’re often able to return to work the very same day. 

How long will my PDO thread lift last?

Younger patients with higher skin elasticity will experience their thread lift results for a bit longer, but generally, maintenance treatments only need be scheduled every 1 to 1.5 years!

Ready to achieve a face lift without the recovery time of a surgical procedure? Get started on your youthful journey today, by booking an appointment or a consultation with the Mint & Needle team.