PDO Threads

PDO Threads in Vernon Hills

Could your face use a lift? Our non-surgical PDO Thread Lift in Vernon Hills helps tighten and re-contour facial skin to restore your natural beauty. This state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatment resolves loose skin by gently and effectively lifting it into a youthful position. The threads deliver tighter skin in 30 minutes, with little to no downtime.

Interested in a PDO thread lift? Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa to learn if you qualify for this transformative, non-surgical treatment. Request a consultation or call 847-367-8815

What are PDO Threads?

The PDO or Polydioxanone thread lift is a skin rejuvenation treatment that tightens and lifts loose skin tissue. It inserts PDO threads into deep skin layers for three synergistic effects:

  • Contracts fat tissue to tighten skin
  • Stimulates collagen to promote skin cell renewal, skin support, and elasticity.
  • Delivers immediate skin tightening results

You will enjoy results that will continue to improve for 12-15 months as collagen stimulation continues. Six months after the treatment, the absorbable threads will dissolve safely into the body. Your skin cells will also stimulate new blood vessels to improve microcirculation.

Why Choose PDO Threads

The PDO thread lift is trending, growing in popularity for several reasons. Our patients love the treatment from start to finish because:

Natural-looking results—The POD threads leave no scarring with the dissolvable threads absorbing into the body after four to six months.

Desirable Results—Whether you need significant improvement or a light lift, the PDO thread treatment can be tailored to meet your needs.

Addresses Multiple Areas—PDO threads are an optimal correction to lift and tighten the cheeks, brow, jawline, neck, lower face and body!

Non-Surgical Option—It is the perfect option for patients who are not ready for surgery but still want to address the effects of an aging face. Facelift surgery is always gold standard for optimal results in most patients.

Minimal Anesthetic—The PDO thread lift can be administered with a topical numbing cream or under a local anesthetic.

Versatility—A PDO thread lift can be combined with other cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX®. It can also touch up the benefits from an earlier non-surgical or surgical treatment.

Minimal-Downtime—The PDO thread lift is an excellent procedure for patients who wish to avoid extended recovery and downtime.

PDO Thread Lift Candidates

Women and men who struggle with an aging, dull complexion, with skin that sags or droops around the mouth, chin, and neck are suitable candidates for PDO Threads. It also works rejuvenation wonders around the eyes, brow, and cheeks. Patients who want to reduce wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful appearance often choose a PDO thread lift.

Ideal candidates are non-smokers who have moderate skin elasticity and realistic expectations of what cosmetic treatment can achieve. They tend to have busy schedules and little time for extended recovery. Also, patients who have loose skin on other parts of their body like the abdomen, knees, and elbows find PDO threads a fantastic choice.

How Do PDO Threads Work

When PDO threads are introduced into the body, the skin will start to repair itself around them. Their placement will stimulate collagen, a protein that supports skin structure in the underlying tissue. This will begin a healing process that holds the new contour created by the threads. Once the dissolvable threads absorb into the body, the skin will remain taut and smooth.  The procedure is quick and comfortable and makes for an excellent lunch-time treatment.

The PDO Thread Process

Our provider will administer a topical or local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process. Once the area is thoroughly numb, we inject precise locations with the PDO threads to tighten and lift the skin. The type and number of threads we use will depend on the details of your cosmetic concerns. Within four to six months after the treatment, the body will absorb the threads and you will maintain tighter skin with more volume in facial hollows.

PDO Thread Lift Recovery

Expect some bruising and swelling for a couple of days. Ice packs or cold compresses, applied 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off, will help with swelling. For pain, we suggest acetaminophen.

We also ask that you keep exaggerated facial movements, like laughing, smiling, and extensive talking, to a minimum for the first few days of your recovery.

PDO Tread Benefits

You will notice a tighter contour and elevation of your facial skin immediately, and with the collagen regeneration, more volume to fill facial hollows in about a week. The treatment will leave the skin rejuvenated for up to 15 months, with improvements often enhanced by subsequent treatments.

For More Information

Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Vernon Hills, at 847-367-8815 for more information on PDO Thread Lifts, or request a consultation today. Serving Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein, and surrounding areas.

PDO Thread Lift FAQs

Is a PDO thread lift safe?

Although all cosmetic treatments come with some degree of risk, when performed by a medical professional, the PDO thread lift is safe and effective. Swelling and bruising after treatment is common, as these naturally occur as part of the healing process. In the rare case that the thread moves out of position or shows through the skin, they can be removed easily.

Are PDO thread lift results permanent?

No. The treatment results conservatively last for up to 15 months but can be extended with additional treatments.

What does a PDO thread lift cost?

The cost will be determined by the severity of the cosmetic issue, the number of threads used, and the types of threads used. Once your treatment plan has been completed after your consultation, you will be given a detailed estimate of what you can expect to pay.