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It’s safe to say that the majority of people are fairly familiar with the age-defying benefits of facelift surgery. You may not realize, however, that there are a number of minimally invasive and completely nonsurgical treatment options that can also rejuvenate your face and restore a fresh, youthful look. For men and women with more mild concerns, or those who aren’t ready or able to go under the knife, these exciting alternatives are a fantastic option for achieving stunning results without the expense and downtime associated with surgery. The award-winning team of plastic surgeons and skin rejuvenation experts at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA is proud to offer the most advanced and effective cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their very best. Learn more about one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments for skin tightening, lifting, and volumizing: the PDO thread lift.
Sometimes referred to as a nonsurgical facelift, the PDO thread lift is a specialized technique that involves the use of tiny threads to lift, tighten, and even plump the skin. Thread lifting is a fantastic way to reduce the appearance of loose, wrinkled, or sagging skin without the need for surgery.
During a thread lift in Northern Virginia, patients will lie comfortably in one of our minor procedure rooms. The procedure itself, which typically takes an hour or less to perform, is completely nonsurgical and does not involve any incisions or scalpels. However, topical numbing and/or local anesthesia may be used to minimize any discomfort. The surgeon will then insert the tiny threads into marked locations on the face and strategically pull them to lift and tighten the skin for a more youthful, appealing look.
In addition to lifting and tightening the skin, thread lifting can also restore facial volume and help to plump up hollow cheeks. Once the threads are embedded beneath the surface, they will begin to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. Over time, the healthy supply of collagen will help to create new volume and fill out the cheeks and other areas. Oftentimes, patients choose to combine injectable dermal fillers with their thread lift procedure to further enhance the results and address more severe volume loss.
While you may experience some redness or bruising at the insertion sites that can last up to a few weeks, there is virtually no downtime associated with thread lift. As soon as patients feel able to return to their daily activities, they may do so. Bruising can be concealed with makeup to enhance your confidence and keep your procedure discreet.
One of the most exciting aspects of thread lifting is that the results are immediate and continue to improve over time. The lifting benefits will be visible right away, with patients enjoying a noticeably fresher and more youthful look, while the plumping effect may take several weeks or months to become apparent as the collagen supply begins to increase.
The majority of patients are able to enjoy their thread lift results for up to a year or longer before a repeat procedure may be needed. Although surgical facelift certainly achieves longer-lasting results, a thread lift may be ideal for patients who are not interested in the time, cost, and recovery associated with surgery and/or those men and women who have less advanced signs of aging. Some helpful practices for maintaining your thread lift results for as long as possible include:
If you have begun to notice droopy skin, wrinkles, or hollow cheeks but aren’t interested in surgery, the minimally invasive thread lift procedure may be perfect for you. To learn more about this exciting and convenient treatment, we invite you to call the knowledgeable team at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your private face-to-face or virtual consultation with one of our renowned plastic surgeons today. We look forward to giving you the gorgeous skin and boosted confidence you deserve with thread lift in Northern Virginia!
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