As we age, our skin naturally begins showing signs of distress. From a decrease in collagen production to the effects of chemical pollution and the elements – our skin takes a lot of wear and tear.
To battle these unavoidable circumstances, Parfaire Medical Aesthetics offers a selection of bespoke beauty treatments, including thread lifting.
What is Thread Lifting?
Thread lifting is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift. Rather than removing skin and stitching the gap closed, we use polydioxanone fibers, or PDO threads, to snug up loose skin and improve texture. The entire process is so quick, taking only half an hour, that some people refer to it as a “lunchtime facial”.
PDO threads were approved by the FDA in 2011 and have been recognized for their ability to increase natural collagen production. The threads are anchored into skin and lift the skin upward.
After four to six months, the threads dissolve naturally into your body and are absorbed. You’ll notice the results of your facial don’t wipe away with the threads. Due to the increase in natural collagen, the lift continues for another 3 to 6-months after the threads dissolve.
Where are the Results of a Thread Lift Most Noticeable?
Along with skin tightening, you’ll also notice texture improvement. The procedure works so well some clients choose to have it in the body as well as the face. Areas like the tummy, breasts, buttocks, and thighs are popular sites for the lift.
During your PDO thread lift, you’ll notice certain areas on your face reaping the advantages more than others. Some of the most noticeable differences you might see include:
- Firmer neck and jowls
- Lifted brows and eyelids
- Fuller nasolabial lines
- A reduction in marionette and smoker lines
If you have “problem areas” you’d like to address, we can walk you through the changes to expect during your one on one consultation. We work closely with each client to design a treatment plan specific to you. This is when you can highlight the changes you’d like to see.
What is the Difference Between a Thread Lift and a Facelift?
A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure. It requires long healing times and provides drastic results. A PDO facelift is not nearly as invasive and offers a quick and comfortable recovery.
When you receive a face or neck lift through traditional surgery, the results are more radical. PDO thread lifts aren’t meant to completely smooth deep lines the same way a facelift does. The treatment can, however, give your complexion a smooth, youthful appearance without the pain and medical care required of a facelift procedure.
Call Parfaire Medical Aesthetics for a Consultation Today
At Parfaire Medical Aesthetics, we strongly believe that everybody is beautiful in our own unique way. It’s just tough sometimes for us to see the best in ourselves. That’s where our customizable beauty treatments come in, providing you with a chance to let your best features shine.
We currently serve clients in Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Alta Dena, La Canada, and many more nearby cities! If you’re in California and are curious about how PDO threads can change the way you feel about your face, we invite you to call us for a free consultation.