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Thread Lift

The Best Alternative to a Surgical Facelift

The Premier PDO Thread Lift Specialists in San Diego

 

PDO Thread Lift – San Diego 

The Best Alternative to a Surgical Facelift

 

If the ravages of time are beginning to show on your face, chances are you’ve considered a facelift. If so, you should know about a Thread Lift – a breakthrough aesthetic procedure and the most state-of-the-art facelift technique available. And you’ve come to the right place! Allurant Medical Spa is the premier provider of PDO Thread Lifts in San Diego.

A facelift using threads repositions sagging skin on your face and neck and gives you younger and more beautiful skin using your body’s natural regenerative abilities. 

You’ll get the same results as a surgical facelift without the bruising, swelling, and extensive recovery time. And a thread lift also helps you regenerate new skin by stimulating your collagen production.

 

 

 

Thread Lift Illustration

 Thread Lift Overview

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Longevity:
1 Year

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Recovery Time:
Minimal Downtime

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Treatment Time:
30-45 minutes

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Estimated Price:
$350-$2500

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Where:
Allurant Medical
by Dr. Kat Khorrami MD
858-222-1444

 

 

Ask Dr. Kat a Question:

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What’s a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO Thread Lift is a quick, easy, minimally invasive, in-office procedure with minimal downtime. That’s why it’s sometimes called the “lunchtime lift.” With a minimally invasive procedure, you don’t have incisions, and your doctor doesn’t manipulate the deeper tissue in your face. As a result, you’ll have a low risk of complications or adverse side effects. 

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are surgical threads made from a dissolvable material called Polydioxanone. These threads aren’t new – doctors have used PDO threads to perform various cardiothoracic surgical procedures for many years now.

During your Thread Lift procedure, Dr. Kat will use a needle to insert the threads underneath the top layer of your skin. There are two different types of threads: textured threads which are barbed or coned, and smooth threads. 

The Two Thread Types

  1. The textured threads reduce wrinkles and fine lines by lifting your loose, saggy skin back in place. And the threads stimulate your collagen production. A Thread Lift is ideal for your jowls, brows, nasolabial folds, and saggy neck tissue. (You can have a thread lift on your body as well, but we’re focusing on the benefits for your face and neck.)
  1. The smooth threads stimulate collagen production and create volume more subtly and gradually than fillers. The soft threads are ideal for any area where you want to improve wrinkles that don’t need as much volume, like lip lines, cheek laugh lines, crow’s feet, and your under-eye area. (Smooth threads also for firming and volume on your body.)

The threads are absorbable, which means you won’t need any follow-up treatments. These sutures will gradually disintegrate on their own over two-six months. However, the lifting and firming effects will last up to 18 months. 

 

What to Expect During Your PDO Thread Lift Procedure

A Thread Lift procedure takes from 30 to 120 minutes. First, Dr. Kat will use local anesthesia to numb your face. So, you’ll be awake the entire time, and Dr. Kat will talk to you about the procedure’s progress. 

The Procedure

Once you’re numb, she’ll place the threads under the dermis layer of your facial. She’ll use the fine, barbed threads with cones to hold your skin; then, she’ll pull the threads to reposition the skin on your face and create a more lifted and youthful expression. The threads won’t be noticeable.

Since the threads reposition your skin, you’ll see immediate results. So, a Thread Lift is a fantastic option if you’d like all the benefits of a surgical facelift without the long recovery time and side effects. A thread lift is also a less costly option for facial rejuvenation. If you have early and moderate aging signs, a Thread Lift can rejuvenate your face and give you fresh, rejuvenated, younger-looking skin.

 

Am I a PDO Thread Lift Candidate?

If you’re between 30 and 60 years old, you’re the ideal age for this procedure. You must have good skin tone and minor to moderate sagging and wrinkles. If you’re younger than 30 or older than 60, your results will be far less noticeable. However, if you’re still young but have saggy skin because of weak facial muscles, you may see results from a thread lift. 

What A PDO Thread Lift Can Treat

A Thread Lift can treat saggy skin under your eyes and on your neck, cheeks, and eyebrows. If you’ve previously had a surgical facelift and have noticed your results have diminished, a Thread Lift can rejuvenate and restore your results. 

So, a Thread Lift is different from a surgical facelift because it rejuvenates your face in a natural-looking way and doesn’t cause unnatural signs of a surgical facelift. If you want a gentler, more natural-looking facial enhancement, a Thread Lift is a fantastic treatment.

Keep in mind; if you have fragile or sensitive skin, then a Thread Lift might not be your best bet. If you have very saggy skin or very little fat on your face, then a Thread Lift may not be effective, and a surgical facelift is likely your best option.

 

PDO Thread Lift Benefits

There are many benefits to a Thread Lift, Including:

  • Gives you instant and cumulative results.
  • Changes are noticeable, but they’re subtle and natural-looking. 
  • Results are long-lasting.
  • Your skin appears more vibrant and youthful.
  • Non-surgical
  • Safe
  • There’s no downtime
  • The threads encourage collagen production.

Many other anti-aging treatment options are not as effective and natural-looking. For instance, dermal fillers and wrinkle injection treatments do not treat droopy skin very well. If you choose surgical treatment, you will likely experience inconvenience, pain, discomfort, and more significant expense.

Additionally, the results won’t look as natural. You may end up with permanent scarring; therefore, the Thread Facelift is undoubtedly the best option for enhancing your face. The results should remain up to 18 months.

 

Are There Any Risks?

A Thread Lift is a low-risk procedure, and it’s non-invasive and fast to perform. Since your doctor uses needles to place the threads under your skin, you’re unlikely to have scars—especially when compared to a surgical facelift. So, PDO Thread Lifts are much safer than a traditional facelift.

Of course, every procedure involves some risk. For example, patients have developed infections on rare occasions. Typically an infection occurs if a doctor uses permanent instead of absorbable sutures. Fortunately, antibiotics can quickly eliminate an infection. 

If your practitioner isn’t licensed or skilled, then you could end up with an asymmetrical thread placement as a result. A qualified practitioner will perform a safe procedure with no complications. So, you must pick a highly-skilled, experienced doctor. 

Keep in mind, minor swelling and bruising for a few days after your treatment is expected. You may have some numbness in your treatment area, but it’s rare. Sometimes the PDO threads can migrate, which would require a specialist. But this is a scarce side effect.

Thread Lift Aftercare Tips 

If you have any side effects like bruising and swelling, there are aftercare steps you can take. Try sleeping on your back and keeping your head elevated to alleviate any swelling. Stick with soft foods for the first two weeks after your treatment. And try not to stretch or rub your face for at least three weeks.

 

How Long Will My Results Last?

Your PDO Thread Lift results aren’t permanent, but they will last up to 18 months. Some patients have found their results lasted far longer. You’ll see results right away. Then, you’ll continue to see a gradual improvement over the next six months as your body produces new collagen. 

 

When Will I Need Another Thread Lift?

To maintain optimal results, you may occasionally need another Thread Lift. See how long your results last from your initial procedure. When your results begin to fade, you may want to consider scheduling your touch-up. From there, you’ll know how often you’ll need to repeat the procedure. 

 

What About Cost?

A Thread Lift is far more budget-friendly than a traditional facelift because it’s a quick procedure that doesn’t require anesthetics. The primary cost factors include:

  • Your doctor’s skills.
  • Reputation.
  • Location of their office.
  • The competition in the area.

The number of areas you treat will also play a role in the overall cost.

 

Your Takeaways

A Thread Lift is a breakthrough technology that’s transformed facial aesthetic treatments. It’s affordable, fast, easy to perform, safe, and provides natural-looking results. If you’re considering a surgical facelift or any treatment to rejuvenate the skin on your face and neck, a thread lift might be your best option.

To learn if a Thread Lift procedure is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation today.

 

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PDO Thread Lift FAQ:

Am I a PDO Thread Lift Candidate?

 

You’re an ideal candidate for a PDO Thread Lift if you’re between 30 and 60 years old, have good skin structure, minor sagging, and fine lines and wrinkles. 

At 30, you may start to notice subtle aging signs. As you enter your 40s and 50s, facial aging slowly increases. So,  if the natural signs of aging bother you, between 30 and 60 is the ideal time to consider a Thread Lift.

If you’re under 30 and you have saggy skin on your face because of weak facial muscles,  you might be a good candidate for a Thread Lift.  

If you’ve had previously had a surgical facelift and have noticed your results have faded, you might want to consider a Thread Lift as a  way to refresh your results.

After 60, signs of aging increase significantly, so you may need a surgical facelift instead. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/face-lift/about/pac-20394059

A Thread Lift can eliminate saggy skin around your eyes and on your neck and cheeks. The procedure can also lift droopy eyebrows. You can also have a Thread Lift to treat saggy, loose skin on your body.

Thread Lifts are different than other anti-aging treatments. They’re meant to restore and rejuvenate your face naturally. You’ll look more youthful, but you won’t have the stiff, unnatural, and unmistakable look of a surgical facelift.

A Thread Lift is suitable if you want a gentle facial enhancement with stunning results. Keep in mind; a Thread Lift can’t make significant changes to your face. If you’re under 30 or over 60, your results won’t be very noticeable, and a surgical facelift is probably your best bet.

Who Shouldn’t Have a Thread Lift?

If you have fragile or sensitive skin because of aging, then a Thread Lift may not be for you. In that case, we have regenerative treatments like Scarlet RF Micro-needling available to rebuild your skin’s structure using your body’s natural healing abilities. 

Also, if you have too much saggy skin or very little fat on your face, then you may not be happy with a Thread Lift. 

Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about the Thread Lift procedure and discover if you’re a good candidate.

 

What Are The Advantages of a Thread Lift?
There are several advantages to getting a Thread Lift. For starters, you will notice subtle changes which are noticeable and natural looking. Your face will appear vibrant and more youthful than ever. All the stress and hardships which have worn down your face will be lifted away. Saggy skin will be elevated while still looking natural.

Other anti-aging treatment options are not as effective and natural looking. For instance, dermal fillers and wrinkle injection treatments do not treat droopy skin all that well. And if you choose surgical treatment, then you have a lot of inconvenience, pain, discomfort, and expense involved there. Plus, the results won’t look as natural and you may end up with permanent scarring. So, a Thread Facelift is certainly the best option for enhancing the look of the face. The results should remain for a maximum of 18 months.

You may have bruising and swelling in your face for a few days after the treatment. Try to keep your head elevated as you sleep because it could help. Eat only softer foods for about 1 week. Try not to stretch or rub your face for at least 3 weeks.

How long will the results of the treatment stay there?

The results should remain for a maximum of 18 months. Some patients have reportedly kept their results for a longer time. Other patients need to get the procedure done regularly to sustain their results.

How regularly should I get this procedure done?

It depends on how long the results last from the first procedure. Your specialist will be able to guide you on how often you should get it done.

What is the price of the Thread Lift?

The Thread Lift is not expensive because it is a quick procedure and does not require anesthetics. The main cost factors include the skills of the doctor, their reputation, the location of their office, and the competition in the area. The number of threads inserted in the procedure will affect the cost too.

Ask the office of the surgeon to give you their prices. It is impossible to provide a fixed price because of all the factors involved.

Conclusion

Overall, the Thread Lift is worth investigating because it is affordable, fast, easy to get done, not risky, and provides natural-looking results. Consider getting this procedure instead of a surgical facelift.

 

 

Are There Any Side Effects?

 

A Thread Lift procedure has minimal risks because it’s a non-invasive procedure. Your doctor only makes tiny incisions into your skin; they’re too small to make noticeable scars. Also, the doctor won’t cut and remove any excess skin like with a surgical facelift. So, thread Lifts are much safer than a surgical facelift for this reason.

But, all procedures carry some risk.  There’s a slight risk of infection, but it’s rare. If you did get an infection from your procedure, your doctor could quickly treat it with antibiotics. 

Keep in mind; if you choose an unskilled practitioner or one that doesn’t have proper is licensing, they may place your threads asymmetrically. As a result, you’ll be very unhappy with the results. So, do your research and choose a highly skilled, licensed doctor.

It’s common to have minor swelling and bruises for a few days after your treatment. You might feel a bit numb, but that’s unusual. In rare cases, the threads migrate. If that happens, you’d need to see a specialist to reposition your threads.

What About Follow-up Care?

There’s very little follow-up care with a Thread Lift. But, there are a few things you can do at home to ensure you get optimal results.

  1. If you have bruises or swelling, sleep with your head elevated until they begin to fade.
  2. Eat soft foods for the first week to minimize facial movement.
  3. Be gentle with your skin for three weeks following your procedure. Don’t rub your face, and be gentle when you wash your skin and apply your moisturizer.

 

How Long Will My Results Last?

You’ll see immediate results on the day of your procedure because the threads reposition your skin.

Then, you’ll see cumulative results over the next six months as the threads stimulate collagen production in your skin.

Your final outcome can last up to 18 months.

Will I Need to Repeat The Procedure?

The results of a Thread Lift procedure aren’t permanent. So, if you want to maintain your results, you’ll eventually need to have another treatment.

Everyone is unique, so how often you’ll need a touch-up depends on how soon your results begin to fade.

When you begin to see aging signs return, that’s a good time to schedule a consultation so your doctor can help you decide when you should have another Thread Lift.

How Much Does a Thread Lift Cost?

How much your Thread Lift costs will depend on a few variables. A Thread Lift procedure is broken down into areas. Your price will depend on which doctor you choose and how many areas you have treated.

For example:

Nasolabial folds (the deep lines near your mouth) cost $800.00 to $1000.00.

Smoker’s lines or crow’s feet cost a few hundred dollars.  

If you choose to treat multiple areas or have a full-face Thread Lift, you’ll spend approximately $5000 to $7000. 

Because several variables are involved, a consultation is an essential first step to your thread lift procedure. That way, Dr. Kat can discuss which areas you’d like to improve, answer your questions, and work with you to develop a comprehensive, customized treatment plan.