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      Santa Fe, NM 87505

      PDO Thread Lifts & Collagen Threads
      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa in Santa Fe, NM

      PDO Thread Lift Santa Fe NM Pre and Post Care Instructions for PDO/PLLA Threads

      Myth Busters and Benefits of PDO Thread Lifts and PDO Collagen Threads

      You can absolutely tighten and lift your entire face, soften fine lines, and contour your face in a manner of hours with this non-invasive aesthetic treatment called PDO Thread Lift. Down time is minimal compared to the alternative surgical face lift and costs a fraction of what surgical intervention would cost.

      Sounds too good to be true, well it's not!

      Our team of cosmetic injection nurses are RN's and NP's and are highly skilled at performing PDO Thread Lifts for the cheeks, jowls, nasal folds, marionettes, upper neck and full neck. Our PDO Collagen Threads are laid in a matrix pattern in specific areas of your concern that instantly build a collagen support to smooth out fine lines. Over time both the PDO Lifting Threads and the PDO Collagen Threads break down thereby leaving your skin lifted while building a collagen support to provide results lasting 12-24 months . We have mastered the comfort level for our patients, many stating they hardly felt anything during the treatment.

      This skin tightening and lifting procedure has gained popularity in recent years with several A-listers like Eva Mendez, Simon Cowell and even royalty (Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of Youk), all reportedly reaping the aesthetic benefits of having a non-invasive thread lift. This rise in popularity has brought much misinformation about what PDO Threads are, what they do, and if they are safe.

      The confusion comes into play many times when reading about a "thread lift" which many years ago was performed with non-dissolvable threads. This is not the same as the new FDA-approved dissolvable threads with thread lifts which are of the same material that surgical sutures are made of. In fact, this new FDA-approved aesthetic treatment was first discovered by physicians when they had used dissolvable sutures during surgery then later had to re-enter the same area and discovered how advanced the collagen production and regeneration had occurred.

      PDO Thread Lift Results
      PDO Thread Lift Results
      PDO Thread Lift Results
      PDO Thread Lift Results

      What Are PDO Threads?

      PDO threads are a non-invasive way to tighten sagging skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and create new collagen. The PDO threads we use at Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa are "collagen stimulators", and are safe, FDA-approved and produced in the USA.

      PDO stands for polydioxanone, a natural protein woven into a thin thread similar to human hair. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are absorbable material that dissolvable surgical sutures are made of.

      Just like dissolvable surgical sutures, PDO threads are naturally absorbed into the body several months after they are placed.

      PDO threads are suitable for all skin colors and types, and while they are most commonly requested by those with aging skin, PDO threads aren't reserved for correcting the signs of advanced aging. Many viral beauty influencers in their 20's talk openly about how a thread lift helped lessen the appearance of eye bags and contour and tighten their face.

      Skin Diagram

      What Exactly Is A PDO Thread Lift?

      The technology of a PDO thread lift in New Mexico allows a trained nurse to tighten sagging skin, improve skin laxity, and stimulate collagen and elastin production through the entire face and neck. A consultation and medical history review is required prior to receiving a PDO thread lift. Our PDO thread instructions for pre and post care are important to review prior to arriving for your treatment.

      PDO Thread Lifts and PDO Collagen Thread treatment areas include:

      Neck, Jowls, Jawline, Nasolabial folds, Crow's feet, Under eye area, Eyebrows, Cheeks, Marionette lines, Decolletage, Upper arms, Abdomen, Thinning hair areas, Areas above the knees and Buttocks.

      PDO Thread Neck Lift Results
      PDO Thread Neck Lift Results
      PDO Thread Under Eye Results
      PDO Thread Under Eye Results
      PDO Thread Decolletage Results

      To start the treatment, your skin is numbed, and the placement path of the threads are outlined to create the best lift for your areas of concern and unique facial tissues.

      Next, tiny hairlike threads are inserted through small punctures and placed into precise locations beneath the skin, where they stimulate collagen production as they tighten and lift the surrounding dermis and deeper tissue for complete facial rejuvenation. The tiny puncture holes close and do not leave permanent visible marks or scars.

      A Few Myths About PDO Threads

      Myth: PDO Threads Have The Same Effect As Dermal Fillers Or Sculptra.

      While both PDO threads, dermal fillers and Sculptra can make you look more youthful and refreshed, they are entirely different aesthetic treatments and offer different results.

      Dermal fillers restore volume to treated areas of concern, provide volumizing lift from sagging skin and require regular touch-ups. Post patients return 6-8 months for dermal filler maintenance.

      The long-lasting benefit threads provide is why many patients prefer a thread lift over dermal filler. There are many cases where depending on the amount of volume loss and how the laxity of the skin lays, some patients do need dermal filler to achieve the best contoured results.

      Myth: PDO Threads Don't Provide Long Term Results

      PDO threads do dissolve after about 6-8 months, but the effects don't end once they have vanished. PDO threads can provide patients with great results for up to 24 months.

      Because PDO threads stimulate collagen and elastin production and can contribute to skin hydration, you get long-term skin tissue rejuvenation.

      Myth: PDO Threads Can't Be Combined With Dermal Filler or Sculptra

      You don't have to choose one or the other! PDO threads and dermal filler or Sculptra work great together. Many of our patients combine treatments and are thrilled with the results. In fact, you can achieve full facial rejuvenation by combining PDO threads with dermal filler and or Sculptra.

      When used together, dermal fillers, Sculptra and PDO threads can tackle all sorts of cosmetic concerns without needing a full surgical facelift.

      Myth: PDO Threads Are Visible

      Threads are surgical sutures made of a unique bioabsorbable substance that dissolves over time. They are inserted beneath the skin, so as long as they are inserted by a highly skilled nurse, they cannot be seen or felt.

      Note we said highly skilled and trained! There are stories out there of visible threads and infection that you might stumble upon. If there is a pucker in the thread or infection, typically it is due to in part by the patient not being compliant with the Post Care Instructions and allowing the 2 week window for full integration of the thread or they scratch the puncture hole during the healing process that introduced bacteria.

      Here at Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa, our nursing staff is skilled and trained in PDO threads and can perform the procedure perfectly, helping you safely create the youthful and refreshed appearance you've always wanted without spending tens of thousands of dollars or going under the knife.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the PDO Thread Lift?

      The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads introduces them into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin.
      – Instant skin lifting through mechanical effects
      – Improves skin texture, fine lines and elasticitin
      – By contracting fat tissue

      How Is Thread Lifting Done?

      A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure. After numbing and infusion of local anesthetia, the PDO threads are inserted via sharp or blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off.

      Depending on the areas treated, the procedure takes 15-30 minutes. There is minimal discomfort during the procedure, but because of the improved techniques my patients are experiencing less and less pain. We also offer “PRONOX” gas for anxiety or discomfort.

      Is PDO Thread Lift Safe? What are the Possible Side Effects?

      This treatment is surprisingly safe. Compared to fillers, the side effects are, in fact, much milder. Because PDO threads are inserted via needles and not surgery, and are absorbed in 6-8 months, many of the side effects associated with older thread lifting procedures, such as infection and thread breakage are also minimized.

      What Results Can I Expect After The Treatment? How Long Do They Last?

      Your skin is immediately lifted after a PDO thread lifting procedure, as the threads provide support to lift skin in its new position. You may look slightly tighter than the final result, but in about 1 week, you will begin to look much more natural.

      The rejuvenative effects kick in after 1-2 months – you will notice better skin texture, firmer and smoother skin. Your doctor may concentrate more on either skin rejuvenation, or skin lifting during your procedure. Depending on the technique and which is used, the results will vary from person to person.

      In about 9 months after the treatment, the threads would have dissolved, but the results will still continue for many more months. I recommend repeating the procedure 6-9 months after the first procedure, to allow for a long lasting result of up to 3 years.

      Our Location

      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa
      546 Harkle Rd, Suite A
      Santa Fe, NM 87505
      Phone: (505) 473-7546

      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa kindly serves the following areas - Santa Fe, Espanola, Los Alamos, Taos, Red River, Cimmeron, Las Vegas, Raton, Chama, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, in New Mexico, Alamosa, CO, and Trinidad, CO.

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