After intensive months of training, Dr. Melanie Icard at Anti-Aging Clinic in Phoenix is excited to offer the best aesthetic procedure we have seen yet! Introducing PDO Threads for Facial and Body Augmentation, otherwise known as “face threading”: the newest, state-of-the-art option for non-invasive body lifts and non-surgical facelifts in Phoenix!
What is a “thread lift”?
PDO (Polydioxanone) threading, also coined “face threading”, is the newest therapy from Europe and Asia. This treatment works by placing safe, absorbent sutures directly under the skin. These sutures lift, create volume and shape, and smooth the skin and tissue of the targeted area.
Whatever cosmetic enhancement you are looking for, PDO threading provides a non-invasive, natural-looking option.
How does it work?
The PDO thread, a biocompatible and biodegradable material, is inserted into the subcutaneous layer (the fatty layer of the skin) via a tiny needle. The needle is then removed carefully from the skin while the thread remains to lift and fill the area through collagen production.
The procedure can take anywhere from 5 to 35 minutes depending on the area(s) needed. Patients will notice an immediate enhancement that will only continue to improve over the next 6 months.
Rarely is anesthetic needed. Usually, a numbing cream makes the procedure gentle and quick! However, we can provide anesthesia if it will help you relax during the procedure. Patients can expect minimal side effects (slight bruising and tenderness) and quick recovery time.
PDO Threading is excellent for:
- Non-surgical facelift
- Cheek lift
- Jowl Lift
- Neck definition
- Defining the lips
- Removing lines above the lips
- Needing less Botox® next to the eyes (when paired with Botox® injections)
- Lines between eyebrows
- Breast Lift
- Cleavage rejuvenation
- Correcting acne scars and large pores
Is it safe?
Yes. Body and face threading is safe and instantly effective. The tiny wires or “sutures” that are placed directly under the dermal layer were originally created and used for heart surgery in babies, so it is an extremely safe material. The fine threads are biocompatible (not harmful to the body) and dissolve naturally over time with water and carbon dioxide.
The treatment is marked for its ability to achieve a completely natural look and is an excellent alternative for patients who are not willing to undergo plastic surgery, dermal fillers, or Botox® and other neurotoxins.
Does it hurt?
No. Generally speaking, most thread lift procedures are so gentle that there is no need for anesthetics. However, if your case requires it, local anesthetic can be used to make the procedure 100% comfortable.
The treatment is extremely well tolerated by patients. Patients can walk into our office, undergo PDO threading, and expect to resume their normal, day to day lives anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the area of treatment.
How long does a thread face lift last?
Although the threads will slowly dissolve within 6 months, Patients can expect to see results last up to 2 to 3 years after the initial procedure.
Another unique advantage of thread lifts is that it provides immediate results. The wires that are placed under the dermal layer latches onto and pulls skin tissues, for an immediate lift, increased volume, and enhanced shape.
While the sutures will dissolve naturally within the first 6 months of placement, they quickly cause an increase in collagen production in the targeted area. This means that the effects will continually improve over the next 6 months.
How much does a thread lift cost?
If you have ever been a patient at our Phoenix Anti-Aging clinic, you can attest to advanced services that are consistently more affordable than our competitors.
We are offering incredible deals on our PDO thread lift services! For example, our PDO lip threading currently costs only $250.
But heads up: these special prices aren’t going to stick around forever.
More questions? Just ask our Phoenix thread lift doctors
Wondering if PDO threading is right for you? Just ask Dr. Melanie Icard when you schedule your FREE 15-minute private consultation.
Just contact us to reserve your consultation today.
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