The “décolletage” is one of the more forgotten areas of the female body which is unfortunate because it’s also one of the first to reveal a woman’s age.
This fragile area includes the upper chest, neck and shoulders and is very prone to wrinkles, age spots, and loss of volume. In fact, wrinkles and signs of aging can be increased in this area just by sleeping on your side.
If you are looking for a way to revive this area, consider PDO threading for the décolletage area.
What is PDO threading?
PDO threading is one of the latest cosmetic, anti-aging procedures. It’s become extremely popular because it’s a non-invasive procedure that requires virtually no downtime and very little discomfort (both during and after the procedure).
PDO stands for polydioxanone– the biocompatible material used in this procedure. Tiny sutures made from this material are inserted directly under the skin.
These sutures, or “threads”, work in 2 ways:
- They immediately latch onto the tissue and lift the skin upwards to create a more youthful, firm appearance.
- They stimulate collagen production. Due to our body’s natural reaction to a foreign substance, when we insert the sutures into the skin, the body produces collagen and increases blood circulation.
How does PDO threading work in the decolletage area?
Dr. Melanie Icard will first undergo a free consultation with you to determine your desired results and to inspect the area. Once the procedure is approved, she uses small hypodermic needles to place absorbable sutures under the skin in the upper chest and lower neck area.
The amount of sutures needed depends on the level of regeneration needed. As she places the sutures underneath the skin, she will gently pull upwards on the skin. You’ll notice instant results as the skin reacts immediately and is lifted into the desired position.
How long do the PDO threads last?
Patients will leave our office and immediately notice a dramatic difference in the decolletage area. It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks for patients to see the full effects. Within 6 months, the sutures will naturally dissolve under the skin but results will last up to 2 to 4 years.
Does it hurt?
One of our favorite aspects about the PDO threading procedures is that patients feel very little to no discomfort during the procedure. The needles used to insert the sutures are tiny and most patients report only slight pressure or “pinches” that are comparable to acupuncture.
Is there any downtime?
No. Patients can expect the procedure to take only 5-10 minutes and can immediately resume their daily schedule. Some patients may experience slight swelling and redness in the area but this will disappear in a day or two.
Have more questions? Just ask the Phoenix PDO threading experts
Dr. Melanie Icard has performed countless PDO threading treatments over the years. She completed intensive training in Europe to perfect this magical treatment and offers free 15-minute private consultations.
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