If you are interested in lifting your face without surgical procedures, then you will want to read through our post. PDO thread lift treatment is a great alternative to cosmetic surgery. This type of facelift is minimally invasive and offers great results to a wide range of patients.
In today’s post, we’ll go over what this treatment is and what you can expect when you get a thread lift from Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. We offer top-of-the-line PDO thread lifts here at our facility.
Still, you might be curious about what the procedure is like, what recovery time you can expect and the overall cost of the thread lift. So, we’ll explain everything you need to know right here.
Before we talk about what you can expect from a thread lift, let’s briefly discuss what this treatment is and who is best suited to this procedure. The thread lift is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that lifts and even helps reshape the face.
However, unlike surgery, this procedure is not permanent. Thread lifts have a shelf life, but they do last a long time and create amazing results. With the use of high-quality sutures, doctors can lift the skin and get rid of sagging and premature signs of age.
Suture material has been popular, but newer types of dissolvable threads, such as PDO threads are making this treatment even more effective and safe. No skin has to be removed surgically and thread lifts can be performed painless and quickly in under an hour.
You might be wondering how the thread lift is performed at our clinic, and what you can expect before and during your treatment. In this section of the post, we’ll outline the exact steps of this procedure here. This way you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.
Before anything is done to your face, we recommend talking with our staff. You can ask them questions over the phone or you can schedule a consultation. Once you are sure that you want a thread lift, then you can make an appointment for this treatment.
The treatment process starts with a debriefing. Our trained staff will tell you exactly what to expect during the thread lift. We will also talk about potential complications, risks, and other necessary information.
In addition, we will tell you the best way to recover after receiving a thread lift from Mirror Mirror. Aftercare is highly important for any type of medical procedure so make sure to pay attention.
At the start of the procedure, someone from the Mirror Mirror team will lead you into our treatment rooms. You will be asked to sit back in a reclining chair, this way your skin can be sanitized with alcohol. Next, a local anesthetic will be placed into the skin of the face.
You won’t be put under, but the area where the threads will be placed should be numbed so you won’t feel too much discomfort. The anesthetic is applied with a small needle. The effects should be almost immediate.
After the anesthesia has been injected, a trained medical professional from our clinic will use a needle or cannula to place the threads beneath the surface of your skin.
The process does not take long. You will stay seated for around thirty to forty-five minutes as threads are inserted into your face.
After the PDO threads are firmly inserted, your doctor will take out the needle or other device they used to place the threads. There is going to be some slight pressure or even a tightening sensation. But this is completely normal to feel.
Once the needle or cannula has been taken out, the treatment is complete, and you can go home. You will be given some instructions for recovery. Overall, though, the process of healing is pretty minimal for a procedure like this.
Thread lift treatment can be used to improve sagging in many different areas of the face, and even some parts of the body like the breasts. But what can you expect when you get your PDO thread treatment at Mirror Mirror?
With our treatment, you can expect to see tightening in these specific areas listed here:
- Your jowls and your jawline will be tightened
- The brow line will be smoothed out
- The area under your eyes can also see improvements
- The forehead will be tightened up
- Finally, sagging cheeks can also be given a lift
Thread lifts aren’t known to cause major complications or any extreme side effects. But you can expect some smaller side effects after your treatment.
Usually, with a thread lift, patients will have some minor bruising on the face, especially near the site where the threads were injected. Swelling is not uncommon but should last no more than two days.
Some bleeding can occur but you shouldn’t see large amounts of blood dripping from your face. Finally, some pain and tenderness are to be expected after having PDO thread therapy.
In terms of statistics, the chance of any issues cropping up is around fifteen to twenty percent. There is also the possibility of dimpling. But you need to understand that any kind of medical procedure has some inherent risk.
Our staff will explain everything to you before the thread lift is done. But if you want to know what kind of complications can occur, they are usually pretty minor and not too hard to fix.
Complications associated with this treatment include:
- Some people have allergic reactions to the thread used.
- In some cases, major bleeding can occur if the threads are not placed properly.
- Some dimpling can occur in the face.
- This is rare but the threads can move around and make your face a little lumpy, but with PDO threads this is less of an issue as they are completely dissolvable.
- If the threads are pulled too tight or misaligned this can result in pain.
However, going to a certified cosmetic clinic can reduce the risk of complications and ensure that you don’t have to deal with any issues after your procedure. Luckily, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique has medically trained staff, full certification, and it is run by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
So the risks of complication are low with all of our procedures!
Finally, infection is a risk that can occur with any type of medical procedure. Make sure to be looking out for signs of infection during the healing process. You are less likely to have to deal with this problem with PDO threads, but be on the lookout.
Especially if you see strange colors or discharge coming out of your face. For instance, any red, black, brown, or green pus will be a sign that you need to talk with your doctor. Swelling that goes past the two-day mark can also be a concern.
Lastly, if you have headaches, body aches, or fever then you need to seek medical help immediately. Again, this is unlikely to happen, but you can never be too safe.
Unlike your typical facial lift, the expected recovery time for this treatment is significantly shorter. You won’t have to lie in bed for weeks waiting to recover. In fact, after you come to Mirror Mirror and have your thread lift, you can leave right away and get on with your day.
Of course, your face will have some signs of swelling and slight bruising, but this won’t interfere with your life in a major way. The results of your treatment should also be noticeable right after your thread lift.
Thread lifts do not create dramatic results like a surgical lift. However, you should notice some significant changes to the shape and look of your face pretty early on, even the day of your thread lift.
So, this is definitely a plus for people that don’t want to endure a longer recovery period and wait for their face to start looking better. With the thread lift, the results will fully come into place after a few days. And once the bruising and swelling go down then you can see just how effective this procedure is.
Of course, thread lifts don’t last forever, they eventually lose their ability to hold up the face. But the effects of this treatment are long-lasting. If your threads are inserted into the face correctly, then expect the results to last two to even three years.
Our team is trained and highly skilled, so you can expect your results to last closer to the three-year mark. Comparing PDO threads to other cosmetic treatments, these treads are similar to dissolvable dermal fillers.
And like dermal fillers, the threads do not dissolve right away. It can take up to ten weeks for the threads to absorb and dissolve completely into your skin. After the thread has been taken in by the body, a new layer of collagen will form and this will hold up your skin.
Since recovery time is short, you won’t have to give up your normal routine. However, you do want to be more gentle with your face after thread lift treatment. Don’t scratch or rub at your face with a lot of pressure, as this can increase the chances of infection.
And try to sleep on your back, this way your face is not disturbed or irritated at night and the threads will be less likely to come out. We recommend following these guidelines for at least a few weeks.
Sleeping with an extra pillow so your head is propped up will also help keep your threads in place. This way you don’t sleep on the PDO threads.
Finally, you want to stay away from saunas and skip out on high-intensity workouts for the first week after your treatment. This can be annoying, but it will help the threads dissolve more seamlessly into the skin.
Cost depends on several different factors. This can include what area of the face you want to be threaded, how skilled your doctor is, and the cost of living in your city or town. At Mirror Mirror Beauty, we offer a range of prices to our patients.
For a typical PDO thread lift, the average price range is around $2,500. This can seem like a lot, but there are many different costs to consider. Threads have to be placed in the jawline, forehead, under the eyes, and in other areas of the face. If you want to fully thread your face, then the cost will be more pricey.
You do save money because this is a non-invasive surgery. Only local anesthesia is used and the time it takes to perform the treatment is short. But, you might also want to add in other types of treatments such as ultherapy to improve the look of your face and create maximum tightness.
Please contact our office today if you are interested in getting the thread lift done. This non-surgical procedure is simple and effective, but you want to talk to our medical staff before you get anything done to your face.
In addition, our team at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you achieve the look that you want. We can be contacted at this phone number (281) 559-6773. You can also schedule a consultation online by filling out our contact form here.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is dedicated to giving you natural results that enhance your already present beauty. We look forward to hearing from you soon! And if you want to learn more about PDO threads, click on this link here.