How long will results from PDO threads last?
Results will vary depending on many factors including the severity of laxity, number of threads used and the thickness of skin as well as how much firming occurs after the lift. There is some individual variability in results.
We usually suggest at least 2 sessions for mono threads about 3 months apart. Cog threads may be sufficient after a single session but can be supplemented with additional monos after 3 months.
How much time will be required for my treatment?
The duration of your treatment depends on the area involved. Pre-treatment preparations like cleaning and preparing the skin as well as the application of numbing medication usually takes about 30 minutes. The actual treatment takes roughly 15-30 min to complete.
What side effects are associated with PDO threads treatments?
The side effects associated with PDO mono threads are usually mild and includes discomfort, swelling and bruising immediately following treatment. There is almost no downtime for recovery needed and patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately.
The side effects associated with PDO cog threads are mild to moderate and includes discomfort, swelling and bruising immediately following treatment. A tight sensation is common. Skin dimpling can occur, especially if there is a lot of sagging to be corrected, but usually resolves by itself within days to weeks.
Can PDO threads be used in combination with other treatments?
Absolutely! Great results can be achieved by combining PDO threads with PRP and other cosmetic treatments including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.
We advise not to have Nd:YAG laser treatments for at least 3 months after threads though more superficial lasers are fine to treat after 1 month.
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