PDO Threads is the most advanced nonsurgical cosmetic treatment available in Winston-Salem

PDO threads are the latest innovation from South Korea, and PDO threads are the fastest growing nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the world. PDO Max threads come in a variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses and is the best PDO brand in the US because of their stronger lifting power and high safety margin. PDO Max also an FDA cleared brand.

PDO threads are a dissolvable suture made from a complex sugar PDO (polydioxanone), which has been used in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications for many years because of its extremely safe profile and highly effective material. PDO is non-allergic, non-antigenic, and also completely biodegradable, meaning the body completely absorbs the PDO material over time. During this time, the polydioxanone material stimulates the subdermal layer and leads to long term changes in the support of the skin and texture of the skin. 

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The PDO threads do not place themselves. Knowing how to use them correctly requires advanced skills to use them effectively and safely to achieve the best outcome and avoid complications. 

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What is a PDO Thread Lift?

The Innovative PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery, that serves to make your face look younger and brighter without the need for cutting away the skin. It is also referred to by some as the "lunchtime facelift." This is because there is usually minimal discomfort, minimal swelling or bruising, and you are easily able to go out to dinner that same night. 

In a thread lift, threads are inserted underneath the skin to lift sagging skin instantly and effectively. The threads are mainly used on the face and the neck, but can also be used to lift skin on the body.

The thread lifting procedure is a minimally invasive, safe and effective procedure with little downtime – especially when performed by a physician experienced in the specialized technique such as Dr. Lindsay in Winston Salem. The procedure is done using sterile technique but does not require an OR or any sedation. 

Benefits of PDO Threads

  • 2-in-1 lifting and firming procedure: patients may also experience improvement in skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity from collagen stimulation and neovascularization, which will give the skin an overall firmer and tighter look over time.

  • Little risk of adverse reaction

  • No downtime

  • No incision = no scarring

  • Easily done in stages or over multiple visits to enhance results or for affordability​

  • An excellent alternative to surgical options for appropriate candidates

  • No sedation necessary

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PDO Threads Treatment Areas

  • Higher cheekbone contour (pop cheek)

  • Correction of droopy eyebrows

  • Marionette lines

  • Nasolabial folds and smile lines (mid-face)

  • Snatched, defined jawline 

  • Smoothing a wrinkled neck or double chin

  • For an exotic, cat eye lift (popular in California)

  • Scars anywhere 

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Who is a candidate for PDO threads?

Everyone can use a lift, but not everyone is a candidate. The procedure is primarily recommended for both women and men ages 25 - 60 who experience mild to moderate skin laxity in the face and neck. 

PDO threads will not eliminate fat but may be combined with other treatments that do. Plastic surgery is still the gold standard for facelifts and may be the only alternative for some patients depending on anatomy, skin condition, fat composition, age, or coexisting medical conditions. Smoking, heavy drinking, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, certain medications, and poor nutritional status can all lead to complications with healing. Good skin care is also a must for anyone seeking to improve their overall appearance. The quality of the fabric is key to a younger appearance and maintaining your amazing results!

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What to expect

How Long Does The MINT PDO Thread Lift Procedure Take?

A good consultation to discuss your concerns and treatments goals will take approximately 30 minutes. 

The procedure itself can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. In total, you should expect the whole procedure to last for about two hours, which includes the prep, numbing and post care. You may return to everyday life immediately after the procedure, but for 2 to 3 weeks you should avoid exaggerated facial expressions (like big smiles and yawns) until the threads are well incorporated into the tissue. Mild bruising, swelling and tenderness are expected after the procedure, which will resolve within a few days to couple weeks. 

How Long Do The MINT PDO Thread Lift Results Last?

Results will continue to improve over time as your body starts to absorb the sutures. Typically, patients tend to want a refresh around 6 months to a year, depending on the type of procedure done and their response. 

Are There Any Side Effects For The MINT PDO Thread Lift?

The MINT PDO thread lift is a very safe procedure, with no serious side effects. to regenerate more collagen for the next 3-6 months, up to one year. After 1-2 months, the skin will look rejuvenated, and you will notice a firmer and smoother texture to it.

It is very important that you choose a specialist who is extremely knowledgeable in advanced thread lifting techniques and management of potential complications, such as Dr. Lindsay. Potential complications we have seen from inexperienced providers or training situations include puckering of threads, placement too superficially or too deep, infections, and rejected threads. These complications are all treated by Dr. Lindsay if you have experienced undesirable results from procedures done elsewhere. Distance consultations for aesthetic medicine colleagues are also available through FaceTime. 

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