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  • By The Center of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • September 19, 2022
  • The signs of aging are usually most visible on the face and neck. The skin and bone structure of your face sustain fat. Fat is part of the support structure of the face. The loss of bone density and fat causes this structure to weaken.

    That leads to sagging skin around the jowls, cheeks, eyes, eyebrows, and neck. However, just because you have an aging face does not mean you need surgery to regain a youthful appearance and firmness. 


    What Is a PDO Thread Lift?

    Polydioxanone thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that uses dissolvable sutures to lift and tighten skin. The process takes less than one hour and does not involve using a scalpel. PDO threads, made from colorless polyester, have been around since the 80s. 

    They break down in the body after about six months. These sutures trigger fibroblast to produce more collagen, the protein that gives skin its elasticity and structure. One of the leading causes of aging skin is loss of collagen. 


    Are You a Good Candidate for PDO Threads?


    Polydioxanone threads have a consistent track record of delivering excellent nonsurgical results. However, it would be best to determine whether they are a good option for you before undergoing the procedure. Some of the factors that would make you a good candidate include:


    You Have Skin Laxity


    You may be an ideal candidate for polydioxanone threads if you have visible signs of aging throughout your skin. Laxity can be the natural toll of time on your body or due to early aging.

    Either way, this versatile cosmetic treatment is effective for patients of almost any age and various needs. Generally, cosmetic professionals recommend this treatment for people with mild to moderate skin laxity. 


    You Want to Address More Than Wrinkles


    Most PDO thread lift candidates are looking to address wrinkles and sagging skin. Are your natural features starting to lose shape and sag, leading to hollow cheeks or a heavy jowl? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. Polydioxanone threads can help lift your sagging skin, build face volume, and restore some definition to your facial features. 


    You Want Natural Results


    Perhaps you want to improve the appearance of your skin without looking overdone or plastic. If you are looking for natural results, this treatment is an excellent option. While it provides some immediate lifting and firming, it also triggers the skin to generate collagen to renew itself. Your skin will gradually keep improving thanks to the extra collagen production. 


    You Are in Good Health


    The best candidates for this cosmetic treatment are those in good health, including healthy skin. However, experts recommend avoiding this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have diabetes or an autoimmune disease. It is also best if the skin in the treatment area does not have cold sores, acne, or other irritations. 




    Are you looking for a comprehensive anti-aging strategy? If so, consider a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive surgical procedure known as PDO thread lift to address facial sagging. PDO threads can immediately lift and tighten loose skin around your face and neck areas and is an excellent way to delay cosmetic surgery. 

    For more on PDO threads, visit The Center of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at our Destin, Navarre, or Panama City Beach, Florida offices. Call 850-810-0300, 850-409-6400, or 850-810-0600 to schedule an appointment today.

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