Lifting VS Filling

Lauren Cardone, APRN, Owner, Revitalize Medspa & Skincare Center

Revitalize Medspa & Skincare Center in Old Saybrook, CT can help you look and feel better about yourself. We have the answers to all the questions you’ve wondered about PDO thread lifts, including how long the threads last and if it is right for you. Until recently, the only way to address problems caused by facial skin laxities – such as jowls and drooping cheeks – was facelift surgery. However, not everyone is willing or able to have surgery. If you’re in this group, you’ll be happy to know that a new type of procedure has been developed to fill in the gap between noninvasive facial rejuvenation and facelift surgery – the PDO thread lift.

What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin, such as in problematic areas like the chin and jawline. In addition to being ideal for lifting the skin, PDO threads help combat aging by provoking the body’s “healing response” and causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas. This is important because of the vital role collagen plays in the aging process. The PDO threads can very effectively strengthen the contour of the face, reduce roundness, lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, neck, and also produce an excellent eyebrow lift.

Dermal fillers or PDO thread lift?

The choice between PDO thread lift and dermal fillers depends on the individual client and the condition of the skin. There are areas like the neck and jawline where dermal fillers are unsuitable, but a PDO thread lift is the perfect solution for lifting sagging skin. The results of dermal filler are visible immediately while those of a PDO thread lift are fully visible when the body starts generating collagen. The results of dermal fillers can last between six to nine months, while those of a PDO thread lift can last between 12 to 18 months.

What can they accomplish?

  • Fillers volumize specific areas of concern and require touch-ups. They provide mild lifting capacity.
  • Thread lifts tighten and lift the whole face in a one-time procedure and provide a moderate lift.

Which treatment is right for you comes down to how significantly your skin is showing the signs of aging. If you have drooping and sagging skin then a thread lift is going to provide a better result than dermal filler as it will help to lift and tighten. However, if you’re simply struggling with volume loss around your cheeks then dermal filler injections are your best bet.

There have never been better options available to individuals who want their faces to reflect on the outside who they are on the inside. Lauren Cardone, APRN can explore the wide range of solutions with you and help you decide on the procedure that will meet your needs. Contact us and book an appointment for a consultation.

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