Men and women facing the natural signs of aging, including increased skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, often think their only option in turning back the hands of time is a surgical facelift. While plastic surgery can provide ways of tightening the skin, it is not the only option.
Thanks to continued advances in the field of cosmetics, patients in the Wilmington, North Carolina area visiting United Medical and Aesthetics have a few solutions to choose from to achieve their desired results. One popular treatment for loose skin and sagging jowls is the PDO thread facelift, readily available with our physician’s assistant, Aleta Sloan.
A PDO (Polydioxanone) thread facelift is a non-surgical procedure where fine threads are inserted into the skin to lift and tighten it. The threads act as a skeletal framework, providing structure and support to your face or body areas that have lost their youthful appearance due to aging or weight loss.
They are often combined with fillers as threads may only lift the outer layers of skin. They cannot replace volume loss due to bone reabsorption, and this is where fillers and threads work very well together. They work by stimulating collagen production in the desired location, which helps reduce wrinkles and lines. PDO threads provide a safe, natural-looking way to tighten skin and revitalize your appearance.
The procedure is relatively quick, with most patients requiring only one session lasting 60 minutes or less for satisfactory results. Patients might experience some mild bruising, swelling, or discomfort after the procedure, but this usually resolves within a few days.
The results from a PDO thread facelift can be seen almost immediately as skin is lifted and tightened in the treated areas. The full effects of the treatment will become more evident over time as collagen production is stimulated by the threads in place. This is minimal when compared to our laser treatments.
Over time, patients can see smoother, younger-looking skin that has been naturally lifted and tightened for improved facial contours. This treatment lasts six to nine months and isn’t a facelift.
PDO threads are a popular treatment option that offers several advantages over traditional methods of tightening and lifting the skin, such as a surgical facelift or browlift.
Some of the benefits of PDO treatment include:
If you live in or around Wilmington, NC, and want to speak to our physician’s assistant, Aleta Sloan, about undergoing thread lifts, please call the office at (910) 226-0355.
We are located in Lumina Station at 1908 Eastwood Road, Suite #218, and open to new and returning patients.
Aleta Sloan is United Medical and Aesthetics' founder, owner, and chief practitioner. Her love and enthusiasm for healthy food and exercise is the driving force that makes her want to assist everyone who walks in through the doors of her practice.
Aleta graduated from one of the country's first PA schools at 23 and became the first PA in Eastern North Carolina. She has sustained her privileges at Carolina East Medical Center for the past 30 years and is dedicated to serving her community in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology.
Her passion for aesthetic medicine has motivated her to enroll in many hours of continuing education courses. She looks forward to assisting you in all your requirements while assuring that your trust is always in excellent hands, regardless of your goals!