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How Long Can I Expect Threads to Last After A Threadlift?

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You don’t have to be a smoker to have smoker’s lines – those unfortunate vertical lines that can appear across the lips and on the skin between the lips and nose. Smoker’s lines can also be an unfortunate part of aging, making you look much older than you actually are. At VIP Cosmetic Surgery in Hilton Head and Okatie, SC, board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth D. Farr uses PDO thread lifts to tighten these lines quickly and with almost no downtown. The result is a smoother appearance, a younger look, and improved self-confidence.

What are PDO thread lifts?

Sutures and threads are no longer just for mending your jeans and sweaters – they’re also a great way to smooth out lines on your lips and surrounding skin. Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts use dissolvable sutures that lift and tighten your skin. It’s far less invasive than a facelift and other procedures, and it requires no incisions from a scalpel.

PDO thread lifts use sutures that are dissolvable and biodegradable. They are ideal for rejuvenating the look of your skin and smoothing out smokers' lines on and around your lips. When PDO threads are used in your skin, a reaction is triggered that causes your cells to produce more collagen (a protein that makes your skin elastic and structured) and elastin (a protein that makes your skin strong and elastic). This process continues over time and can help reduce signs of aging and tighten skin.

What happens during a PDO thread lift?

Gone are the times of facelifts and other invasive procedures. PDO thread lifts are done at our office in Hilton Head or Okatie, SC, and they are noninvasive and efficient.

During a PDO thread lift, your face will be cleansed, and a local anesthetic may be used under your skin to make the procedure more comfortable. Dr. Farr will then make a tiny incision and insert a device called a cannula. He will place the thread and pull out the cannula, then cut the thread and ensure it’s in place.

After a PDO thread lift, the treatment area might feel tighter than normal. However, this will ease over time. You can also return to your normal day-to-day activities right after your PDO thread lift session. However, you may want to avoid rubbing your face for about a week as well as smoking, pursing your lips, or drinking through a straw for several weeks after the procedure.

How long can I expect threads to last after a PDO thread lift?

PDO thread lifts provide improvements to sagging skin right away. These results can last years, depending on your skin and aftercare. Younger patients often have results that last a little longer than older patients.

At VIP Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Farr can customize a plan to help maintain your results over time so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of your PDO thread lift.

Remove smokers' lines with PDO thread lifts in Hilton Head, SC

Lip lines and lines between your upper lip and nose can lead to a lack of self-confidence and looking much older than you really are. With a PDO thread lift, patients in Hilton Head and Okatie, SC can achieve smoother skin in this area for a rejuvenated, refreshed, and younger look. Make an appointment today with Dr. Kenneth D. Farr at VIP Cosmetic Surgery to smooth out smoker’s lines and feel comfortable in your skin once again

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.