PDO Thread Lift in Cincinnati, OH

Aging doesn’t just cause a few wrinkles to appear around the eyes, nose, and mouth. As we age, the decline of collagen that supports the skin leads to tissue laxity that ultimately changes the shape of the face. A youthful face that is well-supported by a strong collagen matrix typically has more width at the forehead and temple area and narrows at the jawline and chin. With age and the degradation of collagen, the shape of the face may appear rounder or more square with a softer jawline and flatter cheekbones.

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Historically, facial aging has been corrected with facelift surgery. More recently, advances in non-surgical techniques have made it possible for individuals to rejuvenate their facial aesthetic using injectables and other modalities. In our Cincinnati office, patients may consider a facial refresher with the PDO thread lift.

Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 513.985.0850 today to schedule a consultation with the talented Dr. Donna Krummen!

Patient Testimonial

"Dr. Krummen and her staff are very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Krummen is patient and very approachable. She is easily available to answer questions. She is there for her patients! She responds promptly and courteous even after hours! You will feel comfortable working with her. My results are stunning! I couldn't be more pleased. She didn't try to over sell me, only recommended the procedure I needed to achieve my desired results. Rest assured knowing you are working with a professional! I will definitely reccomend her to all my friends and family."

- M.H.

What Is PDO Threading?

A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical treatment that addresses sagging skin and tissue using dissolvable threads. These threads affect the skin in four important ways:

  • Immediate tissue lift through the mechanical repositioning of superficial tissue.
  • Renews the collagen matrix that supports taut skin by inducing production and remodeling in the dermis.
  • Improves skin elasticity and texture through increased neovascularization, or improved circulation.
  • Tightens the skin by promoting fat and collagen contraction.

What Are The Benefits Of PDO Threading?

One of the primary advantages of PDO threading is that treatment does not require anesthesia or a lengthy recovery. For that reason, this procedure is often referred to as a lunchtime lift or lunchtime treatment. The minimally-invasive nature of PDO threading translates into lower risks compared to surgical lifting.

What Are PDO Threads Made Of?

PDO threads are polydioxanone sutures. These sutures have been used in surgery for several years. They are FDA-approved and considered one of the safest types of suture to be used in the human body.

What Areas Can Be Treated With PDO Thread Lift?

PDO threads are safe for insertion almost anywhere in the body. For cosmetic improvement, this technique is especially beneficial in the neck and jawline. Additional areas of use include the mid-face and brows.

Who Is Good Candidate For A PDO Thread Lift?

Adults who are concerned with the loss of elasticity and firmness in their skin and who prefer a non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation may be good candidates for a PDO thread lift. This treatment may not be appropriate for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or those who have active skin inflammation in the treatment area.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a PDO thread lift is to schedule a consultation in our Cincinnati office. Here, Dr. Krummen can discuss your concerns and observe them in person. At this appointment, we gain the necessary information to develop the most appropriate treatment recommendation for your personal needs and goals.

How Is A PDO Thread Lift Performed?

Treatment includes the following steps:

  • A topical numbing cream is applied and left on the skin for a few minutes to desensitize the treatment area.
  • The skin is marked to delineate where threads will be inserted and in which direction.
  • A tiny hollow needle is used to insert the threads beneath the skin. As the thread moves through the dermis, it adheres and gently repositions the tissue around it. One or more threads may be inserted to achieve the desired result.
  • Once the tissue has been lifted, the needle is removed. No incisions are needed so no stitches or sutures are placed.

If discussed during the consultation, injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers (or both) may be administered to enhance facial rejuvenation.

What Results Can I Expect From A Threadlift?

Patients can expect to see immediate results after their thread lift. The outcome of treatment becomes more visible over 1 to 2 weeks as swelling subsides. Further improvement occurs over the months following treatment due to a marked increase in collagen production and remodeling beneath the skin.

How Long Does A PDO Thread Lift Last?

PDO threads are dissolvable, but the process occurs over approximately 6 months. As the threads are in their process of dissolution, the fibroblast cells in the dermis are regenerating the collagen matrix with healthy new protein. The collagen remodeling that occurs during this time extends the results of the initial procedure up to another 6 months. Patients appreciate the skin-smoothing and tightening effects of treatment for a total of 9 to 12 months.

Which Treatments Work Well With A PDO Thread Lift?

Non-surgical thread lift can be safely combined with injectables like Botox and dermal fillers during the same appointment. Microneedling may be performed a week or longer after the initial lift procedure to further enhance collagen production and cosmetic results.

Is Threadlift Treatment Safe? What Are The Possible Side Effects?

The PDO thread lift is a safe and effective procedure after which patients typically encounter minimal pain. Dr. Krummen may prescribe pain medication, though many patients are able to maintain comfort using only over-the-counter medications. Common side effects after treatment include minor bruising and swelling that decreases over 24 to 48 hours. Each may be mitigated with ice and, if so desired, arnica gel. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for a few days to avoid prolonged swelling.

Speak With Dr. Krummen For PDO Threadlift Treatment In Cincinnati!

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We are pleased to offer patients the option of innovative non-surgical facial lifting using PDO threads. To learn more about this treatment and determine if it is appropriate for you, contact our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krummen today.

FAQs About Plasma Pen Treatment and PDO Thread Lift Treatment

Plasma Pen Treatment

What is Plasma Pen Treatment? Plasma pen treatment is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that uses plasma energy to create controlled micro-traumas on the skin’s surface, which effectively stimulates collagen and boosts elastin production. This leads to firmer, more youthful skin.

How does the Plasma Pen work? The plasma pen generates plasma energy by ionizing atmospheric gases. When applied to the skin, it creates tiny, controlled wounds that promote the body’s natural healing process, enhancing collagen and elastin production.

What areas can be imporved with Plasma Pen treatment? This treatment can improve several areas of the face, including forehead lines, crow's feet, nasolabial folds, the upper and lower eyelids, marionette lines, neck, and décolletage.

Is Plasma Pen Treatment safe? Yes, when performed by a trained professional, Plasma Pen treatment is safe. Possible side effects include redness, swelling, and scabbing, which typically resolve within a week.

What should I expect during recovery? Patients may experience redness and swelling initially, followed by crusting and peeling of the treated area.

PDO Thread Lift Treatment

What is a PDO Thread Lift? A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses biodegradable threads to lift and tighten sagging skin. The threads are inserted under the skin to provide a noticeable lift while stimulate collagen production.

How long does a PDO Thread Lift last? The results of a PDO thread lift can last between 9 to 12 months. The threads dissolve over six months, but the collagen stimulation provides longer-lasting effects.

What are the benefits of a PDO Thread Lift? Benefits include immediate lifting of sagging skin, improved skin texture and elasticity, reduced wrinkles, and no significant downtime. It’s a quick procedure often referred to as a lunchtime lift.

Which areas can be treated with PDO Thread Lifts? Common areas include the cheeks, jawline, neck, and brows. It can also be used to lift other body parts, like the arms and thighs.

What is the procedure like? The procedure involves marking the treatment areas, applying a local anesthetic, and inserting the threads using a fine needle. The threads are then adjusted to lift the skin before the needle is removed.

What is the recovery time for a PDO Thread Lift? Recovery is minimal, with most patients returning to normal activities within a few days. Some bruising and swelling may occur, which typically subsides within a week.

Are there any side effects? Common side effects include mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the insertion sites. Rarely, complications like infection, thread migration, or asymmetry can occur.

Can PDO Thread Lifts be combined with other treatments? Yes, PDO thread lifts can be combined with other rejuvenating treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, and microneedling to enhance overall results.

How should I prepare for a PDO Thread Lift? Preparation includes avoiding alcohol and certain medications that can increase bleeding risk a few days before the procedure. It’s essential to follow the provider’s specific guidelines.

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