Does the PDO Threadlift Procedure Hurt?

Does the PDO Threadlift Procedure Hurt?

Not so very long ago, the only way to correct sagging skin was a facelift. While extremely effective, getting a facelift means getting a surgical procedure and going through a month-long recovery process. 

Fortunately, that’s no longer your only option. As an alternative, you can explore a threadlift using polydioxanone (PDO) threads. With this minimally invasive treatment, Nikunj Patel, MD, FACC, and our team at Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center can help you lift and anchor sagging skin right here at our office in Abilene, Texas. 

Before you decide this treatment is right for you, you might be wondering what to expect as far as pain levels during and after a threadlift. Let’s take a look. 

Discomfort during the PDO threadlift procedure

The threadlift uses the same absorbable threads used for surgical sutures, meaning they’re proven to be safe. The risk of any kind of uncomfortable adverse reaction is extremely small.

What’s more, you don’t need any incisions to get a threadlift. Instead, Dr. Patel applies them using a specialized hollow cannula with the thread inside. That placement occurs on the surface of your skin, minimizing your discomfort as it steers clear of the nerves in the deeper layers of your skin.

Once the threads are placed, you’ll see an immediate lifting and tightening in the area. Over time, your skin absorbs the threads. It leaves behind a new network of collagen, though. Collagen is the protein that essentially serves as the scaffolding for your skin, keeping it smooth and taut. All told, the PDO threadlift works to turn back the clock and defy gravity. 

Recovery from your threadlift

Threadlifts are an outpatient treatment, meaning you can return home right after your appointment. In fact, there’s no downtime to worry about. The only recovery parameter is that you can’t aggressively rub your face where the threads were placed. 

With no notable downtime, recovery from the threadlift is so minimal that some people even go back to work the same day as their threadlift. 

You might experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness in the areas where your threads were placed for a few days afterward. Most people can fully manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers. You may want to apply makeup to any bruising after your appointment. 

Ultimately, a PDO threadlift is a minimally invasive, minimally uncomfortable way to reverse the effects of aging. To learn more about the treatment process or to schedule your threadlift, call Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center or request your appointment online today. 

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