Increased skin laxity or loose skin is one of the most obvious signs of aging. For patients who prefer to avoid facelift surgery, and have not seen a positive effect from skin tightening devices, Thread lifts can be an effective alternative. Absorbable PDO Threadlifts allow us to physically lift the dermis and reposition fat pads without surgery.
Panteha Partovi MPA PA-C, known to her friends and clients as Pany, specializes in helping people achieve vibrancy within their age group with PDO and PLLA thread lifts in her Beverly Hills office.
PDO Thread Lift
PDO thread lifts are one of the most innovative alternatives to surgery. The procedure employs temporary barbed threads made of surgical suture material to subtly lift surrounding tissue on the face and body. Once anchored, the threads are able to remodel the fat pads of the mid-face and are able to lift the dermis giving the face and body a more youthful appearance. These threads are absorbable by the body and after 4-6 weeks of placement, collagen formation occurs once degradation of the thread is initiated by the body’s immune response.
Patients that choose to undergo a PDO thread lift in Beverly Hills will see an immediate improvement of sagging skin in the face and neck. Overtime, skin will gradually look firmer, plumper, and younger over time due to the collagen regeneration. To maintain the best results this procedure may be repeated in 6-12 months.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)
A PLLA is another minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure that generates collagen to enhance skin texture and integrity. Like a PDO lift, it can rejuvenate the face and neck, with minimal need for downtime. However, a PLLA procedure utilizes a different material than PDO thread lifts do. Poly-L-lactic can be introduced to the skin using fine threads, which act on the deepest layers of the skin to prompt collagen production. Over time the PLLA threads dissolve, breaking down into non-toxic biocompatible substances. While both PDO and PLLA threads can produce impressive results, a PLLA solid thread directly initiates a collagen and elastin response to enhance skin integrity over time while PDO Threads acheive an immediate contour and lift, than, enhances collagen once degradation of the thread is initiated by the body.
Enhance, Lift and Contour Your Face
A thread lift is an effective procedure for midface lifting, lower face lifting, minimizing jowling in the lower face, minimizing nasolabial folds, non-surgical neck lift and eyebrow lifting. Aesthetic expert Panteha Partovi MPA, PA-C combines thread lifts with lasers and fillers as an alternative to surgical facelifts.
This minimally-invasive treatment enhances the following facial areas:
- Sagging jawline or jowls
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Descending fat pads in the midface
- Flattening of the mid face or cheeks
- Sagging neckline
- Undefined jawlines
How Will Recovery Look Like
After the procedure, you may return to your everyday life, such as driving, eating, walking. Swelling, bruising and redness may occur after the treatment and the use of ice packs are recommended to ease any discomfort. In some cases, bandages are used for 1-2 days after the treatment to speed up recovery. To allow for the best results and reduce risk of complications, some activities should be avoided, such as strenuous workouts, contact sports, excessive chewing or eating hard foods, dental procedures, facial massages and excessive facial expressions in the first 2-3 weeks after the procedure. These activities may cause dislodging of the thread before full tissue integration has taken place. Both before and after your thread lift procedure, we will review any post-procedure restrictions and measures you can take to help ensure optimal results.
Risks and Side-Effects
Thread lifts are performed using FDA-approved sutures designed to lift and support facial tissue. Although PDO Thread Lifts and generally regarded as a low-risk procedure, they involve a certain amount of risk and side-effects. The most common side effects are discomfort and swelling right after the treatment. When you meet Pany, she will go over all possible side effects and explain how she minimizes risks.
Why Choose Pany for Your Thread Lift?
Thanks to her years of anatomical and cadaveric training, Pany has a deep understanding of symmetry and other elements that influence our perception of beauty. This, combined with her artistic approach and her superb listening and interpersonal skills, makes her one of the best thread lift experts in Beverly hIlls. Furthermore, soon Pany and her team will be expanding the PDO thread lift treatment to include brow and body lifts. Let’s talk – call (310) 740-9373 or contact us online to book a consultation today.
How long does a thread lift last?
There are many elements that affect the longevity of your PDO thread lift, including the injector’s expertise level and the type of sutures used. With this in mind, the results obtained through a PDO thread lift procedure can last up to 12 months or more, depending on your specific case.
How much does a thread lift cost?
The cost of a thread lift varies depending on your location, the type of suture used, the complexity of your case, and other elements. In order to get an accurate estimate, your best alternative is to consult with a cosmetic clinic in your area and request a quote.
Is PDO thread lift safe?
PDO thread lift is considered a safe, minimally-invasive procedure that provides amazing results. Even if there is a recovery period needed after the treatment, there is no lengthy downtime as with surgical facelifts. Discomfort and swelling are the most common side effects. In some rare cases, the treatment may cause more serious complications as infections, skin necrosis or hair loss. Most patients can return to their daily activities right after the treatment.
What should you avoid after a thread lift?
It’s important to avoid contact sports, rubbing or scrubbing of your face or any action that requires prolonged activity of the mouth and jaw such as vigorous chewing or dental procedures. Furthermore, there are some additional steps you can take to increase your chances of success. Pany creates a tailored action plan for each patient and will walk you through everything you need to know before the procedure.
Is a thread lift painful?
Thread lifts are performed under local anesthesia. Some discomfort can be caused by the numbing injections and during the procedure clients will feel pulling or tugging. You may experience soreness hours or days after treatment, for which you may take medications such as Tynelol and use ice packs.