Gravity is unkind. Over time, you see its effects on your face and body more and more. Fortunately, you have a way to fight back.
We’re not talking about the invasive, involved process of getting a surgical facelift, either. While these facelifts are certainly effective at reversing the effects of gravity, they come at a cost. The downtime is extensive and usually painful. You need to plan to take at least a couple of weeks off. What’s more, you’ll probably find yourself avoiding social activities because of the resulting bruising and swelling. You can’t do anything strenuous for four weeks, either.
Fortunately, a surgical facelift isn’t your only option. Tiffany Su, MD of Skin Shop MedSpa in Houston, Texas, offers clients surgery-free facelifts with polydioxanone (PDO) sutures.
These sutures were originally developed for use in surgery. Surgeons have long used them for two reasons. First, they don’t create any scar tissue when inserted through the skin. Second, they safely dissolve in the body over time.
Fortunately, PDO threads are no longer relegated to surgery alone. Aesthetics experts like Dr. Su are using them to perform nonsurgical facelifts.
By threading these sutures up through your skin where you’re experiencing laxity, Dr. Sunlifts the skin and anchors it in place. He can apply these PDO threads wherever you need them. If you’re experiencing sagging skin anywhere on your face or neck, this treatment could be for you.
Since the PDO sutures dissolve in your skin, you might assume your results fade with them. But that’s not the case. Your body registers the process of threading the sutures through your skin as an injury. It then sets to work repairing the “injury.”
This kickstarts your skin’s production of collagen, the protein it uses to support itself. As you age, your body produces less and less collagen, a key contributor to skin laxity. Fortunately, a PDO facelift helps to reverse this by encouraging your skin to build a new collagen network. By stimulating the production of new collagen wherever Dr. Su places a PDO suture, this facelift treatment delivers results that last long after the suture itself has dissolved.
And don’t worry. Dr. Su uses localized anesthetic during your PDO facelift to ensure you’re completely comfortable throughout the entire treatment.
If you’re ready to get a facelift without invasive surgery or painful recovery process, schedule an appointment at Skin Shop MedSpa today.