MediThread PDO (polydioxanone) is an FDA-approved, non-surgical method to uniformly tighten and tone the face. Our New Jersey MediThread PDO threads instantly lift the facial structure by limiting facial muscle movement – without the use of botulinum toxin in BOTOX – for a more natural, sculpted appearance.
MediThread PDO mimics the effects of a surgical facelift, without the recovery time.
What is MediThread PDO?
Our NJ MediThread PDO consists of biodegradable synthetic polymer threads which are absorbed into the body over time. These sutures are threaded into a pattern to instantly lift and tighten the muscles and tissues of the face. Previously a surgical procedure, MediThread PDO is now minimally invasive using small needles to place the threads into different layers of the skin to tighten along the skin’s natural tension lines.
Benefits of MediThread PDO
- Instant skin lifting and tightening
- Increased collagen production
- Improved skin hydration
- Cellular renewal and tissue toning
- Smoothed lines, wrinkles, and folds
How does MediThread PDO Work?
MediThread PDO works by using threads that provide both instant, mechanical lifting and tightening and facial rejuvenation over time by stimulating collagen production within the skin for a natural rejuvenating effect. The PDO threads are synthesized by the body over time leaving more collagen in their place to continue to lift and firm the skin.
What Can I Expect During a MediThread PDO Procedure?
The MediThread PDO procedure is a quick and minimally invasive procedure. A local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area of the face to be treated. Using small needles known as cannulas, the threads are inserted in different layers of the skin in patterns to pull, lift, and tighten the skin and tissue. The procedure takes less than one hour and involves minimal pain and discomfort.
Recovery from MediThread PDO
Since MediThread PDO threads are inserted via small needles, this procedure is considered a non-surgical facelift in New Jersey. The recovery time is swift, and the risk of adverse side effects is limited. There may be slight bruising at the site of the injections. Expect some swelling and soreness for three to five days after the procedure. Patients will experience the sensation of tightness for up to two weeks after the procedure. There may also be the temporary dimpling of skin, which will dissipate within a few days.
Side effects from MediThread PDO related to insertion technique can include migration and extrusion of threads, facial asymmetry, surface depressions, and prolonged dimpling. Very rare but serious side effects can include infection and nerve damage. Due to the complexities and intricacies of the facial structure, it is imperative to have a doctor well-versed in facial anatomy and the MediThread technique such as Dr. Wise.
MediThread PDO Results
The results from this form of non-surgical facelift in NJ are seen instantly as the threads mechanically lift and tighten the face for a fresh, youthful look. After two weeks, collagen and elastin synthesis begin, and continues for several months after the threads are absorbed. The PDO threads are completely absorbed into the body around six months after the procedure but the effects last far longer. Results such as skin toning and tightening, increased hydration, and smoothed wrinkles can last up to two years after the procedure.
The Dr. Wise Difference
Dr. Wise is a leader in the field of facial reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He is triple Ivy League trained as well as a Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine. Focused exclusively on face and neck plastic surgery, Dr. Wise is double board-certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with over 5,000 successful facial surgical procedures.
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