Am I An Ideal Candidate For A Thread Lift In Atlanta?
If you are experiencing a diminished sense of self-confidence due to physical signs of aging or find yourself looking older than you feel, a thread lift in Atlanta may be right for you. A thread lift can treat signs of facial aging including, but not limited to, forehead lines, frown lines, drooping eyebrows, crow’s feet, double chin, jowls, nasolabial folds, and more. Ideal patients are in generally good health and between 30 and 50 years. PDO thread lift is also suitable for patients in their 20s who desire a more chiseled appearance. During your consultation for a thread lift in Atlanta, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will assess your facial concerns, determine your suitability for the procedure, and devise a treatment plan that is unique to you.
What Are My PDO Thread Lift Options?
When considering a PDO thread lift in Atlanta, it is important to note that there are multiple types of threads available for treatment. At Astra Plastic Surgery, we offer mono, cog, and screw threads. Each type of thread is designed for a slightly different treatment and can provide different results. Based on your procedure goals and problems areas, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will help you decide which PDO threads will work best for you.
PDO Mono Threads:
PDO mono threads are the most basic threads used for the thread lift procedure. These threads are smooth and do not contain any barbs. Mono threads are most effective for treating lax skin on the neck or neck lines, as well as signs of aging that present on the forehead or under the eyes. Mono threads are best known for their skin tightening effects.
PDO Cog Threads:
PDO cog threads have barbs (similar to tiny fish hooks) that grab and latch into your skin to lift and support various parts of your face. The barbs on cog threads give the skin extra structure, allowing for visible lifted effects. Cog threads are often used to lift and slim the jawline and jowls.
PDO Screw Threads:
PDO screw threads comprise two intertwined threads and are used to restore volume to sunken areas of the face. Screw threads are most used to restore volume to areas of the face. Screw threads can be combined with other types of PDO threads to achieve maximum results.
What Can I Expect During The Thread Lift Procedure In Atlanta?
The PDO thread lift in Atlanta is an outpatient treatment. You will be given a local anesthetic, so it’s important to have someone drive you home. Depending on the size of the treatment area and your goals for the procedure, the thread lift may take anywhere for 45 to 90 minutes to complete. Once the procedure begins, the entry points of the threads will be marked on your face. Then, the threads are inserted and positioned accordingly. Once the threads are secured and the skin has been lifted and tightened, the needles are removed, and the excess threads are trimmed.
What Can I Expect After A Thread Lift?
Patients can return home immediately following their thread lift procedure. Some patients may experience bruising or swelling after their thread lift, but these symptoms typically subside in the days following treatment. Before sending you home, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will give you specific instructions on how to care for the treated area. It’s important that patients follow these instructions carefully to expedite the healing process and maximize the results. Following the treatment, patients should avoid washing their face and applying makeup or skincare products. Additionally, patients should sleep in a propped-up position to alleviate any swelling.