The Perception and Reality of PDO Threads

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When it comes to most things, whether it be how to cook a dish, meeting someone for the first time, or even hearing about something, everyone has a perception. That might be the fight or flight mode kicking in or it might be that someone just doesn’t take the time to really do their research after that initial perception is made. Just like with anything else, there is a perception about PDO threads. There is also reality, so let’s delve into the differences between the perception and reality of PDO threads.

PDO threads have come a long way since they were first introduced into the U.S. market. The type of threads available has evolved, there is more education and training available for practitioners, and potential patients have access to more information. PDO threads were never meant to be a replacement for facelifts or to yield the same results; they are a minimally invasive means to improve the appearance of sagging tissue and promote the production of collagen.

If a patient is a good candidate for a facelift who can afford the investment and the downtime, a plastic surgeon may recommend a surgical facelift over threads. On the other hand, there are patients who may not be good candidates for facelifts due to contraindications, reluctance to undergo surgery due to the risks involved, or previous history of facelift surgeries and can’t/don’t want it done again. Then a plastic surgeon may recommend PDO threads over a facelift.

Like with all aesthetic procedures, PDO threads may not be the best option for everyone. Marisa Faircloth’s assessment is key to achieving better results, meeting your needs, and improving our relationship together. It gives the opportunity to better know you and assess if PDO threads can meet your expectations or if additional minimally invasive procedures and even surgical treatments are recommended for the best results. 

During the assessment, it is important to review the following items: 

  • Patients’ aesthetic goals and why they want the procedure
  • Patients’ past history of medical and aesthetic procedures
  • Recommendations based on the patient’s anatomy and history
  • Contraindications
  • How long results last and downtime
  • Potential risks and side effects
  • Pre-procedural instructions
  • Aftercare procedures

PDO threads were developed and refined by practitioners from various fields, including plastic surgeons. We have plastic surgeons across the U.S. who offer both surgical lifts and PDO threads at their clinics, as well as plastic surgeons in South Korea who combine surgical facelifts with PDO threads.

With more than 6 years of published studies to back its safety and efficacy, we at Restoration MedSpa strive to offer the best quality PDO threads available on the market for our patients. Discover the full potential of the first dual FDA-cleared PDO threads on the market to look and feel your best!