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PDO Thread Lift

Injectables and PDO Threads at Spa Greystone

Dr. Jodilyn Jelsema

Every Tuesday & Friday from 9 to 4

Jodilyn Jelsema MD

Dr. Pasha Mostofi

Every Wednesday & Thursday from 8 to 2

Pasha Mostofi MD

Call today to schedule! 205-980-1744 Ext. 2 walk-ins welcome

Minimally-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation Procedure

PDO Thread Lift model

If you're looking for something a bit more than injectables but aren't ready to make the leap to surgery, a PDO Thread Lift may be just the right option for you.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread Lift, sometimes called a "lunchtime lift,", is a nonsurgical procedure used to lift and tighten facial skin to restore a younger look. The threads are inserted into the skin using a tiny needle and then used to lift the skin upwards with little or no pain. Invisible beneath the skin, the threads will safely dissolve over time.

Besides the immediate lifting effect, the PDO threads stimulate the production of fresh, healthy collagen in the treated area. Results will continue to improve during the next several months as the body's natural healing response works to improve the skin's tone, firmness and elasticity.

Thead Lifts are performed using only local anesthesia.

Who is a Good Candidate for the PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread Lift is ideal for men and women seeking to address the early signs of aging. People with mild to moderate degrees of skin laxity in the face and neck can see a tighter facial contour and a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines as the skin is gently lifted into a more youthful position.

Thread Lifts are much more affordable and have less recovery time than a surgical facelift, producing a more subtle, yet noticeable, lift.

What Areas Can be Treated?

PDO Threads are used to address sagging jowls, drooping cheeks, loose neck skin, brows, foreheads, the area around the eyes and more. This minimally-invasive treatment in Birmingham, Alabama is particularly beneficial for the lower face and neck.

The PDO Thread Lift is often combined with Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers to revitalize your appearance.

What Risks are Involved?

We will provide you with instructions on caring for yourself following your PDO Thread Lift. Mild swelling, bruising and soreness are common as part of the natural healing process. These symptoms are usually brief and can be controlled with an over-the-counter medication for mild pain and ice for minor swelling.

A brief downtime of 24 to 48 hours is usually necessary following a Thread Lift. After the procedure, patients are asked to:

  • Avoid stenuous physical activity.
  • Avoid sun exposure and protect your skin from the sun until healing is complete.
  • Sleep on your back, and prop up your head to avoid rolling over onto your face.
  • Keep to a minimum facial movements such as smiling, laughing and prolonged talking.
  • Don't rub your face.
  • Don't take blood-thinning medications (discontinue at least 3 days before the procedure).
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Avoid chewing gum.

How Soon Will I See Results?

PDO Thread Lifts give you immediate results when the skin is pulled upwards to tighten the facial skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Your results will become even more apparent when swelling subsides and bruising, usually within a couple of days.

The support network created by the threads also induces the production of collagen, causing your results to continue to improve. Results with the PDO Thread Lift can last up to 12 or more months.

Because it carries so few risks and minimal downtime, patients may choose to repeat the procedure to maintain a smoother, more youthful appearance that reveals their natural beauty.

Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

The PDO Thread Lift at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery restores a younger looking face by lifting, tightening and inducing collagen procuction.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
American Society of Plastic Surgeons* American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery*
* Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn
Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

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Questions About Facial Rejuvenation?

Contact Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery today to learn more about the PDO Thread Lift in Birmingham, Alabama.

To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.

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