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Jodilyn Jelsema, M.D.

Dr. Jodilyn Jelsema is now offering facial rejuvenation treatments at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery and Spa Greystone. She is available for Botox, Dermal Fillers and PDO Thread Lifts every Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 205-980-1744 Ext. 2 today for schedule your visit with Dr. Jelsema in the relaxing atmosphere of Spa Greystone.

Dr. Jodilyn Jelsema Aesthetic Medicine Specialist

Offering Injectables and PDO Threads at Spa Greystone

Available every Tuesday & Friday!

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

PDO Thread Lift

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 with Dr. Jelsema may be just the right option for you.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread 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. 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 by Dr. Jodilyn Jelsema at Spa Greystone using only local anesthesia.

Who is a Good Candidate for the PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread Lift is ideal for patients seeking to address the early signs of aging. People with mild to moderate degrees of skin laxity in the face 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 with Dr. Jelsema are much more affordable than a surgical facelift and produce 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.

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

What Risks are Involved?

Dr. Jelsema 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.
  • 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, 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 at Spa Greystone 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.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
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