Spa threads, also known as thread lifts or PDO threads, are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment designed to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck. They involve the use of tiny threads made of a dissolvable material called polydioxanone (PDO), which are inserted into the skin using a fine needle. The threads work by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, which helps to firm and tighten the skin. Over time, the PDO threads dissolve, but the collagen that they stimulate remains, providing long-lasting results.
This treatment is usually done on the face, neck, or jowls, and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the number of threads used and the area being treated. To ensure your comfort during the treatment, we’ll use a numbing agent on the area. After the procedure, you may experience some tenderness, mild bruising, redness, and swelling around the treated area. This is normal and usually resolves within a few days, although the recovery time can vary from patient to patient. Overall, a spa thread treatment can be a safe and effective way to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery.
The length of a spa thread treatment depends on the area being treated and the number of threads needed. Generally, the treatment takes 30 minutes to an hour.
The most common side effects include mild swelling, bruising, and redness in the treated area. These side effects typically resolve within a few days. More serious side effects, such as infection or nerve damage, are rare.
The treatment is generally well-tolerated, and most patients experience only minimal discomfort. A local anesthetic may be used to numb the treatment area to make the procedure more comfortable.
Individuals who are in good health and have mild to moderate skin laxity may be good candidates for a spa thread treatment. However, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if the treatment is right for you and to discuss any potential risks or complications.