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PDO Threads in Metairie New Orleans

PDO ThreadsKeep your skin firm and look youthful with PDO threads! Now serving the greater Metairie New Orleans area including Kenner & Harahn!

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, and our muscles aren’t as firm as they used to be. The result is sagging skin and weaker facial muscles.

Many people want a solution to this but aren’t willing to invest in a full surgical facelift. Thankfully, there are other options, like PDO threads.

How Do PDO Threads Work?

PDO or polydioxanone is a synthetic, absorbable, biodegradable material often used to create sutures for wounds that require more support than the commonly used absorbable sutures.

Threads are injected under the skin using a blunt-tip or sharp tip cannula (a thin tube). As the threads are inserted into the different layers of skin or subcutaneous fat, they act like a scaffold, visibly lifting loose, sagging skin.

Various threads can be used depending on your needs, including:

  • Mono threads: Smooth threads that stimulate new collagen, which is a great option if you’re looking to tighten the skin without lifting it.
  • Cog threads: Barbed or press-molded, cone-shaped cog threads anchor to the skin and lift the tissue, most commonly around the jawline. Collagen stimulation can occur with this thread as well.
  • Screw threads: Two mono threads are intertwined around a needle, allowing for a volumizing (or plumping) effect, in addition to lifting the skin.

Patients who invest in PDO threads in Metairie, Kenner & Harahan New Orleans can see a visible lift immediately following the procedures (which takes approximately 45 minutes including anesthesia). It takes about 2 to 4 months for new collagen production, after which the results will be much more pronounced.

FAQs: What Our Patients Want to Know Before Investing

Before investing in any cosmetic procedure, it’s wise to ask as many questions as possible. Here are some that our patients often ask us.

How Long Do PDO Threads Last?

The initial treatment may require multiple sessions which should ideally occur every 4 to 6 weeks after the sessions are completed. For long-term results, after the initial treatment is fulfilled, you may want to proceed with a follow-up injection every 1 to 2 years depending on your unique situation.

Are There Any Side-Effects of Threads?

The treatment is safe, and patients experience fewer side effects than with fillers. However, as with any elective procedure, side effects can occur.

The most common side effects are:

  • Swelling
  • Minimal bruising
  • Soreness
  • A feeling of tightness

Not to worry, these effects dissipate shortly after the procedure.

More serious side effects (such as infections) often occur if the patient has an allergy or the threads are placed incorrectly by an inexperienced practitioner.

What Parts of the Face Can Be Treated with Threads?

Nearly all areas of the face and neck can be treated with PDO threads, including:

  • The eyebrows
  • Corners of the eyes where crow’s feet develop
  • Cheeks
  • Facelift
  • Smile lines
  • Jawline
  • Neck and Tech Neck lines

Are You a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

Dr. Mekari wants to provide you with a safe, satisfying experience. If you’re interested in this procedure, your Metairie dentist will first evaluate your health history and discuss the pros and cons of PDO threads to determine if you’re a good candidate for it.

Are you interested in PDO threads? Contact our office at 504-888-1414 to schedule an appointment. Now serving the greater Metairie New Orleans area including Kenner & Harahn!