PDO threads present a minimally-invasive alternative to facelift surgery that can visibly rejuvenate your appearance. By stimulating collagen production and promoting lifted skin, PDO threads have helped many patients overcome signs of aging including wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity.
As a non-surgical treatment, PDO threads present a far lower risk of side effects and complications than cosmetic surgery. But, there are a few instances in which you may need to have PDO threads reversed. Below, we’ll discuss these instances and the process for safely reversing PDO threads.
Reasons To Reverse PDO Threads
Complications from PDO threads are usually minor, occur in a small percentage of cases, and can typically be easily amended. These may include:
- Dimpled skin
- Snapping of the threads
- Visible sutures
- Partial thread extrusion
- Skin irritation
Most patients experience only minor side effects, such as minor bruising and swelling, after a PDO thread facelift. These effects should subside within one to two days.
How Are PDO Threads Removed?
PDO threads naturally dissolve within approximately 9 months of treatment. Once dissolved, PDO threads are safely processed and removed by the body. This leaves behind the collagen produced in response to the threads.
Depending on your situation, your provider may recommend speeding up thread resorption with lasers or radiofrequency treatment. Your provider can also surgically remove the threads, if necessary.
Choosing a skilled provider for your PDO thread facelift will reduce your risk of side effects and having to get the threads removed. Dr. Hermann at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in Tampa and St. Petersburg has extensive experience in administering PDO threads to lift, tighten, or volumize the skin. Dr. Hermann can also walk you through your options if you’re experiencing side effects from a previous PDO thread facelift.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about PDO threads.