PDO Thread Lifts, also known as lifting or barbed threads, are designed to lift and combat facial sagging. These threads have tiny barbs or cones along their surface, which anchor into the skin and provide a lifting effect. By inserting these threads into specific areas of the face, including the cheeks, jawline, or neck, they lift and reposition sagging tissues, restoring a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. The barbed threads create a scaffolding effect, supporting the underlying tissues and stimulating collagen production for longer-lasting results.
On the other hand, Smooth Threads are designed to smooth and strengthen the skin. Unlike the barbed threads, smooth threads do not have barbs or cones along their surface. Instead, they are smooth and straightforward. Smooth threads are inserted into the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve overall skin quality. They work by creating micro-injuries that trigger the body's healing response, leading to increased collagen synthesis and enhanced skin elasticity. The smooth threads promote skin tightening, improve texture, and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
While both PDO Thread Lifts and Smooth Threads can provide skin rejuvenation benefits, their primary focus and mechanism of action differ. PDO Thread Lifts primarily address facial sagging and provide a lifting effect, while Smooth Threads focus on overall skin improvement and strengthening. The choice between the two PDO Thread options will depend on your specific concerns and desired outcome, and a consultation with skilled providers at Astria Aesthetics in Grove City, Ohio, can help determine which option is best suited for you.