Aging affects everyone differently, and when it affects your face, you need a solution. If you don’t want to turn to a surgical procedure to improve your appearance, that’s perfectly ok because there are other options. At Launa Stone RN, in Calabasas, CA, we can perform a minimally invasive treatment called a PDO thread lift using PDO threads to lift the skin, increase collagen production, and help you turn back the clock and feel more like the younger you again.
How Long Do PDO Threads Last?
Once you undergo a PDO thread lift to restore a youthful appearance to your skin, you can expect your results to last up to three years, possibly longer, if you take the necessary steps to care for your skin and your body post-treatment. Never underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle and skincare routine, especially when trying to extend the results of an anti-aging treatment like a thread lift.
Maintaining and Extending Your Results With a Healthy Lifestyle and Skincare Routine
After undergoing a PDO thread lift, you will achieve some amazing results. Still, you’ll have the best chance of enjoying your results for the longest amount of time when you focus on living the healthiest lifestyle possible and taking good care of your skin.
Lifestyle and skincare are extremely important to the overall health and appearance of your skin. After undergoing this treatment, you must focus on living a healthy lifestyle and adopting a regular skincare regimen to maintain your beautiful, healthy, younger-looking skin for as long as possible.
The Link Between Lifestyle and Skin Health
There is a definite correlation between the appearance of your skin and your overall skin health, and your lifestyle. If you live an unhealthy lifestyle, it will show up on your face. You’ll have a dry, dull, lifeless complexion that is will be more prone to premature aging.
However, when you live a healthy lifestyle, your skin will reap all the benefits, especially when it comes to the overall appearance and health of your skin. Focusing on living the healthiest lifestyle possible after your PDO thread lift will help keep your skin youthful, healthy, and glowing.
Eating a Healthy Diet
Your diet plays an important role in the health of your skin. The statement you are what you eat never has never rung more true in regards to skin health. Eating a healthy diet is one of the easiest ways to keep your skin healthy after your treatment. When you focus on eating leafy green vegetables, low-sugar fruits, and lean proteins, you will, by default, promote optimal skin health.
Additionally, you should avoid sugars, excess sodium, and preservatives because they wreak havoc on the skin. Additionally, you should eat complex carbohydrates and dairy products in moderation because they can also affect your blood sugar and your skin, leading to different skin reactions. A plant-rich diet is one of the best ways to maintain beautiful and healthy-looking skin long-term.
Exercise is also an important part of a healthy lifestyle that can improve more than just your body composition. Exercising each week will benefit your skin in many ways. Exercise helps increase circulation and blood flow beneath your skin’s surface and can also help your body flush out toxins that may be affecting the health and appearance of your skin.
It’s important that you only exercise in moderation because access exercise will have the opposite effect on your skin by causing your body to release excess cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone, and when produced in excess, it is detrimental to your stress levels and your skin. Exercising in moderation can do wonders for your skin, help promote skin health, and help you look and feel your best.
Adopting Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Your daily habits also impact your skin, so it’s important that you take every step possible to live a healthy lifestyle. Avoid smoking, excess alcohol consumption, and excess sun exposure. Smoking and excess alcohol consumption will cause your skin to age faster than it should. Additionally, it’s important to note that sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging.
After your treatment is over, you must take every measure possible to protect your skin from accelerated aging. You can do this by wearing quality sunscreen, avoiding sun exposure, and wearing a hat or visor to protect your skin from direct sunlight. Taking these precautions will help you maintain, extend, and enhance your treatment results.
The Importance of Quality, Anti-Aging Skincare Products
Not only is your lifestyle an important factor in helping you maintain your PDO thread lift results, but so too is your skincare regimen. So many people walk through life using the wrong products and never achieve a beautiful complexion. At Launa Stone MD, we offer a complete line of skin care products formulated by Launa herself. The MedaSkin line by Launa Stone, R.N., includes every product you could imagine to help cleanse, exfoliate, and perfect the complexion.
The different serums and lotions can help protect your skin from environmental pollutants, hydrate your skin, and combat aging with anti-aging ingredients. Whether you need a skincare routine specifically designed to target aging or other stubborn skin imperfections, our experts can curate a collection of products that you can use during your morning and evening skincare routine to perfect your complexion and help maintain your PDO thread lift results.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are the main ingredient of a PDO thread lift. These threads have been used in medical procedures for decades and are now providing patients with an effective way to achieve the effects of a facelift without surgical intervention.
Customizing Your Treatment
When you come in for your treatment, we will evaluate your problem areas and then customize your treatment by choosing between barbed or smooth PDO threads. Both of these types of threads provide incredible-looking results, but some patients may be better suited for one type over the other based on their ultimate goals.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
There are some ways that you can prepare for your treatment to ensure that you achieve a beautiful outcome. You may be asked to avoid blood-thinning supplements and medications, including fish oil, vitamin E, ginkgo, and anti-inflammatories. When you come in for your consultation, you’ll be provided with a complete list of pre-treatment directives to follow to ensure that your skin is ready for the treatment process.
What Happens During a PDO Thread Lift?
Before beginning the thread left, we may apply a topical numbing solution to your treatment site to ensure your comfort. Then, a needle or cannula will be used to insert the threads into some specific areas on your face to address your target area of concern. This process takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour from start to finish, and then you’ll be free to go about your day.
Is There Any Downtime?
Once your treatment is over, you’ll be able to resume most of your normal daily activities. We will provide you with some post-treatment directives to follow to make sure that your skin can heal. You may be asked to sleep on your back for a certain amount of time and avoid intense workouts post-treatment. We will provide you with more details about how to care for your treatment sites after your appointment.
When Will I See Results?
Patients typically begin to see the best results within four weeks of their initial treatment. Your results will continue to improve as your body responds to the PDO threads by lifting and tightening the skin as it creates new collagen and elastin. One of the best ways to track your results is by taking before and after pictures and comparing those pictures.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for a PDO thread left are patients who want to improve their appearance and take a natural approach to the aging process. If you aren’t ready to undergo an invasive surgical procedure to improve your appearance, you may be the perfect candidate for a thread lift.
If sagging skin, wrinkles, or skin laxity has affected your confidence in your appearance, we can change that. An initial consultation with Launa is the best way to learn more about this treatment and determine if you are a candidate.
Lift and Tighten Your Face With PDO Threads
There is a natural way to improve your skin that doesn’t require invasive techniques or surgical interventions. If you’re interested in learning more about this effective, natural, anti-aging treatment, our experts are ready to help you determine if the PDO thread lift is right for you. Contact us today at Launa Stone RN, in Calabasas, CA, to schedule your initial consultation.