With aging comes sagging skin, a loss of definition in the features, a reduction in fat volume, and lowered self-confidence in one’s appearance. While many clients would like nothing more than to reverse these trends, they may not be quite ready for an invasive surgery such as a facelift. That is where the PDO thread lift steps in. This safe, minimally invasive procedure can provide instant improvement in the skin’s texture while simultaneously boosting collagen production for a smoother, firmer complexion. The PDO Max Thread Lift performed at Dr. Fechner’s premier facility is designed to transform your look and restore a youthful self-image.
A thread lift is a way to provide significantly improved scaffolding for the skin, lifting the facial structures and combating skin laxity. It can be used to correct weak areas around the eyes, the cheeks, the jowls, the neck and the brows.
During treatment, only local anesthesia is required. The threads used are biocompatible, so they will eventually be absorbed by the body over time. Threads are typically injected in the same manner as dermal fillers are applied, but in certain cases they can be delivered using microcannulas, which leave less bruising and facilitate a quicker recovery. Most patients resume normal activities within about 48 hours.
PDO Max is a thread product approved by the FDA to help reduce the signs of aging non-surgically. This treatment can be delivered to the skin through cannulas, or slender tubes. Each PDO Max product is engineered with a specific purpose in mind. Levo (barbed) threads can help to lift the facial contours, reverse the ravages of aging, and revitalize your look instantly. Smuth (smooth) threads can help fill depleted contours and tighten sagging skin structures, with results continuing to improve for up to 30 days after application. Both PDO Max options stimulate the body’s natural collagen growth, smoothing away wrinkles, lines and creases while providing the patient with a radiant, youthful glow.
Good candidates for a thread lift are typically younger than 55 years old and are not interested in undergoing a surgical facelift. Rather, they are looking for a safe, viable way to correct age-related sagging, wrinkles and lines non-invasively. Patients should be healthy non-smokers who are realistic in what they hope to achieve with the procedure. This is based on a private consultation with our team in Boston.
After a thread lift, patients may experience some mild redness, tightness and tenderness at the treatment sites. Other than those particular side effects, there is little downtime for a thread lift. It is recommended that you follow up after 6 months, at which point your procedure can be repeated to help prolong your results. However, you will continue to see positive changes in your complexion for up to 12 months after your initial session. In order to get the most out of your thread lift, it’s important that you continue to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Dr. Fechner is a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is passionate about providing cutting-edge, state-of-the-art anti-aging solutions to his clients in the Boston and greater Worcester areas. His training includes a demanding 4-year Harvard residency at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston, where he honed his abilities in the complex area of face, neck and head surgery. Dr. Fechner combines extensive knowledge and skill with a sophisticated artistry that yields natural-looking outcomes tailored to each client’s unique needs.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!