Thread Lift

Dr.Burke offers thread lifting with PDO threads.  He uses  Miracu and Nova threads to help restore facial and body contours naturally, with no surgical incisions.

This  patient was treated by Dr.Burke using the “Youth Boosting Lift”, a combination of PDO threads and Bellafill to create lost volume.  This is an alternative to a traditional facelift for those not wishing to undergo a surgical procedure and are looking for a quicker recovery.

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This  patient was treated by Dr.Burke Friday March 10.  The right side of her face has just been treated and the left side is untreated,  You will see black lines on the untreated side.  These are marks  to guide placement of the PDO threads. (In this case Miracu threads).

PDO Thread Lifting tightens skin as it gently lifts and helps restore natural and more youthful facial and neck contours.

Areas that may be treated  include: eyebrow lifting; minimizing the 11’s between the eyes; lines around the lips; cheek and midface contour; jowliness; and neck bands. This same principle is also applied to restoring the decolletage area in women (who through aging, weight and hormonal changes, and sun damage look older when they wear many of today’s clothing styles).
In certain cases,  lifting threads can help gently lift other parts of the body including: the upper arms, inner thighs, lower abdomen, buttocks, and knees.

imageThis is the above patient immediately after treating the left side of her face.  It will take up to 4 months to see the final result.  The PDO threads will be reabsorbed as her  body naturally produces collagen to reverse signs of aging.

PDO (polydioxanone)  is a  synthetic absorbable ultra-thin (0.12mm) monofilament thread used in cardiovascular surgery. PDO  stimulates collagen synthesis under skin. When inserted into the skin, it acts as a “scaffold” for the skin that helps to “hold” the skin against the effects of gravity. Placement of a “mesh” of threads also shapes the face, lifting and supporting sagging structures. The threads are absorbable  in 120-180 days, leaving the skin structure created which continues to hold for up to 24 months.(this varies with your age, the condition of the skin, your health, and other factors which are discussed during your consultation).

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The thread lift increases collagen synthesis, tightens and rejuvenates skin, improve skin tone, structure and form (more youthful sharper features and V-shape silhouette).

Dr.Burke demonstrates the threadlift as treatment for the aging decolletage region. The skin has lost its color and texture, has aging and sun spots , has lost its natural volume, and become  loose.

 

 

 

Before treatment                                                                                              After treatment

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The actual procedure averages 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area. Swelling and redness sometimes occur. Bruising  is rare due to the use of special needles which were initially developed for acupuncture.  Aspirin or similar medications should be avoided prior to the procedure. There is usually minimal to no downtime. Light powder makeup can be applied prior to leaving the office. This procedure may  also be done at the same time as Botox and fillers, if needed.

The initial consultation evaluation includes digital imaging and a review of your specific needs.  Other treatments may be recommended to compliment your results  and  help achieve, and later maintain your goals.

Valerie had her thread lift one week ago and shares her experience.

This  is an interview with Ellen who just had a Thread lift (with Miracu threads) of  her upper arms to treat loose skin which did not tighten with diet and exercise.  Not wanting surgery, she elected to have threadlifting, a nonsurgical treatment option.

 

Jill had a threadlift and says she looks 10 years younger.