Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery offers microneedling and PDO thread lift treatments to increase collagen levels in the skin and reduce signs of aging and skin damage for men and women in Jacksonville, Ponte Verde, and St. Augustine, Florida. Although the treatments have the same goal, they work in different ways.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment. First, we apply a topical cream to numb your skin before the procedure. Microneedling is performed manually with a tool that is designed with a series of very small needles. The tool is gently applied to the skin to create the micro-channels or tiny holes. This allows the stimulation of collagen and elastin to heal the skin and produce gradual improvements over time. Microneedling can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to promote faster results. PRP is applied to the area once the micro-channels are created.
What Happens After Microneedling?
After your microneedling treatment, your skin may have a light pink color for the first day or two and there may be some minor swelling or tenderness for 24 hours. After 2-4 weeks, results are noticeable. Collagen continues to develop, with results lasting four to six months. There is minimal downtime, and often the treatment can be done during a lunch break.
What is the PDO Thread Lift?
Unlike microneedling, a PDO thread lift gives you an immediate “lift” that softens wrinkles. First, you will be given local anesthesia in the treatment area to help you remain comfortable. The PolyDioxanOne (PDO) suture is inserted into an acupuncture needle, which is then injected under the skin. The technique is similar to getting stitches for a wound, but the length of sutures under the skin is longer. Over time, the sutures are absorbed by the skin, which creates new collagen around it, producing a smoother, tighter facial appearance.
What Happens After the PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift can cause some minor swelling or tenderness for 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Additionally, this procedure can be done on a lunch break and requires zero downtime. Patients will notice a roughly 30% improvement right after the treatment as well as increased collagen production for up to six months.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling and PDO Thread Lift?
- Little to no downtime
- No incisions or scarring
- Stimulates natural collagen production to firm skin and soften wrinkles
How Do Treatments with Microneedling or PDO Thread Lift Provide Anti-Aging Benefits?
Microneedling and PDO thread lift treatments work by stimulating collagen production in the skin. These help with a variety of concerns, such as lines, wrinkles, superficial scars, age spots and much more.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling or PDO Thread Lift?
Most men and women who want to reduce lines and wrinkles are good candidates for microneedling or PDO thread lift treatments. Microneedling may be the best option if you have other concerns, such as age spots, acne scars, large pores, and other issues on the skin’s surface.
How Much Does Microneedling and PDO Thread Lift Cost in Jacksonville, FL?
The cost of our microneedling and PDO thread lift treatments is discussed during your consultation once we determine an appropriate plan for your goals. For your convenience, we accept several forms of payment and offer financing options.
As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing solely in facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional results that last. For more information about microneedling and PDO thread lift treatments or to schedule a consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Avondale, Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.