Made of dissolvable sutures, polydioxanone (PDO) threads are used to either lift sagging tissue using barbed threads or to soften fine lines and creases using smooth threads. These collagen-stimulators have become incredibly popular and are commonly used in combination with fillers and Botox to lift the heaviness of the skin, especially in the mid-face and lower face.
As the PDO threads dissolve naturally, the skin tissue is left with more collagen than before. It’s a powerful anti-aging procedure! Threads are used for brow lifts, to lift cheek volume, improve smile lines, define lip borders, lift jowls, and tighten the lower face and jawline.
The PDO treatment process takes about 30 minutes, and you can go about your daily tasks immediately after your appointment. The threads are naturally dissolved in the body within nine months, but the aesthetic results will last for up to two years!
Collagen is the natural component in our body that keeps our skin full of volume and looking young. But, as we get older, our body produces less and less collagen. The result? Drab, wrinkly skin.
Sculptra works to increase the skin’s volume, but not in the same way a filler works. Instead, Sculptra contains a compound called poly-L-lactic acid. This substance is able to naturally boost collagen production in your body. Instead of instant and often artificial-looking results, you get a subtle boost in volume that happens over time. It truly reverses the age of your skin from the inside out!
Most patients come in for a series of 3 Sculptra treatments. You can expect to see results develop gradually and last for more than 2 years.
Potenza™ is an FDA-cleared RF microneedling, handheld device that penetrates the dermis’ outermost layers and creates small wounds in the skin to allow topical products to penetrate deep into the dermis. In addition, the Potenza™ Radio Frequency (RF) microneedling system adds radiofrequency energy to the microneedling procedure.
RF energy is delivered through tiny needles, and the energy is pushed deep into the dermis. This energy advances skin tightening by soft-tissue coagulation. In addition, RF energy heats the underlying layers and triggers collagen and elastin production. Potenza delivers RF energy so deeply that results are produced quicker and more dramatically.