Dr. Ching is excited to offer the PDO thread lift as among the newest tools in his anti-aging arsenal. He is committed to obtaining the latest cutting-edge technology that can minimize recovery and side effects and deliver naturally luminous skincare results.

What is a PDO thread lift?

During a PDO thread lift, absorbable sutures are used to lift sunken facial contours, reduce fat, tighten the skin, and harmonize the appearance of the features. The threads themselves are made from a biodegradable compound utilized by surgeons when they seal incisions. After the threads have accomplished their goals, they are harmlessly disposed of by the body as waste. 

A PDO thread lift works to promote collagen production, smoothing lines, wrinkles, and creases. Collagen is a protein that gives youthful complexions their supple beauty and attractive glow. As we age, our natural store of collagen decreases, but treatments like the PDO thread lift can replenish it.

Where can the threads be injected?

  • Surrounding the eyes
  • Within the brows
  • Cheeks and midface
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Jawline
  • Jowls
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Neck

What are the benefits?

  • Minimally-invasive and non-surgical
  • Helps trigger collagen regeneration
  • Lifts sunken facial contours
  • Helps correct lines, wrinkles, and folds
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Long-lasting outcome (from 2-4 years)
  • Stops facial sagging before it starts
  • Little to no downtime
  • Improved satisfaction with one’s image

What are the different thread options for a PDO lift?

Barbed threads – Barbed threads are ideal for providing a non-surgical cheek lift. Results tend to be visible quickly and leave the patient feeling more confident in their facial appearance. Over time, collagen regeneration helps to fortify the complexion internally and guarantees a long-lasting transformation.

Smooth threads – Smooth threads can be placed in a crisscrossing mesh pattern, which is especially conducive to boosting collagen production. The end result is taut, youthful skin and the correction of lines, creases, folds, and wrinkles.

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Who makes an ideal candidate for a PDO thread lift?

Clients who are not yet ready for a full surgical facelift or who do not wish to submit themselves to anesthesia risks will find that the PDO thread lift is a great option for revising the facial appearance. Ideal candidates are healthy, both emotionally and physically, and they are positive and realistic in their expectations. 

What is recovery like after a PDO thread lift?

While you may see some minor swelling and bruising after your PDO lift, these side effects tend to be most noticeable to only you and your practitioner. Discomfort can be well treated with over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Arnica pills.

Results are usually visible instantly after a PDO thread lift. The skin looks more youthful and lifted, and its texture is smoother. Over time, as your supply of collagen is gradually restored, many of the most bothersome signs of aging will decline. The threads are absorbed over the course of about 9 months.

Why choose Dr. Ching?

All PDO thread lift procedures are carefully overseen by Dr. Ching, among the most trusted and meticulously detailed plastic surgeons in Honolulu and beyond. Dr. Ching is passionate about helping his clients to reclaim their best selves and, as such, tailors each treatment to address their unique requests and concerns. After honing his skills both domestically and internationally, Dr. Ching has developed a nearly peerless sense of artistry that he applies to every treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. 

Dr. Ching earned his medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He then pursued an elite plastic surgery residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been listed as among Honolulu Magazine’s Top Doctors in Hawaii since 2011. 

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