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When To Get Threads Vs Makeup – The Ultimate Comparison

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

When it comes to achieving a youthful and rejuvenated appearance, there are many options available to patients. Two popular treatments that are often used in combination are PDO thread lifting and makeup. Both can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of the face, but they work in different ways and are best used in different areas of the face.

PDO thread lift is a non-surgical treatment that uses small threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) to lift and tighten the skin. These threads are inserted under the skin using a thin needle. Once in place, they provide an immediate lifting effect, and over time, they stimulate collagen production, leading to further tightening and firming of the skin. PDO thread lifting can be used to treat a variety of areas of the face, including the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

Makeup, on the other hand, is a cosmetic treatment that is applied topically to the skin. It can be used to enhance the appearance of certain features and hide imperfections. Different types of makeup can be used for different effects, such as contouring to enhance the cheekbones, or highlighting to make the eyes look brighter. Makeup can be used to treat the entire face, but is most commonly used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

When it comes to choosing the best treatment for a specific area of the face, it’s important to consider both the goals of the patient and the skills of the practitioner. For example, PDO thread lifting is an effective treatment for sagging skin on the cheeks and jawline, but it may not be the best choice for treating wrinkles around the eyes. Makeup, on the other hand, can be used to hide wrinkles and other imperfections, but it may not be able to provide the same level of lifting and tightening as PDO thread lifting.

To help you navigate the different options available to you, we’ve created a comparison table that breaks down the best areas of the face for each treatment:

Treatment Best Areas of the Face
PDO Thread Lifting Cheeks, Jawline, Neck
Makeup Eyes, Cheeks, Lips

It’s important to note that while PDO thread lifting and makeup can be used in combination to achieve optimal results, they are not interchangeable. For example, PDO thread lifting can provide a significant lifting effect, but it can’t hide wrinkles or other imperfections the way makeup can. Similarly, makeup can enhance certain features, but it can’t provide the same level of tightening and firming as PDO thread lifting.

When it comes to PDO thread lifting, the technique used will depend on the area of the face being treated and the specific goals of the patient. For example, when treating the cheeks, the threads may be inserted in a fan-like pattern to provide an overall lifting effect. When treating the jawline, the threads may be inserted in a V-shape to lift and define the jawline. The number of threads used will also vary depending on the area of the face and the desired outcome.

One of the benefits of PDO thread lifting is that there is minimal downtime associated with the treatment. Patients may experience some mild swelling and bruising, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days. There may also be some mild discomfort, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

In terms of makeup, the technique used will depend on the specific area of the face being treated and the desired outcome. For example, when contouring the cheeks, a matte bronzer may be used to create shadows, while a shimmery highlighter may be used to create highlights. When applying eye makeup, a neutral eyeshadow may be used to create a natural look, while a bold eyeliner can be used to create a more dramatic look.

The downtime for makeup is minimal, it’s basically a non-invasive treatment.

As with any cosmetic treatment, the results of PDO thread lifting and makeup will vary depending on the individual and the specific area being treated. However, by working with an experienced practitioner who is skilled in both PDO thread lifting and makeup, you can achieve optimal results and enhance your overall appearance.

It’s important to note that certain areas of the face may be better suited to one treatment over the other. For example, the cheeks, jawline, and neck are commonly treated with PDO thread lifting to provide a lifting effect, while the eyes, cheeks, and lips are commonly treated with makeup to enhance certain features and hide imperfections.

It’s also worth mentioning that while PDO thread lifting can provide significant lifting and tightening effects, it’s not a permanent solution. The effects of the treatment typically last for about 6-12 months, after which the threads will be naturally absorbed by the body and the results will gradually fade.

For best results, it’s recommended to have touch up treatments every 6-12 months, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and skincare routine.

When it comes to choosing the best practitioner for your treatment, it’s important to find someone who is experienced and skilled in both PDO thread lifting and makeup. An experienced practitioner will be able to recommend the best treatment for your specific needs and goals, and will be able to perform the treatment with precision and skill.

In terms of the types of threads that can be used, there are a few different options available. Smooth threads, which are the most commonly used, provide a subtle lifting effect and are best for treating fine lines and wrinkles. Barbed threads, on the other hand, have small hooks or barbs that provide a more dramatic lifting effect and are best for treating sagging skin.

References:

  1. S.A. Al-Attar, N. Al-Niaimi, A.S. Al-Amri (2017) PDO threads: a review of the current literature and practical implications, Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 6:2, 61-67, DOI: 10.12968/jaun.2017.6.2.61
  2. R.J. Rohrich, P.P. Adams, J.P. Waldorf (2010) The evolution of thread lifts, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 125:2, 581-586, DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181c9b6e4
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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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