As we age, our skin changes. It becomes thinner and looser. And then there is the reality of gravity, helping to pull everything down…

The main culprit of this problem is collagen. Or more accurately, lack of collagen. Collagen is the protein in our skin that gives our skin that youthful, vibrant texture. But as we age, we lose collagen. Over time, this decrease in collagen causes our skin to stretch and droop, then causing the excess, loose skin and fine lines and wrinkles.

So, what can we do? Must we just live with it?


Historically, surgeons have performed face lifts for folks who were unhappy with the effect that the passing of time has had on their looks. And facelifts work – they remove excess skin and tighten what is left. But a facelift is expensive; it’s an invasive surgery; and the downtime, and recovery time are substantial.

Thank goodness, there is now a better way.

We cannot stop time; and aging is inevitable. BUT you do not just have to live with it. In fact, there are a multitude of procedures and treatments available right here in San Ramon, at BlossomMD Med Spa, specifically targeted at fighting these signs of aging.

And, at BlossomMD, we specialize in a procedure called PDO Thread Lift.

Let’s Compare PDO Thread Lift to Surgical Facelift

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The “PDO” stands for Polydioxanone. PDO threads are special medical grade, biodegradable, surgical thread that is finer than hair and made of protein. In fact, there are the same threads that have been used successfully in medical surgeries for many, many years.

How does it work?

PDO threads come in several varieties which can be used to attain lifting, texture and volume, depending on which type is used.

And the best part of PDO threads is that when they are used to lift sagging skin, and fill in lines and wrinkles with volume, they also naturally increase your own body’s production of the all essential, above-mentioned, collagen.

So, beyond the instant lift or tightening you can expect when you choose this procedure, you can also expect ongoing rejuvenation of your skin, due to the increased production of your own naturally occurring collagen.

What does the procedure involve?

Typically, a local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area, then thin threads are inserted into the skin in the targeted area. The threads are then pulled strategically, to lift, tighten and smooth the skin as desired. The threads are then knotted together and secured in place, creating an immediate improvement in the appearance of the targeted area.

Is it painful? How long will my recovery be?

The PDO procedure is also relatively painless. Both because of the anesthetic and because it is not an invasive procedure. Most clients report little to no discomfort. As with any procedure there can be some temporary bruising, swelling and / or redness for a few days after treatment. Beyond the initial lifting / tightening, further results can be expected within 4-6 weeks. And results have been reported lasting up to a year or more!

Book your free consultation now with our highly skilled and trained professional Medical Beauty Providers at BlossomMD in San Ramon.

Because at BlossomMD we specialize in PDO Thread Lift and we specialize in bringing you confidence and comfort in the way you look and feel. Because we know, when you are happy with how your outside looks, it frees you up to let your inside shine its brightest.

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