As a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Dr. Warner is trained and certified to administer multiple types of skin rejuvenation treatments, such as botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, radiofrequency (RF) energy, and electrical muscle stimulations (EMS).
These therapies can smooth, shrink, tighten, volumize, &/or define your tissues to give you a youthful & healthy appearance.
See the bottom of our SERVICES page for more information on these treatments, or click the link below to learn more about face and body contouring!
Solid Fillers/PDO THREADS:
Dr. Warner is excited to offer SOLID FILLERS!!! PDO (polydioxanone) Smoothing Threads are small, absorbable surgical threads placed under the skin to clear up scars, define the border on your lips, & get rid of lines & wrinkles where Botox or fillers can’t be used/haven’t been successful. As the threads dissolve, they stimulate natural collagen, elastin, & fibrin production to improve skin texture & elasticity, resulting in smoother, plumper, more youthful-looking skin!
These protein threads are thinner than a strand of hair and are guided through the treatment area with a fine needle and cannula. Treatments are performed every 4-6 weeks for a total of 3-5 treatment sessions when targeting a specific area, or until results are achieved.
PDO smooth threads can be used in many areas of the face as a substitute for, or complement to, Botox & dermal fillers. As with Botox and filler treatments, it is a quick & virtually painless treatment, with minor bruising &/or swelling and little to no downtime. The size of the area and depth of the defect determine how many threads and the number of treatments will be needed.
How are PDO threads different from Botox or fillers?:
•Botox is a chemical that acts to halt muscle contractions, which smooths only the lines & wrinkles made by movement (crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, etc). It takes about 2 weeks to see full results and lasts around 3-4 months.
•Fillers are hyaluronic acid “gels” that act to plump and restore fullness to areas that have lost volume or have deep creases not caused by muscle movement (lips, cheeks, smile lines, etc). Filler results are immediate and can last anywhere from 4-24 months, depending on the type of filler used and where in the face it is inserted.
•Threads are tiny medical-grade sutures that bring blood flow to the area to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, starting the neocollagenesis process which boosts and support the skin. They are great for acne scars, crepey skin, & deep lines on the forehead, brows, or between the eyes that Botox/fillers can’t erase. Results are not immediate, as it takes time for the suture to dissolve and your body’s natural healing mechanism to work. You usually start to see results after 4 weeks, with optimal results after a full treatment cycle at around 3-5 months.
While it sounds like a scary procedure, PDO threads have been around for nearly 50 years and are extremely safe. They are used in all areas of medicine including oral surgery and pediatric cardiology (baby hearts!). This FDA-approved treatment is just another way to keep you looking younger for longer, without the need for surgery. Dr. Warner is excited to be able to offer this advanced cosmetic procedure.
***COMING SOON: PDO LIFTING THREADS!!!