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PDO Smooth Threads For Anti Aging

PDO smooth threads are a type of anti aging treatment. The action of these PDO threads stimulates the production of collagen to help the skin naturally smooth and tighten gradually and naturally following treatment.

What are PDO Smooth Threads?

There are different types of PDO threads with Smooth threads becoming more popular due to their ease of application and natural esthetic results. PDO threads come in two basic groups, lifting (barbed) threads that are used to prevent sagging of skin. This is considered a form of facelift due to it's lifting properties. The other type are smooth threads that help to strengthen and tighten the skin diminishing fine wrinkles, folds, and scars.


What is PDO?

PDO stands for polydioxanone. PDO has been proven to be safe and effective to use in medicine. It has previously been used for cardiovascular surgery as well as for sutures for over 10 years. PDO is dissolvable so there is no need to remove it after application.

When used for esthetic purposes, the threads are inserted in strategic locations on the face and neck. These injections cause micro-injuries that heal over time through natural processes. The healing process acts by stimulating the production of elastin, collagen, and fibrin to complete wound healing and this creates smooths out the skin and diminishes wrinkles. Another positive includes increased blood flow to the area. The blood flow brings nutrients to revitalize the skin leading to skin rejuvenation.

What are the benefits of PDO Smooth Threads?

Your skin will become revitalized thru the actions of the PDO threads. It strengthens your skin giving you a more youthful, vibrant look. PDO Smooth Threads work great in around the eyes, hollows of the cheeks, the upper lip around the mouth, neck, or under the chin.

The threads can be used in a variety of areas. The application is quick and virtually pain-free. Little to no downtime is necessary following the procedure. An added bonus is the procedure is much more affordable than a full facelift.

PDO smooth Vs. Botox?

The two procedures are often compared to each other. However, they act in very different ways. Botox limits the movement of the facial muscles to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some patients really like how Botox smooths their face and how it can be used to slow the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Smooth threads work in a different way to boost the skin, naturally. They have the ability to smooth and tighten the skin by building collagen to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Using a combined treatment of Botox and smooth threads has become a popular esthetic treatment. The procedures can be done in comvination and can be repeated together about every 3-4 months.

What can I expect from a PDO Smooth Threads treatment?

An initial cosmetic consultation will determine what goals and desires you have for your cosmetic treatment. It will be discussed at this time what areas concern you and how to get the optimal aesthetic results. 

Once aesthetic treatment begins, the areas of injection will be cleansed thoroughly. The absorbable threads will be applied with very fine needle. This is a very quick procedure that feels like a little pinch. There is a small risk that bruising may occur.

Results will begin to appear over the course of the next month or so. This will be dependent on the bodies healing ability. Most patiemts see results within 3 or 4 weeks and the optimal results will appear at around 3-4 months.

Smooth PDO threads are a great alternative to many other more invasive esthetic procedures. 

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Teeth Whitening Options Las Vegas NV

Teeth whitening is a highly effective and safe esthetic treatment to eliminate stains and discoloration, allowing you to enjoy a whiter, brighter smile. Teeth whitening typically comes in 2 forms, at home and dentist-supervised in the office. 

Below, cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS will compare in-office whitening to at-home whitening. The pros and cons of each will also be discussed.

Understanding Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is completed in a dental office under dentist supervision. Marielaina Perrone DDS will apply a special bleaching gel to your teeth, and then the gel will be activated using a special lighting system. This process may be repeated several times to achieve the desired esthetic results. Your smile looks brighter, and stains are remarkably less noticeable immediately following a teeth whitening treatment.

Understanding At-Home Teeth Whitening

Some patients choose to complete teeth whitening at home instead of in the office. At-home teeth whitening typically involves wearing either bleaching trays that fit over the teeth or the use of drug store gel strips. The trays or strips must be worn for approximately 6-8 hours daily for about 10 to 14 days.

A major drawback of at-home teeth whitening is that the bleaching agent is less concentrated. This will cause the whitening to take longer to see the desired esthetic results, and the final cosmetic result may not be as dramatic as in-office teeth whitening.

Learn More about Your Teeth Whitening Options

To learn more about teeth whitening, please contact cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS in Henderson NV.


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If you are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS can use various dental procedures to enhance your smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments, technology, and materials continue to move forward, offering patients more options than ever to achieve the ideal smile of their dreams. Below you will read about some of the most common cosmetic dentistry in Henderson, NV.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is typically completed in one appointment. The teeth whitening procedure involves applying a specialized gel with a powerful bleaching agent to the teeth, activated by a specialized light. 

Following treatment, you may receive custom whitening trays and gel to use at home to enhance and maintain your results periodically.

Why patients choose teeth whitening:

  • Whitening is perfect for lifting stains caused by red wine, coffee, tea, smoking, and certain medications
  • Minimal discomfort (some patients will experience temporary tooth sensitivity)
  • Fast, uniform esthetic results
  • A whiter smile exhibits a healthier and more youthful smile
  • Cost-effective

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are tiny porcelain shells chemically bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. These can hide imperfections and create a more uniform-looking smile. Veneers are commonly used to hide small tooth chips or cracks, uneven tooth edges, small misalignments, stains, or discoloration that will not respond to whitening or even abnormally shaped teeth.

Veneers typically require one to two visits to design and place.

Why patients choose veneers:

  • Can quickly transform an imperfect smile into a flawless one
  • Custom shade matching to the surrounding teeth for a uniform cosmetic result
  • Conservative treatment as just a small amount of natural tooth structure is removed
  • Lasting results with the proper at-home care and dental maintenance

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is applying a tooth-colored resin using specialized light to cover tooth chips, cracks, stains, or gaps between teeth. The material can be sculpted and molded to improve the tooth’s size, shape, and spacing. It blends in seamlessly with your natural smile and is virtually undetectable.

Bonding typically takes one appointment to complete.

Why patients choose dental bonding:

  • Fast cosmetic results
  • Little tooth structure needs to be removed
  • Inexpensive compared to other esthetic treatments
  • Results last a long time

Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS Today

For more information about the cosmetic dentistry treatments available with Dr. Perrone, please contact our Henderson NV practice today.


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