PDO Threads are a thread lift treatment that can improve the skin’s elasticity and collagen matrix through non-surgical techniques. This means there’s no need for a surgical procedure to lift and redefine the face.
PDO Threads use small, absorbable sutures made of polydioxanone that are commonly used in certain surgeries because the body can safely and easily absorb them. During a facial rejuvenation process, they can be threaded horizontally underneath the skin of the face or neck in a mesh or linear pattern. This jumpstarts the skin’s collagen production and healing functions, gradually repairing itself around the absorbable suture.
Most patients can benefit from PDO Threads to treat sagging, loose skin in the lower face. However, since this treatment requires a local anesthetic, patients with allergies or known reactions to numbing agents should avoid it. Certain active skin conditions may be a reason to delay a PDO Threads treatment.
Although a PDO Threads technique can be used on most areas of the face, it’s most effective when used on the lower face or neck. Since these areas can be difficult to rejuvenate without surgical techniques, the PDO Threads treatment provides an excellent alternative.
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Although some patients see results immediately, including an improvement in the skin’s shape, form, and tightness, these results can continue to improve over the course of 4-6 months, during which the sutures will be gradually absorbed. This improvement occurs as the skin continues to build collagen and repair itself.
Depending on the location of your treatment and its extensiveness, you might also benefit from injectable or skin treatments as part of a treatment plan. Be sure to discuss your options with your esthetician during your consultation, who can recommend the best treatments for your goals.
PDO Threads is a unique thread procedure that exists as a minimally-invasive alternative to a face or neck lift. However, non-surgical skin-tightening or rejuvenating procedures can sometimes be effective at lifting the sagging lower face, although they may not produce drastic results. Thus, PDO Threads is a one-of-a-kind procedure that is non-surgical but produces better results than skincare treatments.
Are PDO threads permanent?
No, the compound that makes up these threads is designed to break down in your body, which is why they’ve been in use for surgical techniques for decades.
Can you remove PDO threads?
No, once injected, PDO threads will rejuvenate the skin in the area surrounding the threads, helping to stimulate collagen production until they begin to dissolve.
Does a PDO thread lift hurt?
PDO thread lifts are generally considered painless, and we can offer a topical anesthetic to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
How long does a PDO thread lift last?
In most people, PDO threads begin dissolving at around 6 months, at which point you’ll notice a decline in the benefits you saw after first injecting them.
How often can you do PDO threads?
Depending on your recent treatments and condition of your skin, we offer PDO thread lifts once a year or more often.