What are PDO Threads?
PDO refers to polydioxanone, a polymer used in medical sutures. In a thread lift procedure, PDO threads are embedded just beneath the surface of the skin with a cannula – the same flexible tool used to inject filler. The introduction of the threads to the skin kick starts collagen production in the area which leads to increased volume and firmness over time.
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical procedure where dissolvable threads are inserted into the skin to lift and tighten sagging areas. These threads stimulate collagen production, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It’s. a popular option for those looking for a less invasive approach than a face lift. Many refer to this procedure as the lunch time mini facelift. These can also be used to create a brow lift known as the cat eye or fox eye lift.
What’s the difference between smooth threads and lifting threads?
PDO smooth threads are smaller and placed more superficially then PDO lifting threads. Smooth threads are micro collagen builders that are strategically placed to reduce fine lines, tighten skin, and improve texture including scaring. It typically takes 3-4 treatments to attain optimal results.
Common areas for PDO smooth thread placement:
- PDO lip-pop to define the lip border
- Areas with deep wrinkles or scars
- Areas of skin laxity
- Double chin
- Nasolabial folds
Results and After Care:
The effects of a PDO lifting thread procedure is visible immediately and improves over several months. Results are not permanent but can last for up to two years. PDO Smooth threads typically require treatments every 4-6 weeks with a total of 3 to 4 sessions. The results improve over several months and can last up to 2 years. Downtime is minimal with PDO thread treatments and produces even better results when combined with other volumizing procedures.