What Are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable sutures.
- Natural results
- No surgery, Minimal to no pain
- Lunchtime procedure
What exactly are PDO absorbable sutures and why use them in aesthetics?
- They are synthetic absorbable surgical sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO). These same sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
- Your skin fully absorbs them within 4 to 6 months & won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
How do they work?In medical terms “Selective Inflammatory Response” is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels & MicroNeedling). In other words, “controlled healing” of tissue that needs repair. Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting PDO threads, we make it heal itself by creating new collagen, naturally!
Your skin gently reacts to the inserted threads
- Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it.
- It’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin to reveal beautiful, rejuvenated and lifted skin!
No cuts or incisions, just injections!
PDO threads are needles that are pre-loaded with these dissolvable sutures. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, & pull the needle out. The PDO thread remains under the skin to stimulate collagen and fibroblast production, angiogenesis and provide many anti-aging benefits.
What are the benefits of PDO Threads?
- Lift up sagging skin on the neck and face, buttocks, arms and many other areas of the body
- Correct mid and lower face drooping
- Smooths prematurely aging skin
- Immediate results and additional/continued results over time
- Stimulates collagen production for a lifted effect
- Helps smooth wrinkles and decrease facial folds
What are common areas that PDO threads can be used to treat?
- Mid Face
- Lower Face
- Cheek Lift
- Neck Lift
- Lip Borders
- “Smoker’s Lines” (Peri-oral Lip Lines)
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Eyebrow Lift
- Buttock Lift
- Knee Lift
Who is a good candidate for PDO threads?
Good candidates for threads typically have noticeable sagging skin, jowls, fine lines, wrinkles, and facial folds. If you want to reduce the visible signs of aging while avoiding a surgical procedure, your are likely a good candidate for PDO threads. This procedure is an excellent choice for anyone who wants tighter skin and a more youthful contours of the face and neck.
What is recovery like after PDO threads?
You may resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. We do recommend avoiding vigorous exercise or facial massage for two weeks post procedure. It is possible to have swelling and bruising that could last up to two weeks so we recommend planning accordingly. Sleeping on your back is also recommended for four to five days after this procedure.