Rejuvenated Skin Without Surgery
PDO threads offer a promising way to lift and tighten aging skin through a minimally invasive approach. When performed by a skilled provider, many patients see noticeable improvements without the risks of a major facelift surgery.
What are PDO Threads?
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are increasingly being used for non-surgical facelifts and skin tightening procedures. Here is an overview of how they work:
PDO threads are made of an absorbable medical suture material that has been molded into thin threads with tiny barbs or cones along their length. The threads are inserted under the skin using a long, thin needle.
Once inserted, the threads act as a scaffolding structure under the skin. The barbs anchor the threads in place so they provide lift. As they absorb over time, collagen production is stimulated which leads to gradual tightening and rejuvenation of the skin.
The procedure to insert PDO threads is minimally invasive with very small incisions compared to surgical facelifts. Local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment areas. The threads are woven across areas of the face like the brow, cheeks, jowls, and neck and tightened to create a lifting effect.
Results are visible after 2-3 weeks as the collagen rebuilding process starts. Most effects last 1-2 years as the threads are slowly absorbed. Periodic touch up procedures can maintain the results.
Why PDO Threads?
- minimal recovery time
- natural looking results
- no major surgery
- good option for mild to moderate sagging skin