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 causes kick starts collagen production in the area which leads to increased volume and firmness over time.
PDO threads have a high safety profile, complete absorption and minimal tissue reaction. The PDO thread generates tensing fibrosis in the surrounding tissue. The risk for scarring is absent when inserted correctly.
The effects of a thread lift are visible immediately and improve over several months. Results are not permanent but can last for up to two years. Downtime is minimal with PDO thread treatment and produces even better results when combined with other volumizing procedures.
PDO SMOOTH THREADS
Smooth thread are used for immediate structure, skin rejuvenation, improving texture, skin tightening, stimulating neocollagenesis for long term collagen production.
The number of thread depends on desired result and location. Usually they are used in the loose skin around the mouth or chin, or to fill and plum chees and nasolabial folds. They can also be used to line the lips.
PDO LIFTING THREADS
Lifting PDO thread is used to lift tissue and stimulate neocollagenesis to improve skin texture and firmness.
Usually 4-8 threads are used at time. They are usually used in the jowels and chin area to pull back the skin and give a firmer, tighter profile. They can also be used above the eyebrow for a lifted, more arched brow.