PDO threads are great adjunct therapy for acne scars, hair loss, skin laxity, sagging jowls, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, cellulite, and body contouring.
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical grade thread that is thinner than hair, made of protein. Research has confirmed that PDO relaxes tendons and muscles, whilst a foreign body reaction improves the blood flow to the area stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen in the skin).
Patients are numbed with local anesthesia for comfort to make the procedure as painless as possible.
PDO threads are absorbable suture material and depending on the type, brand, strength and techniques all determine how long threads can last, on average anywhere from 1-2 years.
In the Aesthetic world nothing is meant to replace something else. All treatments, products and devices when used correctly by a trained professional then a combination of treatments are used to achieve the desired optimal results. Combination Therapies are the best approach when it comes to nonsurgical rejuvenation.
Ideal candidates are those with mild to moderate skin laxity or those that want an extra boost/tightening as the PDO threads come in various types and treatment is customized according to each patient’s need and skin type. Smoothing threads are for almost anyone for collagen induction whereas lifting threads are to lift various areas on the face and body.
How do PDO threads work?
The PDO thread is contained in a thin, hollow cannula and inserted into the skin’s sub-dermal layers. The thread grabs at loose tissue inside the skin and is repositioned as the needle is removed, which lifts the skin tighter.
Do PDO threads build collagen?
The PDO threads remain under the skin until they eventually dissolve, spurring the body to naturally produce more collagen to tighten the skin. The threads also anchor the skin and lift it upward.