Absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone (PDO), which 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 it within 4 to 6 months & won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
PDO Lifting Threads
Provide a lift in two ways: an immediate lift occurs when specially designed threads are inserted into the skin and as the threads dissolve over the next few months, the body naturally produces collagen with results of the lift lasting up to two years. The results are a younger, relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed look. The lifting PDO threads require no surgery, very little discomfort and because it is a non-invasive procedure, there is little or no downtime.
PDO threads work best in the jawline and for a mild cheek lift. In some cases, PDO lifting threads are best accomplished along with dermal fillers, depending on the aesthetic results you are seeking.
PDO Smooth Threads
Used to smooth wrinkled, crepey skin by replacing and adding collagen and elastin to damaged areas to restore the healthy foundation to your skin. Popular areas include, forehead, glabellar, cheeks, lower face, radial lip lines and the neck.
What Can I Expect?
PDO thread procedure can generally be performed in less than an hour. The threads are very thin threads that are inserted into the targeted facial area where lifting and smoothing is desired. The threads attach to the inside of the skin and are gently lifted to smooth the face. This begins the first phase of the PDO lift which will achieve the initial results towards eliminating sagging areas and rejuvenate your face. As the threads dissolve and the body then produces new collagen, this will further lift and smooth the treatment area with a full result in about 3-4 months.
What is the Downtime?
Once the procedure is complete, you will be given personalized aftercare instructions so you can achieve optimal results. Downtime is usually limited to a day or two (but could be longer) and for many patients, there is no downtime. Most patients experience mild localized swelling and bruising which can be covered with make-up and resolve quickly. It is recommended you do not have PDO lifting thread procedure within 2 weeks of any major event due to potential for swelling and bruising.
How Long Do Results Last?
PDO threads can last up to 1 year but is entirely dependent on a patient’s age, metabolism, lifestyle and other factors. Due to the natural aging process, facial sagging will return over time. Periodic treatment can be performed to extend the results.