PDO Threads

As we age, our faces and necks start to show visible signs of aging in the form of saggy and wrinkled skin. PDO thread lift is a non-surgical alternative to get a facelift!

Many people make this personal decision to get a rhytidectomy, which is known – in simple terms – as a surgical facelift. To make this decision, one would have to weigh the pros and cons of going under the knife. There have been many documented complications and potential risk factors for it like numbness, infection, nerve injury, persistent swelling and pain, and even permanent hair loss at the site of incision. 

Doesn’t seem like the treatment for you? Opt for our non-surgical PDO threads!

pdo threads side viewWhat are PDO threads?

A new form of non-surgical facelift has been introduced among aesthetic clinics, known as a PDO thread lift. PDO stands for Polydioxanone, which is a biodegradable suture used in this procedure. 

There are many other kinds of threads as well, but the PDO thread is specifically best suited for skin rejuvenation. This polystyrene suture is injected in your skin, which is a relief as this procedure is non-invasive, and this helps in triggering the collagen producing cells in your body. Once the collagen production is stimulated, the PDO thread dissolves on its own into your skin in a few months.

Are there any variations in PDO threads?

PDO threads that are smooth, are commonly known as PDO mono threads, and they are responsible for the increased production of collagen, which eventually rejuvenates your skin. 

  • To provide a lift, or support to parts of your skin, PDO cog threads are used. These are technically barbed threads that hook themselves onto your skin. 
  • To help restore deep or sunken parts of your face, like the cheek bones, PDO threads made of intertwined threads are used. These are called PDO screw threads.
  • PLA (polylactic acid) and PCA (polycaprolactone) are two, relatively newer types of threads for non-surgical facelift. While PDO threads help rejuvenate the skin, PLA and PCA help to lift it up. Even though these threads last longer than PDO, they are not FDA approved. Moreover, PDO threads have been in use since the last decade, producing efficient results and satisfied clients.

How is the procedure done?

Before the procedure date, you would be expected to have avoided tobacco and alcohol for at least 5 days. Any medication that risks bleeding or bruising, for instance blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, green tea, omega-3 fatty acids are also not supposed to be in your system. 

The day you have your procedure, your doctor will explain how the process will be done, and what you need to do for your recovery period. Once you’re clear, calm, and confident, the procedure will begin, which generally looks like this:

  • The first step will be to disinfect your face, using alcohol, and a local anesthetic is injected in your skin, to numb that area out.
  • Next, a small incision is made at the site of the face lift. This is going to allow a device known as a cannula to fit into the small incision.
  • The thread will be attached to that area, and the cannula is pulled out.
  •  After making sure that the thread is in its place firmly, the leftover thread is cut.
  • After a short while, you would be able to go home.

Why are PDO threads better than surgical facelifts?

PDO thread lift has a benefit that its recovery is minimal; there could be a chance of some swelling for a day or two but that is completely normal. Your routine will be back on track almost right away! 

As compared to the surgical facelifts, PDO threads have a much lower risk of complications, bruising, scarring, or bleeding. Moreover, the facelift effect is immediate with the PDO thread procedure. These threads can take up to 2 years (or more) to dissolve, depending upon how young the skin is prior to the procedure.

When it comes to keeping our skin youthful, it’s so much better to opt for a safe, risk-free beauty procedure that gives you an instant result and leaves you feeling timeless. Ready to get your beautiful skin lifted? Schedule an appointment NOW!