PDO Sutures: The Ultimate Treatment for a Youthful and Sculpted Appearance
PDO sutures are the most popular and versatile threads—they come in several configurations, and the treatment can be tailored to address multiple issues on both the face and body. The PDO threads are like a suture version of Sculptra—they’re creating a scaffold bio-stimulatory process and are great for people with crepey skin and fine lines who want to improve their skin quality and texture. On the face, lifting-type threads can subtly lift a brow, boost the cheeks, sharpen a jawline, streamline a double chin, or tighten the neck.
What are PDO Threads
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a particular medical-grade thread thinner than hair and made of protein. Research has confirmed that PDO improves the blood flow to the area, stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen in the skin), which produces lifting and smoothing soft tissue with thread placement in the face, neck, or décolleté.
How are PDO threads used in cosmetic procedures?
PDO threads are inserted under the skin using a thin needle or cannula, which creates a temporary scaffold to support the skin and stimulate collagen production. The threads can be placed in various patterns, depending on the treated area and the desired results. PDO threads are commonly used to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face, neck, and body and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
- Stimulates collagen production to the surrounding tissue that helps with both immediate lifting and continued results even after the thread dissolves
- It is an easy and effective technique for creating a scaffold to support and tighten the sagging tissues
PDO Threads – Mid Face Lift
A beautiful and healthy face has a "V-shape." With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this "V-shape" gets lost. The idea behind the PDO threads is to either create a scaffolding to support the tissues and keep them in the "V-shape" or, where necessary, to delicately Lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the "V-shape" where it’s been lost.
PDO Threads – Jaw
The PDO Threads JAW Lift, is used to recreate the V-shape of the face. In these cases, the PDO threads are necessary to reposition the skin and create a subtle & delicate lift that will significantly enhance the general appearance of the whole face.
PDO Threads – Neck
PDO threads are an easy and effective technique for creating a scaffold to support and tighten the sagging tissues. This treatment provides a Neck lift.
PDO Threads – Nose
PDO threads are an easy and effective technique for creating a scaffold to support and tighten the sagging tissues. This treatment provides a Nose lift.
PDO Threads – “Smoothing Elevens”
Smoothing Elevens generates new collagen to eliminate forehead lines and wrinkles.
PDO Threads – NLF
The nasolabial folds (NLF) and marionette areas are treated to improve sagging skin.
PDO Threads – Eyes
PDO Threads – Eyes will provide support and tighten the sagging tissues around the eyes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any risks or side effects associated with PDO threads?
As with any cosmetic treatment, there are risks and side effects associated with PDO threads. These can include bruising, swelling, infection, and in rare cases, nerve damage. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced practitioner and following their aftercare instructions carefully.
How long do the effects of PDO thread treatments last?
The effects of PDO thread treatments can last up to 1-2 years, depending on the patient's age, skin condition and lifestyle factors. However, it is important to note that the effects will gradually fade over time, and further treatments may be needed to maintain the results.
Who is a good candidate for PDO thread treatments?
PDO thread treatments are suitable for most people who are looking to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their skin. However, it is important to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner to determine if PDO threads are right for you. Good candidates for PDO thread treatments include those who have mild to moderate skin laxity, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations.
How are PDO threads different from other cosmetic treatments?
PDO threads differ from other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox, in that they create a lifting and tightening effect, rather than simply adding volume or relaxing muscles. PDO threads also stimulate collagen production, which can help to improve the skin's texture and firmness over time.
Is there any downtime after a PDO thread treatment?
PDO thread treatments typically have minimal downtime, with most patients able to return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, which can last for a few days to a week. Practitioners may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise and massaging the treated area for a few days after the treatment to minimize these side effects.
How many PDO thread treatments are typically needed?
The number of PDO thread treatments needed varies depending on the patient's individual goals and the condition of their skin. Some patients may achieve their desired results with a single treatment, while others may require multiple treatments spaced several months apart to achieve optimal results. A qualified practitioner can assess the patient's skin and recommend a treatment plan that best suits their needs.
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