PDO thread lift is an aesthetic medical procedure that uses a dissolvable suture to tighten and lift your skin. It’s a less invasive procedure than facelift surgery, which can be performed in less than 45 minutes.
Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts use a biodegradable polyester suture. PDO threads have been around and have been used in surgeries since the 1980s. They’re best suited for rejuvenating and lifting sagging skin. The presence of these sutures in your skin triggers cells in your body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen and tighten the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can PDO threads last?
PDO threads have a very long-lasting effect on your skin. The actual thread itself will be around for 4-6 months before it is absorbed by the natural process of hydrolysis. As such, it is pulling at and tightening your skin for this entire period, after which the skin stays in place and collagen continues to be produced. Overall, most patients see the results of their thread lift lasting for around 6-15 months in total. And once the effects wear off, you can schedule another treatment to maintain beautiful, youthful skin.
How painful is PDO thread lift?
Does a PDO Thread Lift hurt? PDO Thread Lifts are relatively painless compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures, requiring little recovery time. Before the procedure, the area will be numbed using local anesthesia eliminating any pain during the procedure.
Can I do PDO Threads with other treatments?
PDO thread lifts are commonly used together with other anti-aging procedures such as Botox, HIFU or Dermal Fillers to achieve optimal results and facial harmonization.
What areas can be treated with PDO Threads?
PDO thread lift can treat most parts of your face that are experiencing signs of aging. The areas around your cheeks, jaw, neck, and eyes are among the most commonly treated areas.