Absorbable PDO Threads
PDO Thread stands for polydioxanone thread, a synthetic absorbable surgical suture, proven to be one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. PDO threads are used to temporarily enhance the appearance of the treated area. They can redefine and contour the face, reduce roundness, reduce wrinkles, and lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls and neck. PDO threads stimulate collagen production in the treated area and absorb into the skin over time.
- Forehead (brow lift)
- Upper and lower cheeks
- Nasolabial folds
- Smoker’s lines
- Marionette lines
Local anaesthetic is gently injected into entry points for the threads. The PDO threads are introduced using a delicate needle or a fine microcannula. Treatment time can vary between 20 minutes and 60 minutes depending on the area treated. Great results can also be achieved by combining PDO threads with dermal fillers or neuro-modulators.
Your results will be immediate, and last typically around a year and a half. Results will continue to improve as collagen builds around the area within the first three months. This gives continued lifting and tightening.
Patients typically experience some temporary swelling and soreness around the treated areas. You will be able to resume everyday activities in a couple of days. It is advised that patients avoid any strenuous lifting or physical activity for 10 days post treatment. Light exercise such as a treadmill or bike can be done.