Treatment Highlight – PDO Threads

Treatment Highlight – PDO Threads

The goal of a PDO thread lift is to reposition facial and neck tissues to restore and rejuvenate youthful proportions and appearances to the face.

Concern Areas

– Jowls

– Fine lines and Wrinkles

– Nasolabial Folds

– Facial skin laxity

– Eye brow lift

– Crows feet and Tear Troughs

About the Procedure

Thread lifts have become a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift. The effects from a thread lift will be temporary, improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be seen gradually as the procedure stimulates natural collagen production. PDO sutures are the material used for thread lifts.

PDO, stands for polydioxanone, it is an absorbent polymer that is flexible and durable for minimally invasive thread lifts. There are three main textures of PDO sutures: mono and screw threads. Mono threads are singular, smooth sutures that are anchored to the face that provide a small lift to the face. Screw threads have 1-2 intertwined threads which provide volume to the treated area. For patients who only desire skin tightening and rejuvenation, mono threads may be sufficient. Patients who desire more lifting and volume will better benefit from textured screw threads.

Before treatment, the patient’s skin will be thoroughly anaesthetised. Multiple threads can be inserted through the same point in the skin. PDO threads are attached to a cannula. The cannula is pushed through the tissue beneath the skin, the thread is released and the cannula removed. This process is repeated until the desired lift has been achieved. Recovery is minimal after a PDO thread lift procedure. Most patients are able to resume normal activity Immediately with slight bruising that is coverable.