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Giovanna McCarthy’s Vision: Empowering Med Spas with PDO Max Innovations

PDO Max is a leading company in the aesthetics industry, known for their commitment to developing and delivering state-of-the-art skincare solutions.

With a focus on PDO (Polydioxanone) technology, PDO Max has revolutionized the way we approach skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments.

Their flagship products, PDO Max Threads and the recently launched PDO Max AfterGlo, have garnered attention from med spa professionals and clients alike for their remarkable ability to lift, tighten, and revitalize the skin.

Giovanna McCarthy, the owner and founder of PDO Max, emphasizes the company’s commitment to delivering results-driven products that benefit both providers and clients:

“As anybody that knows me and how I grew the company, that’s really what it’s about. I expect the provider to be making money; it shouldn’t be just me as a company.

And I expect that if they’re charging, we’re getting results. I would never have brought the product to market if I didn’t believe that the results were there.”


PDO Max Threads are innovative medical-grade threads made from Polydioxanone, a biocompatible and absorbable material that has been widely used in surgical sutures for decades.

These threads are inserted into the skin using a fine needle, creating a supportive matrix that lifts and tightens sagging skin.

PDO Max Threads also have the ability to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.

As we age, our body’s natural production of these proteins decreases, leading to sagging, wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity. By inducing collagen and elastin synthesis, PDO Max Threads help to restore a more youthful, lifted appearance to the skin.


PDO Max AfterGlo is a revolutionary skincare serum that combines the power of PDO (Polydioxanone) powder and hyaluronic acid (HA).

The hyaluronic acid component of the serum is a powerful humectant that attracts and retains moisture in the skin, providing instant hydration and plumping effects.

Meanwhile, the micronized PDO powder stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, the two essential proteins responsible for maintaining skin firmness, elasticity, and youthful appearance.

As the PDO powder gradually absorbs into the skin, it continues to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, leading to long-term skin rejuvenation benefits.

Giovanna McCarthy explains the unique properties of PDO and how it inspired her to develop PDO Max AfterGlo:

“PDO is hydrophilic, so it’s very similar to HA; it brings moisture to the skin. But PDO is also a very big collagen and elastin inducer, so that’s really the magic of this PDO-HA.

It’s something that I really wanted to bring to market in the last six years after seeing smooth PDO threads.”

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One of the most remarkable aspects of PDO Max AfterGlo is its versatility in application.

This innovative serum can be used in conjunction with a variety of skincare treatments, enhancing their effects and providing superior results.

PDO Max AfterGlo can be applied topically after microneedling or micro-channeling treatments, allowing the powerful combination of PDO powder and hyaluronic acid to penetrate deep into the skin for maximum benefits.

Giovanna emphasizes the serum’s versatility, stating:

“If you’re doing microneedling or you’re doing RF microneedling, you’re going to apply it right after they’ve had that treatment done, and the skin absorbs it.

Or you’re going to microneedle it in. Some people even do it after IPL; they take a 0.25 microneedle and apply it.”

By offering PDO Max AfterGlo as an add-on or as part of a comprehensive skincare package, med spas can differentiate themselves from competitors and provide their clients with a truly transformative skincare experience.


Incorporating PDO Max AfterGlo into treatment plans not only benefits clients but also offers a significant return on investment (ROI) for med spas.

As Giovanna points out:

“The ROI on it is incredible because one vial is $125, so it’s $250 for a box of two. And you get a minimum of two treatments out of the one vial, so you’re talking $62.50 for a treatment.

And high-end spas are getting a $450 add-on, and our middle-of-the-road spas are getting that $350. And your estheticians are getting about $250. So, it really is a great ROI, and it’s not taking you any more time.”

The serum’s affordable cost per treatment and its potential for high markup make it a financially lucrative addition to any med spa’s service menu.


The true measure of any skincare product lies in its ability to deliver visible, transformative results. PDO Max AfterGlo has quickly gained a reputation for its remarkable effectiveness in rejuvenating the skin and achieving a more youthful, radiant complexion.

Giovanna shares her excitement about the overwhelmingly positive feedback she has received:

“The people who have been using it, the reviews have been incredible. I love it. I love it. People who are using it have reordered quite a few times. It really is a differentiator. When people use it once, they are completely sold on it.”

She also highlights the serum’s remarkable effectiveness, particularly for mature and dehydrated skin:

“It really is great for older, dehydrated skin. It’s great for everybody, but the results that you see on older, dehydrated skin are WOW results.

Because, and I’ve been in the industry 30 years, I haven’t seen a product that gives you results this fast and this noticeable.”

Many med spa professionals have reported that their clients are thrilled with the immediate and long-lasting effects of PDO Max AfterGlo, with some even preferring it over more traditional treatments like PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy.

The combination of glowing client reviews, visible results, and the backing of industry experts like Giovanna McCarthy has solidified PDO Max AfterGlo’s position as a game-changing skincare product that delivers on its promises.

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