Polydioxanone (PDO) is a fully absorbable suture that has been used for more than 20 years in orthopedics, surgery, plastic surgery and ophthalmology. PDO Threads have a high safety profile, complete absorption and minimal tissue reaction. PDO Max FDA cleared-in-cannula PDO threads are especially designed to anchor the sagging skin and lift it upwards while also stimulating collagen and elastin production.
PDO threads use small needles to insert thinner-than-hair, absorbable threads under the skin. No need for big incisions or invasive procedures.
Once underneath the skin, a trained Provider will navigate the thread into position. The needle is then removed, leaving the thread engaged, which will re-approximate the tissue, and over time stimulate collagen growth.
Minor inflammation and bruising may occur in the first few days, but this usually resolves after a week. The PDO threads dissolve after six to nine months, but their effects can last up to two years, thanks to the production of collagen.
Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are thinner-than-hair medical grade absorbable threads that lift and tighten sagging skin tissues. These threads are implanted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using small needles or cannulas. Once the threads are inserted, the skin looks rejuvenated, filled and lifted.
There is minor discomfort during the procedure, however, an injectable numbing agent will be applied to the area being treated to minimize any pain and maximize patient comfort. Every patient is different and may experience twinges of discomfort and some tenderness after the anesthetic has worn off. This is normal and will resolve within the next two weeks.
If a PDO thread lifting procedure isn’t done by a professional, it may result in thread protrusion and puckering of the skin. These happen when the PDO threads aren’t properly implanted. This is why we offer such an extensive training program for our practitioners.
Since PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is quick. Most people who get this procedure done return to their normal activities after a day. Minor inflammation and bruising may occur in the first few days, but they usually resolve after two weeks.
The PDO threads dissolve after six to nine months, but their effects can last up to two years, thanks to the production of collagen.