WHAT ARE PDO THREADS?
Sagging, thinning skin and deepening wrinkles are an inevitable sign of increasing age. If you aren’t thrilled about a softening jawline, pronounced smile lines, or sunken cheeks but aren’t interested in surgery, PDO threads offer a minimally invasive alternative that lifts, sculpts, and rejuvenates with little to no downtime.
Biodegradable sutures are inserted under the skin, anchoring sagging skin in place for a naturally youthful appearance. The PDO threads also stimulate collagen production and improve blood flow to the treated area, improving the skin’s tone and firmness. Whether you’re looking for a more subtle effect than a traditional facelift or want to avoid the risk, expense, and recovery of surgery, PDO threads can revitalize your look with instantly beautiful results.
PDO stands for polydioxanone, a complex sugar that naturally breaks down into carbon dioxide and water in the body. It has been used as suture material in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years and is FDA-approved for use in thread lifts.
On average, you can expect the procedure to take about an hour, although it can range from 45 to 90 minutes depending on the areas your procedure addresses. We can give you a more precise estimate based on your individual treatment plan.
You’ll be able to see immediate results after your PDO procedure. Results can last up to one year.
Yes, absolutely. A thread lift can be effectively combined with other treatments such as laser resurfacing, PRP, Botox, and dermal fillers. We’re happy to consult with you on the right plan to address your individual skin concerns.
Recovery is normally very quick—the procedure is done under local anesthesia, and while you may experience a bit of redness, swelling, and/or soreness, you can return to your normal routine right away.
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