What are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are hypodermic needles preloaded with an absorbable PDO suture. PDO stands for polydioxanone. It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open heart-surgery). It’s one of the safest materials to be planted in the body.
Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and wont leave you with any scar tissue.
How Does PDO Thread Treatment Work?
1. Controlled Healing:
In medical terms “selective inflammatory response” is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractional laser, chemical peels and microneedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting PDO threads we make it “heal” itself by creating new collagen, naturally!
Your skin gently reacts to the inserted threads.
Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it.
It’s “controlled” healing happening underneath the skin!
2. Mesh or Lift
There are two types of procedures with PDO threads:
Smooth threads consists of creating a mesh under the the skin (ie 2 sutures inserted vertically & 3 sutures horizontally). Sort of like a #hashtag, or a net. This mesh will serve as the foundation for our new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally, without and drastic change.
The other technique (using barbed threads) is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, creating an instant skin repositioning. Just like with the Smooth threads, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift!
Restoring The V-Shape
A beautiful and healthy face has a V-shape. With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this V-shape diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the threads and barbed threads is the either create scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the V-shape or three necessary to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the V-shape where it has been lost.
Best Procedure For Neck & Jawline
Although PDO Threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with Botox or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.
“No pain & no discomfort whatsoever. I can see an improvement right away, it was instant gratification & I’m very pleased with the results.”
“I feel very confident & very comfortable. Completely painless.”
“Minimally painful & went by quicker than I thought. I like that I can instantly go in & I can see the results. I don’t have to wait for things to happen in the course of time.”
For more information about PDO Threads, or to schedule a non-invasive lunchtime appointment, contact Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa.