What are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are made of polydioxanone a biodegradable synthetic polymer with a high tensile strength and minimal tissue reactivity. PDO is a fully absorbable material that has been used for more than 30 years as a cutaneous and subcutaneous suture thread in plastic surgery, general surgery, gynecology and ophthalmology.
Polydioxanone threads meet all the requirements established by the United States pharmacopeia (USP) for surgical stitching.
What are the benefits of PDO threads in aesthetic medicine?
PDO threads are now used in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures to improve the appearance of the skin. The thread is inserted into the subdermal tissue using a small cannula or needle. Once in place, PDO threads correct static, sagging skin creating an immediate restoration of a more youthful appearance. The procedure helps to regenerate and improve the structure and texture of the skin without the need for surgery.
PDO threads have a high safety profile, complete absorption and minimal tissue reaction. Advantages of PDO thread-lifts include minimal invasiveness, short downtime, and nearly invisible scarring.
Barbed threads are used to reposition, lift and secure static, sagging skin. Smooth threads lift the skin and stimulate collagen, elastic and hyaluronic acid production. The skin becomes thicker, tighter and smoother with a more youthful appearance.
How long can PDO threads last?
PDO Threads begin to naturally dissolve after about 6 months. The effects will become more pronounced and natural over time as more collagen is stimulated. Even after the threads are completely dissolved, the skin will still stay tight in its lifted position for as long as another 12 months because of the new collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin fibers that were formed.
PDO threads INDICATIONS:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Lower eyelid bags
- Drooping and wrinkles of cheeks
- Perioral wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds and marionette folds
- Contour of the face
- Wrinkles of the neck and décolleté
- Stretch marks and scars