What are PDO threads?
PDO (polydioxanone) threads have been used in surgeries since the 1980s. They’re made from a colorless polyester fiber that breaks down in your body after about 4 to 6 months. The presence of these sutures in your skin triggers cells in your body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen.
Thread lifts have been around since the 1990s, gaining popularity in Korea where they are referred to as sugar threads or sugar thread lifts. Innovations in the material used for thread lifts have led to an increase in popularity in recent years. The typical candidate for a thread lift is in their late 30s to early 50s. Many celebrities tout the low risk, high return of youthful looks thru PDO threads.
The thread retains its shape for 12 weeks is fully dissolved by 48 weeks. The type of thread can be smooth for collagen building, or barbed for pulling and tightening as well as collagen building. The thread after it dissolves maintains the desired look with resultant collagen building.
Common questions about PDO Threads:
Is PDO better than Botox?
Many of our clients love PDO Threads and wrinkle relaxers (tox) like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or Jeuveau. At Uptown Medispa, our expert nurses will define your beauty goals and preferences to devise a customized treatment plan. Tox is a phenomenal choice for those looking to treat fine lines and to prevent future wrinkles. PDO Threads may be a better choice if you have deeper wrinkles and are searching for more intense results.
Can PDO thread lift go wrong?
Thread lifts are low risk, thanks to how noninvasive they are. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift. In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin
Do PDO threads cause sagging skin?
Quite the opposite! PDO threading effectively rejuvenates the skin and combats signs of aging, especially sagging skin. The treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, boosting the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. You can expect the following benefits from the treatment: tightened, firmer skin
Do PDO threads really build collagen?
PDO threads area great way to tighten sagging skin, reduce wrinkling, and create new collagen. They are classified as “collagen stimulators” and results may be seen in only 3-4 weeks.