PDO (polydiaxanone) thread lift is an innovative procedure adding to full face restoration. In areas where lift is needed but volume is not, PDO threads are the perfect tool! These threads are designed to lift and add strength to the skin through collagenesis. PDO threads are dissolvable sutures introduced into the dermis that mechanically lift the skin, stimulates collagen production, and adds strength back where you need it the most. The threads gradually disappear through hydrolysis after 6 months; however, the collagen production will remain in place and last around 1-2 years. Below are the many ways we can use PDO threads to lift or strengthen your skin:
Full Face & Neck
Upper Cheeks, Lower Jowls, & Neck Lift
Cheek & Smile Line Lift
Cheek & Jowl Lift
These are collagen building threads only, used to strengthen skin and minimize the appearance off fine lines. Smooth threads can:
- Pop Lip borders
- Strengthen loose skin under the eyes
- Soften “Smoker’s Lines”
- Strengthen neck laxity & necklace lines
- Build collagen to the cheek accordion lines
- Minimize stretch marks
The list goes on!
Ask us about the best option for you!
PDO Threads FAQs
Threads are dissolvable sutures placed into the dermis to lift and tighten your skin. They produce collagen wherever they are placed adding to the strength over time.
Results can be seen immediate, but gradually improve over 6-8 weeks post procedure.
To improve your chances of NOT bruising, avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, prescription blood thinners, supplements like garlic, ginseng or ginkgo or anything that will potentiate a bruise.
Specific aftercare varies based on the procedure. Shari Quai will go over your individual after care instructions when she is finished with the procedure. After care instructions are usually very simple.
Swelling and bruising are very common with any injectable. Swelling can last 2-3 days and bruising can last up to 14 days. It is also common to have nerve twinges with certain movements or animation for up to two weeks post. Results can be seen either right away or may take up to 6-8 weeks.