PDO Threads are a minimally invasive procedure using dissolvable non-allergenic threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO).
PDO Threads are injected into the skin, and sometimes the muscle, to tighten skin and are broken down naturally by the body over time. PDO Thread treatments are designed to rejuvenate, regenerate, and improve face and body structure.
PDO Threads have a powerful dual effect. The first is to give immediate tightening and lifting of the skin. The second is to stimulate your body’s own ability to generate Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
Collagen is a protein responsible for the tension and firmness of skin.
Elastin is responsible for skin firmness and elasticity.
HA causes skin to re-hydrate. Stimulating HA growth results in improved skin moisture and the reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
However, it is important to emphasize that results can vary depending on the skin type, age of the patient, treated area and possible previous treatments in the same area.
It should be noted that PDO Thread treatment is not a replacement for surgical procedures and existing facial asymmetry may not be completely rectified.
Follow up review consultations are recommended after 1 month, 2 months and 3 months time post procedure. Ensuring regular follow ups after a PDO Thread treatment can contribute to prolonging the effect of the initial treatment. Follow up consultations are included in the price of the threads.
Although PDO treatments are fully absorbable and degrade into carbon dioxide and water, its injection under the skin may in very rare cases provoke undesired reactions such as hematoma, necrosis, temporary numbness, thread protrusion, facial nerve trauma, granulomas and facial asymmetry.
After treatment with PDO Threads certain short duration reactions of can occur. Common and expected reactions include skin redness, tenderness and swelling or pain in the treated area. These common reactions may last from 3 – 14 days. It is recommended that you review the PDO Thread After Care Card for further information on what to expect from your treatment.