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PDO threads are a relatively new cosmetic treatment that recently gained immense popularity. PDO, short for polydioxanone, is a synthetic absorbable material used in various medical applications, including surgery and suturing, for over a decade. In aesthetics, PDO threads lift and tighten sagging skin and enhance facial features without invasive surgery.
Collagen and elastin are lost as we age, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. PDO threads stimulate collagen production and promote skin tightening, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. The procedure involves inserting thin, dissolvable threads under the skin, which gradually dissolve over several months, leaving behind a lifted and tightened appearance.
In this blog, we will look into the various applications of PDO threads and explore their safety profile, so you can decide whether PDO threads are right for you.
What are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are medical-grade sutures made of polydioxanone, a biodegradable polymer used in surgery for many years. These threads are inserted under the skin to stimulate collagen production, promote skin tightening, and lift sagging skin.
There are two main types of PDO threads: smooth and barbed. Smooth threads are inserted under the skin to improve skin texture and stimulate collagen production, while barbed threads lift sagging skin in areas such as the cheeks, jowls, and neck. Both threads dissolve over time, typically within six months to a year.
PDO threads work by triggering the body’s natural healing response, causing the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. The threads provide a support structure for the skin, which helps lift and tighten sagging skin. The minimally invasive procedure requires no incisions, making it a popular alternative to surgical facelifts.
What are PDO threads used for?
PDO threads are used to treat a range of cosmetic concerns.
Use to treat sagging skin on the cheeks, jowls, and neck.
PDO threads can lift and tighten sagging skin in these areas, providing a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Barbed PDO threads are typically used for this purpose, as they can provide a more significant lift than smooth threads. A more defined jawline and diminished jowls are created by inserting threads beneath the skin and pulling them taut to lift and tighten the skin.
A patient with sagging skin and jowls may undergo a PDO thread lift to improve the appearance of their face. The threads are inserted under the skin and pulled taut, lifting and tightening the skin for a youthful appearance. This procedure has shown noticeable and long-lasting results in many patients.
Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead are reduced.
If you have fine lines around your mouth, you may undergo a PDO thread treatment to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity. Smooth PDO threads are used to improve skin texture and stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in these areas. The threads are inserted under the skin and left in place to promote collagen production, which improves skin elasticity and firmness.
It adds volume to the cheeks and temples.
PDO threads add volume and definition to the cheeks and temples, providing a more youthful and sculpted appearance. The threads are inserted under the skin and pulled taut to lift and support the skin, restoring volume to areas that have lost fullness over time.
It addresses uneven skin texture and tone.
PDO threads are used to improve skin texture and tone, reducing the appearance of scars, acne marks, and other blemishes. Smooth PDO threads are inserted under the skin to promote collagen production and improve skin elasticity, creating a smoother, more even appearance.
It helps treat scarring and acne marks.
A patient with acne scarring may undergo a PDO thread treatment to promote collagen production and improve skin elasticity in the affected area. PDO threads reduce the appearance of scars and acne marks by boosting collagen production and improving skin elasticity. PDO threads are inserted under the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and resulting in smoother, more even skin over time.
PDO threads are a versatile cosmetic treatment that can address many concerns. Whether you are looking to lift and tighten sagging skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or improve skin texture and tone, PDO threads may be a suitable option for you. However, consulting with a qualified healthcare professional is essential to determine if PDO threads are the right choice for your needs.
Are PDO threads safe?
One of the most common concerns about PDO threads is their safety. While PDO threads are generally considered safe, patients should be aware of potential risks and complications associated with the procedure.
PDO threads’ most common side effects including:
- Discomfort at the insertion site.
However, these side effects are typically mild and subside within a few days to a week after the procedure.
More severe complications, such as infection, thread migration, or nerve damage, can occur in rare cases. These complications are typically associated with improper technique, inexperienced practitioners, or inadequate aftercare.
Choosing a qualified healthcare professional with experience in PDO thread treatments is essential to minimize the risk of complications. At JSJ Aesthetics, our team of experts has undergone appropriate training to ensure the safety of our patients.
Before the procedure, patients should discuss their medical history and medications with their healthcare provider to ensure that PDO threads are a safe and suitable option. After the procedure, patients should follow the aftercare instructions provided by their healthcare provider, including avoiding strenuous exercise, excessive sun exposure, and certain medications that may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising.
PDO threads have quickly become a popular and versatile treatment option for various cosmetic concerns. Whether you’re looking to lift and tighten sagging skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or restore volume and definition to the face, PDO threads offer a safe and effective solution.
Research studies have shown that PDO threads are generally safe when performed by experienced practitioners and with appropriate aftercare. So if you’re considering a PDO thread treatment, research and choose a qualified healthcare professional with experience.
With their ability to provide noticeable and long-lasting results, PDO threads are an excellent option for anyone looking to enhance their appearance and improve their confidence. So don’t let sagging skin, fine lines, and uneven skin texture hold you back! Give PDO threads a try and see the difference they can make for you. Contact us at JSJ Aesthetics today and experience our PDO thread lift treatment.