What is PDO Thread Therapy?
Modern Polydioxanone Thread therapy traces back to threads embedding therapy in acupuncture. The treatment was used to improve tissue stimulation and muscle contractions in target areas. PDO thread therapy stimulates face lifting by provoking the body’s natural healing process. Polydioxanone is a clinically tested and approved material used in medical suturing, orthopedics, and cosmetics.
Threads are implanted in the skin to tighten it. The presence of small needles in the deep layers of the skin also stimulates the natural regenerative process. During this process, the body concentrates large amounts of collagen on the healing areas. Collagen is essential because it supports growth factors that influence the health of the skin.
What Is the Procedure?
Before the threads are inserted, local anesthesia is administered. The PDO threads are then inserted in the target regions using a micro-needle or cannula. The size of the needle ranges anywhere between 21G-30G, while the threads measure anywhere between 0.05mm-0.40mm in thickness and 25mm-140mm in length. The doctor then inserts the needle into the subcutaneous level of the skin where the threads are placed. The procedure takes 45-60 minutes and you should be able to revert to your usual schedule within a few days.
Mono, Screw and Cog Threads
In recent years, more threads have been developed for thread therapy. Cog threads, for instance, induce a higher chronic inflammatory reaction than traditional monofilaments. Patients achieve more long-lasting effects with cog threads due to increased collagen production.
Which Areas Are Suitable for PDO Therapy?
- Forehead (Brow Lifting)
- Marionette lines
- Naso-labial folds
- Upper and lower cheek
Threads for Facial Contouring
PDO Thread therapy is suitable for facial contouring by lifting the skin around the neck, and cheeks and also raising eyebrows.
Threads for Skin Rejuvenation
- You can combine this procedure with micro-needling, PRP facials, and chemical peels.
- PDO threads are 100% compatible with your skin and leave no scarring.
- PDO thread therapy induces collagen production, which tightens the skin.