PDO threads have rapidly become a popular minimally invasive alternative to surgical facelift and neck lift procedures. Especially thanks to celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have given rise to the emerging cat eye, V-line and snatched jawline beauty trends!
What are PDO Threads?
PDO Threads have been used for several years for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery wound closure. As a safe raw material that is completely absorbed by the body through hydrolysis, it’s used in the barbed suture to assist in minimal tissue reaction and trauma while helping to create a lifting effect in the treated areas.
The PDO Threads used at Imagen have dual FDA clearances and are the only device across the PDO Threads cosmetic industry to receive clearance for a lifting indication for nasolabial fold depth reduction. The PDO Threads can be used for the following areas for additional lift:
- Brow area
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Full-face and full-neck
What are the Benefits of PDO Threads?
This is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that does not require general anesthesia or a large incision to create a snatched facelift effect! Once placed into the skin, the thread technology anchors onto sagging skin to achieve a more youthful-looking, defined appearance.
Here’s why we love it:
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and saggy skin
- Results last up to a year
- Stimulates increased collagen growth
- Minimally invasive for faster recovery time compared to a traditional facelift
- Only PDO Thread to receive FDA Clearance for nasolabial fold depth reduction
Are the PDO Threads barbed?
There are tiny barbs strategically placed and molded all around the PDO Thread. Once the threads are placed into the skin, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin and the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a naturally youthful and defined look!
PDO Threads for Collagen Production
Not only can it improve the appearance of sagging skin, but the PDO technology can also help promote the stimulation of collagen and neovascularization, which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines and volume for a timeless rejuvenation.
With its innovative patented technology in which the barbs are press-molded and configured in a 360-degree helical pattern, this specific model of PDO Threads is regarded as the most innovative threading available for nonsurgical face/neck lifts. This revolutionary technology allows instant yet profound results while minimizing pain and discomfort.
What is recovery like for PDO Threads?
Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising or tenderness at the suture sites. This can usually be managed through over the counter medications — please refer to your provider for proper post-treatment directions. Initial discomfort is expected to dissipate within 5-10 days depending on the areas treated and the kind of thread used (smooth or lifting).