PDO (polydioxanone) threads are a type of minimally invasive cosmetic treatment used to lift and tighten sagging skin. The threads are made of a biodegradable material that has been used in surgical sutures for many years.
During the procedure, the PDO threads are inserted, by a trained licensed provider, into the skin using a thin, hollow needle. The threads are then pulled tight to lift and tighten the skin. The threads can also stimulate collagen production, which can further improve skin texture and tone.
PDO threads can be used to lift and tighten various areas of the face, including the eyebrows, cheeks, jowls, and neck. The procedure typically takes about an hour to perform and is performed under local anesthesia.
After the procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these side effects typically subside within a few days. The effects of PDO threads can last for several months to up to a year, depending on the individual and the type of thread used.
PDO threads are considered a safe and effective alternative to more invasive surgical procedures, such as facelifts, for individuals who have mild to moderate skin laxity. However, as with any cosmetic treatment, it may not be suitable for everyone, and patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if PDO threads are the right option for them.