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What are PDO Threads?

Are you beginning to notice sagging skin in different areas of your face as you age? If so, you are not alone. A normal part of aging is loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, which can lead to skin laxity in the face. PDO threads can help to lift sagging skin for a more youthful appearance without downtime for a more confident you!

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a medical grade thread that is used to lift sagging and lax skin on the face for a more youthful appearance. PDO threads have been used for decades for various applications safely and easily. Thinner than a piece of human hair, these threads stimulate elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are both important for maintaining firm and healthy skin.

PDO threads can be used on many different areas of the face, including:

  • Cheeks.
  • Crow’s feet.
  • Eyebrows.
  • Jawline.
  • Jowls.
  • Marionette lines.
  • Nasolabial folds.
  • Neck.
  • Undereye area.
  • And more!

PDO threads are available in three different thread forms including:

  • Barbed threads: The unique nature of these sutures allow them to latch into tissues when implanted. This results in a noticeable lift to sagging skin, as the thread is actually physically pulling up skin for a more youthful appearance.
  • Smooth threads: Like barbed threads, these sutures also stimulate elastin and collagen synthesis. Over time, this rejuvenates areas that have deflated or creased over time, providing patients with the more youthful look they desire.
  • Twist threads: These threads are coiled and work best when inserted into facial folds or wrinkles. Collagen stimulation provides natural-looking, beautiful results over time.

Who can Benefit from PDO Threads?

Healthy adults who are looking to treat sagging in the face for a younger, rejuvenated appearance can benefit from PDO threads. A consultation is needed at our Sunnyvale, CA office in order to discuss your health history as well as your anti-aging goals to determine if this treatment is right for you. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an autoimmune disease, diabetes, or an infection in the treatment area should not receive PDO threads. To schedule a consultation, contact Skin Refine Medspa today!

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What to Expect?

During a PDO thread lift treatment, lidocaine will be injected into the entry points for the threads to ensure patient comfort. Then, the PDO threads will be skillfully introduced into the skin through a very fine needle or cannula. Overall, treatment can take 30-45 minutes to complete.

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What are the Results?

Following PDO thread lift treatment, there is little to no downtime required, though some temporary swelling and bruising may occur for the first couple of days. Patients should not receive any dental treatments for a couple of weeks following treatment, as holding the mouth open for long periods of time may affect your results. We also ask that you avoid rubbing your face as much as possible the week after treatment to ensure optimal results. Final results from a thread lift can last anywhere from 1-3 years.

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