PDO Threads

A PDO Absorbable Thread Lift is a revolutionary FDA-approved injectable treatment that can lift, tighten, and define facial contours. It is one of the most effective ways to lift any loose skin without surgery.

With little to no downtime involved in this in-office procedure, patients can instantly experience the effects of a face lift without the surgery. Absorbable threads can also be used on the body to lift and tighten sagging skin and restructure areas of concern. PDO Threads are very small strands that are made of an absorbable polydiaxanone (PDO) material that tightens and lifts skin and the skin’s soft tissues. The threads, which are either smooth or barbed depending on the areas being treated, are inserted into the surface subcutaneous layer of the skin through a cannula (and blunt hollow needle). When the needle is drawn back out of the skin, the thread stays behind. Over a time period of about four to six months, the suture material breaks down and is fully absorbed by the body. The visible, more youthful results can last from one to two years, with no scarring involved as would be with a traditional, surgical facelift.

Procedure Highlights

  • Stimulates new collagen production to lift and tighten skin
  • No cuts or incisions
  • Minimal downtime
  • A nonsurgical alternative to facial rejuvenation

PDO Threads Can Be Used Almost Anywhere, Including...

  • Eyebrows
  • Jaw
  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Fine lines around the mouth
  • Legs
  • Knees
  • Gluteus Maximus

The threads that are injected stimulate the production of collagen by producing inflammation in the skin. As the sutures degrade over the months ahead, the collagen that was produced stays behind and retains the renewed facial structure. The smoother threads are used for fine line and wrinkle smoothing. Thicker threads with a twist can more clearly define the lip border, filling in deep wrinkles and smoothing smile lines. The threads that have a barbed appearance can lift the skin for a rejuvenated appearance that looks natural.

Our highly-trained staff at RevitalyzeMD can use these techniques in combination with one another or singularly, depending upon the results you wish to accomplish. PDO threads can be combined with dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables to achieve optimal cosmetic results.

PDO threads can be combined with dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables to achieve optimal cosmetic results.

Before and After Photos

PDO Threads FAQs

Ideal PDO Thread candidates are generally healthy and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Those with sagging facial skin, or those who would like to delay the signs of aging in the brow, cheek, jowls, and neck areas are also good candidates.
There is no downtime required, though some bruising may occur. Patients can expect to see immediate results in their face, though full results take a few weeks to appear.
There are no incisions or cutting for this procedure, only injections. A topical anesthetic cream is applied to the skin of the injection site to numb and minimize any discomfort for the patient.
The PDO thread lift is a quick procedure. The length of treatment time depends on the area. Anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour.
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