PDO threads offer the chance to refine facial contouring by lifting areas where sagging has developed. In the hands of an experienced practitioner like Jane Huang, RN, of PLSTK in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York City, PDO threads deliver outstanding results. Book your visit online or by phone today to get started.
PDO threads are made of biodegradable polyester called polydioxanone. This substance is formed into long, thread-like sutures.
PDO threads have been used in medical settings since the 1980s. They offered surgeons a means of securing internal tissues with suture materials that would slowly dissolve over time without creating internal damage.
The type of PDO threads used in medical aesthetics treatments include several options. Some PDO threads are smooth, while others have barbs or twists to create different attachments.
PDO threads create an immediate lifting effect. They’re placed in areas of the face where sagging has developed, including the jawline, cheeks, neck, and beneath the eyes.
While patients enjoy the immediate improvements created by PDO threads, some of the best outcomes develop slowly, months after the initial procedure. Your body responds to PDO thread insertion with a strong healing reaction, creating new collagen in the treatment areas.
This collagen works to smooth and tighten skin, creating additional improvements in the treatment area. This new tissue remains in place over time, just like the rest of your natural tissue types.
Research shows that PDO threads can create results that last anywhere from one to nine years. Younger patients tend to see longer-lasting results than older patients, but everyone can benefit from PDO thread treatment.
On the day of your procedure, your practitioner carefully disinfects the surface of your skin in the treatment area. A quick injection of local anesthetic reduces sensation in the area.
A needle enters your skin and places the PDO thread into position. The thread is contained in a small piece of tubing called a cannula, which is removed as soon as the PDO thread is secured in place. Any excess thread material is trimmed away.
Some swelling and bruising is to be expected for a couple of days after your PDO thread procedure. It’s important to avoid anything that places pressure on your face for a couple of weeks as your body adjusts. Consider using pillows to prevent you from sleeping on your side and avoid rubbing your face, drinking through straws, or pursing your lips.
If you’d like more information about how PDO threads might fit into your aesthetic treatment goals, book a visit online or over the phone at your earliest convenience.