PDO (polydioxanone) when used as a cosmetic treatment results in an instantaneous lifting of the skin, shrinks fat tissue so the skin tightens instantly, promotes collagen production and neovascularization to renew the skin at the cellular level.
All of this works together to give patients improved skin texture, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and more elastic skin.
Before the treatment begins, the specialist will apply a topical anesthetic agent and local anesthetic to the treatment area. The needle used during this treatment is quite fine avoiding any pain. However, the patient would be provided with anesthesia to ensure that it does not feel any discomfort during the treatment.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the treatment begins. The PDO threads are inserted through blunt-tipped needles, called cannulas or sharp-tipped needles. Once inserted into the appropriate layer of skin, they act as anchors as the skin is lifted upward.
A PDO thread lift lies on the uniqueness of the skin type and the aesthetic goals. Depending on the area you wish to treat, you may receive three or four carefully placed barbed threads. Different threads are used depending on the lifting degrees, skin tightening and cellular rejuvenation.
The majority of our patients achieve satisfactory results after a single treatment. After six to nine months of their first session, the patient returns and according to the progress the specialist can determine if it needs a follow-up treatment.
After that, the patient should not need another treatment for three years!
PDO threads can be applied anywhere on the face without risk and with outstanding results.
The duration depends on several factors, including the threads’ thickness and quality, as well as, the body’s metabolic rate. A number of the outcomes, such as skin tightening and some of the contouring effects, are visible immediately after treatment. In fact, your skin may look tighter when you finish treatment than it does a week later.
The final results of your PDO thread lift will be noticed within one to two months, although it depends a lot on the individual’s age. The age is one of the main factors in how quickly your body produces new-healthy collagen.