A (PDO) Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure. PDO threads are inserted via sharp or blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin under local anesthetic.
PDO Thread Lift is a treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads are put into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin:
- Skin lifting through mechanical effects
- Cellular renewal, through collagen stimulation, and neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
- Skin tightening, by contracting fat tissue
PDO thread is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
After inserting the needle or cannula, the doctor simply removes the needle or cannula resulting in the thread being left inside the skin without anchorage or knots. By inserting thin, dissolvable PDO threads under the skin, the procedure immediately lifts and anchors sagging skin and fat to reverse the effects of aging. In addition, the threads rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production.
Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue. PDO threads might be used for face lift, neck area and décolleté area.