Frequently asked questions
WHAT ARE PDO THREADS
PDO or Polydioxanone Threads are absorbable suture material that have been used in cardiac and pediatric surgeries for over 50 years. They are one of the safest materials to be implanted into the body.
Who is a good candidate for PDO Threads?
Usually patients from age 25-65. The results of the procedure depend on how well your body makes collagen and as you grow older, your body’s ability to make collagen decreases. PDO threads are unsuitable for patients with bleeding disorders, some auto-immune diseases, uncontrolled diabetes. Our Nurse Specialist will go over your medical history thoroughly to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure.
How long will one treatment take?
The treatment takes from 30 min to 90 min depending on the area.
How long will my results last?
Results may last up to 2 years depending on the patient and the patient’s lifestyle.
Can I get a PDO Thread Lift treatment if I am pregnant or nursing?
How does the procedure work?
PDO threads of various shapes and sizes come preloaded onto hypodermic needles or cannulas. The area to be treated is numbed by applying a topical anesthetic or Local. The threads are then inserted into the skin in a mesh like pattern. The PDO Threads trigger a “foreign body reaction” that causes special cells called Fibroblasts to get activated. These cells lay down collagen and elastin (the proteins responsible for keeping the skin youthful and firm) around the matrix. New blood vessels also form in that area. This process goes on for around 12 weeks. The PDO Threads are dissolved and removed by the body in 6-9 months, leaving the collagen matrix behind.
Will there be any bruising?
Some swelling and bruising can be expected in this procedure as the skin is punctured and penetrated multiple times with the threads. This usually resolves within a few days to weeks depending on the patient.
How many treatments do I need to see my desired results?
Usually 1 but if the wrinkles or skin damage need more correction, more treatments may be recommended. If you want to increase the fullness of your lips over time, more than 1 treatment about 6 weeks apart is recommended.
You may see some immediate subtle lifting, but results take at least 4-6 weeks. Collagen keeps building over 12 weeks so you may see continued improvement over a 12-week period