How does it work?
This is an easy two-step procedure that does not require any surgical skills. No scalpel, no anesthesia (numbing cream recommended) and no downtime. The perfect recipe for happy patients!
Insert the pre-loaded needle at subdermal level.
Remove the needle. The absorbable PDO thread is now in place.
What does “PDO” mean?
PDO stands for Polydioxanone, which has been used in cardiothoracic surgery for decades! It is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months and doesn’t create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis and the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
The bad reputation of threads that were used in the past was due to the fact that they weren’t always absorbable and that there were more complications for those who didn’t have any surgical skills.
Using PDO solves that issue.
Restoring the V-Shape.
Although PDO Threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline.
The lower third of the face is challenging to effectively treat with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape.” With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts.
Luckily, the two different types of PDO Threads Techniques, respectively using SMOOTH and BARBED threads, can either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape,” or where necessary, to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.