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ABOUT PDO THREAD LIFTS
PDO (polydioxanone) thread is a type of suture that is soft and malleable and is absorbed by the body over time. A PDO Thread Lift uses these threads in the skin in a non-surgical method to reduce laxity in the skin. The results of this procedure are more subtle than that of a surgical facelift and may look more natural without the significant expense and recovery time involved with surgery.
After placement of the threads, the body responds by generating collagen at the site, providing further support, structure, and elasticity to the face. The result is a lifted, fresh, and more youthful appearance.
PDO Thread Lift Addresses Issues Such As
Crows feet, smokers lines, and smile lines
Loss of collagen and elastin
BEFORE & AFTER
Thread Lifts with PDO Max FDA Cleared Threads
The idea of using dissoluble surgical suture threads for cosmetic enhancement happened about 20 years ago. Surgeons, both general and plastic, were seeing larger amounts of collagen formation around the temporary dissolvable suture that were used to repair the body and close the skin during surgeries. Experiments were performed using the regular suture without much success. There were problems with the threads attaching to the skin and actually performing a lift and they were very thin and didn’t give must support before they could break.
At Skin & Body Refinery we have been interested in this technology for years, but we were hesitant because there were no PDO threads available that were actually FDA cleared to be used to lift the skin. PDO stands for Polydioxanone threads. They are thin, medical grade, absorbable threads with tiny barbs that lift and tighten skin that has lost its elasticity due to the normal aging process. The PDO threads are inserted under the skin using local anesthetic during an extremely comfortable procedure performed usually in under an hour. The threads are inserted below the skin where they attach to your underlying connective tissue, and with a slight pull the skin is lifted and rejuvenated.
PDO Thread Lift can be used anywhere on the body that may need lifting because of sagging skin. We perform many treatments on the face in multiple areas, but we also perform these lifts on other areas of the body such as arms, knees, buttocks, and more.
These PDO threads dissolve over the course of about 6 – 9 months. However, during the process, the body builds collagen around the dissolvable thread leaving behind a “scaffolding” network of new collagen to support your skin. We like to do a second insertion of threads around this time mark to build long lasting collagen in your skin to see long even longer lasting rejuvenation effects. The procedure will leave the skin looking and feeling much tighter and have a remarkably similar result as a minimal facelift without the recovery or concern over sedation or scarring.
What makes PDO Max Threads different that other threads?
There are competitors that offer dissolvable threads that are promoted for use as a ThreadLift. But there are many factors that set PDO Max threads in an entirely different class of device from our competitors. Unlike other PDO threads, PDO Max threads are actually FDA cleared as a thread that comes from the distributor with the thread inside the insertion cannula device. PDO Max is currently one of only two companies that have received this FDA clearance in the U.S. PDO Max has a unique designed thread that is “barbed” in a way that gives maximum attachment to the underlying connective tissue and skin with a very low failure rate.
How long does the PDO Max Thread Lift Treatment Take?
The treatment will normally take about 30 minutes to an hour per area.
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