What are PDO Smooth Threads?
Smooth threads are becoming much more popular. PDO threads come in two basic groups, lifting or barbed threads that create a form of facelift that prevents sagging. The other group is smooth threads that help to strengthen the skin.
What is PDO?
PDO references polydioxanone. This is a synthetic, absorbable, monofilament suture that is safe to use in medical procedures. It has been used for cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery for more than a decade. Its main use has been for wound closure. Since it is dissolvable, when used as a suture it doesn’t need to be removed.
When used cosmetically, the threads are inserted in strategic locations and cause micro-injuries that the skin needs to heal. The healing process stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and fibrin to heal the wound and this creates smoother and younger-looking skin. These also increase blood flow to the skin, giving it the nutrients it needs.
What are the benefits of PDO Smooth Threads?
This will give your skin a boost. It strengthens your skin giving you a more vibrant look. PDO Smooth Threads work great in the areas that are starting to look tired, like around the eyes, hollows of the cheeks, the upper lip around the mouth, or under the chin. The threads are placed under the skin and stimulate the skin to start tightening and smoothing the skin.
The threads are very versatile. They can be used in many areas, easily. There are quick and pain-free and require no downtime when the procedure is completed. They are also much less expensive than a traditional facelift.
How do smooth threads compare to Botox?
PDO Smooth threads often get compared to Botox. Botox limits the movement of muscles to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox essentially freezes the muscles for a period of time. Some people like how Botox creates a smoother look and how it can be used to slow the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Smooth threads work to boost the skin, naturally. They smoothen and tighten the skin by building collagen and other structural proteins to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Using Botox and smooth threads in combination has become very popular. They can be done together and can be repeated at the same interval, about every 3-4 months. Botox halts the movement of muscles to minimize lines and wrinkles while the smooth threads also smooth fine lines, but also plump the skin. These two work very well together.
Talk with one of our specialists to find out how this can work for you.
What can I expect from a PDO Smooth Threads treatment?
The treatment will start with a consolation to determine what goals you have for your cosmetic treatment. The specialist will discuss with you what areas are of concern and how to get the result you are looking for. They will determine how many threads you will need to reach your desired result.
The next step is to clean the area that will be treated, followed by inserting the absorbable threads with a very fine needle. This is a very quick procedure that feels like a little pinch. There is a small risk that bruising may occur and is often prevented by following the pre-treatment instructions. Results will take some time to appear. This will depend on your body’s natural healing ability. Most people will see results within 4 weeks and the optimal results will appear at around 3-4 months.
This is a great alternative to many other procedures. It is minimally invasive with little or no pain and no downtime. For more information, please call for an appointment or use our online booking system. We are here to assist you to reach your beauty goals.