What Are PDO’s
The PDO (Polydioxanone) Thread procedure involves medical grade threads placed strategically under the skin which results in skin rejuvenation and a subtle lifting effect. The thread is slowly absorbed by the body over a period of approximately 6 months, during which it stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid within the skin.
Traditional ‘lifting style’ threads are where a single or pair of barbed / cogged threads are used to lift and anchor loose skin in an area. PDO Threads on the other hand are not barbed and multiple threads are inserted to each to create ‘scaffolding’ of collagen over time.
In surgical applications polydioxanone sutures have been used worldwide for over a decade, and have more recently become popularised for their cosmetic use, for improvement in skin firmness, quality and texture.
To ensure patient comfort, a numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure; local anaesthetic may also be administered depending on the area. Each thread is then delivered to a precise depth of the skin via a fine, hollow needle and repeated until the desired number are in place. When the needles are removed, each thread is withdrawn from inside the needle and remain within the skin.
PDO Threads are very versatile and can be used for the following areas:
- Full Face
- Under the eyes / tear troughs
- Lip definition