One of the most exciting methods for rejuvenating the face involves the use of PDO threads. PDO, or Polydiaxanone threads, are similar to absorbable sutures. The application of PDO threads offers the possibility of lifting and tightening the face for better facial aesthetics. PDO is generally a fast, safe, and minimally invasive procedure that can dramatically improve one’s appearance.
Ideal candidates will have good skin elasticity. Those considering PDO threads should disclose any medical conditions they have to their Medspa team. Most successful candidates have a few things in common, including:
- Wanting to improve the overall look of the skin around the face
- A desire to tighten sagging skin
- Ready for cosmetic enhancement but not yet ready for a facelift
- Realistic expectations about the procedure
The procedure requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and professional expertise. Patients will first need to meet for a consultation. After proper planning, the patient will visit the office for the primary procedure. The treatment takes about one hour on average, but it can take more or less time based on individual variances. Local anesthesia is applied to enhance the comfort of the client and reduce any pain. The PDO specialist will utilize lifting threads to tighten the face and improve the facial structure through mechanical manipulation. Non-lifting threads will also be used to stimulate collagen production in the client’s facial tissue. On average two to three threads are used for each area of cosmetic enhancement.
Pain levels are minimal during the procedure. A selective inflammatory response is the desired outcome for the production of a collagen framework. After receiving PDO thread treatments, clients typically experience mild to moderate swelling and soreness. Any discomfort should dissipate in a reasonable amount of time. Patients can obtain the benefits of PDO threads with minimal downtime. Patients will want to touch base with their PDO specialist if side effects last longer than anticipated. The body absorbs the threads in four to six months.