PDO Threads: the Non-Surgical Facelift


Unfortunately, the skin begins to sag, wrinkle, and fold as you age. You can undergo surgical procedures to eliminate sagging skin and wrinkles, but surgery is invasive and frightening. Dermal fillers are also great to revive aging skin, but there is a point when you may not want to receive dermal fillers. A great face and body rejuvenation procedure available without surgery is called a PDO Thread Lift, and it has some very remarkable effects. PDO improves the aging signs on your body and face, heightens your looks, and gives you back your confidence without invasive and painful surgery. PDO threads reposition underlying tissues, smooth and soften your skin, and the FDA has approved them for facelifts. In addition, PDO threads are safe, have almost immediate results, and leave no visible scars. The best part of a PDO Thread Lift? No one knows you have had a facelift done.

Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift?

PDO threads are extremely thin or polydioxanone sutures that have been shown to effectively assist with tightening and lifting the skin on your neck, body, and face without the pain and time of a traditional surgical facelift. PDO threads are an effective lifting treatment with proven benefits of:

  • Instantly lifting skin by pulling your face taut
  • Eliminating wrinkles
  • Give you an overall smoother appearance
  • Boost collagen production through neovascularization
  • Improved elasticity and texture.

What are the types of PDO Threads?

The fundamental component is polydioxanone or PDO. The threads are composed of the same material typically used in the sutures in surgeries. The thread usually takes on the shape of a rounded triangle which gives the thread its strength to lift the skin without breaking.

Polydioxanone is a bioabsorbable material that causes the threads to be naturally absorbed by the body in about six months. By using PDO threads, the tissue is kept in place through tension. This tension tightens loose skin and removes wrinkles at the same time. The pressure also triggers collagen growth, which helps tighten and revitalize skin.

Threads can be:

  • Non-absorbable or PDO thread is used to create a double-row plane of closure which is the most effective way to tighten skin. Sutures can be removed after a few days, but this type of PDO threading is more expensive.
  • Absorbable, or your body will absorb the threads after several months. There is no suture removal.
  • Biodegradable threads are a combination of non-absorbable and absorbable PDO threads. After six months, the biodegradable portion of the threads remains to hold the skin in place. These threads are made from polyglycolic acid and poly-L lactic acid.

Mono threads are smooth threads with no barbs. Mono threads are arranged into your face in a mesh-like style for a skin tightening effect. Skin tightening generally improves after collagen begins building up around the threads.

Anchoring points on the scalp or face provide the position to hold threads. Mono threads tighten the skin and are often used with other threads to be strong enough for face tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation.

Screw threads can be one or two threads intertwined around the inserting needle. Screw threads have a significant effect by providing a volume effect on the recessed area of the face. Screw threads are generally used for an overall facelift.

Cog threads are mono threads with tiny barbs that latch onto the underside of your skin. A support structure from the barbs lifts the sagging tissue. Cog threads do not need anchoring points, and collagen formation occurs around the threads and the barbs. As a result, cog threads can be effective for jawline lifting and slimming.

What results do PDO Threads Have?

These skin-lifting threads shave years off your skin and complexion without significant downtime. Then, within six months, they are entirely absorbed by your body, leaving only the lifted and contoured results that can last for up to two years. However, how long PDO Thread lifting will last depends on how you take care of your skin, the types of thread used, and your lifestyle.

You may feel a slight tugging or a needle prick on your skin during the procedure. However, your provider will use an anesthetic cream on the area where the needle will be inserted. You can also ask for numbing medication before the procedure to keep you comfortable.

The providers at Studio R in Charlottesville, VA, advise you on PDO methods and threads that will be the best option for your facelift. After you leave Studio R Aesthetics, you will look and feel your best. Contact them at https://studioraesthetics.com or call 434-260-1667 for an appointment.

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