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What are PDO Threads?

PDO thread stands for polydioxanone thread, a synthetic absorbable surgical suture, prove to be one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. PDO threads are used to temporarily enhance the appearance of the area treated.

PDO threads can very effectively:

  • Improve the quality of the skin,
  • Redefine the contour of the face.
  • Reduce roundness.
  • Reduce wrinkles.
  • Lift sagging skin in the checks, jowls and neck.
  • Enhance the volume of the lips.
  • Stimulate collagen production.


How does the treatment work?

PDO threads help redefine facial contours and induce collagen production. Stimulation reaches full effect about 3 months after treatment, once collagen has naturally formed around the thread. A recent study by The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery shows that the thread is safely absorbed within 4-6 months, and by the month 7, the collagen present in the treated area increases by 100%. Results may last between 8 and 14 months.


 What happens during the treatment and how long does it take?

Local anesthetic is gently injected into entry points for the threads. The PRO threads are introduced using a delicate needle or a fine microcannula. You will be able to resume everyday activities in a couple of days. Great results can also be achieved by combining PDO threads with dermal fillers or neuro-modulators. Treatment time can vary between 20 and 60 minutes depending on the area being treated.