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How Can PDO Threads Improve Your Appearance?

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Sagging skin and sunken facial features can make you look older than you are. Luckily, PDO threads have made it possible to treat them without having to go under the knife.

PDO (polydioxanone) threads are dissolvable sutures that are placed under the skin to give it a subtle, immediate lift and also to promote natural collagen production as the body gradually absorbs the sutures. The procedure is known as a PDO thread lift and often results in skin that looks and feels firmer and smoother each day for months.

Here are some of the benefits that PDO threads can bring about for your skin.

Provide An Instant Lift

During the procedure, the threads are positioned and then pulled to tighten and lift up mildly sagging skin. Some threads even have barbs or cones that provide a firm grip over the tissues and can result in a better lifting effect.

Promote Collagen Production

PDO threads gradually dissolve within six months and are absorbed by the body. During that period, they trigger a healing response that boosts collagen production in the skin. As a result, the newly formed collagen provides a lift that keeps improving each day for months.

Reduce The Appearance of Fine Lines

PDO thread lifts can be used to minimize the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles since it stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. It can also produce a significant improvement in the appearance of deep facial wrinkles such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds, etc.

What Makes A PDO Thread Lift Better Than Other Lifting Treatments?

  • Unlike a surgical facelift, a PDO thread lift uses dissolvable sutures made of polydioxanone, a polysaccharide (i.e., sugar), that dissolves gradually over a period of 6 months. And since they’re a non-surgical treatment, PDO threads require minimal downtime.

  • Surgical procedures such as a full facelift or mini facelift are more invasive and have higher risks of bleeding, bruising, and scarring. PDO thread lifts, on the other hand, involve far less risks and require significantly less downtime, making it one of the safest procedures.

  • PDO threads are safer as compared to nylon sutures used in thread lifts in the past. PDO threads dissolve gradually and are absorbed by the body, so there is much less risk of infection.

  • A PDO thread lift is often referred to as a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because it can be performed in as little as 30 minutes with little to no downtime, so you can get it done during your lunch break and carry on with the rest of your day.

To conclude, PDO threads can improve the appearance of mildly sagging skin in a safe, painless, and effective way- but only if administered by a well-trained provider.

At VIKARA Esthetics, Miami, FL, you can rest assured that we will provide you with the best experience when it comes to PDO thread lifts so that you get optimal results.

Give us a call now and book your appointment!


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