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PDO threads; an alternative to facelift



When it first came out in the late 1990s, the so-called “thread lift” (which uses surgical thread to lift sagging skin) was heralded as the gentlest and gentlest face lift, but the practice was different. The new and improved PDO threads is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), in the USA; Plus, this treatment is non-invasive, with little to no downtime, which is why it is becoming an increasingly popular way to tighten and re-suspend moderately sagging cheeks, jowls, and neck.

The new sutures are composed of polydioxanone (PDO), which has been used safely in cardiovascular surgery for years; it does not require anchoring and they are fully absorbed into the skin within six months without creating scar tissue, says New York City dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank. “Sutures, incisions and risks are much smaller than before, today they are safe treatments,” he says.

Without any incision, the procedure is performed safely because the threads are made from PDO, which is used in conventional cosmetic surgery. The aforementioned innovation has caught our attention that the face can be renewed in a rounded ara, Flaccidity: Non-surgical facelift, Improved skin texture (wrinkles, pigmentation, pores and laxity), double chin (moderate to severe), collagen augmentation Eye circles, cheeks, nasolabial folds, skin folds, nasolabial folds (moderate to severe), forehead / brow lift for droopy brows (any degree of tilt) and marionette lines (moderate to severe).

Here we would like to introduce you to the three types of PDO threads that are often used in combination with other aesthetic medicine treatments like hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin applications:

  1. Mono threads are smooth threads without barbs. Many of these types of threads are placed on the face similar to a mesh for a skin-tightening effect. Skin tightening generally improves after collagen begins to form around the threads. Treatment areas are often neck lines, sagging neck, forehead, and lower face. Typically 10-20 mono threads are inserted for each treatment area. To sustain a lift, the threads are attached to an “anchor point” on the scalp or face. Mono threads tighten the skin but without significant lifting; therefore, they have to be used with COG or speculated threads for an overall improvement in facial fit and facial rejuvenation.


  1. Screw type PDO threads are also called threaded or screw threads and can come in the form of one or two interlocking threads around the insertion needle; these screw threads have a great effect on adding volume to the sunken area of ​​the skin. Screw threads are generally used for general face lift in combination with Monolys and COG threads.


  1. COG-type or speculated PDO threads are essentially mono threads with barbs for attaching to the underside of the skin. The spikes form a support structure that lifts the hanging tissue. Unlike mono threads, COG threads do not need anchor points. Collagen formation can also occur around the threads and their barbs. Serrated threads are most effective in lifting and thinning the jaw line. The combination of these three types of PDO threads is the perfect formula for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation.