PDO Threads


An Anti-Aging Solution to Lift and Tighten Skin

Looking for the ultimate non-surgical facelift? Aging backwards is a major goal in the aesthetic world. Whether you are looking for a youthful and rejuvenated look or just general improvement to skin integrity, PDO threads can achieve lifting and tightening to areas of the face and body. For some PDO thread candidates the goal is to lift and couture the skin, others may need improvement in skin elasticity and sagging. PDO Threads have become the answer to many facial contouring and anti-aging concerns as this procedure repositions tissue and corrects some of the signs of aging.

Want to discuss if PDO could be the right solution for you? Book your consultation today at Atlanta’s premier med spa.

What Are PDO Threads?

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are medical grade threads made of a synthetic fiber. PDO threads come as barb threads and smooth threads. Bard threads latch to the underlying tissue and reposition it by lift sagging or loose tissue. A PDO thread lift procedure is a treatment which uses the absorbable barb thread sutures to tighten and lift the skin holding it in place.

PDO threads help rejuvenate areas of the face and body without surgery, does not require sedation, and has minimal downtime. Smooth threads are another form of PDO threads that do not have a barb design. These small threads are smooth and placed under the skin to build collagen in that area. This improves skin integrity and gives volume to the area treated. Both smooth threads and barb threads stimulate natural collagen in the areas they are inserted.

They provide several benefits including:

  • Instantly lift and tightens skin
  • Builds lasting collagen known as neocollagenesis and adds volume.
  • Improves skin texture and wrinkles in areas of the face and body by cellular renewal

What Is the Procedure for PDO Threads?

On the day of your procedure, your provider will conduct a full consultation and discuss the treatment, potential complications, alternative treatment options, as well as give you advice about your recovery. The area being treated will then be numbed and disinfected. Once you are fully aestheticized, a tiny entry point will be made using a needle and the threads will be injected using a blunt tip cannula. The threads will then be cut, tied off, and secured under the skin. The incision area will heal and be unnoticeable in just a few short days. There is no post op or recovery time needed at the clinic, so you would be able to go home shortly after the procedure.

What To Expect

PDO Threads recovery time is minimal. Some swelling and bruising is expected within the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure but you are able to continue most of your regularly scheduled activities. Things you will want to avoid 1-2 weeks directly after your procedure include:

  • rubbing your face to avoid accidentally dislodging the thread
  • pursing your lips
  • any form of smoking
  • drinking through a straw (for the first several weeks)
  • anything that can cause sweating (i.e.. intense exercise and saunas)
  • sleeping on your side

We suggest sleeping with your head propped on a to avoid accidentally rolling onto your face during the middle of the night.

How to Prepare

This is no preparation required for the PDO Thread procedure other than a consultation and appointment. A few things you should avoid a few days before and after treatment include:

  • Alcohol
  • Aspirin
  • Vitamin E
  • High-intensity workouts
  • Steam rooms and saunas
  • Omega fish oil supplements
  • Green Tea or Green Tea Extract
Medical spa professional showing candidate how PDO Threads can help

Who Is a Good Candidate for PDO Threads?

PDO Threads are best suited for an individual with slightly sagging skin, relaxed elasticity, unwanted lines, or wrinkles wanting an extra boost/lift. This procedure does not work well in areas where there is excessive sagging or fat. But it is also best to speak with our nurse practitioner to make sure that you are the right candidate for the procedure.

It’s also important to note that this treatment starts at $1000. A consultation is recommended to get exact pricing on PDO threads.

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    Areas That Can Be Treated With PDO

    PDO threads are not limited to just one area. It is always good to ask your health professional if you are a good candidate. But just so you know these are the areas we are able to treatment:

    PDO threads can be used on various parts of the body, some of the most common areas are the face and neck region including:

    • Eyes
    • Crows Feet
    • Under eyes
    • Forehead
    • Lips
    • Cheeks
    • Neck
    • Jawline
    • Nasolabial folds
    • Marionette lines

    Although PDO threads may not be as drastic a facelift surgery, the results as absolutely amazing and are commonly used together with other anti-aging procedures we offer, such as Botox, dermal fillers, microneedling or PRP.

    Pricing starts at $700+ for smooth threads and $1200+ for barb or lifting threads.

    Interested in rejuvenating your face with PDO threads? Book your consultation today at Pure Bliss Med Spa in Atlanta.