Beautiful young woman getting polydioxanone thread lifting at beauty salon.

PDO Threads: A Non-Surgical Facelift

Pure Bliss Med Spa Cosmetic, Face

Are you looking for a facelift without an invasive surgical procedure? A PDO Thread Lift is the optimal treatment to lift and tighten the skin, preventing premature aging. PDO threads are designed to improve the look of sagging tissue while building collagen and volume leaving you refreshed and renewed.

PDO threads are absorbable sutures made of polydioxanone, a biodegradable and biocompatible material. During a thread lift, temporary absorbable sutures are placed under the skin using a cannula to deliver threads into the underlying tissue. The threads are multidirectional bard sutures which fix under the skin and creates tension that lifts the skin and tissue. Threads create anchors to pull the skin back giving you a taunt appearance and decreasing skin laxity. Threads anchor onto the soft tissue and can be manipulated to give the maximum lift. Meanwhile the treatment will provide ongoing rejuvenation of the skin tissue long after the procedure by increasing collagen production.

As the threads absorb underneath the skin they stimulate collagen production over time which creates volume. Collagen gives strength and structure to the skin allowing the skin to be volumized and supple. Collagen helps support “growth factors” in our skin and improves the overall health and condition of the skin. Collagen strengthens the skin and greatly influences the condition of our skin. As we age our body naturally produces less collagen causing thinning skin, less underlying tissue and support.  This leads to skin laxity, drooping skin, as well as lines and wrinkles. Treating skin laxity early on is ideal for long term skin health and anti-aging. Results can be seen immediately and will improve over time as your body enters a natural self-healing mode increasing your collagen production.

The actual PDO threads treatment elicits little to no pain after pretreating the area with lidocaine injections. Thread lifts are a minimally invasive procedure and dissolve over 4-6 months. The lifting affects last approximately one year or longer. There is little to no side effects with this treatment and studies show that PDO threads rarely trigger an allergic reaction. There is low risk for complications considering that the threads absorb over time, and results are temporary.

PDO threads is a great treatment on its own but can also be paired with other procedures. Doing PDO threads in combination with dermal filler or botox will add instant volume in addition to decreasing lines and wrinkles. The best candidates for the treatment are women and men in their late 20s to early 60s. Multiple treatments may yield better results depending on the age group. Pure Bliss Med Spa is staffed with a certified and trained nurse practitioner who specializes in PDO threads as well as other injectable procedures. Contact us for a free consultation to determine if PDO threads is right for you.