Polydiaxonone (PDO) Threads are a unique option in today’s aesthetic arena. These threads are constructed of dissolvable sutures that have been used in surgery for over 60 years. This technology was introduced to aesthetics to help build new collagen.
In aesthetics, PDO Threads are used to lift loose skin and small sections of fat to tighten jawlines, necks, the lower face, and different places on the body.
PDO threads are designed to lift the skin and hold it in place. These threads are molded to form barbs that encircle the thread to achieve such a result. These barbs are at opposing angles at either end, so the skin stays in place. These threads give excellent results in the right patient and are incredibly natural looking.
Planning placement is the most important piece of the procedure to ensure a natural result without skin buckling and for the ideal lift. All of our Shape Aesthetics + Wellness providers are thoroughly trained in threads and here to assist you in achieving the very best results. During your consultation, your provider will work with you to create a customized treatment plan.
The application of each thread is quick, with minimal discomfort under a local anesthetic. No general anesthesia is needed. There is moderate soreness and swelling in the first 48-72 hours after insertion, which improves quickly with arnica and Tylenol. Ice can also be used to improve swelling and discomfort. Additional post-care instructions are to have minimal muscle movements within the first two weeks (no excessive smiling or gesturing) as the threads may move. The threads will continue to settle for 3-4 weeks. Your Shape Aesthetics + Wellness provider will keep close contact to ensure patients are informed and supported during recovery.
As the threads are placed, it triggers your body’s new regenerative response. Over the coming months, your body builds a new network of collagen in the area. Once the thread dissolves, this new collagen network keeps your skin tight and lifted. These results can last a year or more, especially with conjunctive therapies that continue to improve skin health.
SHAPE Aesthetics + Wellness combines whole-body wellness, nutrition and aesthetics to help reveal your best health.
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