What are PDO Threads? They are hypodermic needles preloaded with an absorbable PDO suture. PDO stands for POLYDIOXANONE.
It is a synthetic surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (open heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. Your skin fully absorbs it within 4-6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Controlled healing: In medical terms “Selective Inflammatory Response”, it is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractional laser, Chemical peels and MicroNeedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting PDO threads we make it “heal” itself by creating collagen, naturally!
Your skin gently reacts to the inserted threads. PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4-6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it. Controlled Healing is happening underneath the skin.
Mesh or Lift?
There are two types of procedures with PDO Threads: The first one (using smooth threads) consist of creating a mesh under the skin (i.e. 2 sutures inserted vertically and 3 sutures horizontally). The mesh will serve as the foundation for our new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally, without any drastic change.
The other technique (using barbed threads) is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have “barbs”, which provide a grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, an instant skin repositioning. Just like the Smooth threads, the skin will build new collagen which will secure the lift!