What is PDO Thread?
PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are a type of non-surgical aesthetic treatment used to lift and tighten sagging skin, stimulate collagen production, and improve overall skin texture. These threads are made from a biocompatible synthetic material called polydioxanone, which has been used in various medical applications for decades, including sutures for surgical procedures.
PDO threads are inserted into the skin using a fine needle or cannula, and they work by creating a supportive structure beneath the skin’s surface. This structure helps lift and tighten the skin, improving the appearance of areas with sagging or laxity. Additionally, the threads promote collagen synthesis around them, further enhancing skin elasticity and firmness over time.
Types of PDO Thread
Smooth Threads: These threads are used to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. They are often used for treating fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin rejuvenation.
Barbed Threads: Barbed threads have tiny hooks or barbs that allow them to anchor into the skin and provide more significant lifting effects. They are commonly used for areas with noticeable sagging, such as the jowls, neck, and brows.
PDO thread treatments are typically performed by trained medical professionals in clinical settings. The procedure is minimally invasive and generally well-tolerated by patients. Results can vary depending on factors like the type of thread used, the treated area, and individual skin responses, but improvements are usually noticeable within a few weeks and continue to develop as collagen production is stimulated.
Parameters of PDO Thread
|Thread Type||Smooth Threads / Barbed Threads|
|Needle Size||Typically 18G – 30G|
|Thread Length||Varies (typically 4cm – 12cm)|
|Thread Material||Polydioxanone (PDO)|
|Biodegradability||Threads are absorbed by the body over time|
|Treatment Areas||Face, Neck, Jawline, Chin, Brow, Body|
|Injection Technique||Thread Insertion using Needle or Cannula|
|Lifting Effect||Immediate and Progressive Over Weeks|
|Collagen Stimulation||Begins Within Weeks, Continues Over Months|
|Downtime||Minimal to Moderate|
|Expected Duration of Effects||Up to 12 – 18 Months|
|Number of Sessions||Typically 1 – 3 Sessions, Spaced Apart|
|Results||Natural-Looking Lift and Improved Skin Texture|
|Suitable Candidates||Individuals with Mild to Moderate Sagging Skin|
|Qualified Administer||Medical Professionals with Aesthetic Expertise|