What Are PDO Threads & How Do They Work?

Are you struggling with sagging, drooping skin, causing you to question your appearance? While a facelift may seem tempting, you might want a less invasive alternative with minimal downtime to rejuvenate your skin. That’s where PDO threads treatment comes in.

PDO threads are a non-surgical procedure that can work wonders for your skin’s appearance.

What Exactly is PDO Threads Treatment?

PDO threads treatment is a non-surgical procedure that can provide results akin to a facelift. During this treatment, dissolvable surgical sutures, known as PDO threads, lift and tighten the skin. Over time, these sutures naturally dissolve, prompting your body to generate more collagen.

How Do PDO Threads Work?

So, how do PDO threads work their magic? The process involves inserting these threads into your skin using a fine needle. Once in place, the ends of the threads are gently pulled to lift your skin. Your Raw Beauty practitioner strategically places the threads to stimulate collagen production in areas where you desire lift or volume.

While the threads offer immediate lifting, they also stimulate your body’s collagen production. Collagen, a vital protein, is responsible for replenishing the volume and elasticity of your skin. The presence of these threads triggers your body’s healing response, encouraging increased collagen production. This is crucial, as the loss of collagen is a primary reason for sagging and loss of skin elasticity.

At Raw Beauty Medical Spa in Woodland Hills, CA, we utilize NovaThreads, a premium type of PDO thread. These are high-quality, absorbable surgical sutures that ensure optimal results. There are various thread types to address specific skin concerns:

Smooth threads: Encourage collagen production.

Twist threads: Add volume to sunken areas of your face.

Barbed threads: Provide lift and support to sagging areas.

Molded threads: Stronger threads for more dramatic lifting.

Where Are PDO Threads Used?

PDO threads can address most areas of your face that have lost volume and elasticity, including:

  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck
  • Around the nose

While commonly used for facial rejuvenation, PDO threads are also suitable for other body areas, such as buttocks, knees, chest, and arms, where lifting is desired.

PDO Threads Treatment

Typically, a PDO threads treatment takes around an hour, depending on the number of threads needed. A slender instrument called a cannula inserts the threads beneath your skin, where they are gently pulled and tightened.

How Long Will PDO Results Last?

Expect the results of your PDO threads procedure to endure for a year or two and sometimes even longer. Immediate lifting and tightening can be observed right after your session. Over the following months, as your body generates more collagen, you will notice further improvement in the lift and firmness of your skin.

Although the sutures will dissolve within four to six months, the controlled healing process ensures that your enhanced, lifted skin remains for an extended period.

Is PDO Threads Treatment Right for You?

PDO thread treatment is an excellent option to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate your face without surgery. While the results may not be as dramatic as a facelift, you will notice a significant improvement in facial fullness and skin elasticity.

Individuals in their late 30s to mid-50s typically benefit most from PDO threads treatment. Still, the outcome also depends on the current condition of your skin.

Post-Treatment Expectations

After your PDO threads procedure, it’s normal to experience bruising and discomfort at the suture insertion sites for a couple of weeks. Some swelling may persist for a week or two. During this period, avoiding massaging your face, consuming large pieces of food, and engaging in strenuous exercise is advisable.

Ready to Turn Back the Clock?

Are you ready to turn back the clock and revitalize your appearance?

Contact us to schedule a consultation for PDO threads treatment in Woodland Hills, CA.

PDO Thread FAQs

What Happens During a PDO Threads Treatment?

Most PDO thread treatments last an hour or so, depending on how many threads must be inserted into your skin. A small device known as a cannula inserts the threads into your skin, where they’re pulled and tightened.

How Long Does a PDO Threads Treatment Last?

Expect the results from a PDO threads procedure to last for a year or two; sometimes, results from a PDO threads treatment are visible for a few years. You’ll notice that your face looks more lifted immediately after your PDO threads session. However, as your body produces collagen, you’ll notice additional lifting and tightening of your skin over the next few months. Your sutures will dissolve within four to six months, but thanks to the controlled healing process, your tighter, lifted skin will stick around for longer.

Who is a Good Candidate for a PDO Threads Treatment?

Individuals in their late 30s to mid-50s typically see the best results from a PDO threads treatment, but results will also vary depending on the current laxity of your skin.

What Should You Expect After Your PDO Threads Procedure?

It’s normal to experience bruising and pain for a couple of weeks at the site of your suture insertions. You may also experience swelling that lasts for a week or two. Avoid massaging your face, eating large pieces of food, and vigorous exercise for two weeks after your treatment.

A patient receiving a PDO threads treatment in Woodland Hills, CA.

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