PDO threads are synthetic monofilament fibres made of polydioxanone.
By dissolving gradually, the threads stimulate the synthesis of collagen, fibroblasts and angiogenesis. The skin becomes more smooth and radiant, wrinkles disappear, the face oval raises, “pores” are narrowed, sagging tissues are strengthened – skin lifting effect is achieved.
The threads are constructed of one wisp and have a uniform surface without cuppings or furrows where bacteria could grow. An advantage of the threads is very smooth passage through tissues, which eliminates structural damage during sewing. Total period of dissolution is 180 - 210 days. The threads have been used for many years, among others in plastic surgery, ophthalmology, gynaecology and general surgery. The material is atraumatic and neutral to the tissues, it does not demonstrate pyrogenic or antigenic properties.
The procedure is suitable for patients from approximately 30 years of age when the first aging symptoms appear. There is no upper age limit.
• No special preparation before treatment
• Visible effects
• High efficiency
• No cuts or scars
• Completely absorbable
• Possible to repeat procedure
• Threads are not visible or felt
The procedure does not involve pain, bleeding or swelling.
The patient may feel slight stinging, similarly to an acupuncture treatment.
Medical consultation is performed before the treatment, during which the doctor discusses in detail the principle and effects of the treatment. The procedure takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes only, depending on the number of threads used. On average, approximately 40-50 threads are needed for the face.
The treated area is anaesthetised with cream, followed by the threads being implanted in the right manner and at the right place.
There are no contraindications and the patient can resume to daily activity. Reddening at the thread introduction spots disappear 3-5 hours after the treatment.
There are no adverse effects or complications. The treatment may be performed throughout the year – sunlight is not a contraindication.
• Pregnancy and breastfeeding
• Neoplastic diseases
• Open wounds or skin lesions
• Blood coagulability disorders
• On-going anti-thrombosis treatment
The first effects are visible after 2-3 weeks, but considerable improvement appears after 2-3 months, when induction of new collagen begins.
Loose jowl / jawline definition
Visible effects after 2-3 weeks
Lift & Firm
- Eye bags
For aging skin, skin folds, sagging skin, wrinkles and frown lines, please refer to our Lift and Firm treatments.
For other skin conditions, see our Skin section