The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). While there are many different types of thread lifts available, the PDO Thread Lift is amongst the most popular today. The threads are made in South Korea, and it is one of the most commonly performed skin lifting procedures today.
The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin, using a special needle. Once introduced, the threads produce three effects in the skin:
1. Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
2. Cellular Renewal, through collagen stimulation, and neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
3. Skin Tightening, by contracting fat tissue
About 6-12 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through simple hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial contours will remain for about 3-6 months more, due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO Thread Lift treatment causes the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial slimming effect. It’s an extremely effective treatment in improving upon dull and saggy skin.