PDO Thread Lift and How to Choose The Right One. Did you know you can reduce the appearance of loose and saggy skin without surgery? That’s right! There’s an affordable, minimally invasive, quick procedure that will make you look years younger.

This innovative cosmetic facial treatment method is known as a PDO thread lift, and it reduces sagginess in your eyebrows, cheeks, jowls, jawline, and neck. It can also repair acne scars, strengthen and fill in crepiness, or reshape the bridge of your nose. 

PDO threads are surgical threads made from a dissolvable material called Polydioxanone. Doctors have used PDO threads to perform various cardiothoracic surgical procedures for many years now. After about 4-6 months, your body absorbs the Polydioxanone, which makes it safe to use. The best part is – no scar tissue. 

The Treatment

Before your PDO Thread lift, your practitioner will apply a local anesthetic to eliminate pain. While you wait for your treatment areas to become numb, your practitioner will place the PDO threads inside a hypodermic cannula, or needle. Then she’ll insert the cannula into the lower layers of your skin, release the filaments in the treatment areas, and remove the cannula, or needle. 

There’s a Variety of PDO Threads

There is more than one type of thread available for this procedure. Each thread offers a specific result, and your doctor will help you choose the most effective style for your desired results.

Smooth Threads

Smooth threads form a horizontal or verticle mesh (or net) in the deep layers of your skin. Once your skin heals with the smooth threads in place, they’ll stimulate your natural collagen production. 

For example, your practitioner could place two vertical threads and one horizontal thread so you’ll have full coverage in two different directions. 

Over time, as your body produces new collagen, your skin will gradually become firmer, tighter, and thicker.  

Barbed or Molded Threads


Another type of PDO thread is the barbed filament. It might sound a bit scary to place barbs beneath your skin, but these filaments work like magic.  

The threads’ barbs tightly grip the deeper layers of your skin, so your skin’s surface appears firmer and younger. The barbs pull and reposition your skin to tighten it and eliminate sagging.

Remember– this facelift is minimally invasive and non-surgical. You’ll have no marks or scars, and there’s no downtime, other than caution with sleeping positions. You can leave your doctor’s office on the same day. 

Initially, your body produces a selective inflammatory response to both the barbed or smooth threads, and that’s the beginning of your skin’s healing process.

Then, your body increases collagen production around the PDO threads to further reinforce the lift’s tightness. Depending on your skin’s condition, it may take several treatments to achieve the results you want. 

As scaffolding allows workers to access a building, PDO threads create a structure under your skin, which helps your skin rebuild and heals itself. 

Once the filaments dissolve, your deep skin tissue is repaired and healed.  So, your healed skin maintains a new position without the threads.

By the time the PDO threads dissolve, your underlying skin has already healed itself. Surgeons use PDO threads to close surface wounds for this same reason. You’ll see an immediate lifting and firming effect, and your results will continue to increase over the next six months.

You must find a certified cosmetic practitioner to perform your PDO thread lift procedure to avoid any adverse side effects. 

Although the threads are beneficial to your appearance, they can also be harmful if they are not administered correctly. 

If you use a reputable practitioner, you’ll receive the full benefits of the PDO thread treatment. The procedure is affordable, and it avoids the pain and invasiveness of a surgical facelift.