PDO Smooth (and Twisted) Treads

PDO smooth threads are a game changer when it comes to injectable treatments that turn back the clock with a gradual yet long–lasting result – but how do they compare to anti-wrinkle injections? A treatment that involves placing smooth or twist absorbable threads underneath your skin, PDO threads stimulate and accelerate the production of your own collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This delivers long-term benefits to your skin including strengthening, tightening and plumping, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. As results appear gradually over the first few months, no-one will know you’ve had any work done, and you’ll look refreshed and feel
great for your age.

PDO Threads are non-surgical and minimally invasive. There are no incisions, and no scars are visible.

PDO threads have been successfully used in surgery since the 1980s. A medical-grade thread is inserted into the target area in thread lifts. The thread triggers collagen renewal, and helps the treatment area become plumper and younger-looking. Around 3-6 months, your body absorbs the medical-grade thread, and the body washes the threads away naturally through hydrolysis.

Once threads are inserted under your skin, your body’s healing response is triggered. Your body discovers the suture material and stimulates collagen production in the lifted areas. Collagen fills gaps in sagging skin and helps restore a youthful look to your face.

Restoring the V-Shape

Although PDO Threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline.

The lower third of the face is challenging to effectively treat with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.

A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape.” With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes .

FAQ - PDO Threads

How do they work?

PDO smooth threads involve the placement of smooth, absorbable threads underneath your skin. The threads contain polydioxanone (PDO) which is a biodegradable polymer that is slowly absorbed by your body over time. They are different to mechanical or barbed threads, which gather skin to produce a lifting action. Rather, by stimulating and accelerating your own collagen supplies, the threads provide more facial contouring and improve the quality of your skin to deliver a plumper and more youthful complexion. They can be performed as a full-face treatment or can be targeted to specific areas of the face such as brow, jawline or tear troughs, and also the neck.

Who is the ideal candidate?

PDO smooth threads are ideal for anyone looking to improve the quality, tone and texture of their skin. Treating your skin with the threads while the signs of skin laxity are still mild will thicken, hydrate and strengthen your skin, delivering a smoother, firmer appearance for longer. For this reason, it’s an excellent treatment to combine with others to support your approach to age management.

What results can I expect?

PDO smooth threads work to strengthen sagging skin, improve visible scarring and provide a natural brightness and glow that lasts for up to 12 months, leaving you looking refreshed and rejuvenated.

How do thread lifts work?

No, they’re not permanent. The threads will naturally dissolve over three to four months, and during this time, they will stimulate fresh, strong collagen. This will deliver benefits long after they are broken down by your body, with results typically lasting up to 12 months. For longer-lasting results, we recommend a series of three treatments every 12 weeks..

Are there side effects?

Yes, there is a bit of downtime involved, typically around one to two days. During this time, you may experience some swelling, redness, itching, tenderness and discoloration at the treatment area which usually resolves after a few days.

Are there side effects?

Anti-wrinkle injections are still the gold-standard treatment for quickly reducing wrinkles and fine lines, as they work to relax the muscles responsible for causing them. However, you can really maximize your results by combining anti-wrinkle with PDO smooth threads. PDO threads stimulate your own collagen, improving the overall health of your skin for a more youthful complexion.

How do PDO smooth threads differ from dermal filler injections?

Dermal filler injections work to restore volume loss and enhance your features by injecting hyaluronic acid underneath your skin. The hyaluronic acid replaces lost volume and enhances key areas of your face such as the lips and cheeks, as well as works to attract and bind water, which improves elasticity and smooths your skin. Again, this is a great complimentary treatment to PDO smooth threads, which improve your skin’s texture, tone and overall health.

Medspa Greensboro, NC

Anti-aging, Regenerative and Specialized Aesthetics: At Glow Aesthetics we provide the highest quality cosmetic and aesthetic injectables including Dysport/ Xeomin, Filler and PRP/PRF in Greensboro, NC. The providers at Glow Aesthetics also focus on helping our clients achieve ultimate skin health by utilizing proper medical grade products and integrating appropriate and evidence-based skin health procedures.

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