The Polydioxanone Thread Lift (PDO) and smoothing procedure uses absorbable surgical sutures placed into the subdermal layer of the skin to stimulate collagen production. The result is increased firmness and elasticity of the skin to the treated area(s). Once the threads are placed, they are absorbed by the body and replaced by collagen. Patients see continuous improvement in their skin texture and tone after the threads have been fully absorbed. The treatment lasts between one to two years and does not require general anesthesia.The PDO Thread Lift procedure can be used to improve the appearance of the brow, midface, jawline, neck, arms, thighs, and buttocks.
Who is a candidate for PDO Thread Lift? - This treatment is ideal for patients who experience moderate sagging. We recommend patients who are in their 30s or older.
When will I see results? – Results are seen immediately after the procedure. The area(s) treated will be firm and tighter. As the threads absorb over time, the threads will stimulate collagen while they are being broken down.
Is there downtime? – There is no down time. Patients may resume normal activity the next day. It is possible that minor side effects may occur such as bruising, swelling, tenderness, and numbness which will resolve over a few weeks after the procedure.
Pre + Post Care
We will supply you with an oral antibiotic Amoxicillin 500 mg to take one hour before the procedure and for 7 additional days to reduce the chance of infection.
We may also recommend an oral antihistamine to reduce any swelling prior to treatment. Aspirin prescribed for a medical indication should not be terminated.
However, bruising is more likely. Arnica tablets taken from about 5 days pre-treatment may be beneficial in reducing swelling after the treatment. We advise you to stop taking all blood thinning medications.
Apply SPF 30+ and avoid direct sunlight and tanning machines to prevent hyperpigmentation
Gently wash the treated areas on the same day but do not rub or massage the face for 2 weeks
Do not open mouth too wide for 3-4 weeks and avoid dental treatments to prevent breakage of threads
A stinging or pulling pain or discomfort is normal. Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medication because inflammation is necessary to initiate new collagen
Avoid alcohol and anti-coagulant medicine (aspirin, unless prescribed for medical indications for 7 days)
Avoid blood thinners for 7 days
Avoid sauna use
Avoid physical exercise for 7 days
Avoid Radio Frequency, laser, IPL treatments
Possible complications may include infection, swelling, bruising, and protrusion.
Combination with other procedures after 7 days include PRP, microneedling, and dermal fillers