How Do PDO Threads Work?


In the world of aesthetic medicine, PDO threads have been creating waves with their remarkable ability to rejuvenate and lift sagging skin.

PDO Threads offers a minimally invasive treatment option that provides a youthful and rejuvenated appearance without having to undergo anesthesia and surgery.

In this blog post, we will delve into the intricate workings of PDO threads, exploring their mechanism, benefits, and the overall treatment process.

So, let’s unravel the magic behind PDO threads – keep reading to learn more!

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO Threads, short for Polydioxanone threads, are made from a dissolvable material commonly found in surgical sutures. They are as thin as a piece of hair, but their restorative effects are profound.

These threads are used in a PDO Thread Lift, a non-surgical procedure that works by lifting sagging skin while naturally stimulating collagen production.

There are two general types of threads that may be used in a PDO Thread Lift:

  • Lifting Threads – do exactly as their name suggests! They provide an instant lift to the skin and reduce signs of visible aging including sagging and heavy wrinkles.
  • Smooth Threads – rather than immediately lift the skin, smooth threads are designed to increase blood flow and stimulate collagen and elastin

What Happens During a PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread Lift procedure involves the insertion of several PDO threads under the surface of the skin.

Each thread is placed in a specific pattern to tighten the skin, ensure uniform collagen production, and create natural yet noticeable results.

Over time PDO threads will dissolve, kickstarting the body’s natural healing response and further increasing collagen and elastin production in the skin.

Does It Hurt?

One of the biggest concerns many have regarding a PDO Thread Lift is the level of pain that may be involved.

So let’s get real – does it hurt?

In actuality, PDO Thread LIfts are relatively painless!

A numbing cream and/or an injection of local anesthetic is typically used, making the process quick and easy. In fact, the majority of patients report being able to continue their normal activities immediately after.

Benefits of PDO Threads

Aside from their collagen-boosting effects, there are a variety of other benefits involved with a PDO Thread Lift:

  • An improvement in the texture of the skin
  • A lifted and tightened appearance – especially in the lower face, midface, under the chin, and along the jawline
  • Improved skin laxity
  • Natural and long-lasting results
  • Less invasive with less risk than surgery (no incisions, scars, anesthesia use)

PDO Thread Lifts at Luminescence Aesthetics

PDO Thread Lifts are one of the most popular procedures offered at Luminescence Aesthetics.

Before the actual procedure, our providers will start with a consultation appointment to better understand your areas of concern. They will then map out the region that will be treated with PDO Threads.

Following your appointment, you may immediately notice a subtle lift, with the full results becoming apparent in the weeks to follow.

For more information on the PDO Thread Lift procedure we offer, click here.

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