PDO Threads are made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone), a material used in medicine for many years, mainly in surgery. PDO relaxes muscles and tendons while stimulating the production of new collagen in the skin. PDO also stimulates the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, vital for creating youthful looking skin. PDO Threads are effective in facial lifting and wrinkle removal through self-stimulation of cells.
A typical treatment involves placement of the desired number of threads to treat face and neck. The threads are introduced with a needle, which is removed once the threads have been positioned. Recovery from a thread lift is quite easy. Thread lifts can be performed under local, rather than general anaesthesia, meaning that thread lift patients can drive themselves home and look after themselves immediately after having their procedure. While some patients will experience a little bit of soreness, redness and swelling after having a thread lift and therefore wish to take the rest of the day off, most can return to work immediately.