Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical grade thread that is thinner than hair, made of protein. Research has confirmed that PDO relaxes tendons and muscles, whilst a foreign body reaction improves the blood flow to the area stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen in the skin). It also stimulates elastin and hyaluronic acid, both substances are key to maintaining firm, youthful looking skin.
A tiny entry is made and the threads are inserted via a cannula. Once the threads are in place, the body produces new collagen around the thread.
PDO thread are suitable for both men and women who are experiencing mild sagging, loose or excess skin. If you are looking for a minimally invasive, relatively comfortable treatment that can help restore your natural facial structure and tighten the skin then this could be a great solution.
Thread results often vary from patient to patient, but typically last from 12-18 months. It is possible to have the treatment again once the previous threads are fully dissolved.
Threads used are made from polydioxanone, a biodegradable material used for medical stitches which dissolves naturally within the body. The threads are generally fully dissolved 9 months following your treatment, while they help stimulate collagen production