PDO smooth threads are a type of anti aging treatment. The action of these PDO threads stimulates the production of collagen to help the skin naturally smooth and tighten gradually and naturally following treatment.
What are PDO Smooth Threads?
There are different types of PDO threads with Smooth threads becoming more popular due to their ease of application and natural esthetic results. PDO threads come in two basic groups, lifting (barbed) threads that are used to prevent sagging of skin. This is considered a form of facelift due to it's lifting properties. The other type are smooth threads that help to strengthen and tighten the skin diminishing fine wrinkles, folds, and scars.
What is PDO?
PDO stands for polydioxanone. PDO has been proven to be safe and effective to use in medicine. It has previously been used for cardiovascular surgery as well as for sutures for over 10 years. PDO is dissolvable so there is no need to remove it after application.
When used for esthetic purposes, the threads are inserted in strategic locations on the face and neck. These injections cause micro-injuries that heal over time through natural processes. The healing process acts by stimulating the production of elastin, collagen, and fibrin to complete wound healing and this creates smooths out the skin and diminishes wrinkles. Another positive includes increased blood flow to the area. The blood flow brings nutrients to revitalize the skin leading to skin rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of PDO Smooth Threads?
Your skin will become revitalized thru the actions of the PDO threads. It strengthens your skin giving you a more youthful, vibrant look. PDO Smooth Threads work great in around the eyes, hollows of the cheeks, the upper lip around the mouth, neck, or under the chin.
The threads can be used in a variety of areas. The application is quick and virtually pain-free. Little to no downtime is necessary following the procedure. An added bonus is the procedure is much more affordable than a full facelift.
PDO smooth Vs. Botox?
The two procedures are often compared to each other. However, they act in very different ways. Botox limits the movement of the facial muscles to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some patients really like how Botox smooths their face and how it can be used to slow the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Smooth threads work in a different way to boost the skin, naturally. They have the ability to smooth and tighten the skin by building collagen to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
Using a combined treatment of Botox and smooth threads has become a popular esthetic treatment. The procedures can be done in comvination and can be repeated together about every 3-4 months.
What can I expect from a PDO Smooth Threads treatment?
An initial cosmetic consultation will determine what goals and desires you have for your cosmetic treatment. It will be discussed at this time what areas concern you and how to get the optimal aesthetic results.
Once aesthetic treatment begins, the areas of injection will be cleansed thoroughly. The absorbable threads will be applied with very fine needle. This is a very quick procedure that feels like a little pinch. There is a small risk that bruising may occur.
Results will begin to appear over the course of the next month or so. This will be dependent on the bodies healing ability. Most patiemts see results within 3 or 4 weeks and the optimal results will appear at around 3-4 months.
Smooth PDO threads are a great alternative to many other more invasive esthetic procedures.