PDO Threads is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone (PDO). PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery), and is one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
What does it feel like?
Small cannulas are used to insert the threads under the skin. The treatment usually is about 30 minutes and we have our patients come to numb 15 minutes before their appointment to minimize any discomfort that may be caused from the treatment
How does it work?
In medical terms "Selective Inflammatory Response", it is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels & MicroNeedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting threads we make it ‘heal’ itself by creating new collagen, naturally! Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it. It’s "controlled healing" happening underneath the skin!
When will I see the results?
The results for threads take up to 6 months to be visible. Because the threads create a controlled wound, it takes the body time to heal and produce the collagen. Most patients are able to see their results 5-6 months after the initial treatment.