FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PDO (Polydioxanone) thread is a strong filament fibre,consisting of a few twisted solid fiber thread, which dissolves in the body tissue after a certain time (usually 6 months).
PDO material is used for more than 30 years in plastic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology, ophthalmology for cutaneous and subcutaneous stitches. These threads have high tensile strength, excellent pliability and smooth tissue passage. This material meets all the requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for surgical sutures.
PDO ultimately breaks down into water and carbon dioxide which are naturally absorbed into skin.
PDO cause a very mild reaction during absorption, minimal acute inflammatory reaction with subsequent formation of new collagen production around the thread (neo collagenesis).
The procedure is suitable for most people from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. PDO threads reverse the effects of ageing and improve the quality of skin.
If you do not want to have face lift surgery, a thread lift can be a very effective alternative. Threads are implanted into the sub-dermal skin and stimulate the production of collagen, so the skin becomes firmer and more elastic. The thread dissolves itself in 6 months but the effects lasts around 18 months.
The threads can be applied to anywhere on the face, such as neck, mid-face, cheeks, jawline, marionettes, nasolabial, upper lip, tear trough, crows feet and above brows.
Instant and long lasting results
Improves skin tone & radiance
Tightening pores by new collagen tissue
No cuts, no incisions
Easy to insert
Reduction of wrinkles
Lifting skin (by new collagen)
Treat loose sagging skin
Stimulation of Collagen Production
Promotion of local blood microcirculation
Activation of reparative process
No cuts and scars
The effect is maintained for about 18 months
The thread is completely absorbed
The procedure is repeatable
Threads are 100% safe, not visible and are not felt
Minimal side effects and rare complications
Short recovery period
The procedure is simple, safe and causes minimal discomfort and minimal downtime. Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for additional comfort. The PDO threads are then inserted under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres using needles of differing length and thickness, adapted to each treatment area, creating an immediate lifting effect. The number of threads used will vary according to the needs of each client.
As with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness and bruising may sometimes be observed, but these effects disappear within several days.
Various acute infectious diseases
Inflammation of the skin
Tendency to keloids
Bleeding tendency and some diseases of the blood (blood clotting)
Immune system disorders
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Post treatment care and advice:
Please do not touch the treated area for 4 hours after the treatment
Please avoid sleeping on the treated area for 3 nights
When a bruise does appear, please apply arnica gel several times a day (this can be purchased from any pharmacy)
Please do not plan any facial treatment for 4 weeks. You can then plan other facial treatments except for laser treatment.
Avoid strenuous exercise and warming up of your face for 2 weeks
You will be able to see a good effect as soon as you leave the clinic but it is important to keep in mind that it will take 2 weeks for collagen to start working. You will start to see even better results after 4-6 weeks post treatment.