PDO (polydioxanone) threads can lift sagging skin or help smooth and prevent wrinkles. PDO threads have been used in medicine for many years, mainly in surgery. In this procedure, there are no cuts and no incisions with scalpels. Using a fine acupuncture needle, special dissolvable threads are inserted into the skin and sometimes the muscle to lift and tighten skin. As the thread is reabsorbed into your body over the next few months, your skin is thought to create collagen around the thread, boosting elasticity and skin thickness. Results for the lifting treatments are immediate and improves over the next few days and weeks as the PDO stimulates collagen formation, and can last for approximately a year. Smoothing treatments need to be done more regularly, approximately every 6-8 months to maintain results. The overall texture of the skin is improved, as it becomes thicker, tighter, and firmer. Downtime depends on what area is being treated and can last anywhere from a day or two, to up to 2 weeks for more complicated procedures.
Threads are also a great alternative to Botox/Xeomin/Dysport and dermal fillers in many cases! Read on to learn more about what can be done with threads and contact us to book your consultation with Dr. Chin to learn more today!
Triple Lift Three Vector Cheek and Jowl Lift: known as our nonsurgical facelift, this treatment can help to smooth nasolabial folds (“parenthesis”), mouth “marionette” lines, and mildly lift the jowls.
Cheek and Jowl Lift: 120 minutes.
Jaw Lift: Patients love this combined with the three vector cheek and jowl lift! This treatment can help define your jawline for a youthful looking jaw.
Jaw Lift and Definition: 90 minutes.
Upper Lip “Barcode” Wrinkles: Smooth threads can help to create a ‘scaffold’ to promote collagen and decrease wrinkles in the upper lip.
Upper Lip Line Smoothing: 50 minutes.
Lip Liner: Also known as “solid filler,” smooth threads can give definition to the lips and Cupid’s bow as a “solid filler lip liner”. The perfect alternative to injecting lip filler!
Lip Liner: 50 minutes.
Brow Lift: A combination of barbed and smooth threads can create a natural looking brow lift.
Eyebrow Lift: 80 minutes.
Cheek and Lip Lift/Contour: A series of threads can re-volumize the cheek and lift the cheek and the corner of the mouth. Another great alternative to Botox for a downturned mouth and filler for cheeks, etc!
Cheek Lift and Contour: 120 minutes.
Forehead Fix!: Wrinkle smoothing smooth threads can smooth the lines between your eyebrows and can give a subtle inner eyebrow lift. Another great alternative or complementary treatment to Botox/Dysport/Xeomin/Jeuveau!
Inner Eyebrow/Glabella Smoothing: 50 minutes.
Fine lines or pitted acne scars on cheeks: A series of smooth thread treatments can help retexturize skin over time. This is a great way to treat fine lines without filler!
Scar Treatment: 60 minutes.