PDO (polydioxanone) threads are utilized to help stimulate collagen to promote smoother and tighter skin. Threads have been utilized in medicine for decades. They are placed in the tissue and slowly dissolve over several months in order to stimulate your own body’s collagen and elastin to help create strength. The effect can last up to two years and can be repeated as needed.
Smooth threads are utilized for facial revitalization. They stimulate collagen to help promote smoothing and tightening of the skin and help with the elasticity and texture of the skin as well. Smooth threads can be utilized in the neck to help improve neck lines and to tighten the crepiness that occurs as we age. They can also be used in the décolletage to improve wrinkles and creases. They are one of my favorite treatments to place in the abdomen especially for women that have had children and have loose skin that they want tightened especially if they are not necessarily candidates for surgery.
Twisted threads are used to improve deeper wrinkles like the lines between our brows (glabella), the nasolabial folds, and the lines around the mouth. They can also be utilized to create a crisper border in the lip and create more of a lip flip as well.
Barbed threads help to reposition and lift the skin. They provide instant firmness and tightening of the skin. Barbed threads can be utilized on the body to help lift areas that are prone to gravity: such as on the knees, breasts, buttocks and arms. Most patients receive Barbed threads in their cheeks and jawline to help lift the skin to help with sagging and jowls. Barbed threads can also be placed in the eyebrows to create a non-surgical eyebrow lift. They can also be utilized in the nose to help lift and elevate the nasal tip. Barbed threads are a great bridge between fillers and plastic surgery.
Treatment time: 30-60 minutes
Pain: Mild discomfort