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What Is a Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread Lift?

To begin with, PDO threads lift is a procedure that uses a dissolvable suture to tighten and lift your skin. It’s a less invasive procedure than facelift surgery and can often be perform in under 45 minutes without needing to go under a scalpel.

Again, Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts use a biodegradable polyester suture. They’re best suite for rejuvenating your skin while some newer types of thread lifts are better at lifting sagging skin.

What makes PDO threads different?

Furthermore, they are one of three types of sutures commonly use in thread lift procedures. Consequently, the other two types are made from polylactic acid (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCA).

More so, they have been around the longest of the three and have been use in surgeries since the 1980s. To add, they’re made from a colorless polyester that breaks down in your body after about 6 months.

Moreover, the presence of these sutures in your skin triggers cells in your body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen. In addition, Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity. Loss of collagen is one of the main causes of aging skin.

It can be further divide into three categories:

  • PDO mono threads. Smooth sutures that help rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen production.
  • PDO cog threads. These threads have barbs that latch into your skin like small fishhooks, to provide support and lift parts of your face.
  • PDO screw threads. Made up of one or two intertwine threads, these are use to help restore volume to sunken parts of your skin.
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