Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical grade thread that is thinner than hair, made of protein. Research has confirmed that PDO relaxes tendons and muscles, whilst a foreign body reaction improves the blood flow to the area stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen in the skin).
Because PDO threads stimulate collagen production, the results from your lift will last long after the threads dissolve. Most patients report their results lasting between 12-24 months, and you can always go back for additional treatment to maintain your results for even longer. PDO Threads are used in biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery and are fully absorbed within 4 to 6 months. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis and the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
PDO therapy is an effective non-invasive treatment for anyone looking to improve the appearance of sagging skin. As shown above, the results can be extremely impressive, but as with any non-surgical cosmetic treatment, complications can arise if carried out by an untrained practitioner.