What are Smooth PDO Threads?
PDO stands for polydioxanone – a complex sugar, with a track record in safety. It’s been used for over a decade as a raw material in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure. It is an absorbable thread that is thinner than a strand of hair and made of protein
Smooth threads are a skin booster. They tighten and smooth the skin helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and build collagen and other structural proteins in the skin.
They are carefully and strategically injected below the skin to act like a microinjury in the skin so that the body can respond by adding structural proteins (i.e., collagen, elastin, fibrin), which results in smoother, plumper, more youthful looking skin.
How Can I Maximize the Benefits?
Combination therapy with Botox and smooth threads is very popular. They both can be injected every 3-4 months, but they are injected into different layers of tissue. Botox is injected into the muscle to halt movement minimizing lines/wrinkle formation, whereas smooth threads are injected in the sub dermis layer to smooth fine lines and plump the skin. They work extremely well together to treat frown lines (“11’s”), crow’s feet, the lines around the mouth, and many other areas of the face and body.
What Is The Treatment Like?
The treatment consists of cleaning the treatment area and inserting one-inch absorbable surgical PDO threads with a very fine needle into the treatment areas. It is a quick procedure; smooth threads take on average about 6-8 seconds per thread. It feels like a little pinch when the smooth threads are inserted and placed in the treatment area, but there should be no other sensations once treatment is completed. There is risk of occasional bruising, but that can often be avoided by following our pre-treatment instructions. Results are not immediate as it takes time for the suture to dissolve and your bodies healing mechanism to work. You usually start to see results after 4 weeks, with optimal results after a full treatment cycle at around 3–4 months.