PDO (polydioxanone) thread lifting is a new and exciting addition to aesthetic and cosmetic medical practices. They are inserted by trained & certified medical professionals (RN, NP, or MD) and provide an instant soothing, tightening & lifting effect. As the body hydrolyzes the inserted threads (leaving no scar tissue behind as these are biodegradable, synthetic, non-animal based polymers), the foreign body reaction stimulates natural production of collagen to aid in the healing of the facial tissue. This reaction is observed together with elastic fibrosis around the treated area initiating a blast of collagen production, which results in a smooth, pigment corrected, plumped and youthful lift.


PDO (polydioxanone) threads have been around for many years although their purpose originally served solely as surgical sutures for orthopedic and cardiac procedures. PDO has a long safety record in surgery. In South Korea, polydioxanone has been used for decades in orthopedics (to treat frozen shoulders, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, et c.) and in cosmetics  (for skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and face 'lifting' indications). The popularity of PDO threads can be attributed to the safety of polydioxanone, ease of insertion of the threads, excellent reproducible and sustainable results, minor side effects and the very low incidence of complications. It is often times referred to as the “Lunchtime Facelift” due to its effectiveness in results & minimal to no downtime.

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