Polydioxanone thread (PDO thread) treatments have gotten a bad rap over the years due to unsafe, and faulty techniques of the past. These days, however, PDO treatments have dramatically changed for the better. Patients are now able to safely and effectively treat a variety of cosmetic concerns without invasive surgery or long recovery times.
Let’s take a look at a few surprising facts about PDO thread treatments that many folks might find interesting.
#1 They Work in Multiple Ways
PDO thread treatments lift and tighten saggy skin to restore a youthful appearance. As threads are inserted below the surface of the skin, they instantly work to hold facial features in place. Fat tissue contracts leaving the skin taut and firm. The controlled damage also stimulates collagen production and skin renewal process.
#2 They Treat a Long List of Cosmetic Issues
Minimally-invasive PDO thread treatments can treat just about any cosmetic concern that a traditional surgical facelift can fix. Some possible areas that can be treated include (but are not limited to); under eye area, eyebrows, Crow’s feet, cheeks, nasolabial folds, laugh lines, forehead lines, wrinkles around the mouth, jawline, jowls, and neck. Best yet, there’s no downtime or scarring involved with PDO thread treatments.
#3 Threads Are Absorbable
Over time, your body will naturally absorb and expel the reads from your body. Once the threads are in place, there’s nothing else you need to do. The absorption process typically takes about 6-months but continued results can be seen longer.
#4 Results Are Long-Lasting
With a quick 15-30 minute procedure, patients can expect long-lasting effects for approximately 9-12 months. Many clients opt for a follow-up procedure every 6-9-months or so to maintain desired results. PDO thread treatments maintain a high patient satisfaction rate compared to more invasive procedures with not-so-instant results and longer recovery time.
#5 There’s Different Kinds of Threads
PDO thread treatments are highly customizable. There smooth threads, barbed threads, and coil threads. There are threads with different lengths and thicknesses, each designed for a specific purpose.
With the wide variety of thread variations available, it’s important to choose a practice that’s up-to-date on the latest techniques for each. At Belle Vie, we’ve got skilled nurses and nurse practitioners that can walk you through the decision-making process based on your individual needs.
To learn more about non-surgical PDO thread treatments, or schedule your consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call Belle Vie directly at 562.865.0802.