PDO (Mono) Threads are made of Polydioxanone, which is a dissolvable polymer that was originally developed as a suture for wound closure material within surgery. A 'PDO Threads' procedure involves multiple tiny dissolvable threads being inserted under the skin by injection. The threads are then left to dissolve over the following weeks, and allowing the soft tissue to 'reknit' itself, resulting in a tighter and firmer appearance. Areas that are commonly treated are the lower face and jawline area, but we can provide a full face treatment using PDO Threads.
Who is eligible for PDO Threads?
As PDO Threads are an anti-ageing treatment, it is recommended for mature people and those who have concerns about skin elasticity. If you’re concerned about mild to moderate skin laxity, you could be a suitable candidate for a PDO thread treatment. To assess whether this procedure would address your areas of concern, you can book a free consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse.
Can I have any other cosmetic treatments on the day of my appointment?
It is not advised to have any other cosmetic treatments on the same day as a PDO Threads procedure as you need to allow the threads time to settle.
Is a PDO Threads procedure painful?
A topical anaesthetic is used to numb the treatment area before cannulas are inserted into the skin. As with all injectables, you may experience mild discomfort and stinging. You may experience some mild bruising and soreness for a few days post-procedure.
Is there any downtime?
There is no extended downtime after a PDO Threads procedure. You may experience mild swelling and bruising, but most people go straight back to their regular routine.
For the first few days, you should avoid strenuous exercise and saunas and avoid sleeping on your side.
How long will results last?
You’ll be able to see the final 'settled' results around two months after treatment, with the effects lasting for around 12 months. The body will absorb the actual PDO threads around 6 months after the treatment. However, the increase in collagen production can last for 1 year or longer, depending on your metabolism, lifestyle, and other factors.