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FAQs PDO Threads

FAQs about PDO Threads in Anaheim CA

A PDO thread lift is a surgery that rejuvenates and lifts sagging skin by using dissolvable sutures. PDO Threads is a non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aids in the reversal of obvious indications of aging on the face and neck. Dr. Shadi, MD, and her talented team of medical professionals and skincare experts take great pride in restoring and rejuvenating your skin to its smooth, firm, and youthful look. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 5769 E Santa Ana Canyon Road. Suite K. Anaheim CA 92807.

Table of Contents:

What are PDO threads?
How do PDO threads work?
What are the benefits of PDO threads?
How long does a PDO thread lift last?

What are PDO threads?


PDO threads (Polydioxanone) are one of three types of sutures that are commonly used in thread lift procedures and have been used by cosmetic surgeons for over 40 years. The hair-thin threads are made of a colorless, biodegradable polyester that the body breaks down naturally after about six months. While used for lifting the skin, PDO threads are also effective at rejuvenating the skin by triggering cells called fibroblasts into natural collagen production. Collagen is the essential protein our body naturally produces that gives our skin elasticity and structure, and as we age, we lose collagen and produce less of it, leading to sagging and wrinkled skin.

How do PDO threads work?


Polydioxanone (PDO) are very thin threads made of protein that, when inserted, begin to relax tendons and muscles while at the same time improving blood flow to the area being treated, stimulating the production of new collagen due to the immune system’s response to a foreign invader entering the body. In addition, the protein thread also stimulates elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are substances that are essential to maintaining youthful and firm-looking skin.

The threads are fed through a fine needle and introduced by injecting the needle into the skin, the muscle, or the subcutaneous fat. The results of the treatment are usually seen as an immediate improvement in appearance and will improve further over the coming days and weeks as the PDO continues to stimulate collagen production. This increase in collagen will improve the skin’s overall appearance and texture even further, and the skin will become tighter, thicker, and firmer, while at the same time reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What are the benefits of PDO threads?


Aging and sagging skin are just facts of life that everyone has to experience, and everyone’s skin ages differently. But it’s not easy trying to decide if undergoing a surgical facelift is worth it. Using minimally invasive PDO thread lifts to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin and bring back the tighter, more youthful look of the face and neck provides all the benefits of a surgical facelift, without the surgical part. PDO thread lifts are particularly effective for those who have mild to moderate skin sagging around the jowl and the lower face. PDO threads are safe, do not cause allergic reactions, and are naturally absorbed by the body, completely dissolving in six to twelve months. The material used in PDO threads has been used in surgical procedures and for closing wounds for over 50 years. Due to the immune system response that increases the production of collagen, and the stimulation of elastin and hyaluronic acid, the skin has enhanced elasticity and a firmer texture, in addition to improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Another benefit of PDO thread lifts is the immediate results, which continue to improve over the months following the treatment as new collagen stimulation begins to reveal its effects. PDO thread lifts are performed on an outpatient basis and require little to no downtime.

How long does a PDO thread lift last?


Generally, it takes around 6 months for the PDO threads to begin fully dissolving, and the results can last for up to two years, as long as the collagen in the skin holds the lift after the threads dissolve.

To arrange your consultation, call Dr. Shadi Concierge Medspa, or visit our website for more information. At your consultation, you will learn more about a PDO thread lift and all its benefits. We are conveniently located at 5769 E Santa Ana Canyon Road. Suite K. Anaheim CA 92807. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve clients from Yorba Linda CA, Anaheim Hills CA, Placentia CA, Olive CA, Orange CA, Fullerton CA, Brea CA, and surrounding areas.