Non-Surgical PDO Thread Lift
Introducing PDO Thread Lift using NovaThreads
Non-Surgical tissue remodulation
Polydiaxanone (or PDO) is a material for office-based skin tightening and neocollagenesis that results in the lifting of the soft tissues of the face and body. PDO Thread lift addresses the need in minimally-invasive aesthetics for an actual lift of the skin and soft tissues in different areas, particularly the face.
Minimally-invasive. Less Bruising. Faster results.
The idea behind PDO Threads came about from the use of Polydioxanone in biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery. Polydioxanone is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months and doesn’t create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis and the scaffolding structure created underneath the skin will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
How do PDO Threads work?
NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Your treating physician simply inserts the whole suture in the tissue at the subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, and pulls the needle out. The PDO thread remains under the skin.
As the NovaThread needle is removed, gentle massage is applied in the direction of the desired lift. Although there is no fixation of the sutures to deeper tissues as is the case with other thread lifts of the past, there is a net positive effect by the redraping of the tissues over the PDO sutures. Typically multiple PDO threads are utilized for one area in favorable vectors to create a natural looking result.
PDO Thread Experience and Results
The PDO Threads procedure to tighten and lift skin is a very tolerable experience. Since it is minimally invasive and utilizes materials that will naturally absorb into the body, the process requires a minimal amount of anesthetics at the insertion points only. The sutures are placed during several injections in the targeted area and do not create any scar tissue.
Longevity of lifting procedures will naturally depend on multiple factors including the age and weight of the patient, the patient’s overall health and metabolism, the correct technique and vector placement of the threads and the number of threads placed.
After you and your doctor determine the exact treatment area, a plan is developed. Treatments take an hour or less.
Results are noticeable immediately and continue improving over the next few weeks as collagen stimulation takes effect.