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PDO Threads​​​​​​​
  • By The Center of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • August 1, 2023
  • PDO threads are a type of absorbable thread used in non-surgical skin treatments, known for their lifting and tightening effects. These threads are made from Polydioxanone, a safe and biocompatible material widely used in medical suturing.


    The PDO thread procedure involves inserting these threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using thin needles. Once inserted, the threads help stimulate collagen production, effectively improving the skin's elasticity and reducing signs of aging. 



    What are PDO Threads?


    There are different types of PDO threads, such as mono threads, cog threads, and screw threads, each designed to serve specific purposes.


    Mono threads are used for general skin rejuvenation and tightening. Cog threads, on the other hand, have barbs that provide a better lift, making them ideal for more extensive sagging. Screw threads have one or two intertwined threads, providing volume to the treated area. So, depending on your aesthetic concerns, your dermatologist will decide which PDO thread is right for you.



    Common PDO Thread Questions


    One of the most frequently asked questions is, "Is the PDO thread procedure painful?" The answer is no. Before the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to ensure a comfortable experience.


    Another common question is, "Are there any side effects?" As with any cosmetic procedure, there can be mild side effects such as swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort. However, these are typically temporary and subside within a few days.



    How Long do PDO Threads Last?


    The effects of PDO threads can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months. The longevity essentially depends on factors such as the type of PDO thread used, your age, lifestyle, and skin condition.


    Remember, PDO threads are absorbable, meaning they will naturally dissolve in your body over time. But the beauty of this treatment is that the collagen production stimulated by the threads continues even after they have dissolved, prolonging the effects.



    What are the Benefits of PDO Threads?


    Understanding the benefits of PDO threads is crucial to appreciating their popularity. PDO threads provide immediate results in terms of lifting and tightening the skin. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires no downtime, which is a significant plus for those of us with busy schedules.


    PDO threads stimulate collagen and elastin production, which naturally improves skin texture and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is also versatile, allowing treatment of various areas, including the neck, jawline, cheeks, and even the abdomen.



    How do I Maximize the Longevity of PDO Threads?


    Having invested time and resources in a PDO thread procedure, it's only natural to want to maximize its longevity. First, follow all post-procedure care instructions provided by your dermatologist. This may include avoiding strenuous exercise, extreme facial movements, and direct sunlight for the first few days.


    Second, maintain a healthy lifestyle. Consuming a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep can enhance the effects of your PDO thread treatment. Lastly, using skincare products rich in peptides and antioxidants can support collagen production, making your PDO thread results last even longer.



    The Solution to Youthful Looking Skin


    PDO threads offer a promising solution for those seeking non-surgical skin rejuvenation. They provide immediate results, are minimally invasive, and stimulate natural collagen production for long-lasting effects.


    For more FAQs about PDO threads, contact The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at our Destin, Panama City Beach, or Navarre, Florida offices. Call 850-810-0300, 850-810-0600, or 850-409-6400 to schedule an appointment today.

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