PDO Threading

Polydioxanone (PDO) Threading is a treatment that uses dissolvable suture material to rejuvenate, tighten and lift the skin. Thread lifting is used to lift mild to moderate sagging skin or as an adjunct to other skin lifting and tightening. There are three types of suture material polyllatic acid (PLA) and polydioxaone (PDO) and polycaprolactone (PCA). WHOW Aesthetics uses PDO Threading (barb and non-barb threads).


Procedures Performed with PDO Threading

  • Neck lift
  • Jowl lift
  • Jaw line
  • Naso jugal folds
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Crow’s feet
  • Undereye area
  • Eyebrows lift
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette lines

How Does PDO Threading Work?

PDO Threading is a collagen induction therapy that works by a using biodegradable dissolvable suture material to mechanically lift and stimulate collagen formation in loose, sagging skin. Once the sutures are inserted in the skin, they trigger fibroblasts cells to produce more collagen. Collagen is the protein that gives the skin its structure and elasticity. Loss of Collagen is one of the main causes of aging skin. Non-barb PDO threads are mainly used for collagen and elastin stimulation and neovascularization to revitalize areas of volume loss. Bard PDO threads are mainly used for lifting saggy skin.

What to Expect During Treatment

Before the treatment, we provide a thorough consultation. During this consultation we evaluate the patient’s concerns, expectations and select the most suitable product for optimal results. Pre and Post Care instructions are provided and discussed.

On the treatment day, a topical anesthesia is used to numb the area. The provider will use a very fine needle to apply the threads to the treatment area. The majority of clients will not experience pain. However, we do provide other comfort measures like PRO-NOX for those who need it.

PDO Threading treatments take about 15 to 30 minutes with no downtime. Clients can return to regular activities once the procedure is completed.

  • Results are seen immediately and full results after 6 months.

Side Effects/ Complications

Minor complications may occur in some clients but are usually easily correct.

Possible complications may include:

                                    PDO Threading Before/After