PDO threads are 100% PDO polydioxanone, which is a clinically proven,biocompatible and bioabsorbable material that is widely used in medical suturing. Its reabsorption is by enzymatic hydrolysis; in the third month, a 50% decrease is observed, that reaches 100% in the sixth month. Thicker gauge (USP) threads may take up to 8 months to reabsorb, but the results are more durable, thanks to new collagen production and deposition.
PDO threads can be used alone or in combination with other aesthetic treatments, e.g., fillers, mesotherapy, PRP, micro-needling, peels, radiofrequency, fractional Laser, carboxytherapy, calcium hydroxyapatite.
PDO thread lifting is a very safe procedure and complications are extremely rare. Minor complications may include temporary erythema, edema and bruising. Patients may feel slight tightness or a pulling sensation following the treatment, but this subsides over a few weeks.
Screw-type threads are used to obtain a softer effect , while the barbed one has a much stronger effect. The lifting effect of one barbed thread corresponds to the effect of at least 4 screw-type threads.