PDO thread lifts are minimally invasive procedures which have three effects on the skin:
Instant skin lifting
After numbing and infusion of anesthesia, the PDO threads are inserted via sharp or blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then removed.
Depending on the areas treated, the procedure takes on average around 15-30 minutes. There may be some discomfort during the procedure, but because of the advances in technology, patients are experiencing less and less pain. The advantage of a thread lift is that it offers a combination of quick recovery, affordability, durability, and great results. The procedure is suitable for most people above 25 years of age, when the effects of ageing become apparent.
The lift procedure uses barbed threads and produces immediate results. The PDO sutures have “barbs” which provide grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way as the mesh technique, however they can be pulled in two directions, creating instant results. Similar to the mesh procedure, this technique also encourages natural collagen production.