Lift Your Beauty: How Do PDO Threads Work?


In the ever-evolving world of beauty and skincare, the quest for a more youthful appearance often leads us to innovative treatments. One such breakthrough in the field is PDO threads, a non-surgical procedure designed to tighten the skin, lift sagging skin, and stimulate collagen production.

But how exactly do these tiny threads work their magic to deliver long-lasting results? Read here and find out more about the fascinating world of PDO threads and discover the science behind their skin-transforming capabilities.

Tightening Skin and Lifting Sagging Skin

PDO threads work by addressing two key concerns in the world of skincare:

  • Mechanical Support. When your skin begins to sag due to the natural aging process or other factors, PDO threads can provide much-needed mechanical support. During the treatment, these threads are strategically inserted beneath the skin’s surface. Once in place, they act as a scaffolding structure, lifting and supporting sagging skin. This lifting effect results in a smoother and more youthful appearance.

  • Collagen Production. The benefits of PDO threads go beyond immediate lifting. These threads stimulate the skin tissue, triggering the body’s natural collagen production process. Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. PDO Threads help reverse this process by stimulating collagen production. Over time, this additional collagen leads to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Long-Lasting Results

One of the remarkable features of PDO threads is their ability to deliver long-lasting results. The threads themselves are absorbed by the body within six to eight months, but their impact extends well beyond this period.

The collagen that is stimulated during the treatment remains active, providing ongoing support to the skin. As a result, the effects of PDO Threads can last for up to two years, making it a highly desirable option for those seeking enduring rejuvenation without the need for surgery.

The Procedure

PDO thread treatments are minimally invasive and can typically be completed within an hour. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

  • Consultation. Your journey begins with a consultation with a trained provider who will assess your specific needs and goals.
  • Local Anesthesia. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  • Thread Insertion. PDO threads are strategically inserted beneath the skin using a thin, sterile needle or cannula. The number and placement of threads are determined based on your unique requirements.

  • Recovery. PDO thread treatments require minimal downtime. You may experience some mild swelling, bruising, or discomfort, but these effects are usually short-lived and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Who Benefits from PDO Threads?

PDO Thread treatments are suitable for patients who wish to address various cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Volume loss in the cheeks and jawline

Whether you are looking for subtle enhancements or more significant rejuvenation, PDO threads offer a versatile solution for a range of aesthetic goals. If you’re interested in trying this treatment for yourself, our qualified providers here at Dogwood Dental Spa in Waxhaw, NC, will sit down with you for a one-on-one consultation to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

Call now and schedule your appointment with us today!