What are PDO threads?
PDO threads, also known as polydioxanone threads, are thin strands of a synthetic material called polydioxanone that are used in a cosmetic procedure called thread lift. We sometimes refer to them as "sugar threads" because of the way they break down.
During a thread lift, the PDO threads are inserted into the skin using a needle. The threads are then anchored to the underlying tissues to lift and tighten the skin. As the threads are absorbed by the body over time, they stimulate the production of collagen, which helps to further tighten and firm the skin.
PDO threads can be used to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck, as well as other areas of the body. They are typically used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to restore volume and definition to the face.
The procedure is minimally invasive and generally requires only local anesthesia. It is important to follow the instructions provided by a healthcare professional when undergoing a thread lift procedure, as improper use of the threads can cause complications or adverse effects.