PDO Threads

Here at AustinMD we offer both PDO Thread Lifts for the face as well as smooth and twist PDO threads for tightening and toning the skin on the neck area, to treat wrinkles that are hard to catch with Botox or fillers.
PDO Threads

What is PDO Thread Lift? PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive alternative to a facelift and a more natural looking alternative to over-filling the face. This procedure can be done alone or in conjunction with Botox and dermal fillers.

As we get older, we experience volume loss in the face area due to collagen and elastin loss.  As we age, we breakdown collagen, and our bodies produce less of it compared to younger patients.  The collagen and elastin loss causes a decrease in skin volume; resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.

Collagen is the protein that gives the skin its structure and elasticity. Loss of collagen is one of the main causes of aging skin.  The PDO threads used at AustinMD are resorbable surgical  sutures fully absorbed by hydrolysis in 4-6 months.

The PDO thread lift technique produces immediate lifting and contouring results, while also stimulating long-term collagen production.  The presence of the threads in the tissue triggers cells called fibroblasts to produce more collagen.  

A PDO thread lift can treat most parts of your face that are experiencing signs of aging. The most popular areas we treat are around the cheeks, jaw, smile lines, marionette lines, and neck.

The results of a PDO thread lift procedure are instant, but the results continue to improve over months. The thread dissolves leaving an intact collagen fibrous protein matrix and the skin continues to improve. The results of the PDO thread lift include lifting, tightening, toning, smoothing, and plumping of the skin. Maintenance procedures are recommended every 18 months.

Smooth and Twist threads can be used to “pop out” lines that are etched in such as neck lines, forehead lines, frown lines and more. They can also be used to form a base on which collagen grows in hard to treat areas such as under the chin, neck, chest, lower face, and more!

 

Our nurse injector, Cat, customizes results to each patient’s unique anatomy to achieve the desired results.

PDO Thread

What to Expect

With PDO Thread lifts, the results are immediate, and they improve as collagen production continues for months. Results last 15-18 months.

With Smooth and Twist threads most patients start to see results at 2 months out and full results at 6 months. Oftentimes 2-4 sessions are recommended for best results.

Am I a Candidate?

Call us at 512 593 5605 to schedule your free complimentary 15-minute consultation to see if PDO Thread Lift is right for you!

PDO Threads

PDO Thread FAQ

Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you don’t find the answer to your question, feel free to contact our new patient coordinator via email and set up a FREE discovery consultation

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a medical grade, thinner than hair, thread made of a polymer protein. They are used as surgical suture threads in biomedical applications such as cardiothoracic surgery, because they dissolve, leaving no scars. The presence of the threads in the tissue triggers Fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and elastin. 

PDO Thread Lifts are minimally invasive with minimal pain. We want our clients to feel the most comfortable so we provide topical numbing, local numbing as well as ProNox. We may also use other means of distractions such as tapping, or vibration tools.
The results of a PDO thread lift procedure are instant, but the results continue to improve over months. The thread dissolves leaving an intact collagen fibrous protein matrix and the skin continues to improve. The results of the PDO thread lift include lifting, tightening, toning, smoothing, and plumping of the skin.

The skin structure created by threads will hold for 12-15 months. It does take a keen eye to place these threads in the most suitable location for best results.  Maintenance procedures are recommended every 15-18 months.

PDO Threads is the common name for this procedure. Sometimes these are referred to as the following.

  • PDO Thread Lift
  • PDO Thread Lifts
  • How Nonsurgical Face-Lift
  • How Nonsurgical Face-Lifts
  • Polydioxanone thread
  • Polydioxanone threads
  • Threadlift
  • Threadlifts

A thorough medical history will be reviewed at consultation to assure that you are a good candidate for this procedure.  

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We do not accept any form of medical insurance or Medicare. We do encourage you to use your insurance for lab work, however some tests may not be covered. You may also use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Care Credit to pay for your consultations and supplements used for specific health problems.

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