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Spotlight on PDO Threads: What You Need to Know

We have a number of tools in our arsenal to fight aging today, one of which is the use of PDO threads.

Decades ago, the only real weapon we had against the effects of aging on the skin of the face was the surgical facelift. Fortunately, aesthetic technology has advanced dramatically. We have a number of tools in our arsenal to fight aging today, one of which is the use of PDO threads.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are a non-surgical alternative to the facelift. In fact, it is sometimes called the “string facelift.” The threads themselves are monofilament sutures that we use to lift your face by weaving the threads into them. When collagen and elastin production declines with age, the skin tends to sag and sink. Weaving in PDO threads lifts up the sagging skin for a more youthful appearance.

Are PDO Threads Safe?

PDO threads are very safe. The sutures naturally dissolve over time, and the threads can also boost collagen and elastin production, so the process promotes younger-looking, more supple skin in a natural way.

What Is the PDO Threading Process Like?

That depends on the individual patient. We may create a mesh that supports the natural collagen and elastin fiber mesh in your skin, or we may focus more on giving a direct lift to your face and neck. Either way, since there is no surgery involved, there is no real downtime. 

The treatment can take as little as 30 minutes and is at most mildly uncomfortable. Fortunately, we offer the Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide System to put you at ease and relieve any anxiety or discomfort. There is a chance of slight swelling or bruising, but Frozen C can diminish that. If you choose PDO threading at Alma Rose Medspa, we will carefully review all the options with you before proceeding.

How Long Does It Last?

You should see results at the time the swelling goes down, continuing for as much as a year or two, even after the threads have dissolved. You can repeat this procedure every year or so as needed.

How Can I Learn More About PDO Threads?

At Alma Rose, we are medical aesthetics experts in PDO threading and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call anytime at 864-565-7673 or request a consultation to learn more about PDO threads.


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