Everything You Should Know About PDO threads

Everything You Should Know About PDO threads

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Since a long time ago, surgical intervention was the principal treatment for signs of aging and skin problems.

But thanks to PDO threads, getting a youthful appearance has become much easier in a procedure that takes only half an hour.

This blog highlights the most important information about PDO threads: How do they work? What is the difference between them and other treatments such as Dermal Fillers?

What are PDO threads?

Polydioxanone (PDO) thread is a suture made of biodegradable polyester material. They are used in thread lift procedures and skin rejuvenation.

Xline Threads have all categories of PDO threads.

PDO Mono threads are smooth and promote the dermal layer to produce more collagen. Mono threads are used for wrinkle removal and skin firming.

PDO Cog threads: Xline threads developed 360D COG, with more barbs than other cogs. They have cogs from all sides and are bidirectional to give a much stronger lifting effect. Xline PDO COG threads give maximum tensile strength, maximum lifting results, and longer duration due to this unique design.

PDO screw threads improve the quality of the skin and give an intense firming and tightening effect. PDO Screw threads are made of one or two threads intertwined around the needle. They help restore skin volume, especially in sunken parts.

What are other types of PDO threads?

Other threads, such as PLLA (Poly L-lactic acid) and PCL (Polycaprolactone), differ from PDO threads in

  • promoting more collagen.

  • Last longer than PDO threads.

  • Showing impressive results in lifting loose skin.

How do PDO threads work?

After insertion of Xline Threads beneath the skin in a minimally invasive procedure, they will stimulate more collagen and elastin. Which makes your skin look tighter and removes signs of aging.

Collagen protein is essential for skin structure and elasticity. With age, its amount decreases, and your body produces less collagen.

How do PDO threads build collagen?

As we get older, our body produces less collagen; as a result, the skin loses its volume and strength. Wrinkles start to appear, giving a more aged and tired look.

When Xline Threads are placed under your skin, they stimulate the natural healing process. Fibroblasts produce more collagen, type 1 especially, responsible for enhancing skin texture and cell renewal.  

Do PDO threads look natural?

Patients who used Xline threads were satisfied with the result, which appeared very natural, unlike facelift surgeries.

In addition to the natural results, PDO threads do not need extended time for recovery, so it is the best solution for patients who don't want to go under the knife.

Which areas can be treated with Xline Threads?

Xline Threads are very flexible, so they can be used for many areas such as:

  • Neck.

  • Eyebrows.

  • Cheeks.

  • Jawline.

  • Nasolabial folds.

  • Double chin.

Can PDO threads help hooded eyes?

Of course, Xline threads are an excellent choice for hooded eyelids without the need to remove excess skin surgically.

The absorbable threads are placed to give a lifted and tightened appearance. They also stimulate more collagen, which promotes skin elasticity in this area.

How long does a PDO thread lift last?

Although PDO threads give immediate improvement without extensive downtime,their results start to decline within 6 or 9 months as the threads begin to dissolve. 

 Patients are still satisfied with results for 12-18 months. Younger people may have more prolonged effects than older people with poor skin.

PDO threads VS. Dermal Filler

PDO Thread lift and dermal fillers are the best treatments available to fight the signs of aging and get a younger look.

Choosing any of them depends on your goal of treatment and your skin condition. So let us enumerate some information for you about both options:

  • Dermal Filler is very effective in restoring the volume of some parts in your face which lost their volume due to aging. It can be used for the following areas:

  • Cheeks.

  • Around the mouth and lips.

  • Forehead.

  • Between the eyebrows.

  • PDO threads are designed to restore skin structure and elasticity. They stimulate collagen production to reduce signs of aging and wrinkles, giving a more youthful appearance.

  • PDO thread lift effects last up to 12-18 months, while Dermal Filler lasts for 6-9 months.

  • Dermal Filler is more convincing in face contouring and fills the space under the skin where the wrinkles appear.

Can you get Botox after PDO threads?

Botox has a different mechanism of action from PDO threads. It paralyzes the muscles, which creates wrinkles. So, it acts as a wrinkle relaxer.

It can be used with Xline Threads near the brow and eyes area to remove frown lines.

How often can you do PDO threads?

Many patients are satisfied after one treatment by Xline Threads. You can visit your doctor after six to nine months to decide if you need follow-up treatment or not.

What are PDO thread lift side effects?

Complications of PDO threads are very minimal compared to facelift surgery. In facelift surgery, the patient is more prone to severe bruising, bleeding, and complications of general anesthesia.

PDO thread lift complications may occur to few patients; they include pain, inflammation, minor bruising, and swelling.

 You shouldn't worry about them as they are easily managed.