PDO Thread Lift

We are excited to offer PDO absorbable Thread lifts at La Fontaine in Denver and all of our Colorado patients!

The PDO Thread lift is a procedure that safely and instantly lifts up loose skin on the face, neck and the body with minimal downtime.

PDO Thread lift is one of the most effective ways to lift the loose skin without surgery. As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable on our faces, especially as our facial support structure weakens and we lose facial fat. The areas that are generally affected are the eyebrows, areas around the eyes, the cheeks, jowls and neck. And while there are several procedures that can be used to tighten skin, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, the PDO absorbable Thread lifts work instantaneously with no downtime.

As we age, bone loss starts to diminish, the jawline starts to drop and our skin starts to drop. The result is a longer, more androgynous (square shaped), older looking face. A youthful face will have a more rounded, oval or V shape. Although we can add this technique in many areas, they are especially effective in the jaw & jowl.

What are PDO Threads and how does it work?

They are hypodermic needles preloaded with an absorbable PDO suture. PDO stands for Polydioxanone. It is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery because it’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.

You skin full absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue.

There are two types of procedures with the PDO Thread Lift:

The first one (Using smooth threads) consists of creating a mesh under the skin (i.e. 2 sutures inserted vertically & 3 suture horizontally). Sort of like a # or an actual net. This mesh will serve as the foundation for our new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally, without any drastic changes.

The other technique (using barbed threads) is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result.
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