SKIN REJUVENATION WITH POLYDIOXANONE THREADS (PDO)

SKIN REJUVENATION WITH POLYDIOXANONE THREADS (PDO)

SKIN REJUVENATION WITH POLYDIOXANONE THREADS (PDO)

PDO threads have been around for a while, but the trend has really picked up in recent years due to the fact that practitioners have perfected the way to use them and apply them on patients according to their own, specific needs.

PDO threads are a great skin rejuvenation option, as there are almost never allergic reactions and long term complications after its use. The effects of the procedure last up to 8 months, before it is replaced with fibrosis.

There are many things we can solve with PDO threads. Treatments range from treating wrinkles, tightening the skin, contouring our face or even reducing a double chin, among many others. However, patients always have higher expectations of PDO threads, and they should understand that it is not a replacement for a real surgical lift. But an amazing alternative to be used when opting for non-surgical treatments.

But have you ever wondered how PDO threads really work and which is the best treatment for you?

Barbed threads (COG) provide an instant mechanical lift, that continues to provide a lifting effect on your skin for up to 4 months, even after its application. It is used for issues such as slimming the jaw, where we can combine it with Botox to achieve the best results.

They differ from plain mono threads, which are inserted in your tissue to provide better levels of collagen and neo-vascularisation. Your muscles relax, once the plain mono threads are inserted and they are best used when you don’t wish to have a loss of muscle function.

Furthermore, as we age, there are many things that change the aspects of our face and skin. These include loss of collagen and fat as well as connective tissue ptosis and skin laxity. Therefore, sometimes barbed threads alone cannot resolve the issue and is better used as a combination with mono threads.

For an even better result? The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in combination with PDO threads increase the benefits of neo-vascularisation and collagen regeneration, making it the best combination for a full treatment.

In order to maintain the effects of the treatment, regular maintenance of PDO threads should be done every six to nine months. The treatment in itself usually lasts for up to eight months, but this depends on the lifestyle and quality of tissue of each patient.

Aftercare involves abstaining from alcohol for the first three days after application, and any Vitamin E should not be consumed for at least a week before the treatment. Arnica and paracetamol can aid any slight discomfort you might experience, but ibuprofen should be avoided. Finally, wear lots of SPF 30 after application of treatment as it will avoid any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation!

I hope you found this information useful, and if you wish to find out more about threads, please call the practice! My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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