PDO smooth threads are a treatment that involves placing smooth, absorbable threads underneath your skin. The threads contain polydioxanone (PDO), which is a biodegradable polymer that is slowly absorbed by your body over time. By stimulating and accelerating your own collagen supplies, the threads provide more facial contouring and improve the quality of your skin to deliver a plumper and more youthful complexion. PDO smooth threads ultimately bring back the lost blood flow resulting in collagen stimulation to improve skin texture, eliminate fine lines, and improve elasticity.
Benefits of PDO Smooth Treads include:
- No Surgery / No Scarring
- No Downtime
- Can replace Botox and Dermal Fillers
- Only One Appointment Needed
- Tighten Appearance of Skin
- More Youthful Appearance
- Improves Fine Lines and Wrinkles
How Does It Work?
Smooth threads are non-surgical polydioxanone (PDO) threads that can be used virtually anywhere on the face or body! Thinner than hair and made of protein, the threads are inserted below the skin to produce a micro injury in the skin that the body responds to by adding structural proteins (such as fibrin, elastin, collagen), resulting in a smoother, plumper appearance. These proteins, such as collagen, are produced at slower rates as we age, making this the optimal anti-aging and anti-wrinkle procedure!
Treatment areas include your lip area, near the eyes to treat crow’s-feet, on the forehead to treat the “11” lines, and around the mouth for marionette lines. Sooth threads can even complement or be used in place of Botox, as an alternative to dermal fillers, or to treat the lip area.
Am I a Candidate?
Synergy Plastic Surgery’s board-certified and board-eligible surgeons recommend smooth threads for areas of tired, crepey skin, which is common around the eyes, upper lip, hollows of the cheeks, under the chin and around the mouth, such as laugh lines. This treatment can be performed on any area of the face or body where you need tightening, smoothing, or lifting.
What Results Can I Expect?
Smooth threads are a preventative treatment. Results are not immediate as it takes time for the suture to dissolve and your bodies healing mechanism to work while results won’t be immediate. Improvement will come as the thread dissolves and the body lays down new collagen, elastin, and fibrin! It takes about four weeks to see the first results, with peak results at four to six months. Like Botox, smooth threads can be performed every three to four months and can be a great option for certain areas where Botox is not an option, such as cheeks. It’s also a milder alternative to a surgical facelift, which is both expensive and requires extensive recovery time.