Polydiaxonone (PDO) Threads are a type of absorbable suture that have been used for the past 30 years in orthopedic and plastic surgery. In recent years it was found that these sutures, when placed in the skin would stimulate collagen formation, aiding in skin rejuvenation. There are two types of threads, smooth and lifting, to address different skin concerns.
Smooth threads are used for providing immediate structure to the skin. These result in overall skin rejuvenation, improving texture, tightening the skin and stimulating neocollagenesis for long term collagen production.
Lifting PDO threads are used to lift tissue and stimulate neocollagenesis (new collagen formation) to improve skin texture and firmness, providing patients with a "non-surgical facelift".