PDO Facial Thread Lift
PDO facial thread lift
Threads contouring treatment has been available for more than 10 years. This treatment failed to gain a lot of popularity due to the invasive nature and level of discomfort associated with threads treatments. Most threads used up to now are not biodegradable and the end result can cause visible asymmetry. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are not a new type of thread. Doctors have been using it for wound closure world-wide for more than 15 years. This type of thread is safe and has less discomfort and down-time that is associated with its less invasive insertion technique. PDO threads are fully biodegradable and only new collagen remains after 6 months. It is non-allergenic and discomfort after insertion is moderate lasting only 3-4 days. Paracetamol 500mg 2 – 3 times a day after meals is recommended if required. Avoid taking Ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories because it will suppress the inflammation that is necessary for neo-collagenesis. Bruising associated with the threads is minimal but patients taking aspirin or other blood thinning medicine such as Plavix may be more prone to bruising. Some degree of swelling can be expected lasting about 2-3 days up to 6 weeks.
Existing facial asymmetry may not be completely rectified. PDO threads are not a replacement