PDO THREADS IN TULSA
PDO threads are absorbable sutures that are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone. When injected into the skin, they can lift the tissues to improve sagging of the face. They help promote the stimulation of collagen which increases elasticity, improves skin texture, and diminishes fine lines. Not every patient is a candidate for PDO Threads, and typically dermal filler is needed to correct volume loss prior to PDO Thread treatment. This is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia nor big incisions. The body absorbs PDO threads in 6-8 months after insertion, but results can last for up to one year.
TYPES OF PDO THREADS
Barbed Threads- (Lifting Threads)
These threads have tiny barbs strategically placed and molded all around the thread. Once the threads are placed into the skin, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin, and the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a naturally lifted and defined look. The MINT™ PDO Thread is manufactured through an innovative patented technology where the barbs are press-molded on the surface of the thread to maintain its structural integrity, making it effective for powerful lifting. These threads are usually placed in the face and neck to correct sagging skin, smile lines, and jowls. They can also lift the eyebrows and tip of the nose.
Smooth & Twist Threads- (collagen stimulation)
These threads are small and smooth. These can be inserted anywhere on the body where collagen stimulation and skin tightening is needed. The most common areas are under the chin, smile lines, lip lines, neck lines, chest, knees, arms, and legs. Multiple treatments, spaced three months apart are required for best results.
Often, we use a combination of barbed and smooth/twist threads to achieve optimal results. The barbed threads will do the lifting and deeper structural correction and the smooth/twist threads will stimulate collagen in specific areas of laxity.
PDO THREADS CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT
All new patients of Soul Aesthetics start with a thorough consultation to determine what treatment is the right treatment for you. Education is a very important aspect of the consultation so all details including the risks and benefits of each treatment will be discussed. Since every face is different, a customize treatment plan for thread placement will be developed and an appointment will be made for treatment. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is used so that the discomfort is minimal. The procedure takes an average of one hour.
PDO THREADS: DOWNTIME
The most common side effects are soreness, swelling, and bruising. There may be some pain at the insertion site up to two weeks. You will need to avoid exaggerated facial movements for a few weeks. Detailed post treatment instructions will be provided at your appointment and a follow up appointment will be scheduled to assess results.
PDO THREADS RESULTS
Immediate results are seen after the procedure. The body absorbs the PDO threads in 6-8 months after insertion, but results can last up to one year. Barbed threads can be repeated as soon as 6 months post-treatment to one year. Smooth threads can be repeated every 3 months.