PDO threads are synthetic absorbable surgical sutures composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures and are commonly used to perform cardiothoracic surgery. It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body and it is fully absorbed by your body within 4-6 months.
While the threads are underneath the skin your skin gently reacts by creating a “selective inflammatory response” to produce collagen. This principle is behind a lot of aesthetic procedures like fractioned lasers, skin tightening treatments and microneedling. Our skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the PDO threads underneath the skin, the skin will heal itself by creating new collagen naturally!
PDO threads can be used to provide volume, create a mesh of support under loose skin and to lift sagging skin.