Polydioxanone Threads (PDO)

None of us want to look as old as we actually are. Some of us even look older than our chronological age due to genetics, health conditions, smoking, excessive drinking or repeated unprotected sun damage. Whatever your reason for wanting to look younger, Reid Medical can help you look and feel better about yourself. We have the answers to all the questions you’ve wondered about the PDO thread lift, including how long the threads last and if it is right for you.

What's the difference between PDO and COG threads?

PDO thread lifting is the most dramatic treatment option for PDO threads but is also the most difficult and managing patient expectations is critical. Lifting threads have barbs, also known as cogs along the length of the thread with the aim of affixing the skin in a position to give the appearance of a minor facelift.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a PDO thread lift last?

It almost sounds too good to be true, but an easy, minimally invasive treatment now makes it possible to lift and tighten skin, achieving results similar to a surgical facelift. A PDO Thread Lift leaves the face firmer, tighter, and more youthful in appearance, and it offers results that can last 18 months or more.

How often can you do PDO threads?

How Often Should You Have Treatment? The results of this treatment can last for six to 12 months at a time, so how long the results of your treatment lasts will determine how often you should have treatment. Many patients opt to have regularly scheduled PDO thread lifts once or twice a year.

When do you see the results of PDO threads?

Patients may instantly notice PDO thread lift before and after results following their procedure, but complete results and improvements to skin firmness, volume, and rejuvenation can be seen approximately 3–4 weeks post-procedure.

How long does it take?

One of the best things about this treatment is it only takes 15 to 30 minutes. After that, you’re free to go back to work or whatever else you had scheduled for the rest of your day.

What Can I Expect Before Treatment?

Before treatment starts, we will apply a topical numbing agent and local anesthetic to the treatment site. The needle used during this treatment is so fine it will not cause any pain. However, we provide anesthesia to ensure you feel no discomfort during the treatment.

Is This Treatment Safe?

This treatment is completely safe. It is approved by the FDA for safety and efficiency. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of treatments have been performed and there are no reports of allergic reactions, sensitivities to the threads, or serious side effects or risks.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Some results of the treatment, such as skin lifting and some of the contouring effects, are visible immediately after treatment. In fact, your skin may look tighter when you walk out of our treatment room than it will a week later.

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