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PDO Thread Treatment

PDO Thread Treatment

Threads at Biosymmetry are one of the most popular and highly effective non-surgical ways to lift and tighten loose, sagging skin tissue. Thread lifts are the perfect alternative to plastic surgery, offering benefits to help improve the overall skin texture and tone, resulting in youthful, healthy skin. The goal of a thread lift is to subtly lift facial features, reduce fine lines & wrinkles while encouraging collagen production to increase volume in the treated areas.

We incorporate two kinds of threads: PDP and Barbed. Barbed threads are longer and help to lift sagging skin while PDO threads are placed strategically to produce collagen and to encourage new growth.

What are PDO Threads?

PDO (polydioxanone) is a synthetic fiber widely used in areas of medicine such as general surgery and cardiology. In aesthetics, the threads help to lift sagging skin as well as stimulate new collagen. PDO thread lifts are used to rebuild collagen matrices. They are safe and will be naturally absorbed by your body and replaced by collagen and elastin. PDO threads are used to lift and contour your face without adding any extra volume. These threads help to immediately lift and tighten your skin while building collagen over time, to allow a more youthful appearance. Threads can help you achieve your dream contour with no scars and minimal to no downtime!

PDO Thread Treatment on a woman's face

What are Barbed Threads?

Barbed threads are longer and have tiny barbs or cones along their length, which allows them to grip onto the skin and soft tissue. When the threads are inserted into the skin, the barbs or cones provide a lifting effect, pulling the skin and tissue upwards and tightening it in the process. The threads also simulate the production of collagen in the skin, which can help to further improve the appearance of the treated area over time.

Lifting PDO for woman

Areas treated with thread lift for Sagging skin are:


  • Round, sagging face – non-surgical facelift
  • Jowls (moderate to severe)
  • Nasolabial folds (moderate to severe)
  • Marionette lines (moderate to severe)
  • Brow/forehead lift for droopy eyebrows (any degree of drooping)
  • Increase collagen (under eye circles, cheeks, nasolabial folds, skin furrows)
  • Improving skin texture (wrinkles, pigmentation, pores and laxity)


    • Neck and cleavage skin furrows
    • Breast firming and shaping
    • Stretch marks
    • Stubborn fat deposits (arms, belly, love handles, buttocks)
    • Hands
    • Arms
    • Knees
    • Thighs
    PDO thread body treatment

    How is the treatment performed?

    Barbed threads and PDO threads are delicately placed beneath the dermis to tighten sagging skin while promoting collagen production. Barbed Threads help lift the face while PDO threads create the matrix. Both work together to restore and rejuvenate youthful proportions and appearances to the face.

    PDO Jowls Before After


    Why a Thread Lift?

    Threads can take years off the appearance of aging by lifting and tightening loose skin, sagging skin at a fraction of the cost of invasive surgery.

    Who is a perfect candidate for a Thread Lift?

    Thread lifts are better suited for men or women between the ages of 30 and 70. The treatment will have the best results with skin that has minimal sagging and offers the best results for cheeks, jowls, brows and the neck area as well as other areas of the body.

    If you are not interested in traditional surgery, then a thread lift is a great alternative, as it is minimally invasive and can be carried out with local anesthetic.

    Is there any scarring with a Thread Lift?

    This treatment requires a minimally invasive injection and leaves no scarring.

    What are the risk of a Thread Lift?

    No cosmetic treatment is without risk, but the level of risk. Thread lifts can cause minor side effects such as infection, bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness and slight asymmetry.

    What happens after the treatment?

    After the treatment, we will provide you with aftercare instructions. Most patients experience some mild swelling and bruising, but this should settle quickly. Recovery time is usually less than one week, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks.

    How does a Full Face Thread Lift work?

    A thread lift is a type of face lift that is often referred to as the ‘lunch hour lift’. This is due to its simplicity and the time it takes to carry out the treatment. A tiny entry will be made by the ear, then fine threads are advanced along pre-marked contours. The threads are made from polydioxanone (PDO) – the same material used for medical stitches – which dissolve naturally in the body over time.

    How long does a Thread Lift take?

    A typical thread lift treatment takes as little as one hour, but it depends on the number of threads the provider uses and the areas being treated.

    How long do the results of a Thread Lift last?

    The lasting results of a thread lift depend on the age of the patient at the time of treatment and how much sagging the thread lift has corrected. It should be noted that sagging will return over time, but many providers report that the results last for anything between 2 and 3 years. To extend the results, it is possible to have additional threads inserted and you provider can advise you when this is required.

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