With its roots in acupuncture, it involves the implantation of fine, absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) threads (similar to those used in medical suturing) into the subcutaneous layer of the skin.
The threads remain in the skin and stimulate collagen synthesis and tissue contraction.
After six months, the threads will be absorbed leaving new collagen in their place. It can be used as an alternative to fillers for volumisation and tightening.
PDO therapy can be used on the cheeks, brow, jawline, neck, nasolabial folds, and other parts of the body (arms, thighs and abdomen). The lifting effect is at its peak after 6 months when collagen has formed around the threads, and lasts between 2-3 years.
PDO is a material used in medicine and surgery for over 40 years and is proven to be extremely safe.
Threads last longer than Dermal Fillers and wrinkle-relaxing treatments, and are a valuable addition to non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation treatments.
Areas treated: Most useful for Cheeks, Brow, Jawline, Neck, Body (can be used to treat cellulite)
The procedure is usually carried out with local anesthetic and takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the treatment area. Side effects may include mild swelling and bruising that lasts 2-3 days, minimal downtime.The appropriate number of PDO threads are inserted then the area massaged.
After 2-3 weeks and ongoing.
As it stimulates collagen production, the results are long lasting. Approx 2-3 years.