What are PDO Threads?
PDO thread stands for polydioxanone thread, a synthetic absorbable surgical suture, proven to be one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. PDO threads are used to temporarily enhance the appearance of the area treated.
PDO threads can very effectively:
- Improve the quality of the skin
- Redefine the contour of the face
- Reduce roundness
- Reduce wrinkles
- Lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls and neck
- Enhance the volume of the lips
- Stimulate collagen production
How does the treatment work?
PDO threads help redefine facial contours and induce collagen production. Stimulation reaches full effect about 3 months after treatment once collagen has naturally formed around the thread. A recent study by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery showed that the thread is safely absorbed within 4-6 months, by month 7, the collagen present in the threated area increases by 100%. Results may last between 8 and 14 months.
What happens during the treatment and how long does it take?
Local anesthetic is gently injected into entry points for the threads. The PDO threads are introduced using a delicate needle or a fine microcannula. You will be able to resume everyday activities in a couple of days. Great results can also be achieved by combining PDO threads with dermal fillers or neuromodulators. Treatment time can vary between 20 and 60 minutes depending on the area treated.
When will I start seeing results?
There is an immediately noticeable improvement after the Nova-Lyft and Nova-Mesh treatments, with a visible lift and/or textural improvement. Results continue to improve over 3 months or so as new collagen forms around and between threads, proving further lifting and tightening.
Nova-Lyft and Nova-Mesh treatments vs Surgical Face Lift
Nova-Lyft and Nova-Mesh treatments originated from medical protocols intended to improve firmness and texture. They require minimal recovery time and no general anesthesia. Specialized gentle cannulas and fine needles deliver threads precisely and quickly to improve large or small areas effectively. Since there is no incision or stitches, scarring is virtually eliminated.