PDO (polydioxanone) thread lifting is a cosmetic procedure in which threads made of PDO, a synthetic absorbable suture, are inserted under the skin to lift and tighten sagging tissue. The threads are inserted through tiny needles or cannulas and are then positioned in specific areas of the face or body to lift and support sagging skin. The threads are then tightened and anchored to the surrounding tissue to lift the skin and create a more youthful, lifted appearance.
One specific form of thread lifting is the PDO Max Lifting. It is a non-surgical skin lifting technique that uses dissolvable threads that are inserted under the skin and pull it upwards, providing an immediate lift and tightening effect. The threads are inserted via tiny needles, and once they are in place, they’re pulled and tightened to lift the skin. The threads dissolve over time, leaving behind only the lifted skin and newly-stimulated collagen. The procedure is minimally invasive and generally well-tolerated by patients.
It is important to note that the effects of PDO thread lifting are not permanent and repeat treatments may be needed to maintain the desired results. It’s also essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and to evaluate the potential risks and benefits of PDO thread lifting.
PDO (polydioxanone) smooth threads are fine, absorbable threads made of PDO that can be used in a cosmetic procedure known as neocollagenesis. These threads are designed to promote new collagen growth and smooth out wrinkles and sagging skin an alternative to other cosmetic procedures such as laser, radiofrequency, micro-needling, etc.
During the procedure, the threads are inserted into the skin using a fine needle. The threads are then left in place and will be absorbed by the body over time. The threads act as scaffolds that the collagen wraps around it and create the support, and the collagen will eventually replace the threads.
Unlike barbed threads that anchor in multiple directions and mimic the skin’s elasticity, smooth threads thicken and improve skin texture and appearance. PDO smooth threads can be used in various areas of the face, such as the jawline, cheeks, and neck, to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Smooth threads can also be used in the body, as they can improve the look of and tighten sagging skin on areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms, creating a more toned and defined look. PDO smooth thread lift is considered a non-surgical procedure, with minimal downtime and few side effects. Still, like any cosmetic treatment, the results may vary, and a repeat treatment may be needed to maintain the desired results over time.
Nitronox is a brand name for a gas mixture used in cosmetic and medical procedures. Nitronox combines nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as laughing gas, and oxygen (O2). The gas mixture is inhaled through a mask or nasal cannula to help provide pain relief and relaxation during the procedure.
In cosmetic procedures, Nitronox can reduce pain and discomfort associated with treatments such as lasers and minor procedures such as PDO threads. It can also help patients relax and reduce anxiety during the procedure.
It is administered in a controlled environment and monitored by a professional. Nitronox is considered a safe and effective form of pain management, with few side effects. In most cases, the patient will begin to feel the effects of the gas within a few minutes, and the effects will dissipate quickly after the gas is turned off.
It’s important to note that Nitronox is not recommended for certain people, such as pregnant women, people with certain medical conditions, or taking certain medications, so it’s essential to inform your practitioner before the procedure.