What is a PDO thread lift, and how can it help achieve a more youthful look?

The PDO thread lift procedure at Thrive Med Spa and Wellness of Honolulu, Hawaii, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation service that aims to give the face and body a more youthful appearance. PDO stands for polydioxanone, which is a biocompatible synthetic material that has been used in surgery for many years. Most patients who have had surgery in the past may be familiar with it, but more in terms of “dissolvable stitches.” These stitches will dissolve on their own and do not require removal by a doctor. This same material is used to create PDO threads for thread lifts.

How does the PDO thread lift work?

PDO threads work by inserting thin, dissolvable threads into the facial skin to lift and tighten it. The threads are inserted using a needle, and once placed in the desired areas, the needle is removed. The threads have tiny barbs or “cogs” that attach to the skin and create tension, pulling the skin upwards and giving it a lifted appearance.

Where can PDO threads be used on the face and body?

The PDO thread lift procedure can target specific areas of concern, including the face, neck, or body. It can lift sagging cheeks in the face, tighten the jawline, and reduce wrinkles around the mouth. On the body, PDO threads can tighten loose skin on areas such as the arms, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks.

Are there any side effects or downtime associated with a PDO thread lift appointment?

As with any medical procedure performed on a patient, there are potential risks and complications involved with a PDO thread lift. The most common side effects are bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort at the insertion points. These usually resolve within a few days to a week. In very rare cases, patients may experience an infection or thread migration. Choosing a highly trained and experienced provider for your PDO thread lift procedure is important to minimize any potential risks.

Schedule a visit to learn more about PDO thread lifts at Thrive Med Spa and Wellness!

Dr. Scott Sanderson can be reached by calling (808)-353-5536 to request an appointment at the office, located at 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 700, serving patients in the areas of Waimanalo, Pearl City, Kaimuki, Kailua, Kaneohe, Waikiki, Lanikai, Kapolei Mililani, and Ewa Beach, HI.