PDO Threads

Lifting and tightening of the skin without surgery.

As we age, time leaves its mark on the skin in the way of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, stretch marks, and other concerns. Thankfully, a treatment with PDO Threads can help take the edge off time by offering rejuvenating results without surgery. At Beauti Pharm, we use PDO (polydioxanone) threads by Les Encres®, a leading provider in the U.S. market offering a complete selection of medical grade threads to meet a variety of needs. PDO threads have rapidly become a popular alternative to a surgical facelift due to their amazing results and little need for downtime.

How do PDO threads work?

Treatment with PDO threads involves the use of hair-thin threads strategically inserted into varying depths of the skin where improvement is desired. The threads are then gently pulled to achieve a subtle, yet noticeable, lifting effect while any excess thread lengths are cut off. Not only does instant lifting take place, but threads also work to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production over time to impact the skin at a cellular level and provide lasting results. Beautifully enhanced skin texture, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and increased elasticity are often the result for up to 2 years following a treatment with PDO threads.

What are PDO threads used to treat?

PDO threads can address a myriad of mild to moderate signs of aging, including:

    • Forehead lines
    • Crow’s feet
    • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
    • Early jowling
    • Drooping eyebrows
    • Marionette lines
    • Lip lines
    • Cheek volume loss
    • Neck lines

Am I a candidate for PDO threads?

If you’re in generally good health and wanting to address the earlier signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, or mild skin laxity, you may be a good candidate for treatment with PDO threads. Ideal patients are typically between the ages of 30 and 60 and desire a subtle, instant lifting of the face but aren’t yet ready for a traditional facelift procedure. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you’re a candidate for PDO threads in Grand Blanc.

What is a treatment with PDO threads like?

To ensure you’re nice and comfortable during the procedure, we’ll apply a topical numbing agent and local anesthetic to the desired treatment area. Once numbing has taken hold, the Les Encres PDO threads are carefully inserted via cannulas and very gently pulled to lift the skin upward and produce the desired aesthetic effect. Tiny barbs at the end of the threads anchor them in place once desired lifting is achieved. Excess threads are then cut off.

Will I need any downtime after my PDO thread treatment?

PDO threads require minimal recovery time following treatment in most cases, so they’re a great treatment option for people on the go. In fact, most patients return to work and other normal activities the very next day.

Are there any side effects with PDO threads?

As with any minimally invasive procedure, there are some potential side effects to contend with for treatment with PDO threads. The most common of which include minor inflammation and bruising, which are typically mild and clear up in about a week. We’ll be sure to go over everything you can expect at your consultation so there are no surprises.

Are PDO Threads safe?

PDO Threads have been approved for safety by the FDA, and Les Encres threads have been cleared by the FDA. Threads have safely and successfully been used for decades for other medical purposes, such as suturing surgical incisions or treating certain gynecological disorders. There’s typically less risk of scarring, bleeding, or severe bruising with PDO threads.

What results can I expect from treatment with PDO threads?

The lifting effect from threads is visible immediately following treatment in most cases. The optimal results from increased collagen production, however, usually take about 1-2 months to fully show. That timeframe will depend on your age as it’s one of the biggest factors in how quickly your body produces new collagen. Most threads completely dissolve in about 6-9 months after insertion, but the beautiful results can last up to 2 years for many patients.

What’s my next step in getting PDO threads in Grand Blanc?

If PDO threads sound like the anti-aging breakthrough you’ve been searching for, just give us a call at (810) 771-8777 or click here to set up your consultation. We’ll discuss all details of this phenomenal treatment to ensure it’s best to meet your beauty goals.