If you've ever had a moment where you put your fingers in front of your ears and oh-so-subtly pulled back and up and admired the outcome, threads are for you. If you have smoker's or lipstick lines around your mouth and can't find the downtime for optimal laser smoothing through resurfacing, threads are for you, too. In fact, threads can help a very large percentage of my patients achieve the results they want on their face, neck and chest.
PDO threads have come a long way from versions of a decade ago. Current threads are very fine bioabsorbable filaments which are the same as those used in traditional surgeries for decades - there is a good chance you have had this material placed in you if you have ever had an operation. Threads come in dozens of variants used to create a different effects on different parts of the face. Some you can use to elevate tissue - especially areas which need a lift like the eyebrows and jawline. There are other threads which provide scaffolding right under the skin. These are ideal for lines over the upper lip, looseness under the chin, crepiness beside the eyes, at the corners of the mouth and even the decolletage.
Threads stimulate your body to make more collagen. They are broken down by the body around 6-9 months, but by that time your body has replaced them with healthy new collagen.
These can be placed as a stand-alone treatment, but many of our patients love the custom combinations we create by placing these at the same time as BBL, laser or filler.