Different types of pdo threads
Polydioxanone threads come in different sizes, lengths and shapes, all serving different purpose in aesthetic medicine. We can combine them all in three groups: PDO mono or smooth treads, PDO screws or twists and PDO barb threads. Let’s review each category.
MONO PDO TREADS
Within the spectrum of types of PDO threads, Mono PDO threads serve as potent agents against skin laxity, expertly uplifting sagging skin and refining static lines. These threads adeptly target the region between brows, upper lips, corners of the mouth, and the delicate periorbital area. Numbing the skin facilitates a comfortable experience during the gentle insertion of smooth threads with fine needles. Post-procedure, some bruising might manifest due to collagen stimulation. However, the hashtag pattern of insertion establishes a supportive mesh beneath the skin, fostering healing and collagen production. This process effectively resolves wrinkles and imparts a firming effect to the treated areas. Mono Polydioxanone threads thus represent a highly effective option for banishing fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing the tautness of the skin.
TWIST PDO THREADS
Twist PDO threads serve to augment volume, targeting the deepest wrinkles like nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and crow’s feet. We insert these threads subdermally with sharp needles, often in conjunction with mono threads for optimal anti-aging, firming, and wrinkle-reducing effects.
BARBED PDO THREADS
Among the various types of PDO threads featuring barbs or cogs, FDA-approved options offer a non-surgical solution for facial rejuvenation. A cannula is employed to insert these threads beneath the skin, repositioning and lifting superficial fat pads and soft facial tissues, resulting in a more youthful contour. This thread lift treatment effectively smooths nasolabial folds, tightens the jawline, and eliminates jowling in the treated area.
It is important to consider that barbed PDO threads might not be suitable for all individuals, particularly those with excessive skin laxity. In such cases, surgical intervention may be necessary for optimal results. A comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Natalya during a complimentary consultation can determine the appropriateness of the PDO thread lift procedure for each candidate.
What is the best type of PDO thread?
Determining the “best” type of PDO thread depends on individual needs and goals. Each type of PDO thread serves a specific purpose and offers different benefits.
- MONO PDO THREADS: Ideal for skin rejuvenation, collagen production, and addressing fine lines and wrinkles.
- TWIST PDO THREADS: Suitable for contouring and providing a subtle lift to specific areas.
- BARBED PDO THREADS: Effective for significant lifting, particularly in areas with more sagging skin.
The “best” type will depend on factors such as the desired outcome, the area to be treated, and the patient’s skin condition. Consulting with a qualified medical professional is crucial to determine the most appropriate type of PDO thread for an individual’s specific needs.
TYPES OF THREAD MATERIAL
In the United States, cosmetic threads employ three main materials: PDO, PLLA, and PCL. Among these, PDO, being the most common, has the shortest duration, which is actually favorable for cosmetic purposes. Opting for longer-lasting PCL material may heighten scarring risks and incur significantly higher costs than PDO. On the other hand, PLLA is suitable for lifting firmer, heavier tissues but takes approximately 2 years to dissolve. However, due to its stiffness and limited flexibility compared to PDO, it may not be ideal for all skin types. It’s crucial to trust your doctor to select the most appropriate material, as longer-lasting threads may not always be the optimal choice for your skin, ensuring the best possible outcomes.