PDO Thread Treatment

Concerned about aging, deflated or sagging skin on your face or body? PDO and PLLA threads are safe and non-invasive aesthetic treatments that repair, lift and volumize damaged skin by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production.  PDO Threads are made from a surgical-grade, dissolvable material called Polydioxanone which has been used in surgical procedures and wound closure safely and effectively for more than a decade. PLLA threads are made from poly-L-lactic acid the same ingredient used in Sculptra to stimulate collagen production. 

How do PDO and PLLA Threads work?

Threads repair, lift, tone and volumize skin by inducing collagen production. Collagen is the building block that gives our skin its volume and support. As we age, collagen production slows causing wrinkles, sagging and deflation. 

Procedure Gallery

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Skin Lifting Effect

To create a lifting effect, threads with microscopic barbs are carefully embedded beneath the surface of the skin. Dr. Menezes will strategically place and pattern the barbed threads to adhere to sagging tissue and apply gentle pressure and manipulation to create lift. Lifted results are immediate and improve over time as collagen increases.
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Regenerating Effect

Smooth PDO and PLLA threads without barbs can be used to repair sun damage, treat acne scars, restore volume and minimize wrinkles by stimulating collagen and volumizing skin. The regenerative effect of smooth threads is gradual and improves over time as threads dissolve.

Which areas can be treated with PDO Threads?

PDO treatment for lift and body:
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Cheeks or mid face
  • Lower face
  • Jawline
  • Neck lift
  • Full face lift
  • Face and neck lift
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Cellulite
  • Knees
PDO treatment for volume, restoration and repair:
  • Frown lines and forehead “11’s”
  • Crows feet
  • Temples
  • Tear trough
  • Nasolabial fold
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles

When can I expect to see results?

Patients who undergo lifting procedures with PDO or PLLA threads will see an immediate improvement. Patients who choose PDO or PLLA treatment for regenerative results will see improvement over time with maximum result at about 6 months post procedure. 
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Ready to make an appointment?

All patients begin treatment with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Menezes. Consultations are 45 minutes and a $100 deposit is required. Deposit is non refundable for cancelations made less than two business days in advance.

Deposit amount will be applied to the cost of product or services. If you would like to know more about PDO and PLLA  thread treatment, schedule your consultation today by calling 808-855-8436 or chatting live with us online.