Types of PDO Threads
Mesh – smooth threads are used to create a mesh (some placed vertically and some horizontally) under the skin to serve as a foundation for new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within. Areas of use include nasolabial folds, marionette lines, tear troughs, smile lines, tighten skin in neck, forehead wrinkling and frown lines between the eyes. They can also be used in other areas of the body to tighten and rebuild collagen such as the abdomen, legs and arms.
Lift – barbed threads are used to create a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have barbs, which provide grip underneath the skin. The skin will build collagen which will secure the lift. Areas of treatment for lift threads include lower face to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and jowling, define jawline and tighten skin in neck. Lift threads can also be used to lift other areas of the body including breasts, buttocks, knees and other areas of laxity and sagging.