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Tailoring PDO Thread Treatments to Your Needs


As we age, subtle signs of facial aging such as sagging skin and fine lines become more noticeable, leaving many of us searching for effective yet minimally invasive solutions.

If you are looking for a way to lift and tighten your skin without surgery, PDO threads might be the answer. These innovative procedures use absorbable sutures to provide a natural lift and stimulate collagen production.

At New Beauty Company Aesthetics in St. Johns, FL, we are proud to announce we will soon be adding this groundbreaking procedure to our growing list of advanced aesthetic treatments.

Keep reading to discover how various PDO thread treatments and techniques can be customized to meet your unique facial rejuvenation needs.

Understanding PDO Threads

PDO (polydioxanone) threads are medical-grade sutures used in procedures to lift and tighten the skin. They work by stimulating collagen production, which enhances skin texture and elasticity over time.

Unlike traditional anti-aging treatments like fillers and injectables, PDO threads provide a structural support system within the skin, leading to a natural, gradual improvement.

The threads are temporary, typically dissolving over six months, but their effects can last much longer due to the collagen stimulation.

Types of PDO Threads and Their Applications

Now that you understand the science behind PDO threads, it is time to delve into the different types available. Each thread offers distinct functionalities, allowing for targeted treatment of various facial concerns.

Here’s a breakdown of the most common PDO thread types and their applications:

  • Smooth PDO Threads. Smooth PDO threads primarily target skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. These threads create a mesh under the skin, promoting collagen production and leading to smoother, tighter skin. Commonly used areas include the brows and nasolabial folds, where they effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Barbed PDO Threads. Barbed PDO threads offer a lifting effect by anchoring into sagging tissues. Their unique design allows them to hook into the skin and lift it upwards, providing a more pronounced lifting effect. They are often used in areas like the jowls and cheeks, where sagging skin is more noticeable.
  • Screw PDO Threads. Screw PDO threads, with their spiral design, offer a strong lifting effect for deeper skin folds. These threads are particularly effective for areas requiring more significant lifting and volumization, such as the lower face contour and marionette lines.
  • Mono Threads. Mono threads, also known as cog threads, stimulate collagen production for volumization and lifting. They are used in areas like the cheeks and temples, where they help to restore lost volume and improve the skin’s overall texture.

Assessing Your Needs for PDO Thread Treatments

The first step in tailoring a PDO thread treatment is a consultation with our expert providers. During this consultation, you’ll discuss your desired outcomes, facial concerns, and aesthetic goals.


Our experts will assess your skin laxity, elasticity, and facial anatomy to determine the most suitable treatment plan.

Customization Options for PDO Thread Lifts

Achieving optimal results with PDO threads involves a collaborative approach. Here’s how you and our provider can personalize your PDO thread treatment plan through different customization options:

Thread Selection Based on Concerns

Our provider will choose the appropriate PDO thread type based on your specific concerns. Whether you need lifting, tightening, or volumization, the right thread can make all the difference in achieving your desired results.

Thread Placement and Technique

The placement and insertion technique of the threads are customized for targeted areas and desired effects. Proper placement guarantees that the threads provide the maximum benefit, whether it’s lifting sagging skin or reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Number of Threads Used

The number of threads used is determined by the severity of your concerns and the size of the treatment area. More threads may be necessary for larger areas or more significant lifting.

Combination Treatments with Other Procedures

Combining PDO thread treatments with other cosmetic procedures can significantly enhance overall facial rejuvenation, providing comprehensive solutions tailored to individual needs.

Here are some common combinations and their benefits:

  • Dermal Fillers. Combining PDO threads with dermal fillers offers both lifting and volumizing effects. While PDO threads lift and tighten sagging skin, dermal fillers restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. This combination is particularly effective for addressing mid-face sagging and deep nasolabial folds, providing a balanced, youthful appearance.
  • Botox. Pairing PDO threads with Botox can enhance results by addressing both dynamic and static wrinkles. PDO threads lift and tighten the skin, while Botox relaxes the muscles that cause expression lines, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. This dual approach results in a smoother, more refreshed appearance, particularly around the forehead and eyes.
  • Microneedling. Often combined with radiofrequency (RF) energy, microneedling can further stimulate collagen production when used alongside PDO threads. While PDO threads provide immediate lifting, microneedling enhances skin texture and promotes deeper collagen remodeling. This combination is beneficial for improving overall skin tone and texture, making the skin look firmer and more youthful.
  • Laser Treatments. These treatments can complement PDO thread lifts by targeting specific skin concerns such as pigmentation, fine lines, and texture irregularities. While PDO threads lift and tighten the skin, laser treatments can improve skin clarity and smoothness. Combining these treatments can address multiple aging signs, resulting in a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

A customized treatment plan that incorporates PDO threads and other procedures guarantees a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation.

By addressing various aspects of aging, from sagging skin to volume loss and texture issues, combination treatments can achieve more dramatic and natural-looking results.

What to Expect with the Treatment

The PDO thread lift procedure involves the application of a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The threads are then inserted using a fine needle, and the entire process typically takes less than an hour.

After the procedure, you might experience mild discomfort or swelling, which usually subsides within a few days. Following post-treatment care instructions is important for optimal results, including avoiding strenuous activities and following any specific skincare routines recommended by our provider.

Results and Longevity of PDO Thread Lifts

The results of PDO thread lifts are gradual, with improvements in skin texture and lifting becoming more apparent over several weeks as collagen production increases.

The effects of the treatment can last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of threads used and individual factors such as skin type and lifestyle. Touch-up treatments may be necessary to maintain the results over time.

Alternatives to PDO Thread Lifts

For those exploring options beyond PDO thread lifts, non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers or radiofrequency treatments can also provide wrinkle reduction and lifting.

Dermal fillers offer immediate volume and smoothing effects, while radiofrequency treatments stimulate collagen production through heat.

Consulting with an expert professional can help determine the best approach for your individual needs.

Safety Considerations and Potential Side Effects

Choosing our qualified and experienced provider is essential for minimizing risks associated with PDO thread treatments.

While the procedure is generally safe, potential side effects include bruising, swelling, or temporary asymmetry.

Securing sterile technique and following post-procedure care instructions can further reduce the risk of complications.

At New Beauty Company Aesthetics in St. Johns, FL, we are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. With this commitment in mind, our experts are implementing their advanced skills to soon bring PDO thread treatments to our roster of cutting-edge services, ensuring top-quality aesthetic care for our clients — so stay tuned! 

In the meantime, you can explore our website to learn more about our current services and start your journey to enhanced beauty. Our experienced team provides personalized consultations to create a treatment plan that’s right for you. 

Schedule your consultation today to discuss the best options for achieving a more youthful, radiant appearance.

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