PDO threads help redefine facial contours and induce collagen production. Stimulation reaches full effect about 3 months after treatment, once collagen has naturally formed around the thread. A recent study by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery showed that the thread is safely absorbed within 4-6 months, and by month 7, the collagen present in the treated area increases by 100%.
Dr. Suah uses different PDO threads for each area of treatment because each thread works best in particular area.
Foxhall Dermatology offers three types of PDO threads. Each has their own unique performance capability.
Barbed threads are the largest of the thread types. These are utilized best for enhancement of neck laxity, jawline definition, brow, jowl and nasolabial fold softening.
These threads allow for a minimally invasive lift that requires minimal recovery time and no general anesthesia. Specialized gentle cannulas and fine needles deliver threads precisely and quickly to improve large or small areas effectively. Since there is no incision or stitches, scarring is virtually eliminated.
Twist threads are the intermediate sized thread type. They allow for collagen synthesis along more pronounced areas of the face with aging. Nasolabial folds, jowls, and lip lines are some of their best utilized areas.
Smooth threads are the smallest of the threads. These threads are ideal for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, upper lip, lateral cheek and as secondary structure overlying both barbed and twist threads.
While the barbed and twist threads produce more of collagen synthesis underneath. Overlaying technique, by Dr. Suah, allows for improvement of both fine lines and wrinkles and deeper undesired lines.
Dr. Suah will help you choose the right PDO thread for your situation.
Yes, PDO threads can work well with other treatments like Dysport®, Botox® and dermal fillers. Incorporating multiple modalities can allow for a more desired result. If you have several concerns, you may even be able to have the treatments during the same appointment.
Use online booking or call the Foxhall Dermatology office to schedule your PDO thread appointment today.