PDO facelifting is a cosmetic lifting technique. It lifts and tightens sagging skin tissues by inducing collagen production. This is done by implantation of fine, absorbable polydioxanone threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin with small needles.
What is PDO Facelifting?
The polydioxanone threads are implanted into the skin with small needles, and remain implanted, causing very small injuries that stimulate collagen synthesis and tissue contraction. After six months, the threads will be absorbed into the body leaving new collagen in their place.
PDO therapy is ideal for people who have not developed deep wrinkles yet. It’s suitable for women and men, and is usually applied to people between the ages of 35 and 60. It can be used on the cheeks, brow, jawline, neck, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, arms, thighs and abdomen.
What is the procedure?
The treatment is usually carried out using a local anaesthetic, and takes between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the treatment area. You can see results right after the treatment, but the lifting effect is at its peak after 6 months when collagen has formed around the threads. The result lasts between 2-3 years.
You can continue with normal activities immediately after the treatment. Side effects are minimal but may include swelling and bruising that lasts 2-3 days. On the first day after the treatment, raising your head and keeping it high can help decreasing swellings, if they occure at all.