Yes, the type of PDO thread used in your procedure matters. It can affect issues like:
- The quality of your results
- How long your results last
- Cost of treatment
- Tensile strength of the threads
At Glow Aesthetic Center, we use Novathreads. Your board certified practitioner will discuss the best available threads for your specific beauty goals when you come in for your initial consultation. Novathreads manufacturers barbed, smooth, and twist threads that are administered by either a blunt cannula or sharp needle.
Schedule your consultation with the Glow Aesthetic Center team, led by Dr. Homan Siman, by filling out the form on our Book an Appointment tab above. You can also call our office to speak with a team member by dialing (818) 905-8815.
What the Different Types of PDO Threads Do
You may also hear PDO threads referred to as “mono” instead of smooth, “cog” instead of barbed, and “screw” instead of twist threads. These are the three main PDO types, and they work in different ways, according to research from MedCrave.
- Smooth threads are anchored on the face/scalp and are used to tighten facial wrinkles.
- Barbed threads use tiny barbs to hook the skin and lift your tissue.
- Twist threads are wound around the injecting needle, providing more volume if you desire volume restoration.
By learning more about your body type and beauty goals, our team can help you choose the right combination of thread types to achieve the best results.
Why Get PDO Threads Rather than Other Thread Types?
It’s also true that PDO threads are not the only available thread types for non-surgical facelifts. Rather than the polydioxanone used in PDO threads, other types use polylactic acid (PCA) or polycaprolactone (PCL) as the active ingredient.
We prefer PDO threads for a variety of reasons. While all threads are absorbed by the body, PDO threads have been around the longest and are made of the same material used for decades in cardiovascular surgery. They are safe, reliable, and durable.
How PDO Threads Work
Regardless of which form of PDO thread you use, the main result is the same. The threads do minor damage to your underlying tissue, triggering your body’s healing response in a process aesthetic medicine experts call “controlled healing.” Your body begins to build more collagen around the threads and within a few months, the threads themselves dissolve into your body safely, leaving behind the new collagen.
As the most abundant protein in your body, collagen acts as a sort of glue to provide structure, elasticity, and firmness to your skin and tissues. In short, it’s what gives you that youthful glow you want to preserve, recapture, or enhance.
Book Your PDO Thread Consultation Today
Click the Book an Appointment tab at the top of the page to schedule your consultation at an available time. If you would like further information about PDO threads or would prefer to speak to a team member before making your appointment, call our office at (818) 905-8815.