PDO Threads

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If you want to roll back the hands of time without surgeries, downtime, or harsh side effects, you might want to consider a PDO thread lift. Dr. Fernandez uses the safest PDO threads to give you an instant facelift and encourage collagen production without incisions or downtime.

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are made of polydioxanone, a safe, biocompatible material generally used while closing surgical incisions. PDO threads can also be used to provide similar results as a facelift to reverse the signs of aging, encourage collagen production, and lift your facial tissues. The threads provide an instant lift while encouraging collagen production, thus adding volume to your natural facial contours.

What Are the Types of PDO Threads?

Barbed PDO Threads

Barbed PDO threads contain small barbs that cling to your facial tissues and encourage collagen production to lift and sculpt your facial contours. Barbed PDO threads provide instant lifts, pulling the sagging facial tissues upright to imitate the results of a surgical facelift. Over time, the barbed threads encourage collagen production to sustain the results.

Smooth PDO Threads

Smooth PDO threads don’t have any barbs, and they’re placed under the skin in a mesh-like pattern to provide scaffolding and encourage collagen production. Smooth PDO threads can’t lift your facial tissues to the same extent as barbed PDO threads, but they’re incredibly effective at natural collagen production. Smooth PDO threads are more useful for subtle, naturalized results.

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How Do PDO Threads Work?

PDO threads serve two functions — lifting and collagen production. When inserted under the skin, the PDO threads lift your sagging or aging facial tissues, giving you an instant facelift. This makes your skin look soft, smooth, and voluminous. Meanwhile, PDO threads also encourage your body to produce collagen, the skin’s primary structural framework. Collagen makes your skin look firm, voluminous, and youthful. As such, collagen production restores your skin’s elasticity and youthfulness.

What Are the Benefits of PDO Threads?

  • No surgeries, incisions, or scars
  • No pain or discomfort
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No downtime
  • Instant facelift
  • Encourage collagen production
  • Reverse the signs of aging
  • Immediate results with gradual improvements
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking results
woman after pdo threads

Before & After Patient Results

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What Do PDO Threads Treat?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Sagging or hollow cheeks
  • Under-eye tear troughs
  • Sagging jowls
  • Neck bands

What Happens During the PDO Threads Treatment?

Dr. Fernandez carefully examines your skin, reviews your medical history, and discusses your goals to curate the ideal PDO threads treatment plan. After selecting the ideal type of PDO threads (barbed or smooth), Dr. Fernandez carefully inserts them into your skin via fine needles. The threads are driven underneath the skin to elevate the facial tissues and trimmed to ensure they’re not visible. The treatment concludes within 30 minutes. You can opt for local anesthesia before the treatment to ensure optimal comfort.

What Are the Side Effects of PDO Threads?

PDO threads are safe and don’t cause harsh side effects. You may experience mild redness, swelling, and tenderness, but these side effects dissipate in a few days. You can resume your daily activities immediately.

What Are the Results Like?

PDO threads produce instant results — your face will look fuller and more youthful. The results gradually improve over several months as the threads are absorbed by the body and replaced by new collagen fibers.

Why Choose Symmetrik MD?

Symmetrik MD is a state-of-the-art, physician-led medical spa that specializes in safe and highly personalized cosmetic treatments. Dr. Fernandez performs all treatments in Spanish or English according to your comfort. He also follows up with all patients to ensure they have a smooth recovery process. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your PDO threads treatment plan in Downtown Miami, FL.