Primarily, PDO threads can be categorized between floating non-barbed threads and the floating barbed threads. Under the non-barbed threads, there exist two subclasses in the form of monofilament threads and the braided threads.
Equally, under the barbed threads, there exist three subclasses in the form of unilateral and bilateral barbs, uni-directional and bi-directional and z-directional barbs. The third class is cutting barbs or molding barbs.
It is vital to differentiate PDO threads according to the thickness and the length of the thread besides knowing the names of the different categories and sub-categories of the threads. This is because the thickness and the length of the thread determine the compressional and the tensile strength of the thread. Thickness and length also determine the total cost, quality of the thread and the quality of the treatment method.
A doctor will select thickness and the length of the thread based on the type of skin of the patient, how much skin lifting is required and among other considerations for beautification. Speak to Dr Anna Avaliani, PDO threads expert NYC if you need to know the options available for your specific needs.
Advantages of This Treatment
- Non-Toxic Treatment and Natural Healing
The absorption of threads may take place over a long duration (necessary) of up to one year giving the face enough time to naturally align with the skin using proteins produced by the body. Most of our client’s testimonies indicate an average duration of six to eight months. Following unhurried absorption of threads, the resulting anti-ageing effects last for long usually between nine months and three years.
The safety of the treatment process of using PDO threads is practically unmatched and is overly superior to traditional facelift methods. PDO threads have been in use for over thirty years and have proven an effective method to close and treat wounds, stitch up incisions made during cosmetic surgery and to treat gynaecological conditions, among other uses.
Noteworthy, there have been no cases of patients who reported an allergic reaction to PDO threads. This is because PDO threads are free of toxic substances and are safely and naturally absorbed in the body tissues.
- Treatment Does Not Hurt, After-Treatment Results Are Not Noticeable
We use a topical anesthetic to avert the feeling of discomfort when the needles are being put in the skin. Furthermore, PDO threading affects only the top-most layer of the skin where there are very few nerve endings meaning there is almost no feeling of painful sensation.
Most of our clients opt against the use of anesthesia during this treatment because they seem to not like the feeling of a numb or partly face. They also do not like to wait for the effect of the anesthesia to kick in. We always allow our clients to decide whether they would like us to use anesthesia on them or not.
The results of this treatment process are not noticeable. Contrary to the expectation of many, there is no noticeable redness, swelling or an indication there was any facelift work done on the client. The only change is the appearance of the face looking younger and healthy.
- Instant Outcomes
In most traditional facelift treatment procedures, the expected results can only be seen after all swelling and inflammation is gone which could take up to weeks for the inflammation to clear.
On the other hand, the results of a PDO facelift treatment are instantaneous and the client appears looking younger at the first instant after the treatment is complete. Additionally, the results are continually enhanced over the next two or three months as the body produces new and stronger collagen.
- Treatment Process Can Be Tailor-made For Each Client
One of the main advantages of PDO treatment is that the process can be made to fit facelift needs of skins with different sizes and shapes, anti-ageing strength, skin conditions and beauty appeal.
The customizability of this treatment method is premised on the variance of PDO threads according to length and thickness. Illustratively, thin mono-threads are suitable to treat cheeks and the chin while the thicker threads are best suited to lift and support the skin near the neck and jaws.
- Extra Rejuvenation Effect
The treatment process of PDO threading encourages the body to produce body-building proteins required to plump and firm up the skin. Collagen and elastin are the main two proteins that stimulate firming up and rejuvenation of the skin after PDO thread treatment. Clients are encouraged to engage in activities that fuel high metabolic activity to accelerate the release of collagen and elastin proteins.
In a few months, our clients are already reporting 99% removal of wrinkles and ageing lines from their faces. Also, the previously hollow cheeks seem fuller. This is because the elastin protein keeps the skin smoothly-stretched after the PDO threads have been absorbed in the body flesh while the collagen gives extra filler volume to the previously hollow parts of the face.
- Treatment Process is Pocket-Friendly
In as much as the overall cost of the treatment depends on the scope of facelift work to be done, the parts of the face to be threaded and lifted and whether or not there is an application of local anesthetic, PDO treatment is way cheaper compared to the chin or cheek augmentation or a facelift.
Be advised that PDO treatment seeks to lower and manage and not to stop ageing effects of the face; nobody can halt the ageing process that takes effect over an extended time and is usually permanent.
- PDO Treatment Can Be Combined With Other Treatment Methods
Our clients point out their delight in the ability of PDO treatment to accommodate and support the efficiency of complementary treatment processes without any safety concerns to the patient.
For instance, Juvederm Voluma XC is an ideal complementary treatment to use for patients experiencing great loss in cheek volume. Other complementary treatment methods to use against cosmetic problems such as thin lips or deep nasolabial folds may include Restylane, Radiesse and Belotero.