PDO Threads

PDO Threads

PDO Threads services offered in Los Gatos, CA

PDO threads can reduce the appearance of skin sagging while promoting new collagen growth, giving you major rejuvenation without surgery. At ShotDocMD, elite injection specialist Grace Kim, MD, has more than 18 years of specialized aesthetics injection experience and is well known for her incredible and natural-looking work. PDO threads can offer a great alternative to invasive surgery, so if you’re interested in instant and long-lasting results, call the San Luis Obispo or Los Gatos, California, office today. Alternatively, click the online booking feature around the clock.

PDO Threads Q&A

What are PDO threads?

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are injectable biodegradable monofilaments that can lift the skin from below. If you have skin sagging, PDO threads can provide gentle lifting to dramatically improve your appearance. 

PDO threads are a surgery-free approach with instant results. At ShotDocMD, foremost injection specialist Dr. Kim uses the most advanced PDO threads on the market to perform nonsurgical lifts in the office, with no downtime required.

How do PDO threads work?

At ShotDocMD, Dr. Kim and the team use the MINT™ PDO threads, the only triple FDA-cleared PDO threads on the market. They’re press molded in a 360-degree helical (spiral) position. 

Essentially, this means the threads act as powerful anchors beneath your skin. They cling to your skin’s support structures and lift your skin in the process. 

MINT PDO threads also work on another level: They simultaneously stimulate collagen growth in your skin’s dermal layer. The PDO threads break down very slowly over time. The threads last longer than other PDO threads thanks to their unique construction (being press molded versus cut).  

So, by the time the biodegradable threads break down, you have new collagen to take their place. Ultimately, this means that you get results the day of your procedure, and those results last up to 12 months. 

What areas do PDO threads treat?

PDO threads treat many areas in the face, neck, and body. This treatment can: 

  • Cheeks: lift sagging, boost volume, and improve cheekbone contour
  • Nasolabial folds: minimize smile lines, improve volume
  • Neck: lift sagging, tighten, and reduce neck lines
  • Jowls: provide lift, tightening, and improve the appearance of the jaw overall
  • Eyebrows: minimize hooding, balance symmetry, create “fox eyes”
  • Under eyes: lessen hollowing and reduce fine lines 
  • Lips: plump, elevate, and reduce fine lip lines

PDO threads can also treat some parts of the body where you have skin sagging. 

Is a PDO threadlift right for me?

Dr. Kim talks about your treatment goals and carefully evaluates your skin and facial anatomy to determine whether threadlift could work well for you. 

In general, PDO threads are quite effective for people with mild-to-moderate sagging. If you don’t like the signs of aging that are appearing, PDO threads can give you impressive results without surgery.

With more severe skin sagging, results may be less noticeable. So, for more severe sagging, Dr. Kim may recommend another avenue, such as facelift surgery. 

To set up your PDO threads consultation, call ShotDocMD or book an appointment online now.