All you need to know about PDO Mono Threads
Would you like to tighten or uplift your skin without invasive surgery?
Everyone would like to maintain a youthful appearance, but the unfortunate reality is that the visible signs of ageing eventually affect us all to some extent. Issues like forehead lines, facial wrinkles, and neck sagginess are common concerns, along with a loss of volume in the face. To address these issues, many people turn to cosmetic procedures, of which there are many to choose from. But if you don’t like the idea of undergoing surgery and would prefer to take a minimally invasive approach, you might consider PDO mono threads. The treatment is designed to refresh the appearance and condition of your skin in a process that is customised to suit your particular needs. Read on to find out more about how PDO mono threading works and if it’s something you would consider trying.
What are PDO Mono Threads?
PDO Mono Threads are small polydioxanone (PDO) threads that are injected under one’s skin, typically in the facial area, to create a face-lift like result. The PDO threads, which are extremely thin and strong, are injected under the skin and into the tissue in the targeted area, which is usually either one’s face or neck. The threads are designed to trigger natural collagen production in the injected area, which tightens one’s skin and eliminates wrinkles or sagging skin.
The PDO filament threads that are used in this procedure differ from the traditional barbed threads used in other treatments to lift tissue in that thread lift is not the key objective of mono threading. The threads used in this treatment are designed specifically to promote skin tightening. They have inserted into the skin a mesh-like pattern, which helps achieve optimal tightening effects. Once the threads have entered the skin, they work to gradually tighten and rejuvenate the skin.
What does the procedure involve?
After numbing the area to be treated, the cream is applied, and the area is fully numbed, the surgeon will inject numerous PDO threads into the patient’s skin, beneath the skin, and above the tissue. Following the injection process, the threads are lifted, which stimulates collagen production in the area, which in turn creates an overall look of tighter and more lifted skin.
Depending on which and how many areas are to be treated with PDO Mono Threads, the procedure typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes to perform. After this quick treatment is complete, the patient can expect to see results in tighter skin immediately.
The tightening results produced by one treatment can last up to 12 months after the procedure. Depending on the area which was treated, and taking into consideration the patient’s skin type, a patient may opt for, or a doctor may recommend, a second PDO Mono Thread treatment in the same area.
What areas can be treated?
Various areas can be effectively treated with PDO Mono Threads. These include
- Frown lines
- Under eye area
- Nasolabial folds
- Under chin area
What can you expect from the procedure?
After your PDO Mono Thread procedure, there is no required resting period, and the patient can immediately resume their daily activities. As is the case with other similar injectable cosmetic treatments, one may notice bruising or swelling of the treated area, which will diminish in the week following the injections.
Immediately after the PDO Mono Thread procedure, the patient will be able to see their desired results, and between 2 and 4 months after the treatment, they will see the fully developed results.
Between 8 and 12 months following the thread injection process, the threads will have dissolved entirely, which will have allowed collagen production to fully continue and for the skin in the area to tighten.
Although there is no recommended rest period after the Mono Thread procedure, it is suggested that the patient not wear makeup or skin products or wash their face for the first 2 days after the treatment and not intensely exercise, consume alcohol or smoke during the first 2 weeks after the treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Depending on the area that is being treated, an anaesthetic cream can be applied before the treatment. This will reduce discomfort and ensure that the procedure does not cause any considerable pain.
Once the treatment is complete and the effects of the numbing cream have worn off, you might experience some side effects. The most common side effects include bruising, redness, and swelling at the treatment site. The good news is that all of these side effects typically resolve within a few days. After a day or two, it is generally safe to apply makeup.
Some other possible, but less common, side effects include infection and pigmentation. Very rare complications include allergies and damage to the deeper tissues.
Why should you consider PDO Mono Threads?
Not only do PDO Mono Threads tighten and uplift skin in the treated area, but they also benefit the patient’s skin texture whilst stimulating and maintaining healthy levels of collagen production.
Additionally, the procedure is pain-free since numbing cream is applied to the area that is to be treated, which is another factor that makes PDO Mono Threads a new and popular alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery. The patient may experience tenderness after their treatment, which is normal.
PDO Mono Thread procedures are also less invasive than other cosmetic surgeries, and no fillers are used in the process.
How can we help?
If you are considering mono threading but are not sure if you are a suitable candidate or not, we encourage you to come in and see us. We will assess your skin and let you know if the procedure is a good option for you, depending on your particular concerns and aesthetic goals.
One of the benefits of the treatment is that it can be tailored to suit very specific needs. The process is fairly quick — it typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on the area that is being treated — and does not cause any pain.
When you come in for your treatment, the procedure will be performed by a leading doctor through If you’re still unsure about the process, feel free to book a consultation with us to discuss your options or answer any questions you may have about PDO Mono Threads.
If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch here, or alternatively, call us at 02 9552 1442.