PDO Threads pre-treatment checklist

Before your PDO Threads Appointment

  1. Ensure you have no contraindications present in the treatment area/s. Please check our list of contraindications.
  2. Avoid alcohol and tobacco for at least 5 days before your procedure.
  3. Avoid anything that may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising, eg. advil and ibuprofen, aspirin, omega-3 fatty acids, green tea or green tea extracts.
  4. Cut out the use of any blood-thinning medications or supplements at least a week before your scheduled appointment. This is to reduce the risk of complications like excessive bleeding or bruising. If you are taking blood thinners for medical conditions, please inform us before the procedure.
  5. Avoid performing high-intensity exercises or visiting a sauna the day of treatment.

Contraindications Checklist

PDO threads are unsuitable for patients with -

  1. Bleeding or blood clotting disorders eg. Haemophilia
  2. Some auto-immune diseases eg.scleroderma, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, etc.
  3. Uncontrolled diabetes
  4. Active skin infections, inflammation or acne
  5. Pregnancy or are currently breast feeding
  6. Known allergy to plastic, biomaterial and/or non-absorbable fillers
  7. Keloid predisposition
  8. Uncontrolled Hypertension
  9. Severe diseases
  10. Collagenosis (collagen-vascular disease)
  11. Neurological and mental disorders
  12. Chemotherapy
  13. Hepatitis B or C and/or HIV

The PDO Threads Procedure

A PDO thread lift is an injectable procedure that uses multiple dissolvable sutures (threads) to gently tighten your skin. Approximately 20 to 50 threads are used per area. These sutures are made of an absorbable polymer called polydioxanone, and are capable of rejuvenating and ‘lifting’ your skin. But don’t be fooled, these biodegradable little threads are both durable and flexible. They work by acting as a replacement support structure for the loss of elasticity within an area. This then allows the skin’s natural collagen production to increase, and take the thread’s place as it dissolves. The results after 2 treatments have been proven to last 6 to 12 months, dependent on the client’s original skin elasticity and age.

One major positive of PDO threads is that they can be performed and achieve effective results without all the fuss and invasiveness of a procedure like a facelift surgery. Which generally means there is much less downtime also. However, for further improvements it may be suggested to have PDO threads in conjunction with other anti-ageing procedures, facials, etc. Ideally, this treatment suits clients who have a mild to moderate loss in skin elasticity and are in need of some tightening or skin improvement.

Important info regarding your PDO Threads Appointment

Your pre-PDO Threads appointment checklist is a must-read. Your medical and cosmetic history will be assessed to determine suitability for this treatment. Please ensure you have read and understand the pre-appointment checklist and be aware of any contraindications that may affect you.