PDO Threads

An excellent and effective cosmetic treatment to lift and tighten the contour of the face, reduce roundness, lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, neck and also produce eyebrow lift. Lifting effect can last for up to 2 to 3 years.

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PDO Threads

A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical procedure that uses a dissolvable suture to boost collagen production – resulting in your skin being lifted, tightened & rejuvenated.

  • It results in instant skin lifting
  • Enhances skin tone and tightens pores
  • Promotes collagen production
  • 100% bio-compatible, no scarring

Areas we treat

PDO Rejuvenating Threads:
Under Eye Area
Above the knees
Upper Arm (bat wing)

PDO Lifting Threads:
Foxy Eyes
Forehead – Brow Lift
Jaw line
Upper Cheek
Lower Cheek
Nasolabial Folds
Marionette Lines
Lip Line Definition

Mono & Screw:

Mono threads are smooth threads without barbs. These thread types are usually placed into the face in a mesh-like fashion for skin tightening effects by improving and stimulating collagen formation around the thread.

Screw threads are sometimes known as Tornado threads. They are often in the form of single or double threads intertwined together around the inserting needle. These threads have a great effect on volumizing sunken areas of the skin. Naturally, the intertwining threads have a stronger effect over the singular threads and are usually used for general face-lifting.

Mono and screw threads are often used on neck lines, neck sagginess, forehead and under eyes. Although effective in the stimulation of collagen production and synthesis, mono threads are generally effective only for tightening of the skin but not lift.

PDO Lifting Threads - Cog:

Cog threads are made with barbs designed to hook to the underside of the skin. There are a variety of cog threads:

Polydioxanone (PDO):

The effects of polydioxanone (PDO) threads can last between 4 to 6 months, with threads completely dissolved and absorbed by the skin after 6 months.

The functions of PDO has been known to cause changes in the dermis and many studies have shown that it is effective in improving pores and fine wrinkles.

Fat cells have been observed to have denatured by the granulation tissues in the area of treatment, proving that PDO threads, if used correctly, can be very effective in face shaping, contouring and rejuvenation procedures.

Polycaprolactone (PCL):

Although not as commonly used or as popular as the PDO and PLLA, polycaprolactone (PCL) threads is one that can last the longest. This is because, the chemical bonds and structure in PCL are stronger and more complex, hence it takes a much longer time to be dissolved completely. PCL is also known to be very potent at stimulating collagen production as compared to PDO or PLLA. Once dissolved, the material breaks down into nontoxic ordinary substances and even after the thread has dissolved, collagen production can last for up to one year.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA):

Another material often chosen for surgical sutures is the Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA). The PLLA has been observed to be even more effective at simulating collagen production than PDO. This material has a longer lifetime.

Used as an alternative to fillers and botulinum toxin, PLLA can function as a volumizer and is able to stimulate the production of Type 1 and Type 3 collagen. One benefit of using PLLA over PDO threads is that it causes almost no or very small amount of inflammatory reaction to the surrounding tissues, yet delivering similar, if not better results.


  • DO NOT drive or operate heavy equipment for the remainder of the day. You should bring a responsible adult driver with you to take you back home.
  • DO NOT drink alcohol for 48 hours.
  • DO NOT floss your teeth for 2 weeks. It puts excessive stress on your sutures so this should be avoided (this applies to facial threads, not eyebrow threads).
  • DO NOT apply hydrogen peroxide or plastic Band-Aids to any of the drainage slits or holes (incision sites)
  • DO NOT soak your suture areas in a bath, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, or body of water for 14 days following your procedure.
  • DO NOT engage in vigorous physical activity for 2 weeks.
  • DO NOT apply an icepack or a heating pad to the skin treatment area of PDO Lift for at least 4 weeks following the procedure.
  • DO drink plenty of water/fruit juices.
  • DO keep your head elevated at least 30 degrees for the first three nights.
  • DO avoid any direct pressure to the face and area where the sutures were placed for three weeks after treatment has been performed (example: sleeping on your face – known as the face down position).
  • DO limit facial movements to a minimum for a least 2 weeks.
  • AVOID excessive chewing, talking, yawning, smiling, dental work and other facial movements during this period of time.
  • DO cleanse the incision areas daily with cool boiled water from the kettle.
  • DO take all of the prescribed antibiotics.
    An SPF 50 is advised to avoid post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), especially in Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI.
  • NO facial massaging for two weeks and blood thinning herbs and vitamins like Vitamin E should be terminated seven days before the treatment and for another seven days post treatment
  • AVOID laser and high frequency for 3 months, they can breakdown the threads.
  • AVOID mouth surgery or dental appointments when having lower face threads.
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