It is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform open-heart surgery. It's one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and won't leave you with any scar tissue.
The areas to be treated with be numbed with topical as well as local anesthesia. Then, a hypodermic needle that is preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture is inserted into the skin at a subdermal level. The inserted thread grasps onto droopy skin and soft tissue to reposition the skin. Once the threads are placed under the skin, they are creating more collagen which is a lift that shows immedaite improvement. Results do continue to improve over time. The collagen that is produced throughout this procedure is what secures the lift.
The PDO suspension treatment is well tolerated by patients, and there is no need for anesthesia. The treatment is now the latest anti-aging skin treatment available.
This treatment can be used around the eye area, crows feet, vermillion border of top lip, smile lines, upper cheeks, jowl area, and neck.
Pain can be managed with Tylenol and/or Advil. You may experience mild swelling and bruising for a few days. Icing the treated areas, as well as, using arnica is recommended for the first few days. It is recommended that you avoud strenuous activity for a few days following the treatment.