PDO Threading: What to Expect
Your appointment begins with an in-depth assessment of your facial structure and consultation about your aesthetic goals. Next, the doctor will discuss the areas that are suitable for PDO threads and the number of threads needed to achieve your desired result.
Each treatment area is first numbed with lidocaine. Then, the threads are inserted with a blunt cannula that glides beneath the skin along areas of your face and/or neck.
Over the next 7-14 days, your treatment areas may feel sore and tight. There may also be some bruising and swelling afterward as well. The lifting effects will be immediate, and after about 5 weeks, you will see the full result. The threads dissolve over a 6 month period, leaving new collagen in their place. Results can last up to 2 years, however, many people benefit from touch-ups prior to 2 years.