PDO Threads

A Revitalizing Solution for Youthful Lift

Are you searching for a non-surgical way to lift and rejuvenate your skin? Experience the transformative power of PDO MINT™ Threads at Gold Coast Aesthetics and unveil a firmer, fuller look. Enhance your appearance without the need for invasive procedures or lengthy downtime.

PDO Threads

A Revitalizing Solution for Youthful Lift

Are you searching for a non-surgical way to lift and rejuvenate your skin? Experience the transformative power of PDO MINT™ Threads at Gold Coast Aesthetics and unveil a firmer, fuller look. Enhance your appearance without the need for invasive procedures or lengthy downtime.

What are PDO Threads?

MINT™ stands for Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. MINT™ is made of polydioxanone or PDO, a safe synthetic biodegradable monofilament that stimulates collagen production as it dissolves. Turn back the clock and restore the skin’s firmness and elasticity with MINT™ PDO. These threads have been trusted for their safety and efficacy for decades.

There are 2 types of PDO threads: barbed and smooth. With these two different types of thread structures, we offer two different types of thread treatments: Thread Lift & Smooth Threads

Thread Lift vs Smooth Threads

Thread Lift

A Thread Lift treatment utilizes a thread with barbs molded along the suture  that anchor into the fat pads of the skin and reposition tissue to give a non-surgical lift and reduce the signs of aging. This type of thread is most commonly used in the mid-face region to lift jowls, marionette lines, and cheeks in one easy appointment. It is a revolutionary treatment that lifts and tightens for an instant and powerful rejuvenation.

Thread Lift Benefits
  • Lifts and tightens sagging skin
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Enhances facial contours and features
  • Improves skin texture and elasticity
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Minimal downtime
Targeted Areas

Facial Areas:

  • Cheeks: PDO threads can lift and add volume to sagging cheeks, restoring youthful contours.
  • Nasolabial Folds: These threads can smooth and soften deep lines running from the nose to the mouth.
  • Marionette Lines: Threads help lift and tighten the skin around the mouth area, minimizing the appearance of marionette lines.
Smooth Threads

Smooth Threads are tiny threads (the size of a strand of hair) that are smooth, do not have barbs and dissolve over the span of about 6 months. Unlike the thread lift, this treatment is not meant to lift and reposition tissue, but rather solely to stimulate new collagen growth for skin tightening, volumizing, and revitalizing. This treatment is the ultimate skin collagen booster

Smooth Thread Benefits
  • Stimulates neocollagenesis for long term collagen production
  • Improves acne scarring
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Improves skin structure
  • Tightens skin
Targeted Areas

Facial Areas:

  • Forehead
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Lines
  • Areas of Acne Scarring
  • Areas of Crepey Skin Texture

Body Areas:

  • Neck: Threads can improve neck laxity, reducing the appearance of a “turkey neck.”
  • Arms: Threads can tighten and rejuvenate sagging skin on the upper arms.
  • Abdomen: Threads can improve abdominal laxity, offering a non-surgical alternative to a tummy tuck.
  • Buttocks: Threads improve the appearance of cellulite.
  • Thighs: Threads can tighten and rejuvenate sagging skin on the thighs.
  • Knees: Threads can address sagging skin around the knee area.
  • Décolletage: Threads can improve skin texture and reduce wrinkles on the chest area.

How PDO Threads Work

PDO threads are strategically positioned to target areas that require lifting, firming, or rejuvenation. Once the threads are comfortably nestled within your skin, a controlled healing process is set in motion. Collagen, which is a fundamental building block of youthful skin,  is essential for maintaining its structure and elasticity. The presence of PDO Threads stimulates collagen synthesis and as the healing process unfolds, your skin diligently repairs and regenerates. New collagen fibers emerge, fortifying the skin’s foundation. With each passing day, you’ll notice the results become increasingly evident as your skin becomes firmer

The Procedure: Thread Lift

We prioritize your relaxation and well-being throughout the process. Before we begin, local anesthesia is applied to ensure you feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. With the area properly anesthetized, a small, discreet incision is made at the designated treatment site. This incision is strategically placed to minimize visibility and ensure a seamless, natural-looking outcome. PDO Threads are then carefully inserted using a specialized cannula, a slender tube designed for precise placement. This minimizes trauma to the surrounding tissue and contributes to a more comfortable experience. Once the threads are positioned precisely, they are anchored into place. This step ensures the threads remain secure and produce the desired lifting effect.

The Procedure: Smooth Threads

We prioritize your relaxation and well-being throughout the process. Our practitioner will consult with you and assess how many threads will be needed to address your concerns. Following a consult, our practitioner will insert one-inch absorbable surgical MINT PDO smooth threads with a very fine needle into the treatment areas. It’s a quick procedure as inserting smooth threads takes just a few seconds per thread. It can feel  like a little pinch when the smooth threads are inserted and placed in the treatment area, but this lasts only briefly. Results following treatment are not immediate as it takes time for the suture to dissolve and your body to build the collagen. Patients report seeing results after 4 weeks, with optimal results at around the 3-4 month mark.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are considered safe when administered by trained and experienced practitioners. They have a long history of use in various medical applications, including surgery and cardiology. At Gold Coast Aesthetics, we consider safety our highest priority.

PDO threads are suitable for individuals who want to address signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, without undergoing invasive surgery. It's important to discuss with us during our consultation your medical history and any health concerns to determine if PDO threads are the right option for your specific concerns and goals.

Common side effects of PDO threads may include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort at the treatment site. Serious side effects are rare but can include infection or thread migration. As experts in this procedure, we minimize risks and ensure the highest level of safety and efficacy.

One of the many benefits of PDO thread treatments is that they are minimally invasive and therefore do not require much downtime. Many individuals can return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure. However, you may be advised to avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and certain skincare products immediately following treatment.

PDO threads provide immediate lifting and tightening effects, so you may notice results right away. Additionally, they stimulate collagen production, contributing to ongoing improvements in skin texture and firmness that you may notice weeks after the procedure. Results can last anywhere from several months to up to a year or more, depending on individual factors and the number of threads used.

Preparing for a PDO thread procedure first involves a consultation during which you'll discuss your medical history and treatment goals. You may be advised to discontinue certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. Following pre-treatment instructions is essential for a smooth and successful procedure.

Your Transformation Awaits

At Gold Coast Aesthetics, we believe that cosmetic treatments should be a rewarding experience. As PDO threads work their magic beneath your skin, stimulating natural collagen production and tightening sagging areas, you’ll witness a completely transformed appearance.

Your timeless transformation is not just about turning back the clock; it’s about embracing the future with confidence. So, don’t wait any longer to unveil the revitalized, confident you. Take the first step towards your revitalized look. Contact us today to book a consultation and see if PDO threads are the right option for you!

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