PDO Threads

Collagen Stimulating Game Changers

Polydioxanone (PDO) Threads are a sugar-based complex of biodegradable material that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over thirty years. Use of PDO Threads for aesthetic treatments has been common practice in European and Asian cultures for several decades. In North America, PDO Threads are becoming more popular due to their collagen stimulating properties and natural results. Once placed into the skin, PDO Threads stimulate your fibroblasts cells to produce more collagen. Collagen is the key protein that gives your skin structure and elasticity. With age, the skin loses collagen and elastin resulting in a thin, sagging appearance.

At Med 44, we believe PDO Threads are a natural way to lift and improve skin quality. Our mission is to understand your unique areas of concern while providing expert services to keep you looking refreshed, natural, and confident. A consultation appointment is recommended prior to PDO Thread treatment to determine if you are a candidate.

Which PDO Thread is right for you?

At Med 44, we offer only FDA approved premium brands of resorbable PDO and PLLA Threads including Euro Threads and MINT PDO Threads.

PDO Thread Lift

Nonsurgical Skin Lifting

A PDO Thread Lift is a procedure that uses longer dissolvable sutures to lift and reposition sagging skin. The threads contain Polydioxanone (PDO), which is slowly absorbed by the body over three to four months.

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A PDO Thread Lift is a procedure that uses longer dissolvable sutures to lift and reposition sagging skin. The threads contain Polydioxanone (PDO), which is slowly absorbed by the body over three to four months. As your body naturally metabolizes and dissolves the PDO Threads, collagen formation results and improves skin tone, texture, and laxity.

At Med44, PDO Threads can be administered in an up to 60-minute office visit, depending on areas being treated.

  • PDO Thread Lifts are most commonly used to treat sagging skin on the face and body, including sunken cheeks, under eye hollowing, jowls, jawline, smile lines, double chin, and skin laxity on the neck, stomach, knees, and buttock.
  • A numbing agent will be applied and injected prior to treatment to minimize discomfort. ProNox is available in-office to aid in relaxation and comfort during your treatment.
  • Effects of a PDO Thread Lift may be visible immediately but generally develop over time as the PDO threads stimulate collagen production. Results may last up to 24 months as the threads naturally dissolve.
  • When scheduling, it is recommended to allow up to two weeks for the treated area to heal, as light swelling or bruising may occur.
  • A PDO Thread Lift has minimal downtime, and you may return to work and daily activities after treatment. Tylenol, ice, and soft foods are recommended following treatment until swelling and tenderness resolves.

Collagen Boosting PDO & PLLA Threads

Injectable Skin Enhancers

Collagen Boosting Threads are fine, small dissolvable threads that are inserted into the skin to stimulate collagen and hydration in key areas of the face and body. Many patients elect to use PDO Lifting Threads to improve smile lines and jowls, and smaller Collagen Boosting Threads for creepy skin in the tear troughs, crow’s feet, corners of the mouth, and lip lines.

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Collagen Boosting Threads are fine, small dissolvable threads that are inserted into the skin to stimulate collagen and hydration in key areas of the face and body. Many patients elect to use PDO Lifting Threads to improve smile lines and jowls, and smaller Collagen Boosting Threads for creepy skin in the tear troughs, crow’s feet, corners of the mouth, and lip lines. Med44 offers Collagen Boosting Threads made of both PDO (Polydioxanone) or PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) to naturally enhance collagen production in the skin.

At Med 44, Collagen Boosting Threads can be administered in a 30-60 minute office visit, depending on areas being treated.

  • Collagen Boosting Threads are most commonly used to treat thinning skin in the tear troughs and crow’s feet, frown lines, marionettes, lip lines, acne scars, stretch marks, and dimpling caused by cellulite.
  • A numbing agent will be applied and injected prior to treatment to minimize discomfort. ProNox is available in-office to aid in relaxation and comfort during your treatment.
  • Effects of Collagen Boosting Threads may be visible immediately but generally develop over time as the PDO threads stimulate collagen production. Results may last up to twelve months as the threads naturally dissolve.
  • When scheduling, it is recommended to allow up to two weeks for the treated area to heal, as light swelling, bruising and tenderness may occur.

Euro Threads

Nonsurgical Lifting Technology

Euro Threads are Internationally designed and manufactured and are considered the ultimate in luxurious cosmetic pampering. Euro Threads has spent years in researching and testing the effectiveness of PDO, PLLA and PCL dissolvable sutures for medical aesthetic non-surgical treatments.

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Euro Threads are Internationally designed and manufactured and are considered the ultimate in luxurious cosmetic pampering. Euro Threads has spent years in researching and testing the effectiveness of PDO, PLLA and PCL dissolvable sutures for medical aesthetic non-surgical treatments. Each thread is carefully designed to produce minimal downtime, optimal treatment results and duration. Euro Threads is committed to mastering both the technology of insertion technique of each thread and polymer combination before bringing it to market. Their reputation is built on superior treatment results.

Mint PDO Threads

Nonsurgical Lifting Technology

Mint PDO Threads are an absorbable PDO barbed suture configured in a 360-degree helical pattern that when inserted within layers of the skin, lift, tighten and volumize. Mint is backed by more than 6 years of clinical studies for its efficacy and safety and has received two FDA clearances.

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Mint PDO Threads are an absorbable PDO barbed suture configured in a 360-degree helical pattern that when inserted within layers of the skin, lift, tighten and volumize. Mint is backed by more than 6 years of clinical studies for its efficacy and safety and has received two FDA clearances. Mint PDO Threads consist of tiny barbs press-molded on the surface of the thread to maintain its structural integrity. Once the threads are placed into the skin, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin, and the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a more youthful, defined appearance.

PDO Thread Treatment Areas For The Face


PDO Thread Treatment Areas For The Body

PDO Thread Application

We are Expertly Trained in PDO Thread Application for the Face and Body


Preparing For Your PDO Thread Appointment

While all of our services are non-invasive, non-surgical outpatient treatments, some downtime can be expected.

  • We recommend scheduling one to two weeks prior to any social events.
  • We extensively use minimally invasive micro-cannula injection techniques for comfort, minimal bruising, swelling and downtime.
  • For most treatments, a topical or injectable lidocaine is used along with ice to numb the skin and aid in comfort and recovery.
  • Pro-Nox is available in-office to aid in reducing anxiety while promoting relaxation and comfort during your treatment. Patients are safe to drive 10 minutes post procedure as Pro-Nox is a low dose, short acting blend of nitrous and oxygen.
  • We additionally offer CBD sublingual drops to aid in calmness and comfort during your treatment.
  • Both Topical Arnica and oral Arnica tablets are known to reduce the occurrence of swelling and bruising post treatment.
  • Patients taking blood thinners, daily aspirin, fish oils, turmeric, ginseng, garlic, gingko biloba, and other anti-inflammatory supplements may have a higher incidence of post injection bruising. Do not stop any prescribed blood thinners or anticoagulants without the consult of your primary care provider. We always advise our patients to check with their primary care provider, and any other treating physicians prior to undergoing elective cosmetic and medical aesthetic treatments. Smoking and Alcohol will increase a patient’s chance of bruising.

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