PDO Threads

A PDO Thread lifting is a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment for loose, sagging skin while you are not ready for a facelift or neck lift. It’s important to note that you must be an ideal candidate to have this procedure. All the thread lift procedures are performed by our board-certified physician after a thorough evaluation at ShanthalaMD. Many people are afraid of too many fillers and have experienced filler fatigue and consider PDO threads instead. These absorbable sutures help with the repositioning of fat giving a temporary lifting effect. They do not last more than 12 to 18 months. The thread lift procedures do need a strict post-care protocol such as avoiding heavy exercise for at least 2 weeks. 

We use several different types of PDO threads such as Mint threads which are absorbable sutures that work by inducing collagen and strengthening the loose skin.

Mint threads— are inserted into the skin with a pre-loaded needle or a cannula at the subdermal level.  They are mostly used as a suspension device rather than lifting by repositioning the excessive tissue. The PDO threads are not permanent, are an alternative for a facelift or neck lift, and they will be absorbed in 4-6 months. During this time, the body will react to the foreign body and stimulate collagen synthesis. The new collagen structures formed will hold for another 12 months!


What areas other than the face can be treated by Mint PDO threads ?

Although PDO threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively. The threads can be placed in the abdomen, lower or upper extremities for sagging skin.

PDO threads before and after images

What are Mint Threads?

They are hypodermic needles/ cannulas which are preloaded with PDO absorbable suture. The PDO threads are excellent choices for a variety of skin conditions such as wrinkles, sagging, scars, large pores, stretch marks, and cellulite. Dr. Shanthala is our board-certified physician who is well trained and skilled in performing these threads safely to achive the optimal results. She combines toxins and fillers to maximize the pan facial rejuvenation. Obtain a consultation to learn more about the PDO thread lifting procedure by Dr. Shanthala. Call us at 978-854-5035.

PDO threads before and after images

Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa MD

Dr. Shanthala is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist, assistant professor at Yale University, and staff at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to opening her cosmetic medicine clinic. Her extensive experience working with plastic surgical patients in the operating room for more than 25 years, paired with years of training in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, has enabled Dr. Shanthala to have a unique perspective on Anti-aging treatments.

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