PDO Threads

PDO for firmer, younger looking skin.

PDO – or polydioxanone – is the newest innovative treatment to assist in preventing the signs of ageing.

PDO is a type of microscopic thread positioned into the skin through a very thin needle in the identified treatment areas. The strands are placed in a sterile manner into the subcutaneous fat–or SMAS layer–which in essence ‘supports’ the skin, improving the structure of the face, neck and décolletage.

Your skin texture will appear more supported through the threads’ ability to stimulate tissue neo collagenases–the production of new collagen–making it firmer, improving colour, narrowing pores and smoothing fine lines.

PDO threads have also been shown to activate fibroblast resulting in the synthesis of elastin, the natural development of new collagen, and the production of natural hyaluronic acid for up to 6 months. That’s a potent mix of natural skin boosters!

The treatment is suitable for the face, neck and décolletage – particularly areas that are influenced by facial aging due to gravity, bone reabsorption plus soft tissue atrophy.

Book a free PDO Thread consultation at our Darwin, Brisbane and Katherine clinics today to experience firmer, smoother, younger looking skin.

What to expect

At the time of your treatment, your experienced Registered Nurse will prepare your skin, a sterile procedure will take place. The treatment area must be carefully marked, prepped and draped ready for the procedure to take place.

A topical or local anaesthetic is available and will be discussed during your consultation and prior to your treatment being performed.

Your Registered Nurse will focus on any problem areas you’ve discussed and make adjustments to the length of the thread as required.

Safety considerations are important during your PDO treatment session at all our clinics. Make sure you advise your Registered Nurses of all medical conditions, allergies and whether or not you are taking any medications during your consultation.

We will take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

Pre-treatment care

After your consultation, our experienced Registered Nurses will provide you with all the necessary information required to get you ready for your treatment. A thorough consultation is required prior to any treatment. It is important to note that treatment is not performed on the day of your consultation and treatment planning is required.

We can’t provide treatment to you if:

  • your skin is infected or you have open sores,
  • you are sunburnt,
  • you have active acne,
  • you have raised moles or warts in the area, or
  • you have had anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels, waxing, depilatory creams, electrolysis or IPL/Laser within 2 weeks in the area to be treated.

The treatment is not recommended if you are pregnant or lactating or suffer from diabetes or blood clotting disorders. Let us know if this is your situation and we can recommend an alternative treatment.

If you have had a history of cold sores, your Registered Nurse may recommend a prophylactic antiviral therapy. Follow the directions for your particular antiviral medication.

Post-treatment Care

We know your skin will look amazing but don’t touch or rub your face immediately after the treatment.

Your skin may show some mild irritation/redness/erythema and may have some stiffness or restricted movement in the treated area, pulling pain, dimpling of the skin, swelling, bruising, itching or burning. You can apply ice lightly to the area. Oral analgesia will be discussed with you prior to leaving clinic. Avoid UV exposure and spas, saunas or other temperature extremes.

It’s important that you look after your skin carefully post-treatment. To ensure best results, for 2 weeks, do not:

  • open your mouth widely – including yawning, laughing and eating hard or chew foods
  • rub, massage or manipulate the treated area. A normal light wash is fine.
  • exercise for 5 days
  • undergo any other facial procedures or dental treatments
  • use anti-inflammatories like Nurofen.

You can use makeup after 48-hours post treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will a treatment take?

The treatment can take up to an 1 hour to complete depending on your skin goals.

Does it hurt?

There may be some mild discomfort, but the treatment should not be painful. We
have a topical and/or local anaesthetic available if you need it.

Will I need to take time off work?

There is a risk of downtime and this will be discussed with you during your
consultation. Remember to avoid UV exposure, extreme temperatures, opening your
mouth widely, other facial treatments or dental procedures and anti-inflammatories like Nurofen for 2 weeks, and exercising for 5 days.

How many treatments will I require?

Facial ageing varies due to anatomical differences and the extent of individual ageing processes. Multiple treatments may be required along with additional therapies such as skin treatments, anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers to achieve the desired clinical outcome of full-face restoration and rejuvenation. The ageing process does not stop therefore PREVENTION’ is always best and maintenance will be required.

The next step

The next step is to book a free consultation with our experienced Registered Nurses, to discuss the treatment and how we can get the best result for you and your skin.