CODE BEAUTY: 10 Minutes of PDO threads

Welcome to our 4 part series of all things, CODE BEAUTY. For our first episode we will be talking about PDO threads and specifically the common places where threads can be injected. Join us on this journey so you can learn where each type of procedure can be done. Now we just have one question, are you ready? If you want to listen to our episode now you can do so by CLICKING HERE.


♡ What are PDO threads?


They are also known as, PDO sutures which are used for thread lifts. PDO stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable thus, making it perfect for thread lifts! They are also minimally invasive. PDO thread lifts, sometimes referred to as PDS thread lifts, come in a variety of textures.


♡ 3 PDO Textures?


Three main textures of PDO sutures: mono, cog, and screw threads.


  1. Mono threads are singular, smooth sutures that are anchored to the face that provide a small lift to the face.

  2. Cog threads have a barbed texture that provide better lift and increase collagen production.

  3. Screw threads have a couple of intertwined threads which are meant to provide volume.

If you want:

Skin tightening and rejuvenation use mono threads

Lifting and volume use textured cog or screw threads


You can also think of them as:

  1. Smooth threads are for the necklace line, deep glabellar wrinkles, cheek volume or vermillion borders of the lips

  2. Lifting threads will lift

♡ Smooth threads?


Smooth threads are placed cross directionally because that’s where the thread is placed is where the collagen will take its place. They come in variety of sizes so for simplicity we will call them small ones, small long ones, mini and twisted.


Small ones are for the vermillion borders or acne scars.


Small ones that are longer are great for acne scars on the cheeks and if you need more room to work with so there are various lengths that are good for the face, cheeks, necklace lines, submental area, the body (i.e.: backs of the arms, decollete, abdomen).

Note: the longer ones are perfect for the abdominal region to tighten the tissue around the belly button or the umbilicus.

The mini thread can be used at the cupid’s bow creating a more defined peak or even in a scar.


The twisted thread is a lot harder to push in because it’s twisted but perfect for the area that needs a lot of collagen production. For example, if you have really severe acne scars or a very deep set wrinkle (i.e.: glabellar region) where you’re trying to really break up the tissue and stimulate collagen production.


All of these types of smooth threads work by plumping, firming and stimulating collagen production


♡ Lifting threads?


These have different names but they are typically longer than most of the smooth threads. They also go by different names: Arte and Barb star threads.


Arte is an L shaped cannula where the tip is more blunt. With that said, it's the strongest thread and is meant for very heavy tissue that’s going to need as much support as you can get.


Barb star threads are laser cut barbs that are located around the thread which also makes them strong but they are not as strong as the Arte. What's nice about them is that these use a sharp needle making it easier to place the threads in.

Note: the barb star thread is great for the jawline or the neck!

♡ Results


Results can last up to 2 years and the threads dissolve within 6 months. Please know that some people love them and some people don’t. If you do decide to do it go to a professional because they are not all equal.


♡ Secret Tips

  1. Not all threads are created equal

  2. Prepare for downtime (varies from person to person)

  3. Avoid putting pressure on your face/Sleep on your side

  4. PDO threads is NOT a facelift

- Does not address skin excess, but is a temporary alternative to a more invasive procedure like a facelift therefore, maintenance is key here as well


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