A PDO thread lift using MasterThreads is a safe and minimally invasive procedure using up to four types of threads: “barbs”, “hooks”, “monos”, and “screws”. Barbs and hooks are used to lift the skin, while monos and screws are used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, including under the eye and the nasolabial folds. These threads can also be used to plump lips and reshape the nose. Longer barbs can be used for sagging skin found around the stomach, arms, legs and buttocks.
Most facial treatments typically take between 30 minutes to an hour, and simple individual areas can take between 5 to 15 minutes. Minimal pain is usually reported from the procedure, and a local anesthetic is typically used to alleviate discomfort. Lifting is instantly observable after the treatment, although optimal results are usually seen within 2-3 weeks. Threads will dissolve within 3-6 months, depending on the type of threads used, but neocollagenesis can continue for up to 18 months after the procedure as tissue constituents grow around the lattice created by the thread.
In addition to facial treatments, PDO threads are also used for body lifts, with minor differences in the type (and lengths) of the threads involved.