Polydioxanone thread tensioners to rejuvenate the face

Written by: Dra. Montserrat Casas Ripoll
Edited by: Ester Izquierdo Romagosa

The thread tensioners polydioxanone (PDO), also called "magic thread" is a technique of Aesthetic Medicine getting rejuvenate and tighten skin of the face from within and without surgery, with or without anesthesia and, most importantly without changing the expression of the face.

The PDO is a material that is frequently used for sutures in cardiac surgery because it contributes to the cohesion of the cells. In addition, this material is fully compatible with the body, sterile, resorbable. Thanks to these magic threads, a lifting regenerative effect is achieved, namely:


  • The wires form a support for the flabby tissues
  • The PDO stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin and skin redensifica

Treatment with thread lift : Understanding

First, the specialist performs a thorough study of the areas of the face to be treated and then develop a design areas to be tensioned and mark them accurately. After cleaning the skin, an anesthetic cream is applied so that there is no discomfort.

The procedure involves infiltrating each magic thread subcutaneously, guided by a fine needle is then removed with a small rotation. Thanks to such reduced diameter threads of PDO, can be used finer needles, so that the procedure is less traumatic than other types of threads.

The number of wires required depends on the points at issue and the conditions of each patient.


Contraindications of the tensioning wires

Treatment with PDO thread lift is not indicated for patients with the following conditions:


  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Infection in the treatment area
  • severe diabetes
  • Pregnancy and lactation


Results thread lift

The union of structural proteins produced by multiple threads PDO produces therapeutic effects:


  • Cutaneous Redensification: stimulate fibrocytes, producing elastin and collagen, and that increases the density and elasticity of tissues.
  • Firmness: ie lifting effect. Elastin and collagen produced function as a support network for the skin, so the skin regains firmness and sagging decreases.
  • Smoothness and brightness: also stimulate the microcirculation of the area, so that skin is oxygenated, bright and smooth.
  • Prevention: thanks to the regeneration of tissues, aging and sagging slows down.

These results can be maintained for a period of between one and two years.


Possible side effects of thread lift

Before undergoing the treatment, it is important to consider the side effects that may occur:


  • Discomfort (early days)
  • hypodermic hematoma (resorbed within a few days)
  • Local inflammation (very rarely)
  • local infection (very rarely)
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Montserrat Casas Ripoll
Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Casas is a real leader in aesthetic medicine, he runs his own clinic since 1987. He is PhD from the University of Málaga, has completed his training with a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine, Master in Senology and Breast Pathology. It is also formed in botulinum toxin treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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