Polydioxanone (PDO) threads were first introduced in the medical field as a suture material for surgical procedures. The material was discovered in the 1970s and was found to be highly biocompatible, biodegradable, and safe for use in the body.
In the 1990s, doctors began experimenting with using PDO threads for cosmetic purposes, specifically for skin rejuvenation and lifting. The threads were found to stimulate collagen production, resulting in tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. PDO thread treatments have become increasingly popular in South Korea and worldwide, especially for non-surgical facelifts and skin rejuvenation.
South Korea is known for its innovative and advanced skincare and beauty industry, focusing on non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. PDO threads fit well within this trend, as they offer an effective way to lift and tighten the skin without the risks and downtime associated with traditional surgical facelifts.
Today, PDO threads are widely used in the cosmetic industry for various treatments, including facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, and body contouring. The threads are a safe and effective alternative to traditional surgical procedures, with minimal downtime and long-lasting results.
Smoothing and lifting PDO threads are two different procedures that use the same type of thread: Polydioxanone (PDO) threads. PDO threads are medical-grade threads commonly used for cosmetic treatments, such as skin tightening, lifting, and smoothing.
Smoothing PDO threads are fine threads inserted into the skin with a needle. They are typically used to improve the skin’s texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and stimulate collagen production. The threads dissolve over time and are absorbed by the body, leaving behind rejuvenated and smoother skin. On the other hand, lifting PDO threads are slightly thicker threads inserted into the skin to lift and tighten the sagging skin. The threads are typically inserted through small incisions, and once in place, they are gently pulled to lift the skin. The threads have tiny barbs or cones that hold the skin in place, providing an immediate lifting effect.
Over time, the threads also stimulate collagen production, further improving the appearance of the skin. Both procedures are minimally invasive and have a short recovery time, making them popular options for those seeking non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
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