PDO sutures were originally manufactured for Pediatric Cardiac surgery. It has been used safely for this for over 35 years. About a decade ago Korean surgeons began experimenting with PDO and skin. They found that skin treated with PDO resulted in thicker, more elastic skin with smaller pore size. Light bounces off of the skin differently and it has a more youthful appearance. This is due to when PDO threads are introduced into the skin; it acts as a “scaffold” for the skin that helps to “hold” the skin against the effects of gravity. PDO threads are absorbable and therefore, there will be nothing after 4-6 months. But the effect will continue for another 15-24 months.
What are the ADVANTAGES OF PDO SUTURES?
- They are completely absorbable.
- Guaranteed safety of the material due to over 35 years of surgical use.
The degradation products are H2O and CO2.
- They are eliminated through lymphatic absorption/drainage and excretion through the kidneys and lungs.
- Regeneration of the dermis due to the stimulation of neo collagen production, with a very natural appearance.
- The generation of collagen fibers, results in a thickening effect in the area of insertion.
- The formation of fibers in the subdermis creates a tensor effect of the skin.
Are there any side effects to PDO treatments?
The side effects from PDO’s are minimal. Patients can expect some mild bruising to occur post treatments. This bruising can be mitigated by cessation of aspirin or ibuprofen anti-inflammatory medication for 1-2 weeks before procedure, cessation of alcohol for 48 hours before procedure, cessation of metabolic supplements for 1 week before procedure.
Are there any contraindications to PDO Treatments?
- Various Acute Infectious Diseases (SARS, influenza, etc.)
- Inflammation of the skin in the treated area
- A non-absorbable implant (Silicone) in the zone of threads injection
- Keloid scars tendency
- Bleeding tendency and some diseases of the blood
- Neurotic and psychological disorders
- Breast Feeding
- Auto-immune condition