PDO, or Poly-Di-Oxanone, is a biodegradable material used in medical applications for several years. Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery employs PDO threads to support the skin’s layers and stimulate collagen production.
The threads dissolve as the collagen synthesis process unfolds, resulting in enhanced skin tone, quality, and a subtle lift.
The Procedure: Insertion and Collagen Stimulation
Our highly trained providers at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery meticulously insert PDO threads beneath the skin. Following insertion, these bioactive threads encourage new collagen formation as your body undergoes a natural healing process around the treatment area.
The gradual skin quality, tone, and volume improvement becomes evident over time. Typically, PDO threads are fully absorbed by the body within 6-9 months.
What to Expect During a PDO Thread Treatment
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, patient comfort is a priority. The procedure is designed to be as quick and minimally uncomfortable as possible. The doctor will apply topical anesthesia to the treatment area, and patients can include PRONOX for additional comfort. The duration of a PDO thread treatment varies between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of threads used and the specifics of your treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions About PDO Threads
Where Can PDO Threads Be Applied?
PDO threads offer a viable solution for patients experiencing sagging skin, particularly around the corners of the mouth and jawline. During your initial phone consultation, our Patient Coordinators will discuss your particular areas of concern and recommend the most suitable treatment options.
Can PDO Threads Be Combined?
Yes, our providers at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery may suggest integrating PDO threads with other treatments, such as dermal fillers, lasers, or even surgical facial and neck procedures. The collagen-stimulating properties of PDO threads make an excellent adjunct to various treatments.
Why Choose Dr. Chernoff for Your PDO Thread Treatment?
Selecting the right provider is crucial for achieving optimal results. Dr. Chernoff is a triple board-certified surgeon with over 30 years of experience in facial rejuvenation. His team of providers undergoes extensive training and highly emphasizes patient care and comfort.
How Long Will the Effects of PDO Threads Last?
The response to PDO threads can vary from patient to patient. Factors like skin type, overall health, and whether the threads are combined with other treatments can all impact how your body responds. Our team at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery will provide a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.
Are PDO Threads Safe?
PDO threads are minimally invasive and have an excellent safety record. They are biocompatible and have been employed in medical procedures for over three decades.
What is the Investment for PDO Threads?
Several factors, including the number of threads and treatment areas determine the cost of PDO thread treatment. Our Patient Coordinators will discuss your goals and budget during your consultation and provide a tailored treatment plan.
How Do PDO Threads Measure Against Other Threads?
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers FDA-approved PDO threads of the highest quality. Dr. Chernoff has researched extensively to select threads that provide safety and efficacy.
Can PDO Threads Address Excess Skin?
While PDO threads are effective for collagen stimulation, they are not designed to address excess or hanging skin. Alternative treatments, such as a Deep Plane Face & Neck Lift, may be more appropriate for such concerns.
Contact Us Today
For further inquiries, please contact our Santa Rosa, CA office at 707-544-3232 or submit a web form to speak with one of our Patient Coordinators.