Introduction to PDO Threads

As we grow older and gain in years, we lose collagen and elastin, proteins that are responsible for our soft, supple, and youthful appearance. Once these protein levels are lower than normal, our skin sags and wrinkles become more apparent, making us look tired and much older.
Sometimes, you are not even that old, but fine lines already exist! What can be done to restore volume to your skin? Is there a treatment that you can avail without being too invasive?
At Sage Medical Aesthetics, we offer a non-surgical solution: PDO threads. These lift and tighten the skin on your face, and eventually, lift your self-esteem in how you look too!

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO (polydioxanone) threads are dissolvable threads that are injected under the skin to lift and tighten drooping or loose skin around the cheeks or neckline. This is a type of facelift without going under the knife. The treatment smoothes fine lines on the forehead, reduces crow’s feet and laugh lines, lifts the brows, and defines the jawline.
The threads can also stimulate collagen production, which brings back the volume and elasticity that are gradually lost due to aging, stress, and other factors. The result is firm, toned, and younger-looking skin.

How Do PDO Threads Work?

Using an acupuncture-like technique, the PDO threads are inserted under the skin with a thin needle. The procedure lasts around 30 minutes to one and a half hours. The threads will be fully absorbed by the body within 4–6 months; this is generally safe since they are made from biodegradable polyester sutures. The same threads have been used as sutures for medical procedures for decades.
Currently, there are three types of PDO threads to choose from, and they address different skin needs: mono threads (stimulate collagen production), cog threads (for support and lifting), and screw threads (restore volume in sunken or pitted areas).
Recovery time for every session will be quick. There is also minimal downtime, and you can see immediate results right away.

Benefits of PDO Threads

Instant Skin Lift

PDO threads provide a fast and effective facelift that instantly makes you look younger and refreshed.

Proven Safe and Effective

The threads used for your treatment are made of the same materials used for medical surgeries. These suture threads will safely dissolve and be absorbed by your body.

Skin Texture Improvement

Every PDO thread inserted under the skin triggers collagen production. More of this protein in your system means that you can maintain soft, supple, and youthful-looking skin.


A PDO thread facelift is an affordable option to rejuvenate your wrinkles or sagging skin. It is not painful; healing will progress quickly. You can return to your regular activities the next day.

Long-Lasting Results

You can enjoy the benefits of the facelift for at least 2 years. Results are even better when the PDO thread lift is done in tandem with other cosmetic treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for the PDO threads treatment?

It is recommended that you are 25 years of age or older since this is the time when skin changes gradually (loss of collagen and elasticity). A comprehensive consultation with our Sage Medical Aesthetics experts will also provide you with transparent information about the procedure.

Do PDO threads hurt?

Most people consider the treatment not painful. But in case you have a low pain tolerance, topical anesthesia may be applied to numb the treated area. Before the thread lift is performed, you have to wait for at least an hour for the anesthetic to take effect.

Which areas of the body is the treatment used for?

The common treatment areas are usually the face, neck (especially the jowls), and jawline, as fine lines and loose skin are most noticeable there. This thread lift can make the skin smoother and firmer.

Will the treatment take too long?

No. In fact, the PDO thread lift is also known as the “lunchtime lift”! The procedure is performed for 30 minutes to one and a half hours. It is quick, convenient, and efficient and will not set you back an entire day.

Can I still see the results of the treatment after one year?

Yes! Just because the threads are absorbed within 4–6 months, it doesn’t mean the treatment has halted. As the PDO threads also increase collagen production, your skin continues to look softer and more supple. Your thread lift’s optimal results are evident even up to 2 years.

Why Choose Sage Medical Aesthetics
for PDO Threads

  • Expert Specialist Team: Skilled specialists in non-surgical procedures, ensuring professional and exceptional results.
  • Personalized Approach: Tailored PDO thread treatments designed for your unique needs, providing effective, personalized solutions.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Modern, well-equipped facilities with high standards, ensuring a comfortable and hygienic environment.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Pride in achieving subtle, natural-looking enhancements that complement your features.
  • Safety and Confidence: Commitment to your safety, providing a procedure that not only makes you look good but also boosts your confidence.