At this point, Botox is so ubiquitous that you probably have a friend (or two) who’s done it (even if they’re not talking about it). Yep, for many people, injectable beauty treatments are, if not quite an extension of their skincare routine, no longer the “big deal” they used to be. Now, along with Botox and fillers, there’s another treatment gaining popularity: smooth threads. The minimally invasive treatment tried by people such as Duchess Fergie, adds volume under the skin to tighten sagging, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and strengthen the skin overall. There’s little to no downtime and it’s virtually pain-free. Sound too good to be true?
Smooth threads are absorbable surgical polydioxanone (PDO) threads that can be used virtually anywhere on the face or body. Thinner than hair and made of protein, the threads are inserted below the skin to elicit a mild injury that the body responds to by adding structural proteins (fibrin, elastin, collagen), resulting in a smoother, plumper appearance.
PDO Smooth Threads can be used in areas like the lip area, near the eyes to treat crow’s-feet, on the forehead to treat the “11” lines, and around the mouth for marionette lines. Smooth threads can complement (or be used in place of) Botox, and dermal fillers in multiple areas on the face and the body.