PDO which stands for Polydioxanone, is used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery because it is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4-6 months and doesn’t create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis and the skin structure created will hold for another 12-15 months. There are no cuts or incisions, purely injections!
NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. The needle is inserted into the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin and then pulled out. The PDO thread remains under the skin.
Many patients turn to threads for meshing and lifting. A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-Shape”. With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V- Shape” gets lost. The idea behind the Nova-Mesh and the Nova-Lift technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-Shape”, or where necessary, to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-Shape” where it’s been lost.
Everyone wants a tight neck and jawline, without surgery. PDO threads are commonly used in the neck and jawline to fix sagging skin and give the skin a more youthful, tighter look. They’re inserted in problem areas and anchored on stronger points underneath the skin to achieve a solid physical lift.