Solid filler PDO threads are a great way to add new collagen formation to areas of volume loss. They form a framework under the skin for collagen to build on. In certain areas of the face they may cause some bruising, comparable to HA filler. PDO threads are commonly used to smooth glabellar or frown lines, and marionette lines. They can be used in many areas of the face, neck, and body.   

Threads are placed in the office after topical anesthesia. The procedure is short and relatively pain-free. Improvement is often seen immediately, but the collagen forms over the following 3 months. The new collagen can last up to two years.

Attention to good skin care is important before and after thread placement. Vitamin C is a co-factor in the production of collagen. A good vitamin C serum used regularly can enhance your results.

Cynthia N. Frazier MD Dr Frazier is board certified in OB Gyn and Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is the owner of anti-aging by the sea located in Southport NC.

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