Are you looking to tighten, smooth, and firm your skin? Amélie offers PDO Smooth Threads to stimulate and accelerate the production of your own collagen and elastin. They are the perfect combination with wrinkle relaxers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How Do They Work?

PDO, or polydioxanone, is a synthetic absorbable suture material that has been used widely in the medical field for years. Unlike barbed threads that provide a more dramatic lift, smooth threads are designed for a gentler, natural-looking enhancement. These threads consist of fine, dissolvable sutures that are strategically placed beneath the skin’s surface. Once inserted, they work to stimulate collagen production, promoting skin elasticity and a more youthful appearance over time. The sutures dissolve after about 4 weeks, and you are left with ongoing collagen stimulation!

Who Is A Good Candidate For Smooth Threads?

Smooth threads are an ideal treatment for anyone looking for a subtle lift to sagging skin, as well as to improve the quality, tone and texture of their skin.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Smooth Threads?

PDO smooth threads can be placed really anywhere you are looking for tightening and smoothing of the skin. Here at Amélie, our favorite areas we treat include around the eyes, above the lip to improve lip lines, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, the neck, above the knees, as well as the back of the arms around the elbow.

What Does The Downtime Look Like After Smooth Threads?

Smooth threads are a minimally invasive procedure, and post-treatment patients may experience mild swelling or bruising, but these effects generally are temporary. Most people can resume their regular activities immediately following this treatment.

When Can I Expect to See Results?

Results may be visible immediately following treatment, but optimal results develop over time as the threads dissolve and stimulate further collagen production. Optimal results are typically seen between 1-6 months following treatment.

Are Threads Permanent?

No, smooth threads are not permanent. The sutures placed naturally dissolve over the course of a couple months, and annual treatments are recommended to maintain optimal results.



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