The realm of Aesthetic medicine has evolved rapidly over the past 25 years. When Botox gained FDA approval in 2002, the innovative neuromodulator forever changed the face of the aesthetic field by providing a fix for deep expression lines and wrinkles.  Not long after, revolutionary dermal fillers hit the scene, erasing fine lines and restoring lost volume to the face.  A problem that was still unaddressed, however, was the lifting of tissues to remedy gravity’s pull. For the majority of people, the desire for a slight, natural-looking lift in the brow, jowl or neck could not be achieved with drastic, expensive face lifts, yet they had no non-surgical option – until the advent of the PDO Nova Threads.

About six years ago, physicians in Korea developed a technique of using PDO threads for facial lifting and smoothing. Since that time, the demand for this novel treatment has been steadily increasing. Treatment with PDO threads is booming in Asia and Europe. And now, it is finally available in the US.


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PDO (polydioxanone) is an FDA approved suture material that has been used in cardiothoracic surgery for the past 30 years. It is fully resorbed (dissolved) by the body within 4 to 6 months and does not create scar tissue.  The presence of this PDO material in the skin stimulates collagen synthesis and this newly produced collagen will maintain its hold for another 12 to 15 months.

What does this signify? It means we now have a way to lift tissues of the brows, cheeks, jaw or neck and to promote the formation of new collagen:  all without anesthesia, incisions, pain or prolonged recovery.   PDO Nova Thread placement is a simple, painless, in-office procedure which is accomplished through injections (much like dermal fillers). Treatment is completed in 30 minutes or less and is without downtime The natural-looking results typically last 12 – 15 months.  The lifting effects are immediate and the stimulatory effects are appreciated in about 2 – 3 months’ time.

If you’re looking in the mirror, pulling your face up and wishing there were a way to re-position your brows or cheeks to their former position, to eliminate the ‘accordion lines’ in your cheeks or to improve a sagging jawline or neck – PDO threads could be your solution…


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Call our office today @ 717-560-4460.  Let this sensational innovation advantage you!

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