PDO Threads

A Wellness and Aesthetic Practice located in Edgewater and Bethesda, MD

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PDO Threads services offered in Edgewater and Bethesda, MD

Lax, sagging skin commonly occurs due to aging, but you don’t have to live with imperfect skin or undergo invasive surgery. At Get Your Body Back Wellness Center in Edgewater, Maryland, Melissa Ramsey, FNP, offers PDO threads to lift, tighten, and smooth your skin without pain or downtime. Call the office to learn more, or use the online scheduler today.

PDO Threads Q&A

What are PDO threads?

PDO threads are made of a biocompatible substance called polydioxanone, which is FDA-approved to tighten and lift skin without surgery. It’s a simple, painless treatment that offers long-lasting tightening results.

What are the benefits of PDO threads?

The benefits you can take advantage of after receiving PDO threads at Get Your Body Back Wellness Center include:

  • Tighter, lifted skin
  • Younger-looking appearance
  • Smoother skin
  • More collagen and elastin production
  • Long-lasting results
  • Lifted butt
  • Tighter stomach
  • Revitalized appearance

PDO threads can lift and improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, the jawline, and the cheeks. They also add volume and smooth aging skin.

Which PDO threads are right for me?

Melissa determines which PDO threading procedure suits your needs after discussing your symptoms, medical history, and desired results. She examines areas of your face or body that concern you before customizing an anti-aging treatment plan. The two types of PDO threads are lifting threads and smoothing threads. 

Lifting threads reduce signs of aging in nasolabial folds, the jawline, and the cheeks and can last about up to 12 months.

Smoothing threads reduce acne scars, add volume to the midface, enhance skin rejuvenation, and tighten the skin. You might need repeat treatments every 4-6 months.

What happens during PDO threading?

During the procedure, you rest in a comfortable room in a chair or on an exam table. Melissa cleans your skin, numbs the treatment area, and threads PDO sutures underneath your skin to lift and tighten it. She makes sure the threads are securely in place before sending you home. 

There’s no downtime after PDO threading, but you may experience redness and swelling for a short time. The results are immediate, with continued improvements in your skin’s appearance developing over time after the swelling goes away. 

Attend follow-up visits with Melissa whenever needed.

How long do PDO threads last?

PDO threads usually last 6-18 months, up to two years in some cases. Melissa might recommend you complete repeat treatments over time or additional aesthetic procedures — such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, Botox®, radiofrequency microneedling, or laser treatments.

She also specializes in medically supervised weight loss plans that include weekly accountability visits, meal plan templates, and medication support when needed.

To learn more about PDO threads at Get Your Body Back Wellness Center, and find out if you’re a candidate for them, call the office or use the online booking tool today.