PDO Threads Specialist

Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr, DDS, PA

Implant, Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Miami, FL

Even if wrinkles and sagging skin are making you feel gloomy about your appearance, a surgical facelift might well be something you'd rather avoid. If you’re looking for a safe and effective alternative to surgery, Raul Molina Jr., DDS, PA, and Raul Molina, DMD, in Miami, Florida, provide expert, minimally invasive facelifts by inserting PDO (polydioxanone) threads into your facial tissues. PDO threads tighten and recontour your face and stimulate the growth of new collagen and skin cells for long-term facial rejuvenation. Call the office of Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, for more information, or book an appointment online today.

PDO Threads Q & A

What are PDO threads?

The team at Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, uses PDO (polydioxanone) threads to carry out a minimally invasive facelift. They insert the threads into the deep layers of your skin to cause the fatty tissues to contract. This tightens the skin, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

Using PDO threads like this also stimulates the production of collagen, the protein in your tissues that keeps them firm and plump. And the procedure creates new blood vessels, which improves the circulation in your face and promotes the renewal of skin cells. After the insertion of PDO threads, your skin is more elastic and has a better texture, and you should notice a reduction in facial lines. PDO threads can also lift sagging skin, increase the volume of tissue under your skin, and reduce fat.

Six months after your threading procedure, the PDO threads dissolve and disappear, flushed harmlessly out of your body.

What aspects of my appearance can PDO threads improve?

It's possible to use PDO threads to firm up and improve the appearance of almost any part of your body. At Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, the team primarily uses PDO threads to treat facial areas, including:

  • Lips
  • Eyelids
  • Forehead
  • Facial profile
  • Around the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds

There are two key types of PDO threads. Some have tiny barbs that lift your skin. Others are smooth, which helps stimulate collagen growth. PDO threads also come in various lengths and thicknesses.

How is threading carried out?

To insert the PDO threads into your skin, your provider at Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, uses a tiny tube called a cannula or sterile needles. When the barbed threads enter your body, they attach themselves to the inner layers of skin, enabling your provider to contour your face to achieve the most pleasing results.

The threading and contouring process takes 15-30 minutes on average. You can also combine PDO threads with other aesthetic treatments like BOTOX® to make the improvement more dramatic.

How long do results last after getting PDO threads?

Most patients find the effects of their treatment with PDO threads last 12-15 months. Initially, you see an increase in the tightness of your skin and the contours of your face. As the PDO threads start to stimulate new collagen and skin cell growth over the following months, the improvement in skin tone and texture increases.

If you want to find out more about treatment with PDO threads, call the office of Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA today, or schedule your appointment online.