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As adaptive providers continue to add highdemand treatments that are minimally invasive with proven results, polydioxanone (PDO) threads and treatments are also evolving. PDO Max (Liverpool, N.Y.), a trusted manufacturer of threads, not only offers the latest, cutting-edge FDA-cleared threads-in-cannula, but has also launched the only PDO microparticle based serum in the U.S. The company’s line of innovative PDO-based products enables practitioners to rejuvenate every dermal layer of skin safely and effectively.
PDO Max Smuth™ threads are used for intradermal weaving to stimulate collagen for a refreshed look that lasts. “Our skin naturally ages in several layers. We lose the bone, deep fat pads and superficial fat pads,” said Inna Prokopenko, RN, an aesthetic provider at Viso Bespoke Aesthetics (Salt Lake City, Utah), who has been providing thread procedures for over ten years. “I incorporate Smuth threads with a weaving technique to improve skin quality and firmness, while creating a slight lift at the same time. The threads are anchored deep in the temporal fascia, in five vectors in the face, which are the same vectors used in a facelift.”
Engineered specifically for contouring the lower face, jawline and general submentum area, Molded Levo Max™ are bi-directional, barbed threads designed to stay anchored in place.
When combined with PDO Max’s Smuth threads and Levo Lock™, they contribute to a comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedure that can be performed in-office in under an hour.
“I combine Molded Levo Lock and Molded Levo Max threads when I am treating a full face,” reported injector, Sheila Surdu, CANS, RN, BSN (Potomac, Md.). “I use Levo Lock threads in the brow to really hold them in place and in the mid cheek for lifting, and the 18- or 19-gauge barbed Levo threads in the mid and lower face,” shared Ms. Surdu. “I use Molded Levo Max along the jawline and submentum to really contour the jawline. Combining the various threads produces a beautiful, lasting result.”
PDO AfterGlo is the unique skin boosting serum that incorporates PDO microparticles, equivalent to 1,000 smooth threads in powder form and suspended in non-cross linked hyaluronic acid (HA). According to Kelly Hermans, CRNA, founder of Beautiphi Aesthetic Boutique (Rochester, Mich.), AfterGlo is a serum that is safe for all skin types and consists of soluble particles that can penetrate the epidermis. “We incorporate AfterGlo into a lot of treatments at Beautiphi. We have a signature facial that uses microchanneling with Afterglo. We also use it during SaltFacials (Merz Aesthetics) with the cavitation ultrasound modality, during radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, and after laser procedures to increase hydration and decrease healing time,” Ms. Hermans shared.
For aesthetic practices looking to add threads to their service offerings, PDO Max also offers one-on-one in office training and e-learning courses. “In my opinion, thread treatments are a necessity to keep your patients looking natural, but to master them takes more than just a class,” Ms. Prokopenko stated. “Thanks to great training with PDO Max, my thread treatments are now very predictable. I get what I am looking for, my patients love the outcome, and once they try threads, they never go back.”