If you’re dealing with sagging, wrinkled skin, the culprit could be lost collagen. Dwindling collagen levels in older age can lead to visible signs of skin aging.
Thankfully, advancements in aesthetic medicine have paved the way for effective, non-invasive skin aging treatments. PDO threads are one such treatment that can be used to tighten, lift, or volumize the treatment area.
Below, we’ll discuss PDO threads and how they can improve collagen production for younger-looking skin.
What is Collagen?
Before diving into the benefits of PDO threads, let’s cover the importance of collagen.
Collagen is a key protein that the body makes on its own. It’s found not only in the skin, but also in bones, cartilage, and connective tissue. Collagen provides structure, strength, and elasticity.
Unfortunately, the body’s ability to produce collagen doesn’t stay consistent throughout your life. Starting in your mid-to-late 20s, collagen production slows down and decreases more with each passing year. This contributes to age-related skin problems like lost volume, sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.
How Do PDO Threads Boost Collagen?
PDO threads are polydioxanone absorbable threads. They’re positioned beneath the skin in the subcutaneous fat. This immediately lifts the skin.
In the days and weeks after PDO thread treatment, the threads stimulate neocollagenesis. This process involves the formation of new collagen, which then tightens and smooths the skin.
Ultimately, PDO threads are used to rebuild and strengthen the skin’s collagen support system. This makes them an excellent treatment option for patients struggling with mild to moderate:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Volume loss
- Uneven skin texture
PDO thread treatment can be adjusted to suit each patient’s needs, and the results are natural-looking. To learn more about this exciting solution for aging skin, schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics and Wellness today!