Known worldwide as “The Miracle Lift,” Miracu PDO threads are FDA-cleared absorbable surgical sutures. PDO threading is a treatment involving the use of polydioxanone (PDO) surgical sutures that are inserted under the skin, providing smoothing and lifting effects in the face, neck, forehead and several other areas of the body.
PDO threads are inserted under the skin, providing the patient with immediate lift or volume. The threads dissolve naturally over the course of several months, synthesizing new collagen and elastin production in the treated area. The result is a non-surgical lift with little to no downtime, generally lasting 18-24 months. Most procedures take less than an hour.
PDO threads are fully absorbed over time. PDO threads promote the body’s “selective inflammatory response,” which is one method to achieve controlled healing. Many aesthetic procedures such as fractional lasers, chemical peels, and micro-needling allow the body to undergo controlled healing while repairing itself naturally creating new collagen and elastin.
There are two types of PDO thread techniques used to achieve different results.
PDO threads are inserted in a mesh work or hashtag pattern (vertically and horizontally) under the skin. This mesh work pattern serves as a foundation for new collagen and elastin production. This technique tightens the skin naturally over time, smoothing the area and providing noticeable volume where volume loss has been lost due to aging.
Barbed PDO threads are inserted under the skin to provide lift to the surrounding tissue, giving immediate results. Barb threads have the ability to immediately reposition excess skin and facial fat pads that begin to descend as a patient ages. This natural repositioning reduces the appearance of age markers and deep expression lines (nasolabial folds, marionettes, jowls) while restoring a youthful V shape to the face. Barb Po threads also promote the body’s production of collagen and elastin, which effectively maintains the lift. Once the threads have dissolved, results lasting generally 18-24 months.