What Treatment is Better?
PDO threads and Botox® injections have been reputable treatments used in the medical and cosmetic industry since the late 1980s. Both treatments can effectively treat signs of ageing but offer a variety of benefits that suit different cosmetic needs. In this blog, we will discuss how each treatment works and what is most suitable for your clinic.
What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
A polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is a non-surgical facelift that helps patients quickly tighten and firm sagging or loose skin. A biodegradable medical suture is injected into the skin to promote collagen production during the procedure. The injected threads are gradually broken down and bio-absorbed over a six-month period.
Collagen is an essential protein in your body, which is gradually reduced as we age. A PDO thread lift restores these depleted proteins, causing your skin to have more structure and elasticity.
PDO threads are available in a variety of styles. The most popular are:
- PDO mono threads: Soft sutures are injected into the skin to promote collagen production and tighten the skin.
- PDO cog threads: Cog threads contain barbs to hook to the underside of the skin to provide lift to parts of your face.
- PDO screw threads: Sometimes known as Tornado threads, screw threads are made up of a single or double intertwined thread to provide a greater lift to the face. Screw threads are perfect for bringing volume to sunken areas of your skin.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for PDO Thread Lifts?
A PDO thread lift is an excellent option for patients seeking to add volume, lift and tighten sagging, ageing skin. It is particularly beneficial for older clients interested in achieving a more intense result.
While PDO threads are slightly more invasive than botox, a non-surgical facelift requires little downtime, and the results are instant. They can also last up to 3 years and promote collagen, which helps further rejuvenate the skin’s appearance over time.
What Is Botox?
Botox® is a neuromodulator that temporarily blocks nerve chemical signals that cause facial muscles to contract. Botox injections are non-invasive and dramatically reduce dynamic wrinkles, causing the skin to look more youthful and relaxed.
Botox can reduce and even prevent new wrinkles from forming around your forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines and more. As Botox injections temporarily stop muscles from moving, this procedure treats excessive sweating, neck spasms, lazy eye, migraines and overactive bladders. Botox injections ease the symptoms of these health conditions but do not cure them.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Botox?
Botox is a great alternative for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. As it can prevent wrinkles from forming over time, anti wrinkle injections are a helpful preventative procedure for all ages. If your patient is looking to treat a medical condition, Botox can help ease their symptoms, lasting up to 3-4 months.
Summary: Which Treatment Is Right for Your Clinic?
Botox injections and PDO threads are top choices for patients looking to reverse the signs of ageing. Botox smoothes fine lines and wrinkles and is a perfect preventative treatment for various cosmetic and medical issues.
In comparison, PDO threads provide a more intense result, helping to lift and tighten sagging skin. If a patient is looking for longer-lasting results, a PDO thread lift is the best option, as it encourages collagen production over time. But as with all procedures, it depends on your patient’s unique goals and preferences. Ensure to understand their needs in the initial consultation and select a procedure that works for them.
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