What is EuroThreads?
Eurothreads are dissolvable threads that are placed under the skin to achieve lifting of the cheeks, the jowls and the neck. bands. These threads are comprised of polydioxanone (PDO), the same material that has being used for surgical procedures for 30 years.
PDO threads have been around the longest of the three and have been used in surgeries since the 1980s. They’re made from a colorless polyester that breaks down in your body after about 6 months.
The presence of these sutures in your skin triggers cells in your body called fibroblasts to produce more collagen. Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity. Loss of collagen is one of the main causes of aging skin.
What areas of the face can a PDO thread lift treat?
A thread lift can treat most parts of your face that are experiencing signs of aging. The areas around your cheeks, jaw, neck, and eyes are among the most commonly treated areas.
Because the results of thread lifts aren’t as drastic as the results of facelift surgeries, thread lifts are commonly used together with other anti-aging procedures such as ultherapy or dermal fillers.
How long does a PDO thread lift last?
The authors of a 2019 studyTrusted Source found that a PDO thread lift caused immediate improvements in skin sagging after the procedure. However, there was a noticeable decline in results 6 months later. Improvements were no longer apparent after 1 year.
In a studyTrusted Source published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a surgeon with 16 years of thread lift experience says he has seen results last anywhere from 1 to 9 years. Younger people tend to have results that last 3 to 4 years. Older people with poor skin volume or elasticity tend to only see benefits for 1 to 2 years.
PLA and PCA thread lifts tend to last longer since the sutures take longer to dissolve.