PDO VS PCL Threads, What is the difference?

PDO Threads

This article will discuss PDO and PCL threads. We offer both of these at Dermal Health, so we thought giving details on both types might be an idea in order to help those wondering which one would suit them best.

PDO Threads

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a popular choice for non-surgical facelifts. These threads are made from a biocompatible, absorbable synthetic material called Polydioxanone. They have been used for many years in surgical sutures and are well-known for their safety and efficacy. The PDO thread lift procedure involves the insertion of thin, dissolvable threads into the skin using a needle. These threads have small barbs or cones that anchor the skin and lift it upwards. This method effectively treats mild to moderate skin sagging, such as jowls, nasolabial folds, and drooping eyebrows. The threads are fully absorbed by the body within six months, leaving behind collagen and elastin fibres that help to maintain the lift. This material was first used as a dissolvable suture in 1982.

PCL Threads

Polycaprolactone (PCL) threads are another type used in non-surgical facelifts. They are made of a synthetic polymer called Polycaprolactone, which is biocompatible and biodegradable. The PCL thread lift involves the insertion of thicker, stronger threads into the skin using a needle. These are sturdier than PDO threads and provide a more powerful lifting effect. PCL thread lift effectively treats moderate to severe skin sagging, such as sagging cheeks, marionette lines, and neck wrinkles. PCL threads take longer to absorb than PDO threads, lasting up to 2 years, and stimulate collagen and elastin production for long-lasting results. Polycaprolactone has been used as thread lifts since the 1990s.

Key Differences

While PDO and PCL threads are used for non-surgical facelifts, they have some key differences. PDO threads are thinner and less sturdy than PCL threads, making them suitable for mild to moderate skin sagging. On the other hand, PCL threads are thicker and stronger, making them more suitable for moderate to severe skin sagging. Another difference is that the body absorbs PDO threads within around six months, while PCL threads last up to 2 years. Therefore, the choice between PDO and PCL threads will depend on the degree of skin sagging and the desired longevity of the results.

Mini Thread Lifts at Derma Health

At Derma Health, we offer both PDO and PCL thread lifts. We will assess your needs and advise on the best treatment for you. Whether you want to treat mild sagging with PDO threads or more severe sagging with PCL threads, we have the expertise to deliver excellent results. We aim to help you achieve a natural, youthful appearance without the need for invasive surgery. Contact us today to book a consultation and discover how a mini thread lift can rejuvenate your appearance.