PDO or Polydioxanone is a flexible and degradable polymer which is most commonly used for dissolvable sutures. They are also often referred to as ‘floating threads’ as they are not anchored like a traditional thread lift. Threads are introduced sub dermally into the skin via a micro needle. The needle is then withdrawn leaving the thread positioned. This in turn stimulates a collagen & elastin response which supports the skin, improves the structure of the face and can lift the treated areas.


Please note if you have any of the following medical conditions we unfortunately won’t be able to perform PDO threads for you. However, we will recommend an alternative treatments in your initial consultation.
Contraindications include but aren’t limited to:
•Cancer: this may include past history of cancer, metastatic cancer, or undergoing chemotherapy.
•Chronic Liver Disease
•Allergy or sensitivity to local anaesthetic
•Active cold sores, infections, broken skin.
•Blood disorders/Auto Immune Disorders/Diabetics
•Clotting disorders
•Anti-Coagulant Medication
•Severe needle phobia
•Under 18’s
•Please note in some circumstances we may ask and also require a letter from your GP before we go ahead with the PRP treatment.

Before care

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking 24 hours before treatment.

  • Avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, St. John’s Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the 24 hours prior to your treatment as they may promote the risk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area.

  • If you are currently taking anti-coagulation medications (Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaparin, Lepirudin, Refludan, Ticlopidine Ticlid, Clopidogrel, Plavix, Tirofiban, Aggrastat, Eptifibatide, Integrilin), discuss the use of these medications with your healthcare provider prior to your treatment. You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with cosmetic dermal fillers.

  • If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication (Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir) as prescribed in the 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  • Avoid tanning products, sun, or sunbeds up to 72 hours before treatment

Additional info

If you would like any additional information or have any queries or concerns, please contact your closest clinic