What is PDO MAX Thread Lift & How Does It Work?

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PDO MAX Thread by Aentegra LLC, DBA Ella Aesthetics in King St, Alexandria, VA

PDO MAX Thread Lift is turning heads in the world of cosmetic enhancement. It’s a procedure that stands out for its minimally invasive approach, promising facial rejuvenation without the need for traditional surgery. If you’re curious about what makes it tick, you’re not alone. 

PDO MAX uses special threads to lift and firm the skin. But it’s not just about pulling up sagging skin; there’s more happening beneath the surface. These threads do something pretty remarkable – they encourage your body to produce more collagen, which is key to youthful, healthy skin. If you are curious about how it works precisely, here’s what you should know. 

What is PDO MAX Thread Lift?

The “PDO” in its name stands for Polydioxanone, a material known for its safety and biodegradability. This material is used to make the fine threads that are the centerpiece of the procedure.

These threads are carefully inserted under the skin using thin needles during a PDO MAX Thread Lift. Once in place, they act as a scaffold, supporting and lifting sagging skin to a more youthful position. But the lift is just part of the story. The threads also stimulate the body’s natural healing response. As the body works to heal around these threads, it produces more collagen, a protein that’s key to maintaining skin’s elasticity and firmness. Over time, as the threads dissolve naturally, this collagen production creates a lasting rejuvenating effect, leaving the skin looking firmer and more youthful.

This procedure is especially appealing for its dual action: immediate lifting and long-term rejuvenation. It’s also favored for its minimal downtime, making it a convenient option for those who cannot or prefer not to take extended time off for recovery.

Components of PDO MAX Thread Lift

The PDO MAX Thread Lift comprises several key components that work together to achieve facial rejuvenation. 

  1. PDO Threads: The primary component of this lift is the PDO (Polydioxanone) threads. These threads are known for being strong yet fully absorbable. They come in various types, each designed for specific areas and effects. Some threads are smooth and ideal for subtle rejuvenation, while others are barbed or coiled, providing more significant lift and volume.
  2. Needles and Cannulas: The PDO threads are inserted under the skin using fine needles or cannulas. The choice between needles and cannulas depends on the treatment area and the desired effect. These tools are designed to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of bruising or swelling.
  3. Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is often used to ensure comfort during the procedure. This anesthesia numbs the treatment area, making the process virtually painless.

Benefits of PDO MAX Thread Lift

These additional benefits highlight the PDO MAX Thread Lift as a versatile, convenient, and effective option for those seeking to enhance their appearance with minimal downtime and long-term improvements in skin quality.

  1. Subtle Yet Effective: The PDO MAX Thread Lift balances subtlety and effectiveness. It enhances facial contours without dramatically altering one’s appearance, making it ideal for those seeking modest yet noticeable improvements.
  2. Low Risk of Scarring: Due to the procedure’s minimally invasive nature, the risk of scarring is significantly lower compared to traditional surgical facelifts.
  3. Convenience: The procedure can often be completed in under an hour, making it a convenient option for people with busy schedules. There’s no need for hospital stays or long periods away from work or daily activities.
  4. Gradual Improvement: In addition to the immediate lifting effect, patients often notice a gradual improvement in skin texture and firmness over several months as collagen production increases.
  5. Enhanced Skin Quality: Beyond just lifting, the procedure often results in improved skin tone and texture, due to increased collagen levels.
  6. Versatility: It can be used to treat various areas of the face, including the cheeks, jawline, neck, and eyebrows, allowing for a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.

Ideal Candidates for the Procedure

Ideal candidates for the PDO MAX Thread Lift are individuals seeking facial rejuvenation but may need more time to be ready and suitable for traditional surgical procedures. Typically, this includes people experiencing mild to moderate signs of aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume. The procedure is most effective for those in their 30s to 60s, where the signs of aging are apparent but not overly pronounced.

This procedure particularly appeals to those who prefer a less invasive approach with minimal downtime. Candidates should have good overall health and realistic expectations about the results. It’s important to understand that while PDO MAX Thread Lift can provide significant improvements, it may not achieve the same results as a surgical facelift.

Candidates with severe skin laxity or those looking for dramatic changes might not find this procedure suitable. It’s also not recommended for individuals with certain medical conditions or skin diseases affecting the face.

When Does PDO Thread Settle?

The threads themselves, made of Polydioxanone, begin to dissolve within six months of the procedure. However, this dissolution is part of a carefully orchestrated process leading to prolonged skin health and appearance benefits.

As the PDO threads dissolve, they stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is a crucial protein that maintains skin elasticity and firmness. This stimulation doesn’t cease immediately after the threads dissolve; rather, it continues, maintaining and enhancing the skin’s quality. The initial lifting effect seen immediately after the procedure is just the beginning. Over time, as collagen production ramps up, the skin’s texture and firmness continue to improve.

The longevity of the results varies from person to person, but it’s common for patients to see continued improvements in their skin for months or even years following the procedure.


Ella Esthetics warmly welcomes you to experience PDO MAX Thread Lift’s unmatched potential. Our team provides you with a tailored experience, assuring your comfort and satisfaction every step of the way. We’re here to assist you with achieving your cosmetic goals with this cutting-edge, minimally invasive process, whether your goal is to lift and firm sagging skin or improve your overall facial features. Contact us today to start your assessment and see where this treatment takes you! 

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