PDO Threads

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PDO (Polydioxanone) Threads are biodegradable sutures which create a scaffolding to support the tissues and delicately lift them, repositioning the skin to its original position creating more defined angles lost to the aging process. PDO Threads work to suspend the skin by sectioning up portions, pulling the skin back slightly, and tightening the face. These threads also provoke the body’s healing response, causing the body to direct collagen production to the treated areas. By utilizing PDO Thread Lifts, immediate results are noticed after a virtually painless short office procedure. PDO Threads also induce collagen production in treated areas such as the face, neck, butt, knees, and arms. PDO (polydioxanone), similar to a medical-grade suture, works to dissolve over time, between 6-12 months, gradually being replaced by your body’s new collagen providing long term results as well.

Over time, this process provides an ongoing method of progressive rejuvenation to the tissues, offering a gradual improvement in tone and firmness.

women standing tall with diagram lines on her torso marking the locations of PDO Threads

Unlike other cosmetic surgeries, PDO threads have an easy, short recovery time. While some patients may experience soreness, redness, and swelling, patients do not require any downtime and can return to their normal routine. This low-risk treatment doesn’t produce any scarring, severe bruising, or bleeding and is highly affordable. PDO threads can also be merged with other nonsurgical procedures to create more comprehensive, noticeable results.

Dr. Grobman or your licensed and qualified provider specializes in working with MINT threads because of their unique and subtle approach to beauty. Over the past several years, Dr. Grobman has studied PDO Threads with the fantastic support of MINT™ trainers and MINT™ online webinars.

As the most popular Korean Beauty treatment, MINT™ incorporates PDO threads that use tiny, thorn-like projections to ensure thread strength, allowing the body to absorb the sutures over time and stimulate collagen production. By incorporating MINT™ PDO Threads, Dr. Grobman or your licensed and qualified provider is able to provide a wider variety of options to help restore a more youthful and natural appearance. These options include adding other complimenting modalities such as fillers and neurotoxins to PDO Threads. Combined with appropriate skin care, Dr. Grobman or your licensed and qualified provider will help to achieve and maintain your results.

By choosing Mint Threads, patients can experience:

  • Smoother and softer lines and folds
  • Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles
  • Tighter and repositioning of sagging skin
  • Restoration of youthful contours
  • Softer and more subtle signs of aging

At our practice, we strive to provide our clients with minimally invasive services at an affordable price. By combining PDO threads with a number of our nonsurgical treatments, we can help you achieve a positive change in your appearance without the extended recovery time often associated with plastic surgery. For those not a candidate for PDO Threads, Dr. Grobman or your licensed and qualified provider collaborates with his Plastic surgical colleagues for appropriate surgical consultation.


PDO Threads are a safe, absorbable suture designed to approximate sagging tissue. Once the thread is inserted into the skin, the tiny barbs on the thread anchors onto sagging tissue and are then maneuvered to contour and define your natural features. The thread dissolves in 6-8 months and can stimulate your body to produce its own collagen to further improve the appearance of your skin.

PDO Threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO – a safe suture material that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. At our practice, we use MINT™PDO Threads which are backed by more than 6 years of published studies for its safety and is the first PDO suture in the US market to have received two FDA clearances.

The procedure takes an average of 1 hour, and results can be seen immediately. Patients will experience minimal pain, minimal scarring, and minimal downtime compared to surgical procedures, and results will improve over time as the swelling, redness, and bruising go down.

After the procedure, you may immediately resume your daily activities. More intense activities such as exercise should be resumed after a week, but please consult with your provider beforehand.

Please schedule a consultation first to determine if you are an ideal candidate for MINT™ procedures. During the consultation, you should discuss what concerns you want to address and the look you desire so the provider can properly address the area of concern.

While one treatment may be enough for some, you may consider getting PDO threads another time. The threads dissolve completely in 6 to 8 months, so the treatment can be repeated as desired after consulting with your practitioner.

Yes! PDO Threads are compatible with many other procedures, so you can take advantage of all the best things each treatment has to offer for synergistic effects. Target wrinkles with neuromodulators, restore volume with dermal fillers, address skin texture with laser treatments, and take care of sagging skin with PDO Threads!

Common side effects may include soreness, minor bruising, swelling and mild discomfort. If you experience any other complications or an extended period of the side effects, please consult with your provider. To avoid the risk of complications, your provider has received professional PDO thread training. In addition, Dr. Grobman is a member of the MINT PDO Thread Training team and Key Opinion Leader!

The body absorbs PDO threads in 6-8 months after insertion, but the results can last for up to one year as the threads can help stimulate collagen production in the skin. However, results will vary depending on the degree of sagging, thickness of the skin, and the facial structure of the patient.

Providers will normally administer local anesthesia prior to the procedure. You may feel pressure during the insertion of the threads and/or hear the “clicking” sound of the threads, but you should feel minimal pain during the procedure.

PDO (Polydioxanone) Threads are medical-grade thread or suture material that is used to help induce a collagen framework and lift in areas of the body where the structure has started to break down including the face, neck, butt, knees, and arms.  Choosing the right type of thread can either help to create lift while others can help to provide volume and structure. 

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