How do they differ from barbed threads?

PDO threads differ from thread lifts, which use long barbed threads to lift tissues. Instead, mono threads provide an improvement of fine lines and wrinkles by gradually stimulating natural collagen production.

There are two different types of Matrix Threads:

  1. Matrix Mono Threads. Matrix Mono Threads are a type of single PDO filament which are smooth and made without barbs. They are inserted into the skin in a mesh-like pattern, producing a tightening effect. While Matrix Mono Threads tighten the skin, they provide no lifting effect.

  2. Matrix Double Screw Threads. Matrix Screw Threads feature a double thread screw, consisting of 1-2 intertwined threads, which provide volume to the area being treated.

Who is a good candidate for PDO Threads?

Usually patients from age 25-65. The results of the procedure depend on how well your body makes collagen and as you grow older, your body’s ability to make collagen decreases. PDO threads are unsuitable for patients with bleeding disorders, some auto-immune diseases, uncontrolled diabetes. 

Will there be any bruising?

Some swelling and bruising can be expected in this procedure as the skin is punctured and penetrated multiple times with the threads. This usually resolves within a few days to weeks depending on the patient.


How many treatments do I need to see my desired results?

Usually 1 but if the wrinkles or skin damage need more correction, more treatments may be recommended. If you want to increase the fullness of your lips over time, more than 1 treatment about 6 weeks apart is recommended.

How soon will I see results from my treatment?

You may see some immediate subtle lifting, but results take at least 4-6 weeks. Collagen keeps building over 12 weeks so you may see continued improvement over a 12-week period.