The Differences between PDO Thread Lifting and PCL Thread Lifting
For many years, thread lifting has been gaining popularity among beauty enthusiasts. Thanks to technological advances, modern-day non-surgical thread lifts are painless and durable. The present-day thread lifts can actually help develop collagen in the face.
Thread lifting is a non-invasive procedure that provides lifting to the deep tissue of the face. Nowadays, thread lifts are a very common and highly sought after practice in the field of medical aesthetics.
They are popular because of their ability to refresh, lift and rejuvenate the skin. There are no downtimes after treatment, you can go to work right after the treatment.
Usually, thread lifts are performed to tighten skin and contour the area. In the past few years, the use of thread lifts has progressed beyond the face to other body parts. Thread lifts are typically made of materials like Polydioxanone (PDO) and Polycaprolactone (PCL).
PDO threads are typically used for stitching wounds in surgeries. The impacts of PDO threads can stay from six months to a year. PDO threads can boost the production and synthesis of collagen in the skin for a year. On the contrary, PCL threads can last up to more than two years.
The chemical bonds and structure in PCL threads are much more robust when compared to the PDO threads. PCL thread lifting is gaining increasing popularity because of its potency in boosting collagen production.
Essential Things to know about PDO Thread Lifting
PDO threads have been in existence since the 1980s. PDO threads usually contain colorless polyester, which breaks down in your body within six months. PDO threads include three more categories. They are:
- PDO cog threads
- PDO mono threads
- PDO screw threads
So how do PDO threads function? PDO threads are a particular medical grade thread that is thinner than hair. Thread lifting is a minor surgical procedure to lift up the SMAS layer of your skin, tightening saggy skin and neck areas through a minimally invasive threading technique.
The thread is inserted into the SMAS layer of the skin via a needle or a cannula, depending on the type and the length of the thread.
It also helps in boosting the production of collagen, which ultimately tightens your skin. PDO threads also stimulate elastin and hyaluronic acid. Both these compounds are imperative for maintaining firm and youthful skin.
What makes PDO threads popular is their proven track record in surgery. PDO threads are an indispensable component during wound closure. PDO threads also gained approval from the FDA.
The Third Generation of PCL Threads- What should you know?
When compared to PDO threads, the third generation of PCL threads is the newest sensation in aesthetic surgeries. The third generation of PCL threads contains material used for long-lasting absorbable sutures.
The Polycaprolactone collagen stimulator is composed of PCL microspheres. The biocompatibility of the PCL microspheres is embedded with the collagen fibers in 3D space of the subcutaneous tissue, and builds a scaffold to help the skin regenerate its own collagen.
The longer duration of the PCL threads helps in building a large amount of collagen for better support. Unlike the PDO threads, the third generation PCL threads help in boosting both type-1 and type-2 collagen along with hyaluronic acid.
Note that this new generation of PCL threads is entirely safe and allows your skin to develop more collagen. PCL threads can last for eighteen months, thereby boosting a significant amount of collagen in your skin.
Both PDO and PCL threads are popular nowadays for thread lifting. But when compared to PDO threads, the new generation of PCL threads is long-lasting and helps build more collagen.