PDO threads- what are they?


What is a PDO thread?

Polydioxanone (PDO) has been widely used in the medical arena for over a decade. Polydioxanone is both bio-compatible and bio-degradable in the human body.

It is a colourless, crystalline, synthetic polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units.

How does it affect your body?

Western medicine

PDO thread + foreign body reaction + wound healing = Tissue Contraction

Eastern Medicine

Needle Rotation (Acupuncture) + mechanotransduction = Collagen/Fibrosis formation

PDO thread

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Skin ageing is a complex interaction of intrinsic factors (genetics, cellular metabolism, hormones, metabolic processes) and extrinsic factors (chronic UV radiation exposure, pollution, ionizing radiation, toxins, chemicals) This results in reduced production and increased degradation of collagen. Together with other changes this will produce characteristic signs of skin ageing such as laxity, wrinkles, folds, jowels etc. PDO threads will help replaces lost collagen resulting in a firmer, smoother skin and reduced laxity folds and jowels.

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What are the Patient benefits?

"My skin surface is 100% improved and my face is looking much fresher and more youthful. I can't remember ever feeling this confident with my face." Age 39, London

-The treatment reduces skin stress and slows down the ageing process.

-Stimulates the hypodermis, naturally regenerating the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, while also accelerating skin metabolism.

-Improves blood and lymphatic circulation. The results provide a significant improvement in the complexion and skin texture, providing a more relaxed, rested appearance.

-The threads stimulate the immune system and can aid in natural healing.


The PDO thread treatments are proving really popular here at Burbage Aesthetics and we are seeing some amazing results really quickly. If you would like to be a part of this new service and have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to bringing out your inner beautiful soon!