What Are PDO Threads?
Polydioxanone (PDO) Threads are a non-surgical lifting procedure done in-office using plastic dissolvable threads that insert under the skin. These threads are used to tighten the sagging or wrinkled skin and produce immediate results. These results are comparable to that of a surgical face-lift, without the risks of surgery, costly price tag, and long recovery period.
At Johnson Family Medical in Frisco, TX, Nurse Practitioner Katherine Johnson uses skills and certification acquired through “PDO Thread MAX Training” to provide patients with the most low-risk and cost effective face-lifting results. PDO threads are an implanted device, which is why they are FDA certified for dermal use under a class two medical device.
Lasting Results With PDO Threads
Another appealing benefit of PDO Threads is how they stimulate collagen production to the skin, improving elasticity and youthfulness to the area. This means that even though the threads dissolve over time, they will leave behind tighter skin to the mid-face, jawline, or neck for up to two years.
"I cannot recommend this office and this team more. Katherine and her team are just phenomenal. I was very impressed with the personal attention, professionalism, and level of care that she took to fully understand my needs, describe the procedure needed nd educate me on options, and all the while keep me completely comfortable throughout. I will certainly be coming back and would unequivocally recommend her practice to anyone."- A.U. / Google / May 12, 2023
"Cat Stanworth is amazing! I’ve been seeing her for years and she is always pleasant, personable, knowledgeable, and makes you feel comfortable each visit. I needed to add on after meeting Katherine and Lacy as well. So nice, helpful, felt very comfortable and cared for! Overall great place!"- A.H. / Google / Nov 26, 2022
"Seriously would not go anywhere else. Katherine Johnson actually pays attention to symptoms, patient records, and listens to her patients. SHE was the one who asked me if I’d been getting routine scans and sent me for one - the one in which we discovered my thyroid cancer had returned. Not my specialist. SHE was the one who was able to balance my medications post surgery and proved my Endocrinologist wrong, more than once. I have energy again, I can focus, and I actually lost weight instead of gained after having a complete thyroid removal. She is the best of the best!"- T.A. / Google / Nov 03, 2022
"I love seeing Mylisa and the staff. They are always so happy and are eager to greet you."- C.P. / Google / Oct 25, 2022
"I’ve been seeing Katherine for a while and greatly appreciate her level of care of listening. She has never shamed me, or talked down to me. I’ve recently expanded my care with her by getting Botox and fillers with her. I definitely made the right choice by choosing her - so happy with my results! I’ve also seen Cat at her office for PicoSure laser. Best choice ever! I have the complexion I thought I could only dream about! Highly recommend Johnson Family Medical!!"- K.W. / Google / Oct 21, 2022
Who is a candidate for PDO Threads?
Patients who are looking for a non-surgical way to tighten and lift their mid-face, jawline, neck, or forehead wrinkles with immediate results would be a good candidate for PDO Threads. The most common demographic for this procedure is patients in their mid 50’s to late 60’s. This treatment may not be suitable for anyone with an acute respiratory viral infection, autoimmune disease, HIV infection, oncological disease, pregnancy/nursing, or any other risk-related conditions. Our licensed health providers at Johnson Family Medical in Frisco, TX will assess your health risks in a detailed consultation.
Is the procedure painful?
We provide topical numbing to the treatment area to reduce pain as much as possible. There can be some slight discomfort at the injection sight along with some redness and/or swelling, however most patients find the numbing cream to be very effective. The procedure takes about 20 minutes of injecting and tightening, leaving the patient with immediate results well-worth the slight discomfort.
How long will the results last?
Because the PDO Threads stimulate collagen production to the skin, the threads provide long-lasting results that continue to improve the overall texture, elasticity, and tone of the skin. The thread device will dissolve after about 12-18 months, but results of the procedure last up to two-three years.
Plan Your Procedure
- Priced at
- From $800
- Recovery Time
- 1 day
- How Long It Takes
- 20 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 2-4 weeks