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.
"Katherine and her staff are the best. Always responsive and friendly. Katherine really listens to your concerns and treats the individual and not an "out of the box" treatment that is the same for everyone. She is always on time. Takes the time to have the conversation WITH you and doesn't talk AT you. I was referred to her by friends, and I continue to recommend her to others."- A.B. / Google / Nov 29, 2021
"I had my first consultation and procedure with Katherine and staff. The staff were professional from the time I was greeted at the door from the time I left Katherine’s office . I admire the professional, kindness and knowledge that was delivered to me from Katherine and staff.. I highly recommend this entity. I will definitely refer to this entity for future procedures and treatments. Thank you Katherine and staff .."- E.M. / Google / Aug 18, 2021
"Katherine Johnson is an Angel. Caring, kind, and understanding. The office staff is courteous and professional. The office is clean and beautiful."- V.M. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I love love Dr Johnson. She is amazing and makes you feel at ease. I want to make that clear! The reason that I did not give a 5 star is because of a certain staff member. When I was trying to explain my reasoning of not being able to come do a follow up....was told on the phone prior to first visit that they did take carecredit and gave a totally different copay amount, she got defensive saying how it's only 3 people blah blah blah and they don't take it. Ok. I get that. But if you let me talk and finish instead of getting defensive and interrupting. Yes, maybe the person misunderstood?? Idk, but it happened. You can say it never did but it won't change the fact that yes it did. I even showed them the number at the time of visit, which was theirs that I called hrs prior to confirm copay price when the receptionist tried to say I called a different office. I didn't make it up. But don't get ugly cause you think no one could have made a mistake on your end. Maybe she thought I said something else. Idk. Either way, I'm not mad about it. I wasn't even getting nasty on the phone. I just was telling what happened. Nothing more. So don't try to talk over me on the phone cause you don't agree and want to basically say I'm lying. I just chose this place because I heard great things about Dr Johnson, which is all true and thinking they did take it which unfortunately for me, they dont. But even the copay amount that I was told originally, ended up being twice as much as well."- A.S. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
"I found Katherine Johnson when I posted in a FB group for Moms because I knew I needed Help but had NO idea where to start. As women age we experience so many changes and Katherine is the Nancy Drew of getting to the root cause! She’s so passionate about helping others and it shows! I’m so grateful for her and her team! And I’m all about supporting local business! Thanks for everything!"- N.H. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
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
- Starting At
- From $800
- Recovery Time
- 1 day
- How Long It Takes
- 20 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 2-4 weeks