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Skin Tightening
Queen Anne's County

One of the most effective ways to address skin laxity without surgery.

PDO Smooth Threads - delicately restoring a sleek and contoured face

PDO Smooth Threads are placed under your skin in a hashtag pattern which brings back the lost blood flow to the area which will repair and tighten the skin. PDO smooth threads can be used to smooth wrinkled, crepey skin by replacing and adding collagen and elastin to damaged areas. These threads will build a solid foundation of new collagen production providing natural results.

What are PDO Smooth Threads?

PDO Smooth Threads, also known as polydioxanone threads, are a popular cosmetic procedure designed to tighten and rejuvenate the skin without the need for surgery. This innovative technique involves the use of dissolvable threads made from a biocompatible material called polydioxanone (PDO). These threads are carefully inserted into specific areas of the skin to create a supportive framework, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

PDO Smooth Threads offer a safe and effective solution for individuals seeking non-surgical skin tightening and rejuvenation. By harnessing the body’s natural healing process, this innovative procedure can help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance with minimal downtime.

How is it Done?

Thread Insertion: Using a thin needle or cannula, the PDO threads are carefully inserted into the deeper layers of the skin at strategic points. Depending on your specific concerns, the threads may be placed in a variety of patterns to target areas such as the cheeks, jawline, neck, or brows.

Lifting and Tightening: Once inserted, the PDO threads act as a scaffold, supporting the tissues and providing an immediate lifting effect. Over time, the threads stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, further enhancing the skin’s firmness and elasticity.

Dissolving: PDO threads are designed to gradually dissolve over time, typically within 4 to 6 months after the procedure. As the threads dissolve, they are metabolized by the body, leaving behind a foundation of new collagen that continues to improve the skin’s appearance long after the threads are gone.

Recovery: PDO Smooth Threads are minimally invasive, and most patients can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure. Some minor swelling, bruising, or discomfort may occur initially, but these side effects usually subside within a few days to a week.

Results: The results of PDO Smooth Threads are visible immediately, with further improvements becoming apparent as collagen production continues. Many patients enjoy a more lifted, toned, and rejuvenated appearance that can last for up to 12 to 18 months.

Maintenance: While PDO Smooth Threads provide long-lasting results, periodic touch-up treatments may be recommended to maintain the effects over time. Your medical provider will advise you on the best approach to optimize and prolong your results.



The PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, and this, in turn, results in skin tightening and a facial slimming impact. The procedure stimulates collagen growth and regulates the blood vessels to enhance skin microcirculation. The body absorbs the PDO threads within six months, and the effects last for almost a year due to the cellular rejuvenation effect.

The areas that can be treated using PDO Smooth Threads include:

  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Buttock
  • Forehead or brows
  • Nasolabial folds, or the line that runs from the nose to the mouth
  • Eyebrows, under eyes, and crow’s feet
  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Neck, jawline
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Marionette lines, or the lines at the corners of the mouth that run down the chin

Redefining Facial Contouring

PDO Smooth Threads redefine the facial contour by inducing collagen production, which creates a tightening effect. The PDO threads form a cohesive support structure for the facial tissue due to the body’s healing process. The outcome of the procedure can be seen immediately, but the rejuvenation becomes noticeable a month or two later.

To find out more about PDO Smooth Threads, contact one of our trained experts at Chesapeake Laser and Skin Care Center.



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