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PDO Threads

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PDO Thread Lift in Tampa

What are PDO Threads?

A thread lift is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedure that passes threads beneath the surface of your skin to lift the tissue. The threads may have tiny barbs or cones that help grip the skin. When appropriately positioned, they give your face a more lifted, toned appearance, especially around the lower face and jowls.

As the threads are absorbed over the first six months, they also trigger a boost in your natural collagen production that can improve your skin’s firmness for up to a year.

The procedure has been dubbed a “lunchtime facelift” because it’s quick, with minimal downtime compared to a surgical facelift.

It’s sometimes called a PDO thread lift for polydioxanone, a dissolvable material used in sutures. You may also see it marketed as a sugar lift, since the PDO threads are made from long chains of polysaccharide, aka sugar.

Benefits of PDO Threads

PDO Threads tighten aging skin with a natural-looking lift that lasts for up to one year. This pre-surgery savior shows immediate results that only improve over time as new collagen forms.

  • "Lunchtime facelift" because it's quick
  • More affordable and less invasive alternative to a surgical facelift
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Little to no downtime
  • Skin is noticeable lifted and tightened
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

How do PDO Threads work?

The term for PDO threads comes from the name of the thread used in the procedure. “Soluble polydioxanone threads” are similar to the threads used for surgical stitches. By inserting these threads beneath the skin, a scaffold is created that gives your skin a natural lift while new collagen is produced. After about 3 months, the threads dissolve and all that’s left is the newly built collagen giving a tighter, smoother appearance.

About Dr. Swapna Kallikadan

Education and Background

Dr. Kallikadan is double board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine, specializing in internal and aesthetic medicine. In addition to being a BioTE certified provider, she is an expert M.D. in diVa, a laser that helps with women’s health, such as incontinence and vaginal rejuvenation. She is known for providing compassionate care by connecting with patients on a personal level and creating comprehensive plans to help them reach their goals, inspiring some patients to even travel from afar. Dr. Kallikadan gained her 20+ years of world experience in health care while attending medical school at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Germany and doing rotations in India and England. She completed her residency at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System, HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital and Tampa General Hospital.

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