PDO Threads

PDO Threads & Thread Lifting

The PDO Thread Lift is a type of procedure that fills in the gap between non-invasive facial rejuvenation and face-lift surgery

PDO threads are the perfect solution for skin tightening and rejuvenation. Treatment is carried out using local anesthesia, in a sterile clinic situation with no hospitalization required.
Threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO), an extremely safe material used regularly in heart surgery. It does not produce allergic reactions or rejection and has no side effects. The threads naturally dissolve over 6-8months into carbon dioxide and water.
While there are many different kinds of thread lifts, such as Silhouette Soft, the PDO thread lift is among the most popular today. The threads are made in South Korea, and this treatment is one of the most commonly performed skin lifting procedures nowadays.
There are many types of PDO threads. In general, all PDO threads can be classified into smooth and barbed (COG) threads. PDO smooth thread therapy is a technique that stimulates collagen production while providing an immediately visible lift to facial areas affected by lines and wrinkles. Barbed (COG) threads reintroduce natural facial contours while improving blood circulation, brightening skin, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, PDO threads come in different thicknesses and lengths. These all affect their quality, tensile strength, effectiveness, and of course, the cost of treatment. Our cosmetic practitioner may choose to use different threads for you, depending on your skin lifting and rejuvenation needs.

Which areas can be treated with PDO Threads?

The PDO thread lift is very versatile, allowing practically all areas of the face and body to be treated

Upper Face

  • Forehead line smoothening
  • Eyebrow lift

Middle Face

  • Undereye area tightening
  • Naso jugal folds smoothening
  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around eyes) softening
  • Cheeks lifting
  • Nasolabial folds smoothening
  • Wrinkles above the upper lip reducing

Lower Face

  • Marionette folds smoothening and reducing
  • Jaw line V-shaping
  • Double chin reducing and tightening


  • Reducing neck lines

Review* Included in Full Price

Smooth PDO Threads



10 Threads - €200 | 20 - €400 | 40 - €800

Barbed PDO Threads (COG)



*Exact quote can be provided at the consultation appointment
*Consultation appointment is necessary **Purebeau Ireland offers a review appointment which is *Included in Full Price. This treatment must be availed within 2 weeks of your first initial treatment, otherwise, full cost will apply.



We can not stress enough how important is the consultation. At Purebeau AO Clinic we put customers’ interests at the top. Thus, we highly recommend attending the consultation appointment with our practitioner before you book your PDO thread appointment as this is in the best interests of yours.
During the consultation, the practitioner assesses the areas of concern and goes through your medical history in order to confirm if you are a good candidate for this treatment. At the consultation, our practitioner will explain to you the procedure in detail, as well as all possible side effects and aftercare. You will get to know what types of threads are recommended to you and in what quantities. Only then you will get the exact quotation for the treatment*.
We provide consultations FREE of charge.


PDO threads come in different thicknesses and lengths. This will affect their quality, effectiveness, and of course, the price of your treatment.

Your practitioner may choose to use different threads for you, depending on your skin lifting and rejuvenation needs.

Mono threads are smooth threads without barbs. This thread type is usually placed into the face in a mesh-like fashion for a skin tightening effect. Skin tightening usually improves after collagen starts forming around the threads. The treatment areas are normally necklines or sagginess, forehead and under eyes. Between 10 to 20 mono threads are usually inserted for each treatment area. In order to sustain a lift, the threads are attached to an “anchoring point” on the scalp or face. Mono threads tighten the skin but without significant lifting; therefore they have to be used with cog threads for an overall improvement in face tightening and rejuvenation.

Cog threads are essentially mono threads with barbs to hook to the underside of the skin. The barbs form a support structure that lifts the sagging tissue. Unlike mono threads, cog threads do not need anchoring points. Collagen formation can also occur around the threads and their barbs. Cog threads are most effective for jawline lifting and slimming. This treatment is surprisingly safe.

Screw threads can come in the form of one or two threads intertwined together around the inserting needle. Screw thread has the effect of giving volume to a sunken area of the skin. “Multi Screw” – when intertwining two threads are used – has a stronger effect than just screw thread. Screw threads are often used for general face lifting and volumizing.



The treated area is anaesthetized with cream minimising any pain or swelling, and the sensation can be described as a slight stinging, similar to an acupuncture treatment.


Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects on the skin:

• Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects

• Cellular Renewal, through Collagen stimulation, and neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity

• Skin Tightening, by contracting fat tissue.

Your skin is immediately lifted after a procedure, as the threads provide support to lift skin in its new position. You may look slightly tighter than the final result, but in about a week, you will begin to look much more natural.



The procedure takes approximately 40 minutes to one hour, depending on the number of threads used. Not forgetting the time for the anesthetic to kick in.
We advise clients to give themselves 1,5 – 2 hours, this will include the form filling, numbing, and thread administering time.


The rejuvenating effect kick in after 1 to 2 months – you will notice better skin texture, firmer and smoother skin. Your practitioner may concentrate more on either skin rejuvenation or skin lifting during your procedure. Depending on the technique and type of thread that is used, the results will vary from person to person.

Approximately 6 months after the treatment the threads will have dissolved, but the results will still continue for many more months. By repeating the treatment 6-9 months after the first procedure it will allow for a long-lasting result of up to 3 years.


  • Must be over the age of 18
  • You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • We will be using a topical anesthetic during the treatment to minimise any discomfort. You must give your approval for these creams/lotions which contain may contain lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, or prilocaine to be used before and during your procedure
  • Ensure that you understand the procedure and what to expect
  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • You must be able to attend your re-touch treatment, 4-8 weeks after initial treatment
You must follow the appropriate aftercare Most people are able to continue with normal activities with immediate improvement in their appearance. Some will have a little redness, pin prick marks, and some degree of swelling, possibly indentations at the insertion or exit points, and a little tenderness. The immediate side effects are expected to settle within 2-4 weeks. It is generally advised to:
  • Try to sleep on your back for 5 nights
  • Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours
  • No facials or facial massage for 10 days
  • To attend a review appointment
  • Avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sun bathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong swelling
  • Swelling may worsen in the first 24 hours, and then will settle. Cold packs can be helpful in reducing swelling
  • Bruising may take a few days to appear, arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12-48 hours after treatment
  • Tenderness will settle as swelling goes down