PDO threads are fine medical-grade suture material made of polydioxanone; a dissolvable protein compound and a safe, non-invasive option for conventional facelifts.


Barbed threads also have several subtypes, including:

  • Bilateral threads
  • Unilateral threads
  • Bi-directional threads
  • Uni-directional threads
  • Z-directional threads
  • Molding barbs
  • Cutting barbs


There are two primary types of PDO threads used to tighten, lift, and smooth areas of the face – floating non-barbed and barbed threads.

There are also subtypes of non-barbed threads – mono-filament and braided threads.

  • Brand used: Nova Threads
  • Have been known to be the Face-Lift alternative
  • They can be used to slightly lift the skin or smooth out wrinkles. Additionally, as a result of the PDO being absorbed, the skin naturally produces collagen.
  • Nova Threads is the Industry Leader and primary supplier of the most innovative threads available for use in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures.
  • Fully absorbed within 4-6 months. The foreign body stimulates collagen production and holds in place for another 12-15 months.
  • Does not create any scar tissue