PDO Thread Lift For Dark Under-Eye Hollows

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In a recent article, we spoke about how a thread lift cosmetic procedure can be helpful for a non-surgical facelift.

(Read the blog here- Thread Lifts for Non-Surgical Facelift)

In today’s article, we will help to educate you further as to how PDO thread lift can be useful to treat dark under-eye hollows.

About PDO Thread Lift

A PDO thread lift can be considered a revolutionary treatment in the world of aesthetics, but PDO threads themselves have been used safely for decades during surgical stitches. These threads are made up of polydioxanone (PDO) – a colorless, hypoallergenic, biocompatible synthetic polymer that is completely 100% absorbable and has been proven to be extremely safe for usage The polydioxanone threads are generally absorbed into the body within 6 – 8 months. The polydioxanone thread is available in a variety of lengths, shapes, and thicknesses. Their cogs are also placed in different directions such as- multidirectional, bidirectional, or spiral for various uses. There are also threads without cogs that help in just giving volumizing effects and reducing the overall facial lines & folds. They stimulate the fibroblasts for the overall increased production of collagen in the targeted area. Facial regions treated with this method generally include the eyebrows area, the cheeks, the jowls, and the neck. Small threads are inserted into the area of the face being treated. The barbs when inserted form a support structure that lifts the sagging tissue.

There are three main types of PDO threads that are used- mono, cog, and screw threads. Mono threads are smooth without barbs, mainly tighten the skin and provide a small amount of lift. They are usually used along with other thread types or they are anchored to a point on the face or the scalp. Cog threads tend to have barbs that hook onto the skin to provide support and lift the sagging tissues of the skin. Screw threads usually have one or two intertwined barbed threads around the needle to provide good volume restoration for sunken areas of the skin. They help to restore volume and improve the overall skin texture and elasticity by stimulating the production of collagen around the threads and their barbs resulting in natural rejuvenation of the targeted area.

PDO Thread Lift For Dark Under-eye Hollows Procedure

To begin with, a local anesthetic is used to prevent pain or discomfort during the treatment. A 30-mm length of PDO thread is then equipped to the needle (30 gauge; 25 mm in length), with 15 mm located inside the needle and 15 mm placed on the needle surface. Ten PDO threads are then advanced carefully through the submuscular layer and inserted into the protruded orbital fat pad and orbital retaining ligament at 1 mm intervals into the lower eye area of the patient. During PDO thread insertion, the upper eyelid was maximally opened upward to keep the orbital fat pad prominently displayed. Following thread insertion, the lower eyelid was compressed with gauze and 3M taping was applied for one day to prevent overall swelling and further bleeding.

It is very important that the whole PDO thread lift procedures should be done by certified aesthetic practitioners only, who are skilled in this particular treatment procedure. This is crucial because the needles or threads if inserted in the wrong plane, can cause skin dimpling, contour irregularities, infections, and redness. Another risk is that improper technique can not only lead to swelling and lumpiness but also more serious side effects such as damage to the parotid duct, facial vessels & nerves.

About IIWAM training in a non-surgical PDO thread lift

As always, the practitioner must undergo proper training in facial aesthetics to understand the procedure, the product, and the patient. Equally, he/she must know the benefits, risks, and counter-measures to correct complications. IIWAM also offers an Online Aesthetic Certification programme for Non-Surgical Body Sculpting, Advanced Dermal Filler Training (Restylane, Juvéderm, Teosyal, Bellotero), Advanced Botulinum Toxin Training (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), Skin Booster Training (Restylane Skin Booster, Profhilo, Rejuran), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Training, and Thread Lift Training (PDO, Aptos, Happy Lift).

At IIWAM, our trainers pay utmost attention to teaching the following subjects in non-surgical PDO thread lift for dark under-eye hollows under the best facial anatomy course online.

  • Anatomy behind a non-surgical PDO thread lift

  • Methods & techniques for non-surgical PDO thread lift

  • Different types of threads used in PDO thread lift

  • How to insert threads for non-surgical PDO thread lift

  • Risks of non-surgical PDO thread lift and how to overcome it

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About IIWAM Aesthetic Education

At IIWAM, we provide an International Aesthetic Certification program and also Advanced Online Aesthetic Courses for Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Aestheticians, and Spa Owners in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.

Our Institute is based in Malaysia and has international students from the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia. With our insignia of “Be Certified, Be Recognized”, we develop knowledgeable, skilled, and confident aesthetic practitioners of international repute. Our Aesthetic training focuses on teaching the principles of Aesthetic procedures before venturing into Aesthetic clinical skills. IIWAM training Programs are a combination of Onsite Training, LIVE Online Webinars, and Online Learning. IIWAM is the first Institute in the World to have its Programs assured by City & Guilds of London and certified by European International University. IIWAM is also a registered CPD Training provider with CPD Standards Office in the UK and by CPD Malaysian Medical Association.

Onboard is our Assoc. Prof Dr. Morthy, the lead trainer, medical director of the International Institute of Wellness & Aesthetic Medicine (IIWAM), formerly known as Aesthetic Academy Asia ( In the Aesthetic part of our Institute, we provide Advanced Aesthetic Medical Procedures that are Safe, Effective, and Affordable, offering a wide range of specialized treatments for All Your Aesthetic Needs.

(Also read about- Types Of Threads Used For Thread Lifts)