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Can PDO Threads Be Used On The Neck and Jawline?

PDO thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in as little as 45 minutes without the need for surgery. These PDO lifting threads are available in a variety of gauges and lengths to suit a variety of applications, most commonly used in the face. But some people may wonder if PDO threads can be used elsewhere in the body, like in the neck or jawline.

So can PDO threads be used on the neck and jawline? Most definitely. PDO threads are commonly used in the neck and jawline to fix sagging skin and give the skin a more youthful, tighter look. They’re inserted in problem areas and anchored on stronger points underneath the skin to achieve a solid physical lift. Rejuvenation of the skin through collagen production is an added long-term effect of PDO thread lifts on the neck and jawline.

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PDO Threads for the Neck and Jawline

Underneath the surface of the facial skin are knots of muscle and fat which are responsible for the shape of the face. Because of aging, these knots begin to sag due to the loss in volume. As a result, fat in the areas near the cheek and jaw begins to droop which gives the face a rounder, softer look.

Placement of a combination of different kinds of PDO threads can help with tightening the neck and jawline area. This can help contour the jawline and tighten the neck folds giving a more strong, defined, and youthful look

PDO Threads on the Neck

PDO threads are useful for the neck. Techniques used for neck lifts vary depending on the medical professional handling your treatment. Generally, PDO threads are inserted into the problem areas to adjust tissues and pull them back and up, allowing the neck to regain its youthful look. By introducing the thread into the skin, and lifting and anchoring the treated area, medical professionals raise and tighten the skin.

To lift the targeted areas, a basket weave or a crosshatch is applied. The basic purpose of this treatment is to encourage new collagen formation in order to restore a youthful appearance and produce long-term effects.

PDO Threads on the Jawline

PDO cog or screw threads are usually inserted through the lower jaw. This thread will run along the jawline and tie into the lower half of the cheek. They are then anchored below the earlobes and adjusted to tighten up the jawline to achieve that stronger look.

Different Types of PDO Threads

PDO Mono

PDO mono threads are barbless and smooth. They provide a slight lift and are mostly utilized for skin tightening and regeneration. The silky threads allow for soft and little to no abrasion of the skin. They’re mainly used for skin rejuvenation purposes because of the stimulation of collagen growth.


PDO cog threads are barbed threads that help with drooping skin tissue by hooking onto the skin and providing tighter, more moderate lifts. These are frequently utilized in facelift procedures. In comparison to the PDO mono threads, these barbs provide more additional support. They’re more commonly used for their additional physical lifting capabilities, combined with their collagen stimulating effects.

PDO Screw

PDO screw threads are also barbed threads with interwoven and screw-like threads that act as additional support for drooping tissue for skin lifts. These threads, like the PDO cog threads, are utilized in facelift procedures.

What to Expect After the Procedure

Skin tightening and lifting are achieved quickly with PDO thread lifting. There is a notable improvement in skin sagging immediately after the procedure. You can expect a significant change in the neck and jawline. Over the next 3 to 4 months, you can begin to notice an improvement in skin texture.

Skin will start to look stronger and more youthful. Collagen production is at its peak around these months and will continue to happen for the next 18 to 20 months. For younger people with more elastic skin, the effects can last 3 to 4 years, while for elderly persons with less elastic skin, they can last 1 to 20 years.

Over time, PDO threads will be absorbed into the skin and dissolve on their own. When this happens, the patient can again be treated using the same procedures to achieve similar results. The key here is consistent sessions to see consistent effects.

PDO Thread Lift Aftercare

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A PDO thread lift has a short recovery time. For the first 24 to 48 hours, you may experience some swelling and bruising, but you can resume most of your usual activities almost immediately to avoid accidental thread breakage and avoid scratching your neck and jaw for the first week after the treatment.

Some extra precautions can include avoiding sleeping on your side to relieve the area of excessive pressure. It is also best to stop the intense exercise and sweating for around 1 to 2 weeks to avoid irritating and stretching the area. More precautionary things to take note of include:

  • Avoiding excessive make-up or facial creams
  • Take prescribed pain relievers
  • Eat a balanced and healthy diet
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Limit sun exposure
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Avoid touching or rubbing the neck

When compared to facial plastic surgery, PDO threads have a decreased risk of side effects and significant consequences. Minor problems can occur 15 to 20% of the time, most frequently on the face. Some of the adverse effects to be aware of are:

  • Scarring
  • Bruising
  • Visible sutures
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Breakage of threads

If any of these occur, it’s best to seek medical attention in order to manage these complications to prevent permanent damage.

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PDO thread lifts are a minimally invasive and effective treatment for your skin problems in the neck and jawline. Different kinds of threads are used for different purposes, each with the characteristics to address your concerns. Expert medical professionals can assess your situation and prescribe the best treatment plans for you.

At Dr. V Aesthetics, we have the expertise to provide you with the best treatment. We’re equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology that aids us in our procedures on our patients. PDO threading is among the many services that we offer, and our team of professionals can help you meet all your aesthetic needs. You may reach us here.


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