In this episode, Dr. Danyo gives us an overview on using PDO threads to treat hair loss. This newer treatment procedure uses dissolvable sutures implanted just beneath the skin to help stimulate hair growth. Learn what the doctor has seen in his own patients in terms of results, what to expect and more.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO stands for polydioxanone, a type of absorbable, synthetic suture that’s been around for about 60 years.
PDO threads are made from the same material as some dissolvable stitches you may have heard of.
They have been used in cosmetic facial rejuvenation—for what is known as thread facelifts—for quite some time.
A doctors’ study in 2015 showed significant new hair growth after using PDO threads in the scalp area.
This proven treatment for hair loss became more widely used as a result.
How Does PDO Threading Work?
Basically, the threads are wrapped around a very small needle and then carefully placed just under the skin on the scalp.
A whole head treatment would take roughly 20 PDO threads, but they can be used in smaller target areas, as well.
The threads work by stimulating regenerative cells called fibroblasts and blood-borne growth factors to jump-start new hair growth.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PDO Threading?
This treatment usually works better for clients without too much hair loss or full balding, and it tends to work a bit better on women.
PDO threading can also be combined with other treatments, including PRP or even surgical hair transplantation.
For the right candidate, the regrowth results Dr. Danyo has seen are very impressive.