The two primary classifications of PDO thread lift are floating non-barbed threads and floating barbed threads. Non-barbed threads can further be classified into mono-filament threads or braided threads. Similarly, barbed threads may be unilateral or bilateral; uni-directional, bi-directional, or z-directional; or cutting barbs or molding barbs.
You may have heard of PDO threads being called special names like “heart barbs”, “tornado” or “double screw”. All of these monikers refer to a type of barbed PDO thread lift. More important than what the threads are called are the thickness and length of the thread. These two factors affect the tensile strength, overall quality, treatment quality, and cost of your treatment.
Depending on your skin type, how much lift you need, and your overall aesthetic goals, your physician may choose threads of varying thickness, length, and shape. Ask us about your options during your initial consultation.