Mono Threads in Sydney

What Are PDO Mono Threads - About The Treatment

With strands finer than a human hair, PDO (polydiaxanone) monofilament threads are inserted just under the skin to form a network of collagen support and tighten the skin. These are basically dissolvable sutures which allow fibroblasts to form a layer of collagen wrapping around the axis of the threads wherever it is placed, which then contract in that same direction.

Results are very natural with it being a very safe having been used in Asia for at least 20 years. Mono Threads are especially effective when combined with other energy treatments like ultrasound or Radiofrequency to kickstart the collagen formation.

What areas of the face are these threads suitable for?

PDO threads can be used to treat a number of skin concerns on your face. Most popular treatment areas include::

  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Neck and jawline
  • Jowls
  • Marionette lines
  • Forehead and brows
  • Nasolabial folds

What to Expect from Mono Threads


There are a number of preparation tips that should be followed prior to the treatment to minimise risk and ensure best possible results.

7 days prior to treatment:

  • Avoid skin treatments including chemical peels, microneedling and injectables Avoid excessive sun exposure.
  • Avoid over-the-counter medications or multivitamins that may cause blood thinning.

24 hours prior to treatment:

  • Avoid alcohol consumption.

On the day of treatment:

  • Increase your water intake.
  • Remove all makeup.

Inform your practitioner of any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements


The area will feel tender to touch, s and the entry points need time to heal. Avoid touching your face or excessive facial expressions for 24-48 hours post treatment

Swelling is expected for a couple of days. To reduce swelling, sleep elevated and on your back. You can also use a cool compress and take paracetamol.

It is also recommended to avoid alcohol consumption and heat-induced activities, including:

  • Steam rooms and saunas
  • Swimming pools
  • Excessive exercise

PDO Mono Threads Results

Increased collagen formation and skin tightening

  • Procedure time: 30-45minutes
  • Downtime required: 1 day
  • Pair this treatment with: Dermal Fillers

Some minor bruising can occur.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are mono threads safe?

Mono threads are generally safe for most people. They are made of polydioxanone (PDO), which is a biodegradable material that has been used safely in medical devices for many years. PDO threads are absorbed by the body over time, typically within 6-12 months.

Who is suitable for this treatment?

Mono threading is suitable for people who are looking for a non-surgical way to improve the appearance of their skin. It is a good option for people who have mild to moderate wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity.

Are mono threads painful?

PDO mono threads are generally not painful, but most people experience some discomfort during the procedure. This is because the threads are inserted into the skin using a very fine needle. Your practitioner will numb the area before the procedure to minimise discomfort.

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