PDO is a known absorbable FDA-cleared synthetic suture and surgical scaffold material which stimulates collagen production, elastin, hyaluronic acid as well as activates fibroblasts.
At H4L, Dr. Kelemen recommends it for the following:
PDO Threads Hair Loss Treatment
PDO Threads for Hair Regrowth
PDO (polydioxanone) threads have been used in aesthetic medicine for years for rejuvenation of skin, skin tightening, skin lifting, and wrinkle reduction. Hair regrowth in patients with hair loss from androgenetic alopecia has been observed in patients who had PDO threads inserted into their scalps.
Continued research will help determine how long the results of PDO Threads last and which candidates are likely to have the best hair regrowth effects, so far the results have been very encouraging with patients reporting significant reduction in hair loss. The non-surgical application of PDO threads into the scalp is a relatively safe and comfortable out-patient procedure with no downtime or aftercare.
From a cost point the PDO procedure using threads for hair regrowth may help prevent or postpone the need for hair transplantation. They may also be used for stopping, slowing, or reversing hair loss in conjunction with other treatments such as minoxidil, finasteride, low-level laser therapy, PRP platelet-rich plasma, Regenera Activa and other cell therapy treatments.
Benefits of PDO
In June 2017, a study was conducted on the use of Polydioxanone thread for hair growth. The subjects of the study were five male patients who were encountering hair loss due to Androgenetic Alopecia. The 30-millimeter PDO microfilament threads were used for every subject of this medical research. Every individual got 20-40 threads on his scalp.
After 12 weeks of this PDO Threading treatment, a boost happened in the hair count of all five patients. A noteworthy point is that every patient used either Finasteride or Minoxidil, but they didn’t see any hair growth from those medications. According to the findings of this study, PDO offers high retention strength alongside the right amount of flexibility. Due to its non-allergic reactions, it is safe to use. These threads are known to feature with a slow absorption rate of six to eight months.
The bottom line of that study made it clear that when a patient is treated with a combo treatment of poly-l-lactic acid micro thread therapy and minoxidil, then an improvement in hair density, appearance, and thickness happens. This combination offers better results than using minoxidil alone.
At H4L, your hair loss consultation is always with Dr. Kelemen. The patient will get a thorough hair loss check and a comprehensive plan to stop/reverse hair loss during their in-person consultation. Online consultations have their limitations so keep in mind when you chose that option.
Procedure takes 90 minutes.