The placement of these PDO sutures is done with minimal discomfort (somewhat similar to filler placed with a cannula). They are placed just underneath the surface of the skin and don't require the deep fixation that the prior threads needed. Downtime is minimal.
The risks and complications have been significantly reduced as well. Results can last from 12-18 months, depending on the area treated.
Only about 30% of the full result is seen immediately. It takes about 3-4 months to see the final result as the body reacts to the thread.