Les Encres Cosmetic Threads

Frequently Asked Questions

Are PDO Threads safe?

Yes, PDO Threads have been approved by the FDA.  Les Encres Threads have Cleared by the FDA.  You can verify our Clearance by referencing 510(k) #   on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Establishment Registration & Device Listing website, www.accessdata.fda.gov under Owner/Operation Name: Les Encres

Can I purchase PDO Threads for home use?

The purchase of Les Encres PDO Threads is available only to licensed medical professionals.

Where can PDO Threads be used?

Your provider can use PDO Threads in many applications on the face including the forehead, jowls, aging lines or scars. They can be used on body parts like arms, legs, buttocks and décolleté as well.

Are all PDO Threads the same?

Les Encres meticulously designs our product pouches with a focus on heat and moisture resistance, vital for enhancing stability and viability, particularly in PDO products. Safeguarding against heat, light, and moisture is imperative to prevent breakdown and oxidation of the sutures' chemical compound. Our customized bags, fortified with an additional layer of protection, underscore our commitment to upholding the highest standards. Les Encres proudly holds the esteemed ISO 13485 certification, emphasizing our dedication to excellence in medical device manufacturing.

What is a lunchtime facelift?

Midface and neck lifts using PDO threads are often referred to as the “Lunchtime Facelift.” This PDO Thread treatment offers results without surgery or dermal fillers. Using Les Encres Threads, we can lift, tighten and add volume where needed, all in the time it takes you to eat lunch.

How are PDO threads inserted?

During a Les Encres Thread Treatment, a trained, licensed practitioner will place thin threads under the skin through tiny needle sites made in targeted areas. The loose skin is not removed, it is pulled back using the thread ends.

Do PDO threads help create collagen?

Collagen is a key element in keeping our skin plump, firm and thick. The thicker the skin, the more defense it has against the tug of gravity. When PDO Threads are placed, the body thinks it needs to heal the area so it jump-starts the “healing response” and begins the natural production of collagen in that area. The increase of collagen means firmer, smoother skin.

Are PDO threads visible under the skin?

PDO Threads are surgical sutures inserted under the skin using a small needle. Threading these sutures under the skin allows us to use the exposed thread end to pull the loose skin taut, leaving the thread in your soft tissue invisible to the naked eye. Les Encres PDO Threads dissolve completely leaving behind new, healthy collagen in their place.

How do I choose a provider for a threadlift?

Only trained and licensed practitioners can conduct Les Encres threadlift procedures. Verify your practitioner has a certificate of completion for threadlift procedures and that your provider is using FDA Cleared threads purchased from a reputable distributor.

Are PDO Threads painful?

The treatment itself is nearly pain free. Patients do report feeling slight discomfort for a few days following the treatment, but the healing typically does not keep you from your normal daily routine.

Are PDO Threads done in the hospital?

No. The treatment requires minimal local anesthetic and is safely completed by a licensed professional in their office.

How long until I see results?

You will be able to see the changes a little lift can make during and immediately following treatment. If treatment is in smaller areas and kick-starting collagen production, it will take about eight weeks to see noticeable effects of treatment. You will see increased benefits for the next few months as well.

How long do the results last?

The more youthful look achieved by Les Encres PDO Threads can last anywhere from 18 months to 4 years depending on treatment area and type of thread used. Individual results will vary.