PDO vs PCL threads used in thread lifting procedure

PDO vs PCL threads used in thread lifting procedure

This article will go over the advantages and disadvantages of PDO threads, PLLA and PCL threads. Why is it important to choice different types of threads when it comes to different area of our face?

What is thread lifting?

Changes in our body that comes with ageing is inevitable but, we can use different procedures and treatments to minimize them. Thread lifting is a non-invasive procedure that uses dissolvable sutures to lift and tighten the skin. It only requires 30 to 40 minutes for a single procedure. This fibrotic reaction stimulates the production of collagen and helps to rejuvenate the skin.

Types of threads used in thread lifting procedure.

 There are three types of threads introduced up till now.

1. Polydioxanone PDO thread: 

PDO threads
PDO threads

Polydioxanone (PDO) thread is usually in blue color and it is made with Monofilament synthetic sutures that is used in wound stitching, widely used in surgeries since 1980. When applied to the skin, it remained for up to six months then gradually absorbed by the body and it is dissolve under the skin within’ 9 months. This suture activates the fibroblasts to stimulate collagen growth. By this process, it increases the firmness and elasticity of the skin. You can use them not only on the face but on the other parts of the body. There are different types of PDO threads used in different parts of body and face.

Results are noticeable 4 to 6 weeks after treatment and can last up to 2 years. PDO threads are most common used in thread lifting procedure, however the only disadvantage of PDO threads is the result does not last long, it is best to mix with PCL threads for long lasting result.

Glamour cannula eye threads
Glamour cannula eye threads

2. Poly-L-lactic acid PLA thread:

It is a poly L-lactic acid suture derived from biocompatible polymer and designed in such a way to give volume and lift saggy skin. Unlike PDO sutures, it takes more time to absorb by the body and regenerate collagen over time. The PLLA threads are not soft enough compares to PDO, it feels hard when insert into the skin. The patient might feel uncomfortable post treatments for a. few days, the PLLA threads might come out from the skin if the patients  keep touching her face. Because the PLLA threads are hard, so it needs the patient not to touch the area for 2 weeks.

3. Polycaprolactone. PCL thread: 

PCL threads
PCL threads

 It is the newest bio-absorbable monofilament thread which is made of Polycaprolactone. It last longer than the other two threads and provides long-lasting results.  The PCL threads are soft enough to blend, so patients feels comfortable post treatments. PCL  threads allow patient have more facial movement post-treatment, they won’t look as stiff compares to PLLA threads. With the gradual dissolve of PCL after it is inserted into the skin, the PCL microspheres then distribute evenly in the 3D space within the subcutaneous tissue, building a scaffold that helps the skin re-grow autologous collagen. It promotes the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Regeneration of the collagen occurs continuously for a long time. This way, it tightens the skin, prevents it from sagging and provides long-lasting effects that continue even if the thread absorbs. However since the PCL threads are soft, so the lifting effect is not as obviously compares. to PDO threads, so it is recommend to mix with PDO threads to create a long lasting result.

Glamour PCL twin mono 25mm
Glamour PCL twin mono 25mm


 Your cosmetic surgeon will decide which thread he will use, keeping in mind your age, thickness of skin, area of skin and whether your skin needs tightening, lifting or both.

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Gana Fill PLLA filler, Korean alternative Poly(L-lactide) compares to Sculptra

Gana Fill PLLA filler

Gana Fill PLLA is an alternative filler that works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. Unlike typical hyaluronic acid dermal filler in the market, Gana Fill helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging. Gana Fill intended for use in people with healthy immune systems as a one-time treatment regimen of up to 3 injection sessions that are scheduled about three weeks apart. Gana fill is made of PLLA Poly(L-lactide),  PLLA is FDA approved material which is safe to use for cosmetic purpose. Gana Fill is CE certificated and KFDA approval.

gana fill X body
gana fill X body

What is Gana Fill PLLA filler?

Poly(L-lactide) is a biodegradable material with good bio-absorbability and bio-compatibility. After degradation in the body, PLLA products are excreted by metabolism and thus has no harmful side effects to the human body. It is for these reasons that PLLA products are currently widely used in the field of medicine, such as for one-time infusion equipment, medical surgical suture, drug delivery carriers, tissue engineering scaffolds, bone anchors, injectable microcapsules, microspheres, implants, elastomer materials for organ support, etc. PLLA is a Collagen stimulators which is used to diminish facial wrinkles by helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. Collagen is a key structural component of smooth, healthy-looking skin. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases. In fact, you lose about 1% of collagen per year after the age of 18. This is when you may start to notice the formation of wrinkles. Luckily, Gana Fill can help, even if decades of collagen loss have already occurred.

Gana fill helps gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging — for results that can last more than two years.  As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Gana Fill is different. It works with your body within the deep dermis, rather than topically, to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. 

gana fill PLLA
gana fill PLLA
gana fill face PLLA
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The Gana Fill face filler is made from a mixture of PLLA powder FDA approved materials.

-PLLA(Poly-L-lactic acid)
-Polymer of Lactic acid
-Lactic acid -> CO2+ H2O

GANA FILL PLLA is more innovative and creative than all existing PLLA products in the market.
It induces the formation of collagen which in turn has the effect of increasing volume of the part where the surgical procedure was done. The augmentation will continue until the 8th week and will last for 2 years after the procedure.  Main areas of use with Gana Fill face are temple, cheek, itt uses the same main ingredients as Sculptra but contains more PLLA in mg.

Gana fill for face can be reconstitute with distilled water
Min 10cc
Max 18cc

gana fill PLLA before after
gana fill PLLA before after



gana fill X body set
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This GANAFILL X contains large amounts of PLLA 1560mg PLLA and a 40cc of Hyaluronic Acid.
GANAFILL X is made for body augmentation. Breast ,hip, male and female genital organ.

It works better with the hyaluronic acid when inject on the body.


1.Reconstitute with 18ml of sterile water at least 1hours before injection.
2.If you use vortex mixer ,dissolution time will be under 60 seconds.
3.Use blunt needle larger than 21G.
4.For subcutaneous injection. For better performance inject deeper.
5.Use fan technique and avoid injecting too much in one area.
6.Do not use for forehead, lips, nose or areas near the eyes.
7.Use for face, breast and hip volume augmentation and acne scar recovery.
8.Effects can be seen 4 weeks after treatment up until 8 weeks after treatment. Volume augmentation lasts for 2 years.
9.Vigorous massaging is necessary around the area of treatment for 30 minutes every day for the first week
10.Two or three session is needed

gana fill X body before after
gana fill X body before after

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