What are PDO threads ?



At Luminous Health & Wellness, we are excited to introduce  Polydioxanone (PDO) threads!  We are exclusively using Novathreads.  These are hypodermic needles preloaded with a synthetic PDO absorbable suture.  All of the sutures are FDA-approved and safe to use.  Your skin will absorb the Novathread in approximately 4 to 6 months.  Don't worry, no scar tissue will be left behind.  


​Novathread stimulates the production of collagen and therefore you will likely see results up to a year post-insertion. 

The procedure consists of injecting a local anesthetic into the entry points for the threads. The PDO Novathreads are introduced using a microcannula.


Great results can be also achieved by doing facial harmonization.  This technique involves combining PDO Novathreads with dermal fillers and or neuromodulators. Treatment time varies and it depends  on the area that is being treated.


  • Stimulates collagen production

  • No general anesthesia is required

  • Short recovery and minimal downtime.

  • Improve the quality of the skin

  • Corrects mid and lower face drooping

  • Reduce wrinkles

  • Minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment.

  • Lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, and neck.

  • Redefine the contour of the face.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does the procedure take?

This all depends on the areas that are treated. Usually it can take between 30 to 60 minutes .

What should I expect post-procedure?

After PDO Novathreads, you may experience swelling, bruising and pain to the treatment and insertion site.

How much does the procedure cost and who performs it?

All procedures are performed by Dr. Medina Galvan. The cost depends on the area treated, it can vary between $1,500 - $4000.

Who cannot get this procedure done?

Patients that have the following conditions: pregnancy, coagulation disorders, cutaneous neurofibromatosis, acute infectious disease, bleeding disorders, inflammation of the skin in areas to be treated, if you have a tendency to form keloid scars, currently undergoing chemotherapy, if you have a history of facial implant.

What should I do before the treatment?

Avoid aspirin, vitamin E for 10 days pre-procedure. Avoid taking NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories) for 7 days pre-procedure. For example, ibuprofen or naproxen. Avoid drinking alcohol 3 days pre-procedure Please arrive with a clean face and no make up!

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