We offer consultations with our highly qualified Cosmetic Doctors and Nurses for you to discuss a range of concerns you might have about the appearance of your skin, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles, volume loss and enhancement, improving skin hydration, boosting collagen production and more.

Collagen Boost (PDO smooth threads)

Collagen Boost threads are fine collagen threads which are inserted within the layers of the skin, that stimulate and accelerate your own collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid providing long-term results that continue to improve over time. The treatment uses PDO smooth threads and is ideal for anyone looking to improve the quality, tone, and texture of their skin.


downtime 1-2 Days
Pain ●●○○○
Treatment Time 60 - 90 minutes (+45 minutes numbing cream prep)
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Collagen Boost PDO threads involve the placement of smooth, absorbable threads underneath the skin. The threads contain polydioxanone (PDO) which is a biodegradable polymer that is slowly absorbed by your body over time.

The threads dissolve over time, creating collagen in the treated area, resulting in a plumper and more
youthful complexion.

Collagen Boost treats include face, brow, jaw and chin or tear trough.

Results may be visible immediately but generally develop over time as the PDO threads stimulate collagen production. Results last for up to 12 months as the threads naturally dissolve and are broken down by your body. Annual treatments are recommended for optimum results.


Avoid blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin ibuprofen, fish oil, and St John’s wort) one week prior


Prior to your first treatment, our clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for Collagen Boost PDO threads and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The procedure involves the threads being inserted under selected areas of the skin using a canula and needle. A numbing agent will be applied 45 minutes prior to treatment to minimise discomfort.


Anyone who:

  • Avoid all Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler to the same treatment area for 12 weeks post PDO thread treatment
  • Avoid any heat-based treatment two weeks either side of PDO Threads Avoid any heat-based treatment 12 weeks post MINT Threads
  • Has received vaccination for COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks or have a vaccination planned within the next 2 weeks
  • Has severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, or history or presence of multiple severe allergies
  • Currently has an active skin infection, cold sores, sunburn, eczema, or psoriasis, or a healing wound
  • Currently has concurrent febrile status (e.g. flu, cold, sinusitis, UTI)
  • Has a compromised immune status
  • Has a bleeding disorder
  • Is currently taking Warfarin
  • Has a history of Keloid or Hypertrophic scarring
  • Has had major dental work in the past four weeks or scheduled in the next four weeks including periodontitis (gum disease), veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures and the fitting of braces.
  • Presence of permanent dermal filler.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Is under 18 years of age
  • Has any planned surgical procedure 4 weeks pre or post appointment
  • Is allergic or hypersensitive to polydioxanone, lidocaine, lignocaine, adrenaline or chlorhexidine

If you are unsure, contact your clinic.

  • Bruising, swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the treatment area, which is usually resolved within seven days
  • Puckering and/or irregularity of the skin, which is usually resolved within several days
  • Apply cold packs that are wrapped to avoid direct contact with the skin and injection site 
  • Take analgesia such as paracetamol as required 
  • Refrain from make up for 24hrs
  • Refrain from exercise and sun exposure for two to three days 
  • Refrain from lying face down for three to five days 
  • Avoid facial treatment for two weeks 
  • Refrain from high impact sports for two weeks 
  • Avoid dental work, saunas and massages for four weeks 

To ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is recommended that you attend a review appointment and assessment after two weeks. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment, please contact your clinic. If you have a concern out of clinic hours, please contact our after hours clinical care team on 1800 640 755. Your health and well-being is our priority.  

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