A PDO thread lift is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedure that passes threads beneath the surface of your skin to provide some immediate lift, stimulate collagen growth, and firm the tissue over time. Appropriately positioned, they can create subtle, natural-looking results and a more youthful appearance, especially around the lower face and jawline.
PDO stands for polydioxanone, a dissolvable material that’s commonly used in surgical sutures. You may also see face threading procedures marketed as a “sugar lift,” since PDO threads are made from long chains of polysaccharide (aka sugar). Some threads also have tiny barbs or cones that help them attach to the tissue.
As face threads are absorbed over the course of six months, they trigger a natural healing response that boosts your natural collagen production and gradually firms the tissue.
The procedure has been dubbed a “lunchtime facelift” because it’s quick, with minimal downtime compared to facelift surgery. There’s a lot of hype and marketing about how quick and easy the procedure is, but complications can happen, so this procedure shouldn’t be done casually.
For best results, seek out a well-trained and experienced provider who really knows facial anatomy and can ensure you're a good candidate.
Let our staff and individualized services help you with lifting and tightening your skin.
A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses biodegradable absorbable material called PDO (Polydioxanone) sutures, to lift and tighten the skin and induce neocollegenesis. The threads completely dissolve in 4-6 months and the results can last between 6-18 months.
A needle that contains the PDO suture is gently inserted sub-dermally under the skin. The needle is removed and the PDO suture remains in the skin slowly causing new collagen growth and neovascularization.