PDO threading has become known as the ‘nonsurgical facelift’ for its ability to lift and tighten the skin without surgery.

pdo threading before and after

“Not just the snatched jaw, banishing those jowls – but LOOK at the lift in her NL folds and her neck! She must be THRILLED. Beautiful before, GORGEOUS walking out the door!”

Sara Goodman

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Skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, smooths skin texture, promotes collagen production

lifting threads

Stronger to lift heavier tissue, stimulates collagen production, improves skin texture and firmness

What Is PDO Threading?

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are absorbable sutures that can be used to seal surgical incisions. But within the past twenty years, plastic surgery innovators in South Korea began using them for orthopedic and cosmetic treatments with great success, and have since gained popularity in common aesthetic practice.

The technology of a PDO thread lift allows an aesthetician to tighten sagging skin, improve skin laxity, and stimulate collagen and elastin production through the face and neck. Until this development, the only way to treat skin laxity was through facelift surgical treatment.

How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

As a non-invasive facelift, there’s no need for general anesthesia. Technological improvements make this procedure manageable with local anesthesia for minimal discomfort.

During the treatment, the surgeon will go about lifting the skin by making small punctures where the thread will be placed. They will also outline the placement path of the thread to create the best lift for the patient’s facial tissues.

The threads will then tighten the skin, reduce lines and wrinkles for full facial rejuvenation.

Altogether, the procedure usually lasts for about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.

Threads can be placed through the cheeks, brow, and forehead area, and around the neck to give the same benefits as a surgical facelift. Hyaluronic acid can also be added around the treatment area to add further volume and elasticity to the face.

Are There Side Effects of PDO Thread Lifts?

Compared to dermal fillers, thread lifts have a significantly lower risk of side effects. The most common side effect is tightness in the face that can last for up to two weeks, or until the body begins to break down the threads. Bruising may also occur around the treatment site but generally fade within a week or so.

In rare cases, there may be some damage to the nerves around the face, and possibly to the salivary ducts. Infections and acne nodules are also rare side effects. If you notice any of these developing, talk to your doctor.

How Long Do PDO Threads Last?

When you get a PDO thread lift in our Belle Meade office close to Franklin TN, you will enjoy long-lasting results. A PDO thread lift will often provide patients with great results for up to 18 months. Even though the threads dissolve after about six months, the results last much longer. 

Can You Feel PDO Threads?

PDO threads are very small. As they are placed beneath the skin, patients shouldn’t be able to feel them at all. 

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