A Thread Lift uses absorbable sutures that are placed strategically in the face to offer a tighter, more youthful and lifted look. This minimally invasive procedure works by stimulating the production of collagen. The thread lift helps to reposition tissue to give a nonsurgical result of a refreshed and lifted look.
Thread lifts are a minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedure that typically takes about an hour to complete, and results can be noticeable right away. Patients typically experience little pain and minimal scarring, with results improving gradually as swelling, redness, and bruising subside over time.
After your PDO thread lift, the threads are absorbed by the body in 6-8 months, but the benefits can last for up to a year because they stimulate collagen production and neovascularization in the skin. The degree of sagging, skin thickness, and facial structure of each patient will affect the outcome of the treatment.
After your PDO lift, you may immediately resume your daily activities. More intense activities such as exercise can be resumed after a week, but please consult with your provider beforehand.
Yes! Thread lifts are compatible with many other procedures, so you can take advantage of all the best things each treatment has to offer for synergistic effects. Target wrinkles with neuromodulators, restore volume with dermal fillers, address skin texture with laser treatments, and take care of sagging skin with Thread Lifts.
Threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone (PDO). PDO is a synthetic, biodegradable polymer that’s been used in medical applications for over 30 years. It’s a type of suture material commonly used for closing wounds and surgical incisions because it’s absorbable by the body over time.
Please schedule a consultation first to determine if you are an ideal candidate.
The cost of a PDO thread lift depends on the patient’s needs and anatomy. Prices vary according to the areas that need to be treated, and will be discussed at your consultation.
Common side effects may include soreness, minor bruising, swelling and mild discomfort. If you experience any other complications or an extended period of side effects, please consult with your provider. To avoid the risk of complications, we recommend that you verify your provider has received professional PDO thread training credentials.
While some may achieve their desired results with a single treatment, it may be worth considering additional PDO thread lifts. Since the threads are completely absorbable, you can undergo more thread lifts to continue enjoying the benefits of MINT™ over an extended period.
For patients with significantly sagging skin and tissue, a facelift may be an ideal long-term solution, provided they can afford the investment and recovery time. A facelift can produce a dramatic transformation that can last up to a decade. However, PDO threads can be an alternative for those seeking to lift and tighten their skin through a minimally invasive procedure that avoids the need for extensive surgery and at a lower cost than a facelift. The results of PDO threads are immediate and natural-looking, with minimal downtime and trauma.