PDO Threads: The Non-invasive Face Lift

The buzz around thread lifts is increasing as they are becoming more and more popular and sought after. I mean, a minimally invasive, affordable procedure that gives subtle and natural lift, while stimulating collagen and elastin? We’ll take it! 

What are threads?

Threads are dissolvable sutures that are placed beneath the skin to rejuvenate and/or help subtly lift. The combination of smooth and barbed threads were designed to anchor the sagging skin and lift it upwards, stimulating new collagen and elastin production. Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its structure and elasticity. Our collagen production slows in our late twenties, making PDO threads a great tool to use to help you age gracefully.


What areas do they treat?

PDO threads treat just about any area of your face where you experience aging. Common areas we treat at Complexion with threads are cheeks, neck, jaw, and brows.


Who is a good candidate for thread lifts?

The ideal candidate for threads is experiencing more mild signs of aging, not severe wrinkles or sagging. Thread lifts are a perfect option for someone who does not want an invasive procedure or downtime. PDO threads can also be used in conjunction with filler. 


Should I get filler or threads?

Filler is great when you need both revolumization and lift. Whereas, threads are a great choice when needing lift without volume, think lower face pre-jowl area when trying to create a more defined jawline.

What does the procedure process look like?

After determining you are a candidate for PDO threads, our providers will mark the pathway of the thread placement. Using local anesthetic, they will fully numb the point of placement to ensure you’re comfortable. They’ll make a small insertion point, insert a cannula to allow an easy placement of the thread, remove the cannula once the thread is in place and trim the remaining thread. Multiple threads (if needed) can be placed through a single insertion point, so bruising is minimal. You’ll see immediate results post-procedure and the results last over six months.  

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