PDO facial threading, also called string lift or thread face lift, is an effective way to lift and tighten sagging skin without the need for a surgical procedure. This minimally invasive treatment can rejuvenate nearly any area of the body using tiny surgical threads made of Polydioxanone, a thread with a well-documented safety record in surgery and wound closure.
During treatment, these PDO threads are inserted into the skin using a micro-needle, tightening and lifting it while stimulating the body’s natural processes of healing and rejuvenation. When used in the face, this thread lift sculpts a more defined silhouette, reduce facial roundness, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The non-surgical face lift threading is a minimally invasive alternative to a surgical facelift for tightening and lifting sagging skin around the face, neck and jawline. Facial threads are a synthetic and biocompatible suture that absorbs naturally into the body. They are similar to surgical sutures used to perform cardiac surgery. All sutures are FDA-approved and have proven to be one of the safest materials for use in aesthetic procedures. The skin will fully absorb threads within 4 to 6 months without forming scar tissue. Threading lift also helps to stimulate collagen growth adding firmness to the skin.
When collagen threads are placed under the skin, the body gently reacts to create an inflammatory response which produces collagen. Collagen stimulating improves overall results and appearance. This same principle is behind many aesthetic treatments such as fractionated lasers, skin tightening treatments and micro needling. Our skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the PDO threads beneath the skin, the skin will naturally produce collagen to repair itself.
A thread face lift (sometimes called string face lift) can be used to address loose, sagging skin on nearly any area of the body. Some of the most popular areas are:
There are several different brands of facial threads for facial threading including Aptos Threads, Euro Threads and Nova Threads. The type of facial threads used depends on your personal anatomy and desired results. We offer a complimentary consultation to choose the right PDO threads for your threading face lift.
The cost of face threading varies depending on the areas treated and your desired results. Costs per area are typically between $299 and $499.
Unlike surgical facelift procedures, the thread face lift brings patients considerably less downtime and pain during both treatment and recovery. It is more affordable than a surgical facelift, while still allowing patients to achieve results that can last for two full years. Benefits and results include redistributed facial volume, restored youthful appearance, corrected face drooping and smoothing aging skin.
Before a non-surgical facelift procedure begins, a local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area. The entire procedure can take as little as an hour to complete. Following treatment, most patients experience a few days of downtime, during which they are instructed to rest and be gentle with the treatment area to manage swelling and numbness. Improvements in skin tightness and tone are instantaneous and typically last two years.
There is little to no downtime from cosmetic threading and some patients experience minimal bruising or swelling for 1-2 days. Around 4-6 months after the thread lift procedure, the facial threads will dissolve and absorb through simple process called hydrolysis. As the threads dissolve the skin lifts and tightens with results lasting an additional 4-6 months on average. PDO threads are bio-absorbable and long term side effects are rare.
The nose can be augmented using facial threads to lift, contour and shape the nose to a desired shape. Novathreads are places along the nose bridge and septum to lift and give a sharper, more pronounced appearance to the nose. The nose tip is elevated and the threads produce new collagen formation under the skin. Nose augmentation is achieved using a combination of threads and nose fillers depending on the situation.
Raising the brow and tightening the skin around the eyes is achieved with a combination of facial threads and eye dermal fillers. The nova threads are placed carefully to tighten the skin, raise the brow and give the face a more youtful appearance.
The neck is one of the first places to show wrinkles and signs of aging. Using a combination of facial threads and dermal fillers, the treatment can tighten skin around the neck and jowls, stimulating new collagen, and restoring a youthful appearance to the neck.