PDO Thread Lift
non invasive treatment for skin tightening and lifting
A PDO Thread Lift is a non- surgical, non-invasive procedure which lifts and tightens the skin on your cheeks, jawline, neck, under eyes, brows, and certain body areas. Botox and Fillers by Curated Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona is excited to offer the best in PDO thread lift procedures. PDO threads are used to lift the skin or build collagen in the face, neck, or even body. Get started on your rejuvenation journey today — call us at Botox and Fillers by Curated Medical Scottsdale or book your appointment online!
A PDO thread lift is an outpatient aesthetic procedure that uses threads made out of polydioxanone (PDO) which is a dissolvable suture material. These threads can be used to lift the skin (in the cheeks and jawline) or they can be used to build collagen and tighten skin. The collagen-building threads can be used in the under eyes, for fine lines, tightening the skin under your chin, neck, abdomen, or other body areas.
PDO threads are used for the purposes of facial contouring and lifting. A PDO Threadlift is a non-surgical treatment. PDO threads stimulate collagen, which makes the skin thicker and stronger (resulting in less laxity).
During a PDO thread lift appointment, we will first clean your skin and create markings on the areas we want to treat. We will then inject lidocaine to numb the area (this is typically the most painful part of the procedure). A needle will be used to create an opening in the skin and insert the threads into the subcutaneous fat using a cannula. Typically we use threads to lift the cheeks, jowls, and neck. The whole procedure takes about an hour.
PDO threads are best for patients with mild to moderate laxity. Patients with more severe laxity will often need a surgical facelift.
Because we inject lidocaine in the area, PDO threads are not very painful during the procedure. It is common, however, to have pain or soreness once the lidocaine wears off. This may last for a few days to a week or longer. Some patients also experience “zingers” during the first month or so.
Before your procedure, you may be advised to avoid alcohol, turmeric, NSAIDs, and fish oil supplements. After your PDO thread lift, there are a few important things you should know. For the first 5 days, you will need to avoid exercise and exaggerated facial movements. You will also need to sleep on your back. Facial treatments need to be avoided for one month after your procedure. It is common to have soreness, swelling, and possible bruising for a couple of days as well as “zings” or pulling feelings for a couple of weeks.
Yes, there is downtime after threads and it is important to follow post-treatment instructions for best results. You may experience pain or soreness for days to weeks after a thread lift. You will also have swelling and possible bruising. For the week after a thread lift, it is important to avoid exercise, exaggerated facial expressions, and foods that are chewy or tough. For the month after treatment, you need to avoid other facial treatments.
PDO threads work by stimulating collagen. After the threads are inserted, your body builds collagen around the thread. As the thread dissolves, the new collagen works to maintain the result.
You will see a result immediately after the procedure, although the results will change over the first couple of weeks. At first you will have swelling which makes the results look more dramatic. After 1-3 weeks you will see the final result from your PDO threads. This result will last around a year.
Yes but at Curated Medical we only offer PDO threads. There are two types of PDO threads, smooth and barbed. Barbed threads are used for lifting. Smooth threads are used for collagen building and are great for fine lines and crepey skin. Smooth threads do not require the downtime of barbed threads. We will often use smooth threads in the glabella (11’s) in addition to Botox or Dysport.
For barbed threads, we charge $1000 for the first area, $800 for the second, and $600 for each subsequent area done in the same visit. Areas include: the cheeks, jowls or jawline, and neck. Smooth threads cost $250-500 per area.