PDO Thread Lift


Aesthetics located in Modesto, CA & Lodi, CA

The idea of having face-lift surgery makes many people uncomfortable. But what if there was a nonsurgical procedure that could produce similar results? A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can lift and firm sagging skin around the neck and jawline in less than an hour. The experienced providers at Ego perform PDO threading that lifts, tightens, and smooths for a more defined and contoured facial appearance. To schedule a consultation for a PDO thread lift, call the office in Modesto, California, today, or make an appointment online.

PDO Thread Lift Q & A

What is a PDO thread lift?

A polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure designed to lift sagging skin and restore the volume and firmness your skin had in your younger years. PDO thread lifting offers an alternative to face-lift surgery for people who would like to rejuvenate their look but don’t wish to or can’t go under the knife. 

PDO threads are similar to dissolving surgical sutures. Your medical expert at Ego places them under your skin to manually lift loose skin. The threads also stimulate the production of extra collagen and elastin in the target area; these proteins firm and smooth out your skin, so it appears more youthful.

Is a PDO thread lift right for me?

A PDO thread lift may be the best option for you if you’re looking for more dramatic results than laser or ultrasound skin tightening procedures, but you aren’t ready or able to undergo a full plastic surgery procedure. A thread lift is most effective for signs of aging in the lower half of the face and the neck.

The benefits of a PDO thread lift include:

  • Lifts sagging jowls and neck skin
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines 
  • Increases skin elasticity
  • Short recovery time
  • Minimal risk of scarring or infection

Sometimes called the “lunchtime face-lift,” PDO threading takes about 30-40 minutes to complete.

What happens during a PDO thread lift procedure?

The skilled experts at Ego perform PDO thread lifts using a local anesthetic. Once the target area has become numb, your provider uses a surgical needle to insert the threads underneath your skin. The tiny threads have special hooks that grip the tissue and hold it up so it appears tighter and smoother.

You can expect some redness and a little swelling after your procedure. You may also have some mild discomfort for a few days. These side effects typically subside in 24-48 hours.

How long will my results last?

You can see an improvement in sagging skin immediately after your procedure. As the production of collagen and elastin increases, your skin gradually becomes firmer, and the appearance of wrinkles improves. 

It can take anywhere from six months to one year for your sutures to dissolve. Your results may continue for up to three years, depending on your age, lifestyle, and other individual factors.

If you’d love to experience the benefits of a face-lift without surgery, schedule a consultation for a qualified expert at Ego. Call the office today, or make an appointment online.