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Nonsurgical Facelift with PDO Threads

Nonsurgical Facelift with PDO Threads

Nonsurgical Facelift with PDO Threads

Unfortunately, natural beauty does not last forever. Aging is merciless, and sooner or later we notice the first creases under the eyes, on the forehead, around the mouth, on the neck, and so on. Some take it as inevitable, while others use every possible method to prolong youth for at least a little bit.

PDO thread lift is one of the multiple ways to rejuvenate the skin of the face and neck and erase the traces of the last few years. What is it? How Does it work? Is it safe? Let’s figure it all out!

PDO Thread Lift: What Is It?

PDO Thread Lift: What Is It?

PDO thread lift procedures are cosmetic manipulations with an aim to lift sagging skin of the face or neck. With age, when the skin starts to lose elasticity and firmness properties due to the decrease of hyaluronic acid, collagen, elastin, as well as facial fat, our skin starts to sag. That is why we observe the first fine lines and wrinkles, undefined facial contours, excess skin in the areas of the cheeks, chin, and jawline.

There are several methods to fight loose skin, and one of them is rejuvenation with the help of cosmetic threads. The treatment with PDO threads is fast and simple but provides incredible beautiful and fascinating rejuvenation effects. In order to lift the skin, return elasticity and turgor, improve the overall contours of the face, the medical specialist will insert a certain number of threats into the treated area.

Instead of removing the loose skin, PDO threads will gently “pull” the dermal tissues upward, providing a lifting effect to your face and erasing a few years, making you look fresher and younger. It is important to mention that PDO threads are bio combinable and biodegradable. With time, they will be gradually digested by the organism, stimulating the inner collagen production processes and providing further rejuvenation by the organism itself.

Moreover, the treatment with PDO threads greatly improves blood circulation at the treatment area as the doctor will make a series of tiny punctures with fine needles.

PDO Thread Lift VS. Facelift: Pros & Cons

For many years, a surgical facelift was the only available way to get rid of sagging skin, eliminate crow’s feet, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and other wrinkles. However, it has many drawbacks: a long recovery period, unexpected results, many contraindications, expensive costs, and so on.

PDO thread lift is an alternative, but you should understand that it also has its benefits and drawbacks if compared to a traditional facelift.


One of the greatest benefits of non-surgical PDO thread lift is a minimal invasion. With the help of tiny needles that plastic surgeons do, almost invisible punctures in the skin, the coverage of skin surface is disturbed minimally. This, in its turn, means few side effects, almost no recovery time, the ability of the patient to live a full life without restrictions.

The second pros are minimal downtime. Directly after the procedure, the patient can go home or work. There is completely no need for hospitalization. The doctor will give a few simple recommendations to prevent inflammation and infection processes, and that’s it!

Affordable price. Compared to a surgical facelift, PDO thread lift is a dozen times cheaper.

Less contraindications. As this is not a surgical but minimal invasion procedure, it is indicated to a much bigger number of patients. However, there are also limitations:

 Acute inflammatory processes or skin diseases in the area of intervention;

  •  Acute respiratory viral infection;
  •  Any chronic diseases in their acute phase;
  • Autoimmune and somatic diseases;
  • Bleeding disorders;
  • Oncological diseases;
  • Pregnancy, lactation.

High safety profile. Minimal invasion does not provoke severe side effects or complications in the case both patient and doctor followed before- and after treatment recommendations. The materials of the PDO threads are biocompatible. That is why there are no allergic reactions (except for extremely rare exceptions) or body rejection. Of course, there will be minor side effects. But these are temporary irritation reactions of the skin to the process of injection:

  • pain at the injection site
  • redness
  • swelling
  • itching
  • sensitivity or loss of sensitivity
  • bruising
  • tissue discoloration


As for the drawbacks of thread lift, we can admit a short-lived effect. Compared to a surgical facelift, which effectively lifts the skin and erases wrinkles for a few years, PDO threads provide results for the next 18, maximum 24 months. It means that to maintain your skin in a nice youthful condition, you will have to repeat the procedure approximately once in 2 years.

What Areas Can Be Treated with PDO Threads?

PDO thread lift can be used to improve the appearance of various areas of the face and neck:

  • forehead
  • temples
  • cheeks
  • chin
  • neck
  • neckline

Inserted into the facial skin, barbed sutures of the PDO threads tighten the dermal tissues and boost collagen production in the treated area. The treatment of smooth sutures does not hurt the facial muscles or other tissues. So, you should not worry about the problems with facial expressions.

How to Know Whether You Are a Good Candidate for PDO Aesthetic Procedures?

To receive the most beautiful and satisfying results after the procedure of PDO thread lift, you should be a perfect candidate, meaning you should both have the indications for the procedure and do not have any contraindications to it.

Indications to PDO thread lift

One of the basic reasons to consider thread lift ar pronounced and visible aging changes: wrinkles and folds, drooping cheeks, decreased turgor and skin elasticity, blurred and sagging contours of the face, dull complexion, uneven pigmentation.

It is always better to consult with a cosmetologist to check whether you are a good candidate or not in order not to harm your skin and health!

Recovery After Nonsurgical Facelift

If you decided to have a PDO thread lift done, we have great news for you – this is a rejuvenation procedure that almost does not require downtime. It means that directly after the procedure, you will not need to stay at the hospital and can go home directly.

However, for your safety and to minimize the possible side effects, there is a range of recommendations to follow to protect your skin and accelerate the process of healing:

  • avoid touching your face, including uncontrolled touching, massage, rubbing, etc.;
  • do not apply makeup, peeling, scrabs to do not provoke further irritation, inflammation, or infection;
  • do not visit the gym, pool, sauna, and other public places whether there is an increased risk of catching an infection;
  • avoid intensive physical activity like gym exercising, fitness, aerobic, jogging, or dancing where you sweat, increasing the risk of infection and inflammation;
  • avoid heating procedures – sauna, spa, solarium, sunbath, hot showers, and bath – this may have a negative impact on the inserted threads and their effectiveness.

You will have to limit yourself for 7-10 days until the skin totally recovers and heals and all side effects disappear. Otherwise, you risk catching an infection, inflaming the skin tissues, and getting unsatisfying results.

Side Effects and Potential Risks

Facial thread lift and neck lift are safe procedures, and most patients enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results without any consequences. Although we call PDO thread lift a non-invasive procedure, it still involves a minimal invasion into the skin, provoking certain dermal reactions:

  • pain at the treated area
  • redness
  • swelling
  • irritation
  • sensitivity
  • bruising
  • itching

These are local temporary reactions that should disappear within the next few days. To help your skin recover faster after the treatment, you should minimize the chances of infection and inflation: do not touch your face, put heavy makeup, visit a sauna and spa, take hot showers or baths, visit a gym, and so on.

It is also important you do not have any contraindications to the procedure, so be sure to inform your doctor about any disease you have or medications you take to avoid inflammation, severe bruising, and other unpleasant health conditions after the procedure.

The choice of the medical specialist also plays not the last role in the safety of the treatment. Entrust the health of your skin only to a certified and experienced doctor!

How Long Will the Effect Last?

The anti-aging effect of PDO thread lift is temporary. The smooth sutures of PDO threads inserted into your skin will be gradually digested by the metabolism processes in the organism. There are several factors that determine the overall duration of the effect after the treatment like age of the patient, metabolism speed, skin condition, lifestyle, and more. On average, the doctors promise results for the next 18-24 months.

I hope this article was fun and useful, and now, you know a little bit more about modern rejuvenation procedures to return youth and beauty to your face and neck. I wish you a wonderful day, always love yourself and the way you are, and see you in the next posts!

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