PDO Thread Lift Specialist

Hamid Towhidian, MD -  - Medical Spa

Total Cosmetix

Hamid Towhidian, MD

Medical Spa & Cosmetic Surgery located in Irvine, CA & Laguna Beach, CA

Sagging skin and loss of volume often occur with age, but you don’t have to live with aging skin that makes you feel self-conscious. At Total Cosmetix in Irvine and Laguna Beach, California, board-certified plastic surgeon Hamid Towhidian, MD, and his expert aesthetic team offer minimally invasive PDO thread lifts for the face, neck, and body to help you look years younger without surgery. To find out if the procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation with Total Cosmetix over the phone or online today.

PDO Thread Lift Q & A

What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO, or polydioxanone, thread lift is a nonsurgical procedure that lifts your skin to create a younger-looking appearance without surgery, cutting, or extensive downtime. PDO is a biocompatible material that your body slowly absorbs over time, so it’s safe and effective for all skin types. 

Dr. Towhidian and his team use PDO thread lifts for your face, neck, or body. The procedure is an alternative to surgical neck- and face-lifts.

How does a PDO thread lift work?

Your body produces less collagen with age, and this can cause skin on your face and neck to become lax. Sagging can occur near your cheeks, chin, neck, and jawline. 

A PDO thread lift works by lifting sagging skin with gentle threads made of natural PDO material to reposition skin,  thus tightening it without surgery or downtime. The procedure is minimally invasive, requiring only local anesthesia.

What are the benefits of PDO thread lifts?

By choosing a PDO thread lift at Total Cosmetix, you can reap the following aesthetic benefits:

  • Tighter, lifted skin 
  • Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
  • Less skin sagging
  • Smoother skin
  • Younger-looking skin
  • Enhanced collagen production
  • More confidence

Because a PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure, downtime is minimal and strong pain medicine isn’t necessary.

Is a PDO thread lift right for me?

If you experience loose or sagging skin due to aging, chances are you can benefit from a PDO thread lift. To find out for sure Dr. Towhidian reviews your medical history, discusses the desired outcome, and examines your skin. He might recommend more than one cosmetic treatment to help you achieve the best possible results.

What happens during the procedure?

When you arrive for a thread lift appointment, you sit on a comfortable chair or exam table in a relaxing room. Dr. Towhidian and his team use local anesthesia to numb the treatment site so you don’t feel pain during the procedure. 

He uses a thin needle to insert threads at targeted areas just below your skin. You might feel some pressure or tugging but no pain. The procedure can last about 30-45 minutes. Afterward, you can drive yourself home. 

What should I expect after a PDO thread lift?

After a nonsurgical thread lift, you might experience redness, soreness, or swelling at the treatment site. You can relax the rest of the day and apply ice to the area when necessary. Avoid vigorously rubbing your face or using a moisturizer for about a week. 

Threads often remain in place for about four to six months. After that, your body safely absorbs them over time. Skin tightening results can last up to a year or longer.

Don’t let sagging skin make you appear older than you’d like or undergo invasive surgery when simple, nonsurgical face-lifts are available at Total Cosmetix. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to find out if the procedure is right for you.