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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.
Under Eye PDO Thread Lift in conjunction with dermal fillers
Doctor and patient prepping for thread lift
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.

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.

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.
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.
A PDO thread lift treatment is a great option for patients looking for a natural-looking facial lift without the inconvenience of a long recovery. The entire procedure takes only about 30-45 minutes and requires very little downtime. Over time, the body absorbs the threads, making the procedure a safe and effective alternative to a traditional facelift.
Hamid Towhidian, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Total Cosmetix, and his expert aesthetic team can help you regain your youthful appearance through a PDO Thread facial lift. They are certified PDO thread lift Irvine specialists. Dr. Towhidian, an Irvine plastic surgeon, and his team of PDO thread lift specialists have both the training and experience to give you the best possible results and help you get your confidence back. Are you looking for a “thread lift near me?” Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamid Towhidian at Total Cosmetix.

A polydioxanone thread lift (PDO) is a non-invasive procedure that uses very thin, biodegradable polyester threads. These threads are passed beneath the skin to lift and smooth sagging areas on the face without physically removing any skin. Sutures are placed in specific areas to lift the skin physically. The suture material will naturally dissolve over time while also stimulating collagen. This collagen helps lift and tighten skin long after the sutures have dissolved, giving the patient long-lasting results.

A thread lift requires no cuts or small incisions. It leaves no scars, making it much more convenient for patients unable to take time to heal from a surgical facelift.

The thread lift before and after pictures will show a noticeable difference in the smoothness and firmness of your skin. A PDO face-lift is often used in conjunction with dermal fillers as a less invasive option for those who do not wish to undergo surgery. If you are looking for a “thread lift near me,” contact Cosmetic to see if a thread lift is a good option for you.

A thread lift should only be performed by a medical professional, such as a doctor, surgeon, or nurse trained to perform this treatment. Dr. Towhidian, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is certified and experienced in thread lifts. You can feel confident that you will receive the best possible care. Let Dr. Towhidian and his trained team help tighten and smoothen your skin.
After a thread lift, you should avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for the first five days. The best way to sleep is on your back, preferably with a pillow under your head. Doing this will prevent swelling and bruising and ensure that you will have the best possible results.
Consultation for thread lift before and after
Woman thinking of getting thread lift

When Will I See Results From PDO Threads?

One of the benefits of PDO threads is that you will see results immediately. However, the full results will be visible about three weeks after the procedure when your skin has healed from any swelling. These will be most noticeable when you look at the thread lift before and after photos. Take a look at the thread lift before and after gallery or read thread lift reviews to see results from other patients.

When Do PDO Threads Stop Hurting?

PDO threads lifts are non-invasive, so there is usually no need for prescription medications. Patients can take over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) to help with the discomfort. You can use ice packs to help reduce mild swelling and pain. Most of the soreness and swelling will resolve within the first 24 to 72 hours. Still, patients will recover entirely about two weeks after treatment.
Thread lift for smoothening of wrinkles and sagging skin
Areas around the eye benefit from Botox Orange County treatment
Although PDO threads will stimulate new collagen to lift and smooth your skin, your body will continue to age, and over time, your skin will begin to sag again. For best results, a follow-up treatment every 12 to 18 months will help maintain your tightened skin.

Avoid the following post-treatment for the first week after surgery:

  • Strenuous activity
  • Drinking with a straw
  • Smoking
  • Having a dental procedure
  • Pulling or scratching at the treated area
  • Sleeping on your side or stomach

The skin may feel unusual and a little tight after treatment. Be gentle when cleansing the face and applying products. Any bruising or swelling will be minimal and can be treated with ice and over-the-counter pain relievers. Most patients recover entirely within two weeks after your thread lift.

A PDO thread lift treatment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $4,500. The final price is dependent on many factors such as:

  • Area the lift is performed
  • Extent of sagging
  • Surgeon’s level of experience
  • Choosing to combine threads with other procedures

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Towhidian, a PDO thread lift specialist, to see if you are a good candidate for a thread lift and determine the cost.

PDO threads are naturally absorbable and will dissolve within six months. They are the same threads used in heart surgery patients. The threads are FDA-approved and safe for your body.

Some popular areas to threat with PDO threads on the face are:

  • Brows
  • Under eyes
  • Cheek
  • Jowls
  • Upper neck

However, a thread lift can be performed on almost any area of the face. Thread lifts provide a gentle, non-invasive smoothening of sagging and wrinkled areas.

While the body will absorb the threads within six months, they will stimulate collagen production. The collagen production will tighten and smoothen your face. The collagen will continue to improve the appearance of your skin after the threads are dissolved. The full results will be visible for up to a year or longer. Many patients report in thread lift reviews that they see results up to 18 months.
One of the first areas affected by aging skin and loss of volume is around the eyes. You can use a PDO thread lift to smoothen the wrinkles in the crows’ feet region. You can achieve this by placing small dissolvable sutures in the specific areas around the eyes. The sutures are then tightened to lift and smooth the skin. As the sutures dissolve and heal, your body will naturally produce collagen around the eyes and help keep skin looking refreshed and more youthful.
Gravity is constantly pulling down on our skin. As we age and lose fullness in our faces, the skin begins to sag and cause our face to lose its youthful shape. In the past, the only option to fix sagging skin was plastic surgery. Today there are other non-invasive options to improve the appearance of your skin and help combat the effects of gravity. A PDO Thread face-lift can smoothen and tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. The procedure is minimally invasive and offers immediate results. It’s an excellent choice for patients looking for a natural-looking facial rejuvenation without the recovery time of surgery.
As we age, our skin loses collagen, which causes our skin to lose volume and tone. The collagen loss, in turn, causes sagging brows, upper eyelids, and forehead. Many patients desire a subtle eyebrow lift. Having a PDO thread brow lift is an excellent alternative to endoscopic brow lifts. This procedure lifts brows, tightens forehead lines for a natural-looking eyebrow lift. A thread lift offers immediate results and helps generate collagen to smooth and lift skin. Another popular option is a cat-eye brow lift. The cat-eye brow lift is performed to create a subtle lifted wing in the outer eye. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Towhidian to see if you are a good candidate for a PDO thread brow lift.

Eye bags, droopy eyes, and dark circles under your eyes naturally result from aging skin. Having an under-eye PDO thread lift can significantly improve the skin around the eyes. This procedure is a non-invasive alternative to eyelid surgery and can lift under-eye bags through carefully placed sutures. As the sutures dissolve, they stimulate collagen production, which helps regenerate and tighten skin. Visit Dr. Towhidian to discuss if an under-eye PDO thread lift is a good option for you.

A common complaint with aging skin is sagging jowls and frown lines around the cheeks. You can reduce the sagging with a convenient, non-invasive procedure called PDO thread cheek lift. In this procedure, dissolvable threads are placed in specific places on the face providing an immediate, natural cheek lift. The sutures will continue to lift in the coming months. This cheek skin tightening can last up to a year or longer.
An upper lip lift with PDO threads can add curve and definition to your upper lip. This gives the lip a smooth, natural lift, especially in the cupid’s bow area of your lip. Make an appointment with Dr. Towhidian to discuss if this upper lip lift is a good choice for you.

As our neck muscles weaken and we lose elasticity in our skin, many notice sagging in the chin and jaw areas. Many patients desire a lower face-lift but are not ready for the inconvenience of surgery. With a PDO face-lift, small threads are placed below or along the jawline or cheek area. These threads tighten and lift the skin providing a natural, lower face-lift. Additionally, they cause the skin to produce new collagen to help tighten the skin.

Are you interested in PDO Thread Lift? Get in touch with Total Cosmetix and see if you’re eligible for the procedure.

Thread lift smooths wrinkles and sagging skin
Hamid Towhidian, MD
Total Cosmetix

Hamid Towhidian, MD

Medical Spa & Cosmetic Surgery located in Irvine, 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, 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.