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PDO Thread Lift non-surgical

Have you ever thought about getting a facelift, but you don’t want to deal with all the complications of surgery? If you have, then a PDO thread is what you’ve been looking for. A PDO thread lift is a non-invasive way to get rid of those wrinkles and sagging skin on your neck by tightening and lifting your skin without actually going under the knife. This procedure could rejuvenate your whole look, so if you think this is for you, we’ve got all the details right here.

Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts are biodegradable polyester sutures used to rejuvenate neck and facial features to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment can be used just about anywhere from your neck up, including the under-eye area, eyebrows, cheeks, crow’s feet, wrinkles around the mouth, neck, jowls and softened jawline. 

The process is simple and takes only about 15 to 30 minutes. The treatment starts with some local anesthesia applied to the area being treated. Then the threads are inserted by either blunt or sharp ties known as cannulas. The threads will be inserted into different layers of skin and that can then be lifted up. Since the procedure is non-invasive you will be able to walk out of the medical spa with no redness or swelling. PDO threads are also used in combination with other fillers like Juvederm, which is a hyaluronic acid filler, to help get the results you are looking for. 

PDO threads are very safe and have minor side effects; they have even been used as sutures to close wounds and incisions in cosmetic surgeries. There have been no known allergic reactions to PDO threads. 

The insertion of these threads helps promote collagen growth, leaving your skin to become more youthful over the next two to three months. Since the threads are absorbable, your body will metabolize them within approximately six to eight months. But since this procedure also causes cellular rejuvenation you can expect to see continued results for about an additional three to six months. 

Unlike a facelift, PDO threads make improving your appearance easy, while surgery has many complications, such as recovery time. With a facelift, you have to wait weeks to show off your new and improved look due to the inflammation and swelling. PDO threads make the process easy and approachable; you can walk out of the medical spa looking like you had no “work” done. Plus, over time that procedure is just going to keep looking better.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”