What Is A PDO Thread Lift?

Here at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, PDO thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that elevates and firms sagging facial skin. A facial thread lift is often a perfect choice for people who are not ready for a surgical facelift but would still like to lessen the signs of maturing, including fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Dr. Balder uses PDO threads, also known as polydioxanone threads, which are like specially molded medical-grade sutures of sort. The area of patient's concern is locally numbed with lidocaine and these are individually delivered through the subdermal location via a tiny blunt, non traumatic sterile cannula to encourage tighten-lift sagging or loose skin and furrow lines and collagen development and boost loose skin. Typically, these procedures take around 30-40 minutes per area.  Sometimes labeled a "lunchtime lift," a PDO thread lift doesn't require a lengthy rehabilitation period. Bruising can occur.  Arnica is suggested 3 days before and 3 days after the procedure to decrease this possibility.  We use both lifting threads and collagen producing threads.  Please know that Dr Balder is a national trainer for AMI and has trained scores of MDs, DOs, NPs, RNs to successfully perform these procedures across the country.  These procedures are most commonly preformed on the face and neck, but have excellent applications across the body to include the chest (declochet), breast, abdomen, arms, and legs.  Call for a consultation at our office in Gulfport, MS to see if a thread lift would be an ideal aesthetic solution to meet your goals. We can offer consultations and assessments in person or via zoom. 

Not all people want or need invasive surgical options to attain an elevated, invigorated aesthetic. For patients located near the Gulf Coast of Mississippi & Alabama keen on the idea of resolving drooping skin without having invasive surgery, a thread lift might be an ideal solution that can provide you several advantages, such as:

  • A procedure that is minimally invasive yet still effective
  • Kick-starts collagen production to deliver glowing results that will last
  • Outcomes that are longer-lasting than alternative noninvasive anti-aging choices, like filler injections
  • Feeling pleased with your new youthful outcomes

Who Should Get a Thread Lift?

The ideal individuals for thread lifting are generally those aged 35 – 65 who are desiring to:

  • Keep more enduring effects than with cosmetic injectables.
  • Promote collagen formulation in the skin.
  • Treat visible evidence of age, like nasolabial folds, sagging jowls, skin folds, and lip lines.
  • Obtain plumper skin without needing invasive procedures.
  • Diminish any level of sagging on the neck and/or face.

As part of your initial appointment, our aesthetic team will work with you to decide whether a PDO thread lift treatment could be right for you.

How Does A PDO Thread Lift Work?

A PDO thread lift is a quick treatment that usually takes about 30 minutes per area to complete. Before the thread lift appointment, we will consult with you to determine what kind of threads to use, how many to administer, and the placement to create your ideal results. A topical numbing agent is generally used to numb the treatment regions and ensure comfort. Local blocks w lidocaine are done as well to provide a pain free experience.  The team will place the threads into the selected skin locations through a fine needle. The stitches will be gently pulled to encourage an uplifted appearance and a natural-appearing result. No incisions or cuts are required with this process.