Dec 13, 2023


Almost everyone wants a youthful appearance and a smooth complexion, but many people are unwilling or unable to undergo an invasive procedure. PDO (polydioxanone) threads are an innovative way to achieve results without going under the knife. This minimally invasive procedure is one of our most popular at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics.

Dr. Donald Balder uses cutting-edge tools and technologies to perform a PDO thread lift for patients near Slidell, LA, Hattiesburg, MS, and Mobile, AL. Call now to book a consultation and see why so many men and women choose our nonsurgical facelift — we know the importance of feeling and looking your best.

What are PDO threads?

Polydioxanone threads are made from a synthetic, absorbable material and are commonly used in medical procedures. The threads are inserted just beneath the skin to lift and reposition the tissue.

Sometimes called a "lunchtime facelift," this facial rejuvenation treatment is designed to reduce wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and redefine your facial contours. PDO threads also stimulate collagen production, which helps your skin generate new tissue and maintain a healthy complexion.

What about facelift surgery?

Traditional facelift surgery involves cutting into the skin and tightening the underlying tissues and muscles to create a youthful appearance. Recovery can be long and uncomfortable, and some scarring is common afterward.

PDO threads are a minimally invasive way to achieve similar results but with less downtime and fewer risks. Plus, the procedure can be done in one simple office visit — patients in Slidell, LA, Hattiesburg, MS, and Mobile, AL can all take advantage of this revolutionary treatment.

What happens during a thread lift?

Before placing any PDO threads, Dr. Balder will perform an assessment to determine the details of your nonsurgical facelift. We consider your problem areas as well as the amount of lifting, repositioning, or tightening that should occur. Once we are ready to begin, a topical numbing agent will be applied to ensure your comfort. Threads are administered into targeted areas and gently pulled to lift the skin.

Are thread lifts permanent?

PDO threads are designed to be metabolized by your body over time, so they are not considered permanent. However, results can last up to 18 months or longer with proper maintenance and care. You may need occasional touch-up sessions depending on how quickly your skin responds to the threads. We offer customized plans to ensure that your facial rejuvenation treatment lasts as long as possible.

Why choose our team for PDO threads?

Dr. Balder is highly experienced in performing PDO thread lifts and is a national trainer for the AMI. He has successfully instructed medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic medicine, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses to perform thread lifts all across the country. With this level of expertise, you can feel confident that your face is in the best hands. Feel free to reach out to our team with questions about our nonsurgical facelift.

Ask about facial rejuvenation with PDO threads

When surgery is not an option, you can use PDO threads to tighten and lift your skin. If you are near Slidell, LA, Hattiesburg, MS, or Mobile, AL, call now to book an appointment at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics. Dr. Donald Balder is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals through top-of-the-line treatments and excellent patient care.