What is a thread lift?
Stated simply, a Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift is a non-invasive procedure that provides a lift to sagging skin. Rather than surgically removing loose skin, after the injection of a local anesthetic, the cosmetic surgeon suspends loose skin by stitching up portions of it using biodegradable sutures.
The procedure has the effect of slightly pulling the skin back, lifting and tightening the face. Beyond that, a thread lift has another beneficial effect. The dissolvable sutures used in the procedure stimulate the body’s healing processes, causing the body to send large amounts of collagen to the treated area.
This collagen side effect is extremely important because of the role that collagen plays in keeping the skin voluminous, strong, and supple. As we age, our bodies tend to produce less collagen, leading to weaker, sagging skin and wrinkles, and a thread lift provides a temporary reversal of this process. Following the procedure, clients will notice an improvement in their facial skin’s firmness and tone.
Finally, because the sutures used in a thread lift are so small, most clients will not be able to feel them once the skin around the sutures has healed.