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All you need to know about non-surgical pdo thread face lift

How does non-surgical pdo thread face lift work

According to the findings in a paper published in NIH in 2019 “placement of barbed threads yields instantaneous improvement in facial ptosis”. This means the results are instantaneous with PDO thread treatment. Another study in 2015 published by the NIH indicates this therapy yields around a 87 percent success rate.

Face threading is a minimally invasive facelift procedure. It is recommended to people who are afraid of going through facelift surgery. Facelift threading is a procedure where loose skin is lifted with temporary sutures. Instead of surgically removing loose skin, face threading will give the same result but with less pain. The procedure is also cheaper.

Before going through this non-invasive facelift procedure, here are three things that you should know.

What results you can expect after this treatment?

A thread lift can lift a few millimeters of loose skin. It means less loose skin is lifted as compared to having a facelift surgery. Its effect lasts up to 1 year. The good thing about this procedure is that because it only lifted a few millimeters of skin, the result is more natural. If you are suffering from mild skin laxity, this procedure will best suit you.




How much skin is lifted?

Few mm

However, it also depends upon many factors

How much does it last?

6 months – 1+ years

Results may vary

Do thread lifts look normal?


Because the lift is small so it looks natural 

Can you feel PDO threads?

No, but some tightness from the dissolving PDO threads

The threads themselves will not be visible

How often can you get PDO threads?

Best is a follow-up treatment every 12 months

But speak to you Aesthetician

Who is the best candidate for PDO thread face lift!

This minimally invasive facelift works well if you are in the late 30’s to early 50’s. It is also recommended to people experiencing slight sagging on their faces. If you have a lot of sagging skin in your face down to your neck, this non-invasive cosmetic surgery might not work.

What are the key benefits of this procedure

There are two benefits of having a thread lift for elders: it is recommended to people with age-related conditions (too old to have general anesthesia) and to people with medical conditions (cardiovascular problems and diabetes).

Since it uses local anesthesia, you can have this cosmetic procedure alone and drive yourself home safely. The effect of local anesthesia is weaker as compared to the effect of general anesthesia where a patient needs to rest for a few hours to think and feel normal again.