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PDO Threads Vs Botox

If you’re looking to freshen up your appearance and have already done some research on the matter, you may be overwhelmed by all of the options available. Notably, PDO threads, Dermal fillers, Botox etc.

In this article we are going to discuss the Pros and Cons of PDO Threads Vs Botox. 

Thread lifts

Thread lift procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. Thread lifts claim to tighten your skin by inserting medical-grade thread material into your face and then “pulling” your skin up by tightening the thread.

By opting for a thread lift, you can achieve a subtle lift that reduces wrinkles and jowls and tightens skin.

PDO Thread lifts Pros:

  • Subtle, natural-looking results 
  • Increased collagen production
  • Diminished wrinkles and improved skin laxity
  • Quick procedure that takes 30 minutes to complete
  • Long-lasting results (up to 2 years)


This procedure can be performed in about 45 minutes, and, if you want to, you can go right back to work afterward. Finding a trained, licensed provider is the key to a safe, effective thread lift.


Thread lifts are considered a low-risk procedure with minimal recovery time, but side effects of redness, bruising, and swelling do occur.


A thread lift is less expensive than a traditional facelift, but it’s not covered by insurance. Costs vary according to many factors, but the average cost ranges from $1,000 – $2,000.


Thread lift procedures aren’t as dramatically effective as facelifts, and studies on their long-term efficacy are lacking. Results from a thread lift last from 1 to 3 years. For best results, surgeons recommend combining a thread lift with other kinds of anti-aging procedures.

PDO Thread Lift Cons:

  • Not good for long term
  • Side effects in some cases such as rippling off the skin and temporary numbness
  • Chances of infection, bruising, temporary discomfort
  • Visually, the procedure is not very pleasing

Thread lifts also boost collagen production. The threads used to suspend the skin trigger a healing response that goes on until the threads dissolve.


Botulinum toxin (commercially known as Botox®) injectables block the chemical signals from nerves that tell your facial muscles to move. 

As you age and your collagen production drops, each facial expression you make increases your chances of developing fine lines and wrinkles, as your skin slowly loses its ability to snap back to its initial position. 

Botox doesn’t increase your skin elasticity. However, it can stop your muscles from moving, which makes wrinkles less likely to appear. 

Because Botox stops muscle movements, it’s only effective against wrinkles caused by facial movements such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and wrinkles in the mouth area. 

Botox Pros:

  • Fast recovery
  • Customized dosage 
  • Long-lasting results (can last up to 8 months)

You can combine dermal fillers and Botox to fix skin laxity issues.

Cons of Botox

  • Results are temporary
  • Possible side effects include bruising or bleeding at the injection site
  • Costs vary but range from $200 to $500 per facial area.
  • Sometimes severe side effects may happen


Ageing is a natural process that everyone will eventually experience. You can choose to age gracefully by opting for Botox or PDO threads. It all depends on your individual situation and what course of action is best to remedy the problem areas on your face.