PDO Thread Lift in Gainesville, Texas

Loss of facial definition, marionette lines, and sagging skin are all dreaded signs of aging – yet the most common.

Beginning in your 20’s your skin loses an estimated 1% of natural collagen production, causing your skin to lose the firmness and elasticity responsible for keeping your face’s youthful shape. While facelifts and surgical cosmetic procedures were once thought to be the only fix, facial rejuvenation is now possible with absorbable threads that can lift lax skin and deliver additional collagen stimulation.

The PDO Thread Lift, often called a nonsurgical facelift, at Vitality Women’s Healthcare offers similar results in anti-aging in a quick procedure with minimal downtime.

What Is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO (Polydioxanone) Thread Lift is a non-surgical procedure that uses biodegradable threads to lift and rejuvenate the skin.

These temporary sutures are made from a safe and absorbable material commonly used in medical sutures for cardiac surgery. When strategically placed under the skin and muscle, PDO threads create a supportive mesh that gently lifts and tightens sagging skin without the need to undergo any cosmetic surgeries.

How Does PDO Thread Lift Work?

During the procedure, dissolvable sutures are placed where sagging or wrinkles need to be lifted and tightened. Once inserted, these threads latch onto the underlying facial tissues and skin to create a supportive mesh under the skin which provides an immediate lift as well as long-term collagen stimulation.

The threads also act as a scaffold for new skin cell production, providing an additional tightening effect and a more youthful appearance.

For further rejuvenation, these absorbable sutures can be combined with dermal fillers to address both skin laxity and volume loss from dwindling fat tissue.


Smooth Threads vs. Barbed Threads

PDO Threads are available in two surgical sutures: smoothed and barbed. While both provide profound anti-aging effects, they differ in use and can be combined for a comprehensive treatment that addresses both loose skin and skin laxity, as well as improving the quality of the skin.

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Smooth Threads

Smooth threads, sometimes called smooth collagen threads, are used to stimulate the production of collagen and smooth deeper lines in the face.

Collagen Stimulation

Smooth threads are primarily used to stimulate collagen production in the skin. They are inserted in a lattice-like pattern under the skin’s surface. As your body naturally responds to the presence of these threads, collagen production increases, leading to improved skin texture, elasticity, and firmness over time.

Treatment Areas

Smooth threads are ideal for treating fine lines, wrinkles, and areas of the face where a subtle lift and collagen stimulation are desired. Common treatment areas include the forehead, cheeks, under-eye area, and neck.

Lifting Effect

While smooth threads provide skin rejuvenating effects, their primary purpose is collagen stimulation rather than immediate lifting. They offer a gradual and natural improvement in skin quality and tightness.

Duration of Results

The results are typically more subtle but longer lasting. The collagen boost can continue to enhance your skin for several months, and the effects can last up to a year or more.

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Barbed Threads

Barbed threads used in a thread lift procedure provide skin tightening and instant skin lifting, providing a powerful alternative to invasive procedures such as a surgical facelift or neck lift.

Immediate Lifting

Barbed threads, also known as barbed sutures, have tiny bi-directional barbs along their length. These barbs provide an immediate lifting effect when the threads are inserted. They anchor and lift sagging skin, providing a noticeable and more dramatic lift compared to smooth threads.

Treatment Areas

Barbed threads are typically used in areas where significant sagging or drooping of the skin needs correction. Common treatment areas include the jawline, neck, jowls, and cheeks.

Collagen Stimulation

While stimulating some collagen production, their primary function is to provide an instant lifting effect. They do not stimulate collagen to the same extent as smooth threads.

Duration of Results

The results of barbed threads are more immediate and pronounced, but they may not last as long as those from smooth threads. The lifting effect can typically be expected to last around 12 to 18 months.

The Benefits of PDO Thread Lift

PDO threads can effectively treat a variety of cosmetic concerns, including sagging skin in the face and neck, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of volume, and skin texture issues. These versatile threads offer non-surgical solutions to rejuvenate your appearance, giving an instant lift and long-term collagen stimulation for natural-looking results.

Whether you’re looking to lift sagging skin, smooth away fine lines, or stimulate collagen production for improved texture, PDO threads offer a range of remarkable advantages.

    • Provides an instant lift to sagging skin
    • Stimulates collagen production for improved skin texture and tightness
    • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
    • Restores plumpness of skin
    • Offers a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelift surgery
    • Fully customizable treatment
    • Minimal downtime
    • Provides long-lasting, natural-looking results.

      When Will I See Results?

      You may see immediate results from PDO thread treatments, particularly in terms of an initial lifting effect. However, the full benefits, including improved skin texture and tightness, become more apparent in the weeks following the procedure as collagen production is stimulated.

      These results typically continue to enhance over several months, offering a rejuvenated appearance that can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months or even longer, depending on various factors.

      Downtime and Recovery

      PDO thread treatments typically involve minimal downtime or recovery time, and you can continue normal activity directly after. After the procedure, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness, which usually subsides within a few days.

      Redefine Your Beauty!

      If you’re noticing your skin’s lost the elasticity and firmness it once had, or you’d just like to tighten up, the PDO Thread Lift is the perfect nonsurgical procedure to return your youth.

      Love your look for years to come and book a PDO Thread Lift consultation at Vitality Women’s Healthcare today!