A Thread Lift: Hollywood’s Newest Weapon for a Youthful-Looking Face

Are you researching ways to tighten up sagging facial skin with no downtime or surgery? Perhaps you’re tired of the upkeep of fillers and Botox®? It’s time to introduce you to PDO threading, a nonsurgical, noninvasive face-lift.


In 2015, Gwyneth Paltrow dubbed the service an “under the radar approach” to antiaging, and thanks to further advancements and new research, the thread lift is once again making headlines for all the right reasons.


So, what makes the process Hollywood’s latest weapon for a youthful-looking face?

PDO thread lift defined

Thread lifting is designed to tackle folds and sagging. Hailed as a solution for men and women alike, threading sidesteps the commitment and downtime required for a traditional face-lift.


During the procedure, invisible thread lines are placed in your skin and can reach places on your face that other procedures simply can’t. The PDO reference comes from polydioxanone, the synthetic polymer used in the threading.

No needle, no thread

Despite the connotation of a needle and thread, PDO threading doesn’t use them. During the procedure, suspension sutures that are resorbable are inserted under your facial skin via minute incisions in the targeted area on your face.


The sutures attach to your skin through bidirectional cones. They’re then pulled back to lift and smooth your face, recontouring it in the process.


Your body absorbs the sutures over time, encouraging a gradual collagen buildup to achieve a natural, youthful, and lasting appearance.

Results nearly immediate, with no downtime

Most patients report immediate results, and the effects keep getting better after around three months, when your body starts to produce new collagen.


A thread lift is performed in-office and takes only about 30-60 minutes from start to finish. Best of all, there’s virtually no pain. You may receive a local anesthetic to numb the area before the sutures are inserted. Once the procedure is complete, there is little to no downtime needed.


In fact, you can go right back to work or your daily routine within a day or two, which is less downtime than if you were having fillers.

Minimal risks for maximum results

Like all cosmetic procedures, PDO threading has a few minimal risks you should note. Potential thread lift side effects include:



There is a small chance of your skin puckering where the barb pulls, but that usually subsides on its own in a couple of days. Bigger, yet rarer, risks include nerve damage, infection, and a lopsided face.

You don’t need to be a certain age for PDO threading

Ideal candidates for a thread lift are in their 30s to their 60s who have fairly good skin tone. This treatment is especially ideal if you’re just starting to experience facial sagging but don’t have tons of loose skin or drooping that would need more intense face-lift surgery.


Threading is also a good option for those who don’t want to go under the knife or deal with regular maintenance that usually comes with injectables.

A thread lift can fix drooping in several ways

Besides lifting your facial skin to reduce sagging, a thread lift can also increase and restore volume to your cheeks and the midsection of your face.


Instead of repositioning your skin, a thread lift focuses on the underlying layers of your skin that actually cause sagging.


Wondering if PDO threading is the solution for you? Book a consultation at NewSkin Laser Center in Simi Valley or Northridge, California, today to find out if it’s the answer to your sagging skin.

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