Threading and PDO

Lift & Smooth Threads

Facial Aesthetics > Life & Smooth Threads

Fight aging or improve the shape of your smile with the natural healing power of your own body. Lift and Smooth threads are a non-surgical, minimally invasive way to improve the look of your skin and lips. We inject a synthetic absorbable thread made of polydioxanone (PDO) under the skin. As the body absorbs this thread over 4 to 6 months, it stimulates your body to produce more collagen. As the process continues, your skin tightens from the inside. Lifting threads provide a more instant lift impact to the face, while smoothing threads improve your skin’s appearance more gradually. Both procedures can be done in about an hour with no or minimal downtime needed afterward.

Face Lifting Threads for Instant Results

PDO lifting threads provide instant results and short recovery time. After the initial results, the procedure will stimulate your body to produce more natural collagen. Over the next 4 to 6 months, you’ll gradually notice an increase in facial volume, tighter and better looking skin and an improved smile. Results last 1 to 2 years and can be combined with other facial esthetic treatments for a more comprehensive cosmetic improvement to your smile.

Before and After PDO Threads
Post procedure before and after for PDO Thread Lift. The lift provides an immediate change in the facial esthetics, lifting skin and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth for a better looking smile.
PDO Thread Lift

Smoothing threads for more gradual results.

PDO smoothing threads use the same technology to improve the look of your face, but with more gradual changes in mind. The threads are placed in a hashtag formation under areas of the skin where smoothing is desired. Over the next 4 to 6 months, the skin will smooth out gradually as your body reacts to the treatment and naturally builds more collagen under the skin. These smoothing threads are most useful in improving the looks of the lips and cheeks.

Treatment Safety and Additional Information

PDO threads use a synthetic absorbable material that has been used as dental and medical sutures for more than 30 years. The threads meet all the safety requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for suturing. In addition to her regular training in suturing as a dentist, Dr. Schraw has received specialized training from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in placing lifting and smoothing threads.