Here’s how the latest PDO thread lift in NY makes you look younger without the knife

A safe, fully dissolvable thread is the key to this non-surgical face lift procedure

Real thread lift result

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How can a thread lift make your face look younger without surgery?

The latest thread lifts are a quick, in-office (off-label) procedure that uses both smooth and notched absorbable threads that are injected just under the skin to achieve 2 things:

  1. immediate, slight lifting of the skin by modestly pulling the skin against the direction of gravity
  2. gradual firming of the skin by stimulating a controlled  growth of collagen in the dermis

Will a thread lift work for you?

A thread lift is not the same as a surgical facelift or neck lift.  It doesn’t tighten muscle or eliminate neck bands and heavy jowls.

The PDO thread lift can provide modest firming and tightening that appears to be more effective than radiofrequency procedures (Thermage, Pelleve, Thermi RF, etc.) that use heat to stimulate collagen growth.

The best candidate for a thread lift has mild signs of aging and is seeking a non-surgical, minimal downtime procedure that gives a subtle “lift”.

How can I get the most effective thread lift?

There are a few ways to optimize the results of absorbable thread lifts:

  1. repeat the thread lift procedure in 6-12 months after the first treatment
  2. combine the thread lift with other procedures. add fillers for lost volume and wrinkles, skin resurfacing for sun damage, Botox or Dysport for smile and frown lines, and deeper tightening (Ultherapy) for more advanced muscle sagging

How long do the results of a thread lift last?

The results of a PDO thread lift can last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months or more.

On average, the results last longer than Botox or Dysport, and similar to some filler injections.

The longevity of the procedure depends on many factors, including the degree of aging you have at the onset of the procedure, how many threads are used, the thickness of your skin, and the degree of firming that ensues after the thread lift.

How are the new dissolvable PDO thread lifts different than older thread lifts?

The newest thread lifts use dissolvable threads (made from PDO or polydioxanone that has been used safely in surgical procedures for many years) that entirely disappear over 4 to 6 months.  The procedure is incisionless and scarless and is growing in popularity in NYC and the U.S., as it has in Europe and Asia over the last several years, with an excellent safety profile.

Older thread lifts (Contour threads and Aptos threads) were withdrawn from the U.S. market due to complications and these were made of permanent materials that did not dissolve over time.  The permanent thread lifts have been largely abandoned by cosmetic surgeons.

Where to get a thread lift procedure in NY

In our office the NovaThreads PDO lift (FDA-cleared for soft tissue approximation) is performed by an M.D. only and in many cases your consultation and procedure can be done at the same visit.

You may contact us today to request a thread lift consultation in NY by completing the form at the top of the page.