PDO Threads

At Ageless Aesthetics, our highly trained Medical and Aesthetic providers can repair and revitalize your skin with multiple treatment modalities. Leave feeling pampered and replenished and your confidence reborn!

Thread lifts have become a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift for patients who are not ready to undergo more aggressive treatment options. Although the effects from a thread lift will be temporary and not as dramatic as a facelift, improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be seen gradually as the procedure stimulates natural collagen production

PDO sutures are a type of material used for thread lifts. PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable for minimally invasive thread lifts. PDO thread lifts, sometimes referred to as PDS thread lifts, come in a variety of textures.

There are three main textures of PDO sutures: mono, cog, and screw threads.

  • Mono threads are singular, smooth sutures that are anchored to the face that provide a small lift to the face.

  • Cog threads have a barbed texture that provide better lift and increased collagen production.

  • Screw threads have 1-2 intertwined threads which provide volume to the treated area.

For patients who only desire skin tightening and rejuvenation, mono threads may be sufficient. Patients who desire more lifting and volume will better benefit from textured cog or screw threads.

  • Before treatment, the patient’s skin will be marked for insertion and direction of the inserted threads. Once marked, the insertion points will be throughly anesthetized.

  • Multiple threads can be inserted through the same point in the skin. PDO threads are attached to a long cannula. The cannula will be pushed through the tissue beneath the skin. When the thread has reached its predetermined end point, the thread will be released and the cannula removed. This process will be repeated until the desired lift has been achieved, with as many 1-15 threads inserted depending on the treatment area and concern being addressed.

  • Any extra thread will be trimmed. The threads will be massaged to ensure the tissue is smooth and no dimpling is present.

  • Recovery is minimal after a PDO thread lift procedure. Most patients are able to resume normal activity within 1-3 days post-procedure

The goal of a PDO thread lift is to reposition facial and neck tissues to restore and rejuvenate youthful proportions and appearances to the face.

Mono Threads (also called smooth threads)

$200/Pack of 10 (2-10 packs recommended)

Mono threads, or biological threads, are smart threads, generators of collagen. They work by improving the skin quality by increasing densification. Placed n a mesh design, these threads imitate the natural structure of collagen. Great for acne scarring or texture concerns.

Screw threads (Mono Threads shaped in coil)

$200/Pack of 10 (2-10 packs recommended)

Screw threads have one or two intertwined threads around the needle and provide good volume restoration to sunken areas of the skin. The production of collagen around the threads and their barbs helps to restore volume and improves the skin texture and elasticity resulting in a natural aesthetic outcome. Used in deeper wrinkles or areas of volume loss, these threads pack a plumping punch!

Cog threads (also called barbed threads or lifting threads)

1 vector lift $500 (one thread each side)
2 vector lift $900 ​
3 Vector lift $1200 ​
4 Vector lift $1600

The PDO facelift is the new trend made popular by numerous celebrities recently and it is an excellent and effective non-surgical technique to lift and tighten skin. PDO COG threads have the potential to re-define facial contours and induces collagen production. The treatment forms part of an integrated support structure for the tissue of the face by encouraging natural collagen synthesis with immediate results that peak at 6 months and last between 2-3 years.

Areas treated:

  • Forehead (Brow Lifting)
  • Jaw line contouring
  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Neck
  • Naso-labial folds (Mouth to nose)
  • Marionette lines (Sagging mouth)