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PDO thread face lift

Non-surgical facelift in Scottsdale, AZ

Non-surgical facelift is a non-invasive procedure that uses polydioxanone PDO threads to lift and tighten the skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

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$2000 – $2500

What is threading face lift?

A PDO thread face lift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses temporary sutures (threads) to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face. 

PDO threads are absorbable sutures made from flexible material called polydiaxanone, which has been used in various surgical procedures since 1970. 

The threads, which are similar to those used in surgical procedures, are inserted through small incisions in the skin and then pulled to lift and reposition the skin.

One of the types of threads used in a thread face lift are the PDO barbed threads. These threads are unique in that they have small barbs or cogs along the length of the thread, which help to grip the skin and provide a more secure lift. 

Stimulating collagen production

One of the key benefits of a PDO thread face lift is the stimulation of collagen production. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin. As we age, the natural production of collagen decreases, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of volume. The barbed threads, in particular, create micro-injuries in the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing response, which results in an increase in collagen production. This leads to a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance with a tighter and smoother skin. 


Who is a good candidate for a thread lift?

The ideal patient group for a thread lift is generally between the ages of 40 and 65 years old, and are concerned with noticeable nasolabial folds (lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth), marionette lines (lines that run from the corner of the mouth to the chin), and jowls (sagging skin along the jawline). These are all signs of aging that can be effectively treated with a thread lift.

It’s also important to have realistic expectations for the procedure. A thread lift is not as dramatic as a surgical facelift, but it can improve the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles. It is not a treatment for severe skin sagging or wrinkles. A thread lift is best for those who want to improve their appearance but are not ready for a surgical facelift.

It’s important to note that every person’s skin condition and requirements are different, so it’s always recommended to consult with a qualified professional and have a clear idea of the expectations and possible risks before the procedure.


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How does a thread lift work?

The procedure consists of inserting PDO threads via a dull cannula instrument through small openings in the temple, hidden in the hairline. During the procedure, the cannula glides between the skin and a muscle within the superficial fat layer. Four to five threads are placed on each side to provide a multi-dimensional lift.

The threads are inserted into the skin and then pulled to lift and reposition the skin. The threads are anchored in place, providing support to the skin and creating a lift. The barbs on the threads also create small injuries in the skin that stimulate collagen production, which can improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.

How long do face threads last?

The duration of the effects of a face thread lift can vary depending on a number of factors, including the individual’s skin condition and lifestyle. Generally, the lifting results can be appreciated immediately after the procedure and continue to improve for 3-4 months post-procedure. However, the threads themselves are completely biodegraded in 200 days.

The lifting results from the procedure can last for 2-5 years, due to the new collagen production. These new collagen fibers continue to lift the face for years after the procedure.

It’s important to note that the longevity of the results will depend on how well the person takes care of their skin, such as protecting it from UV rays, keeping hydrated, eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, the results may vary based on the individual’s skin condition, age, and the number of threads used.

What kind of anesthesia is used during the procedure?

At the Desert Bloom Clinic, the PDO non-surgical facelift procedure is performed under local anesthesia. This means that the patient will be awake during the procedure, but they will not feel any pain as the area where the threads will be inserted is numbed.

In addition to local anesthesia, the clinic also uses Pro-Nox (laughing gas) during the procedure. Pro-Nox is a self-administered gas that the patient inhales through a mask. It is designed to reduce anxiety and discomfort during the procedure. This is a great option for patients who may feel anxious or nervous about the procedure.

The clinic also uses a Zimmer cooler to cool the skin during the procedure for added patient comfort. The cooler works by blowing chilled air onto the skin, which helps to numb the area and reduce discomfort during the procedure.

It’s important to note that the type of anesthesia used may vary depending on the individual case.  Dr. Natalya Borakowski will discuss the options with you and recommend the best choice for your needs and comfort level.

Benefits of threading face

A thread facelift offers several advantages over a surgical facelift, which is performed by plastic surgeons, and typically involves making incisions and removing excess skin. As our skin ages, it loses elasticity and volume, and the skin on our face can begin to sag. A thread facelift is a way to lift the skin and restore a more youthful appearance.

One of the main advantages of a thread facelift is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. Unlike a surgical facelift, a thread facelift does not require general anesthesia or extensive recovery time. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes less than an hour to complete.

Another advantage of a thread facelift is that it can effectively address fine lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as sagging skin. The procedure can also be used to enhance the contours of the face and jawline.

A thread facelift is also a relatively affordable cosmetic procedure compared to a surgical facelift, and with less risks, less downtime and less recovery time. It’s important to note that, like any cosmetic procedures, thread facelift results may vary depending on the individual’s skin condition, age, and the number of threads used.

Preparing for a thread lift

Preparing for a non invasive face lift is an important step in ensuring a successful procedure and a smooth recovery. Here are some things to consider when preparing for a thread lift:

Consultation: Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with Dr. Natalya Borakowski, licensed naturopathic physician with extensive knowledge and training in dermatology and minor surgery, to discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure. During this consultation, she will examine your skin and discuss the best options for you.

Avoid blood thinners: You should also avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain supplements for at least two weeks before and after the procedure, as they may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.

Recovery time: You will need to take 2-3 days off to rest and recover, and you should avoid strenuous activities or exercise for at least a week.

Follow post-operative instructions: Dr. Natalya will provide you with post-operative instructions, including how to care for the incision sites, how to reduce swelling, and when to return for follow-up appointments. Following these instructions is crucial for a smooth recovery.

What to expect after a thread lift

After a thread lift there are some things to expect during the recovery process. Here is an overview of what to expect after a thread lift:

Swelling and Bruising: Expect to experience some swelling and bruising for a few days post-procedure. This is normal and will subside within a week.

Pain: There may be some mild pain or discomfort in the treated area. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to help manage the pain.

Redness and Itchiness: You may experience some redness and itchiness around the incision sites. This is normal and should subside within a few days.

Limited Mobility: It’s important to avoid strenuous activities or exercise for at least a week after the procedure. You should also avoid bending, lifting, or straining the treated area.

Follow-up Appointments: Your practitioner will schedule follow-up appointments to check on your progress and make sure that you are healing well.

Results: The final results of a thread lift are not immediate. It may take a few weeks to see the full effects of the procedure. The final results will depend on the individual’s skin condition, age, and the number of threads used.

It’s important to note that these are common side effects of the procedure, but every person’s body reacts differently, so the side effects and recovery time may vary.

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