PDO Thread Lift – Nonsurgical Facelift

Mark L. Civin DDS is now offering PDO Thread Lift as a nonsurgical facelift alternative. The PDO Thread Lift procedure is safe and lifts loose or saggy skin on your face, neck, or body with the simple procedure. Saggy skin is a natural part of the aging process and is usually corrected by getting a traditional facelift or surgical procedure. Thread Lift is exceptionally effective at removing loose or saggy skin without getting an invasive surgical treatment like a conventional facelift. 

Restoring the Facial V-Shape

During the aging process, your face will lose the natural “v-shape” it once had over time due to gravity. PDO thread lift can create a scaffolding to support your facial tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or slightly lift your facial tissue and reposition the skin. Novathreads can be used on any part of your body, but they are most commonly used in the face and neck.

What are Novathreads and How Do They Work?

Novathreads are hypodermic needles that are preloaded with a synthetic PDO absorbable suture. These sutures are FDA approved and are one of the safest options when performing a Thread Lift. After 4 to 6 months pass, your skin will fully absorb the Novathread without leaving scar tissue. The Novathreads under your skin will create a selective inflammatory response to produce collagen that will create a long-lasting result. By using Novathread under the skin to lift up loose skin, your skin will repair itself over time and create new collagen. 

Which Areas Can Be Treated With The PDO Threads?

The most common treatment areas are the cheeks, brows, jowls, and upper neck. Although these areas are the most common, Thread Lift can be performed anywhere on the body, including the upper arms, thighs, and stomach. 

How Is The PDO Thread Lift Performed?

The treatment area will be numbed and marked before the procedure. Once the topical and local anesthetic is applied, the Thread Lift is started by inserting the threads under the skin using a small needle to lift and support saggy skin. Once the needle is inserted, the thread can reposition the skin. When the procedure is complete, the needle is removed without any scarring. 

What Is The Difference Between Nu-Lift and Nu-Mesh?

Nu-Lift sutures have threads that have tiny barbs on the length of the thread, which allows it to gather tissue and lift sagging skin in the procedure location. Nu-Lift provides a more immediate result that lasts longer in comparison to Nu-Mesh. 

Nu-Mesh uses sutures that are smooth and do not have any barbs on the thread. The threads are placed under the skin vertically and horizontally to create a mesh, which is a foundation for collagen production after the procedure. The results of Nu-Mesh are less dramatic and gradually improve saggy skin and lines.  

What Is The Recovery Like After A Thread Lift?

For most patients, the pain after the procedure can be treated with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil). If needed, Dr. Civin can prescribe stronger pain medication. Mild swelling and bruising is common shortly after the procedure and will subside within a few days if the area is iced.

What Are The Side Effects Of The Thread Lift?

The most common side effects are bruising and swelling, which usually subsides in under a week if cared for properly. If the sutures become visible underneath the skin or migrate, they can be easily removed and repositioned if needed. 

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