Minimally Invasive Nonsurgical Thread PDO: a non-invasive treatment to tighten loose and sagging skin.



Could you use a lift? A non-surgical PDO Thread Lift can tighten, sculpt, and lift your facial skin. Restore your skin to a tight, youthful position with minimal downtime.

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What is PDO and is it safe?

With a decade worth of safety track record in surgery, polydioxanone (PDO) is a safe raw material that has been used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure. As a safe raw material that is completely absorbed by the body through hydrolysis, PDO causes minimal tissue reaction and tissue trauma.

At Radiance Skin and Laser - we use MINT™ and NovaThreads™ PDO threads.

How does it work?

​PDO threads are minimally invasive procedures that do not require general anesthesia or big incisions. There are tiny barbs strategically placed and molded all around the thread. Once placed, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin, and the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a naturally youthful and defined look. 

Not only can it improve the appearance of sagging skin, PDO (polydioxanone) can also help promote the stimulation of collagen and neovascularization, which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and volume for a timeless rejuvenation.

​What kind of results can I expect and how many treatments will I need?

PDO results are immediate. You do not have to wait weeks and months to see your results. Although individual results may vary, common results achieved include:

Heart shaped, higher cheekbone contour  -  Defined jaw line

Softer smile lines  -   Softer eyebrows  -  Smoother neck lines

How long does a PDO Thread Lift take and how long does it last?

The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. You will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. 

What if I have other procedures I have done or want to get done?

PDO Thread Lift is a great procedure to get in conjunction with other treatments such as lasers, PRP, injectables, BOTOX®, and fillers. The threads can be used to target sagging skin and fillers can be utilized for deep lines to create an overall youthful appearance to the face. 

Ask Dr. Julie to help customize a treatment plan! 

Is there any downtime?

Recovery after a PDO thread lift is minimal. Most patients are able to return to work and most normal activity 1 day after the procedure with only minor discomfort. It is common for patients to experience minor inflammation and bruising which typically resolves within 1 week.

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