PDO Thread Lift

Lift, tighten and contour sagging skin without plastic surgery. We use 100% absorable and hyoallergenic PDO threads. 

What is it?

PDO Threads are a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone (PDO) a colorless, hypoallergenic, biocompatible synthetic polymer that is 100% absorbable. PDO sutures have been used in surgery for over 60+ years. It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.


  • Brow lift
  • Cheek lift
  • Neck lift
  • Lower face/jowl/jawline lift
  • Nose lift

Who is a Candidate for LIFT-IT?

Those that have good skin quality and mild to moderate skin laxity would like to lift and tighten the face and neck, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, or lift the brows. To learn more check out our FAQ section below. 

Before & After

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What can be expected during treatment?
Before your treatment, you will be mapped, and we will select specific threads for your needs. During the treatment, you will be given a local anesthetic. Once you are adequately numbed, the PDO threads will then be precisely inserted under the skin. Barbs on the threads lift and tighten the skin of the face and neck. The procedure will take 1 hour per area. We will then review Post-procedure aftercare with you. The treated area’s redness, swelling, rippling, and denting are expected and typical for the first 2-4 weeks.
What is the discomfort or pain associated with lifting thread treatments?
The area being treated will first be numbed with numbing injections using a cannula. During this time, you may feel a slight pinch, tugging, or pressure. Multiple threads will be inserted. Barbs on the threads lift and tighten the skin of the face and neck. The treatment will take approximately 1 hour per area.
What are pre-care instructions before a treatment?
We highly recommend eating a light, healthy meal and avoiding exercise the day of your procedure.
What is the downtime after a treatment?
At Skin Deep, we define downtime as being unable to work or go out in public. Downtime is unique to every patient. Typically lifting thread treatment has 24 hours of downtime. Redness, swelling, tenderness/soreness, and bruising can occur. Redness will typically resolve in 24-72 hours. Swelling, tenderness, soreness, and bruising resolve in 1-2 weeks. Arnica gel or capsules can be used to treat swelling and bruising. It is normal to experience some difficulty chewing and speaking for 24-72 hours after treatment.
What are the aftercare instructions after a LIFT-it treatment?
Remain upright for 4 hours after treatment. Refrain from using makeup or other facial products or touching your face for 4-6 hours after treatment. Also, refrain from showering and from washing your face and hair for 24 hours. For two weeks, treat the treated area very gently. Avoid aggressive washing of the hair and face. Avoid aggressive hair brushing. You can wash your face and hair gently. If the midface was treated, avoid aggressive and prolonged chewing, wide yawns, and big smiles for 2-4 weeks after treatment. Sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated for two weeks after treatment. Avoid alcohol consumption, smoking, exercise, UV light, and heat (saunas, steam, tanning beds, hot showers, etc.) for two weeks after treatment. It would be best to avoid facial treatments such as facials and facial massages for a minimum of 4 weeks after treatment. You should not have laser, radiofrequency, and IPL for 10-12 weeks after treatment. Avoid sun exposure as long as bruising is present. You can wear compression garments until swelling resolves.
How long will the results last?