Anyone seeking an alternative to a face-lift that’s less invasive should consider a polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift. Unlike traditional lifting procedures, PDO thread lifts use dissolvable sutures to lift and tighten the skin. The best part is that no scalpel is required! The PDO thread lift is something that we’re excited to be able to offer here at Beauty Refined in Greenwood Village, Colorado. If you’re wondering where to get a thread lift in the Denver area, our staff is happy to answer your questions about this rejuvenating procedure. Start by taking a look at some of the frequently asked questions about thread lifts.

Why Choose a PDO Thread Lift?

As we age, it’s common for gravity to create loose skin throughout the face and jaw. In addition, the loss of facial fat that naturally occurs with age can actually reduce the facial support structure that once gave us a firm, youthful appearance. The most noticeable effects of aging are usually seen throughout the eyes, brow area, cheeks, jaw, jowls, and neck. The conventional solution up until recently was to get a surgical face-lift. However, many people struggled with the invasiveness, cost, and recovery time required for a surgical lift. A PDO thread lift is a nonsurgical option capable of lifting, contouring, and suspending sagging skin. A thread lift is a fantastic alternative to a surgical lift for someone who simply needs moderate rejuvenation to feel confident about their appearance.

How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

A PDO thread lift works without any major cuts or incisions. It instead uses small insertion site to place a special medical-grade thread made of proteins that are thinner than individual strains of hair. These threads relax tendons and muscles to prevent the movements that cause wrinkles to be visible. In addition, they improve blood flow in the injected areas to help stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin. As we age, a natural slowdown of collagen production is one of the major causes of wrinkles, sagging, and skin aging. Finally, PDO threads also simulate the production of two key substances responsible for creating firm, young skin called collagen and elastin. Areas that are ideal for PDO thread lifts include:

PDO threads used for thread lift procedures are completely biodegradable. They can be expected to dissolve in 4-6 weeks for mono threads, and 6 months for the lifting threads. However, the end of the sutures is really just the beginning of your rejuvenated face! The newly generated collagen scaffolding that has formed around the sutures will continue to give your skin a smooth, lifting appearance for much longer.

Areas that are ideal for PDO thread lifts include:

  • Any part of the face or neck
  • Sagging brows
  • Nasolabial lines
  • Vertical and horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • “Falling” cheeks
  • Marionette lines
  • Sagging jaws
  • Chin wrinkles and folds
  • Crow’s feet

Services & Treatment Pricing:

Full Face Lift Threading$3000

Mini Face Lift Threading$2400

Brow Lift Threading$1800

Neck Lift Threading$2000

Single Session (Small Area)$500+

(under eyes, lip boarder, smokers’ lines, marionette lines, etc.)

Single Session (Large Area)$800+

(smile lines, jawline/neckline, submental area)

Beauty Refined is pleased to offer PDO thread lifts to our clients from throughout the Denver Area. Our world-class clinic offers a relaxing, state-of-the-art setting for enjoying the benefits of this procedure. Contact Beauty Refined to book your consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Prior to your thread injections, a topical anesthetic is applied at the injection points to improve your comfort level during the procedure. Next, threads are injected into the skin using a fine needle. Once threads are injected, they immediately begin to work as “anchors” that lift the skin upward. Excess threads will be trimmed. Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with PDO threads to enhance results.

Recovery following a PDO thread lift is minimal. Patients are free to return to their daily routines as quickly as they’d like. Some minor bruising and swelling can be common during the initial 24 to 48 hours following a thread lift. Rest assured that you’ll be given complete aftercare instructions to ensure fast healing with optimal results. It’s very important that you avoid rubbing your face during the week after your procedure to avoid accidentally displacing a thread. You’ll also be advised to avoid any activities that cause your lips to make a “pursing” motion for several weeks following your procedure. The same goes for sleeping on your side, entering a sauna, or participating in strenuous exercise.

Unlike many other “injectable” treatments, a thread lift is intended to be a long-lasting treatment. This is mostly due to the fact that thread lifts spur natural collagen production that creates new “scaffolding” that lasts long after your protein sutures have dissolved. The lifting effect of PDO threads offers the benefit of immediately noticeable results following your procedure. Next, natural protein synthesis that’s happening under the surface creates even better results roughly 10 to 15 days following the procedure. Patients can expect to see results that get increasingly better as the weeks go on due to the fact that blood flow and collagen production are ramping up. PDO thread lift results typically peak at around the six-month mark. While results from PDO thread lifts are expected to last for two years, some research suggests that younger clients with decent levels of skin elasticity could see results that last between four and nine years.

A PDO thread lift is a very well-tolerated, noninvasive treatment that is acceptable for anyone in good general health seeking a way to get a lifted appearance without surgery. It can be especially beneficial for someone who only needs a moderate lift due to early telltale signs of aging. During your consultation, you’ll have an opportunity to go over your complete health history to decide if a PDO thread lift is an appropriate choice for you.