PDO Threads Lift

For a bit of a lift, the second-generation thread lifts have quickly become a popular aesthetic treatment in recent years. The treatment, which relies on special threads inserted under the skin, resuspends features that have fallen for a more youthful appearance without resorting to surgery. At Beyond Skin Aesthetics, we offer thread lifts to help restore youthful definition to the face with a natural glow to boot.


What is a Thread Lift?

PDO Threads are a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that helps tighten and lift sagging skin on the face, jawline, and neck. At Beyond Skin Aesthetics, we offer smooth thread lifts that work well on the lips and chin–we also perform lifting barbed threads. During the procedure,  dissolvable sutures are inserted beneath the skin to suspend sagging skin and stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer and more youthful-looking skin. Several treatments are required four to six weeks apart to reach optimal results.

How it Works

How Does a Thread Lift Work?

A thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to lift and tighten the skin. The threads, or sutures, use materials such as PDO (polydioxanone) or PLLA (Poly-L-lactic acid), which are biocompatible and safe for use in the body.

The threads contain tiny barbs or cones attached, which help anchor them within the skin. Once inserted, these threads create an immediate lifting effect by pulling back sagging skin and stimulating collagen production.

A thread creates lift within the skin and achieves collagen production because the body registers the thread itself as an “injury.” Placing sutures beneath the skin results in a safe inflammatory response that produces new collagen and growth factors, which heal what the body perceives as a wound.

The threads dissolve after a few months and, in their place, leave newly formed collagen fibers that provide long-lasting results. Unlike a surgical facelift, thread lifts offer the advantages of minimal downtime and no anesthesia. Additionally, patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.

The Benefits of a Thread Lift

PDO Threads can provide natural-looking results by lifting sagging or loose skin. The use of sutures promotes natural collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness.

Inserting the sutures used in a thread lift involves using a thin needle or cannula, which makes the procedure less risky and requires little to no downtime for recovery.

While the immediate effects of a thread lift may last for several months, its long-term benefits come from increased amounts of collagen. This means that the treated area can continue to improve firmness and tightness over time.

A thread lift can address various areas of concern on the face, including sagging cheeks, jowls, eyebrows, and necklines. It offers flexibility in targeting specific areas for personalized rejuvenation.

Target Areas of a Thread Lift


Thread lifts can significantly improve the appearance of sagging skin and facial wrinkles. The threads are inserted under the skin, creating an immediate lifting effect that tightens loose facial tissues. This non-surgical procedure corrects drooping brows, deep lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds), and sagging jowls.


Thread lifts can enhance the neck area by lifting and tightening loose skin to reduce the appearance of a “turkey neck” or double chin (caused by lax muscles or excess fat deposits). By restoring youthfulness to the neck, you’ll see improved definition and contour along the jawline.


At BSA, we offer thread lifts for the abdomen and thighs to reduce the appearance of loose skin on the upper legs and the abdomen.

Cost of a Thread Lift

The final cost of your thread lift treatment depends on what area you have treated and your personal treatment goals. Clients have the best outcomes when they choose to invest in a treatment package. To get an accurate estimate for the treatment you plan on having, schedule a consultation with Beyond Skin Aesthetics today for a personalized quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, the results from a thread lift last anywhere from nine months to 18 months. The longevity of the effects largely depends on various factors such as age, metabolism, and lifestyle habits. 

A thread lift is fitting for almost anyone. There may be certain exceptions that a BSA provider can go over with you before the procedure.

As with any medical procedure, a thread lift has potential risks and side effects. These can include temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort at the insertion points of threads, and minimal scarring. In rare cases, infection or migration of threads may occur. However, these complications are rare when performed by experienced professionals like those at Beyond Skin Aesthetics.

Experience Beyond Skin Aesthetics

Experience the incredible results of a thread lift procedure at Beyond Skin Aesthetics. Trust us for safe, effective, and personalized aesthetic treatments that will leave you looking rejuvenated and refreshed. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.