Thread lifting is a skin rejuvenation treatment in which a series of tiny needles and threads are inserted into the skin to induce your body’s natural collagen production. Also known as polydioxanone (PDO) thread therapy, thread lifting offers a variety of anti-aging benefits—such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles, improving skin laxity, and adding volume to drooping cheeks and jowls. Compared with other skin resurfacing treatments, a PDO thread lift can give you long-lasting results and a rejuvenated appearance without downtime or surgery.

Here’s a closer look at the many benefits associated with thread lifting.

Induces Collagen Production

After the PDO threads are implanted into your skin, your body starts producing collagen in these areas as part of its natural healing process. Collagen is a protein and building block essential for supporting the skin, as well as the bones, hair, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Collagen helps the skin stay plump and youthful, and can help ward off signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging, drooping skin.

Improves Skin Textures

The increased collagen production induced by thread lifting helps improve the feel and texture of your skin. Collagen can increase the density of your skin and boost skin hydration to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and reduce dryness and rough textures. 

Improves Skin Laxity

A thread lift is similar to other skin-tightening procedures such as dermal fillers due to the way it can plump the skin and reduce sagging and drooping. The breakdown of collagen and elastin in skin is often what causes a reduction in skin laxity, but thread lifting works as a skin-lifting treatment to restore plumpness and make your face look fuller and more youthful.

Reduces Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are among the most common signs of aging that people strive to reduce through a series of anti-aging treatments. The collagen production induced by thread lifting can help repair and hydrate the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thread lifting can also plump the skin and make it fill out to make fine lines and wrinkles that are far less noticeable.

It Uses Safe Materials

The PDO threads used in thread lifting are safe, medical-grade materials that are broken down naturally by the body and that leave in the form of waste and carbon dioxide. Polydioxanone is a biodegradable material used in surgery and tissue engineering in addition to thread lifting. Your body generally absorbs PDO threads by the sixth month following treatment.

Produces Long-Lasting Results

Injectables and dermal fillers usually only produce results that last several months to a year, but thread lifting produces results that can last up to three years or longer. Some patients choose to undergo thread lifting on a regular, ongoing basis to extend their results and to maintain a fresh, youthful-looking appearance indefinitely—especially given how PDO threads are absorbed by the body within six months. The results of thread lifting can often be prolonged by practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors such as drinking plenty of water, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, and getting an adequate amount of beauty sleep every night.

It’s Minimally Invasive

Unlike facelift surgery and other invasive cosmetic surgeries that help you look younger, thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no incisions or scarring. A thread lift also requires no preparation or significant downtime—meaning you can simply show up to your appointment and drive yourself home afterward. Thread lifting appointments generally last between 30 and 60 minutes and require only a few days of downtime versus the several weeks of recovery associated with facelift surgery.

Can Be Combined With Other Anti-Aging Treatments

Thread lifting can be combined with one or more other anti-aging treatments to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic look. Examples of treatments you can successfully combine with a thread lift include chemical peels, microneedling, platelet-rich plasma facials, Botox, and dermal fillers (e.g., Juvederm and Restylane). A thread lift can also be used to periodically touch up results from a previous facelift surgery.

Where To Find Thread Lifting In Las Vegas

Dr. K Beauty in Las Vegas offers a variety of wellness and anti-aging treatments, including thread lifting, for those who want to turn back the clock and achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. Call us today at (725) 500-9979 to schedule a consultation and to learn whether you’re an ideal candidate for thread lifting and our other available skin resurfacing treatments.