Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
122 East Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 967-1212
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (medical spa only)
PDO Thread Lift
Threading multiple fine sutures through the skin’s deeper layers immediately lifts and smooths mildly sagging skin and stimulates the production of new collagen. This thread lift, a nonsurgical facelift alternative performed in Paramus, New Jersey at Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, minimizes folds, wrinkles, and jowls without the downtime of surgery. The procedure gets its name from the thread used in the sutures, which is made from an FDA-approved, biocompatible material called PDO (polydioxanone).
- Minimally invasive skin tightening is an alternative to facelift surgery*.
- The body slowly absorbs the threads 4 to 6 months following the procedure.
- Threads may be smooth or have tiny barbs or cones that help grip the skin.
*Results may vary.
Cost & Recovery
- The cost will depend on the area and extent of treatment. Schedule your cosmetic consultation to get a personalized quote.
- Patients may notice some swelling or bruising in the treated areas, but the downtime is less than 24 hours.
One of the first signs of aging that many women and men notice is the loss of definition along the jawline and chin as the skin loosens and sags. This occurs as facial bones and fat shrink, and the body produces less collagen. Folds, jowls, and wrinkles gradually appear until you look in the mirror (or your face on a Zoom call) and are surprised by how old you look. If you’re not ready for facelift surgery, a PDO thread lift is a solution at our Paramus practice for people from Ridgewood, Mahwah, Somerset, and Hackensack, NJ.
Nonsurgical Face Procedures
Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 35 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.
What Is a Thread Lift?
Facelift surgery is the gold standard for people with moderate to severe skin sagging who want to reverse the toll aging has had on their appearance. But not everyone wants or needs invasive plastic surgery. A thread lift is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedure that involves inserting threads below the skin’s surface to lift the tissue. The most popular type of this technique is the PDO thread lift.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?
Men and women who benefit the most from PDO thread lift procedures are typically in their late 30s to mid-50s who want their faces to reflect the youthfulness they feel without undergoing surgery. Even though a thread lift can be performed on many areas of the body, the most common areas include:
Thread lifts can be combined with dermal fillers such as a product from the RHA® Collection or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, which last longer than other fillers and restore volume to the cheeks. Getting injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic at the same time minimizes expression lines such as crow’s feet for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
About Your Procedure
Our cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.Request a Consultation Your Education Session
What Happens During a PDO Thread Lift?
A thread lift begins with the practitioner marking the skin where he’ll insert the threads. After numbing the area with a local anesthetic, the practitioner inserts a thin needle called a cannula with the thread attached and passes it under the skin’s surface. He then pulls the thread tight, creating tension and lifting the tissue. He repeats the process until achieving the desired results.
The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and patients return home afterward.
When Do You See Results?
The results of a PDO thread lift can be seen immediately. Additionally, because the procedure triggers the skin’s natural healing process, you’ll continue to see improvement as new collagen is produced during the ensuing 3 to 4 months. The results of a thread lift may last up to a year.
Rapid Recovery Program
Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.Learn More
How Much Does a PDO Thread Lift Cost?
At the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey, the cost of a PDO thread lift will depend on the extent of the procedure needed to produce the desired results. After your consultation, we’ll provide a detailed price quote that you can review.
Contact Us for a Cosmetic Consultation
You can look as energetic and youthful as you feel without having facial plastic surgery. Learn more about PDO thread lift procedures and if you can benefit from it or one of our other nonsurgical skin tightening treatments at Parker Center. Request a personal consultation using our online form or call us at (201) 967-1212.