PDO Thread Lift

Procedure Snapshot

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).

Quick Facts

  • 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

  • Starts at $300 but varies by area and extent of treatment 
  • 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
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Eyelid Lift Case 90 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #90

This 60 year old patient was first referred to Dr. Parker 3 years ago by her primary care physician with concerns about the heaviness of her upper eyelids. Dr. Parker performed an upper lid blepharoplasty on the patient to remove her excess skin and a small amount of herniated fat. She healed well after the surgery. She returned 3 years later... Read More
Neck Contouring Case 889 Before & After View #4 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #889

This 68 year old was bothered by the aging of her face and neck. Dr. Parker performed a combined face and neck lift along with fat injections.
Nonsurgical Face Procedures Case 344 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #344

2 years post Infini RF microneedling procedure.
Nonsurgical Face Procedures Case 282 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #282

This 40 year old female was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. She had with concerns about the puffiness of her lower eyelids. She felt this made her look tired and older then she is. After reviewing various options, she and Dr. Parker arrived at the following surgical plan. Under general anesthesia, Dr. Parker made an incision on the... Read More
Nonsurgical Face Procedures Case 303 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #303

This patient was bothered by hyperpigmentation and fine lines on her skin. She was looking for an overall improvement in the appearance of her skin and fine lines. We used our Halo laser to treat her skin. The treatment evened her skin tone, added firmness, and reduced her fine wrinkles. She is very happy with her results. Read More
Nonsurgical Face Procedures Case 309 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #309

I wanted to try Halo to treat my skin pigmentation. I used lidocaine cream to prepare for the treatment, which took about 50 minutes. The treatment felt like light zapping on my skin, and it took a few minutes for my face to cool. After treatment, I just tried to stay hydrated and keep out of the sun. I looked like I had a slight sunburn for... Read More
Nonsurgical Face Procedures Case 272 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #272

This 51 year old patient, referred by her primary care physician, was bothered by the progressively prominent nasolabial folds and marionette lines. She did not wish to undergo facelift surgery at this time. After reviewing other options with her, Dr. Parker injected 1 syringe of Restylane into the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The p... Read More
Nonsurgical Face Procedures Case 273 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #273

This 49 year old was bothered by the increasing prominence of her nasolabial folds. After a review of all options, Dr. Parker injected one syringe of Captique into the folds. The patient was pleased with the natural-appearing softening which had been achieved. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Paul Parker

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 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

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:

  • Cheeks 
  • Jawline 
  • Neck 
  • Brows 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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How Much Does a PDO Thread Lift Cost?

At our New Jersey practice, the cost of a PDO thread lift starts at $300 but the price depends on the extent of the procedure needed to produce the desired results. As with any procedure, the location of the practice and the training of the provider also influence the cost. 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.

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