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PDO Thread Lift - The Answer to Sagging Skin May Be a Needle and Thread

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PDO Thread Lift - The Answer to Sagging Skin May be as Simple as a Needle and Thread

A PDO Thread Lift is a non-surgical alternative to a face lift.  It is often referred to as the "lunch hour lift" because it can be performed within 60 minutes or less.   This procedure is relatively simple, needles which are pre-loaded with PDO Thread (polydioxanone) are placed in a lattice type formation where the skin is sagging.  Your body responds to the PDO Threads by producing new collagen (this is what the body loses as we age) around the threads.  The threads dissolve over a period of 3-4 months and the new collagen produced lifts the skin.  The results will differ with each individual, but the look achieved is natural giving a rejuvenated and refreshed look.  There is minimal downtime and most people can resume their regular activities within a day or two.

What areas can be treated with a PDO Thread Lift?

  • Neck
  • Cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Brows
  • Arms/elbows
  • Knees
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

What is PDO Thread?

PDO or polydioxanone is absorbable suture material.  It is similar to the type used in cardiac surgery.

Is PDO Thread Lift a new treatment therapy?

The answer is no, having just returned from the World Congress of Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Monte Carlo, Monaco, we learned that the procedure has been performed routinely in Europe for years, but it is relatively new here in the US.  It was all the rage there and new stronger threads are being developed.  PDO Thread Lift was granted FDA clearance in October of 2015.  Clarity is one of the first practices in Connecticut to offer this treatment to our patients.  Our very own Kati Midgley, BSPT, MHS, PA-C was the first American to teach this procedure in the USA. 

What are the advantages of a PDO Thread Lift?

The great thing about a PDO Thread Lift is that is offers a quick recovery together with excellent results.  This is a non-surgical, minimally invasive technique that leaves no scarring!  A local anesthetic is used to maximize comfort. If you are looking for a quick and effective solution to a range of aging problems then a PDO Thread Lift may be your perfect solution.

Who is the best candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO Thread Lift is perfect for women and men with minimal to moderate sagging, lax skin.  For more severe cases, PDO Thread Lift can be combined with other anti-aging treatment therapies such as laser rejuvenation, dermal fillers, coolsculpting, chemical peels, and medical grade skin care.

What are the risks of a PDO Thread Lift?

No anti-aging intervention is without risk, with PDO Thread Lift minor side effects such as bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness, slight asymmetry and infection can occur.

What happens after the PDO Thread Lift?

Patients are sent home with aftercare instructions that include treating the area delicately, applying ice as needed, and avoiding strenuous exercise for 2-3 weeks.  A moderate amount of bruising is common, so patients will want to plan the treatment in advance of any special events.

How long do PDO Thread Lift results last?

A PDO Thread Lift lasting power depends on a few factors - the age and condition of the skin, the patients lifestyle, and the amount of sagging skin.  The treatment therapy will lift the skin, but "holding" it at the level of correction from 1-3 years.  Patients must understand that this therapy will help turn back the clock, but it won't stop it.  Additional PDO Thread treatments may be needed to maintain results.

Are you ready to see if a PDO Thread Lift is right for you?

At Clarity Medical Aesthetics, our consultations are free.  We have a wealth of knowledge we want to share with our patients.  The PDO Thread Lift technique requires skill, artistry, extreme dexterity and understanding of the anatomy of the skin.  It is imperative that your practitioner is fully qualified.  All PDO Thread Lifts are performed by Kati Midgley, owner of Clarity Medical Aesthetics, who studied the technique under two Italian plastic surgeons considered pioneers of the procedure in their country.  Katis skill in the procedure has been sought out by patients from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado and Florida!  Call today for your free consultation (203) 903-1455 or visit