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Clarity pdo thread lift

PDO Thread Lift - a revolutionary FDA-approved "lifting" treatment for the face and body.  

Think of it as the closest thing to a face-lift minus the surgery, and it can treat areas on the body.


What areas can a PDO Thread Lift improve?

  • Brow
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Crows Feet
  • Frown lines or "11's"
  • Jowls
  • Lips/vertical lip lines
  • Neck
  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Breast
  • Butt

What is a PDO Thread Lift?   How does it work?

A PDO Thread Lift is an FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to tighten and lift skin.  The treatment uses Polydioxanone or "PDO" absorbable "suture" threads (similar to those used in cardiac surgery).  The PDO Threads are inserted under the skin in a mesh or lattice pattern which act as a "scaffold" to help hold the skin against the effects of gravity.  Once the PDO Threads are inserted under the skin,  it prompts the bodies automatic response by stimulating collagen and elastin production.  Our body absorbs the PDO thread within 4-6 months leaving nothing behind but the newly formed "scaffold" which will continue to lift the treated area for another 12-24 months.

What to expect during a PDO Thread Lift Treatment?

First, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort.  The area will be marked and the threads will be inserted.  The entire procedure can take from 30-45 minutes.

When to expect results?  How long will it last?

Some treatment areas will see results immediately, other areas take up to 2-3 months with full benefits at around the 6 month mark.  The results may last from 12-24 months.  

Are there any side effects/risks/downtime involved with a PDO Thread Lift?

Some swelling can occur following treatment which typically resolves within 3-4 days.  Bruising can be moderate and last up to 14 days. In rare cases the PDO suture thread is visible, but can be easily removed to remedy the situation. 


PDO Brow Lift BEFORE             



PDO Neck LIft before
pdo neck lift after


Did you know?

Kati Midgley, PA-C has learned the art of the PDO Thread Lift technique from two highly respected plastic surgeons from Italy - Dr. Antoinetta Quaranta and Dr. Guarino.  In addition Kati has taught a master class with Dr. Quaranta and now teaches the ONLY hands-on PDO Thread Lift course in the United States.  

Kati Midgley, PA-C is the FIRST medical aesthetics professional in Connecticut to offer this revolutionary technique.  

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Medical Director:  DR. Stephen A. Brown -
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon