Face / Tightening & Contouring

PDO Thread Lift


PDO Thread Lift

A PDO thread lift is a temporary procedure that uses a dissolvable suture to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck. It can also be used to lift areas of the body, such as the buttocks. The lift typically lasts six months, after which the threads dissolve.

What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift involves using a biodegradable polyester suture (or ‘thread’) beneath the skin to create a natural tightening that reduces sagging skin on the forehead, cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck. It is a minimally invasive, temporary alternative to a face lift that doesn’t include excessive downtime.

This treatment not only lifts the face and neck but also helps to keep skin looking plumper, smoother and more radiant in the long term by stimulating the network of supportive collagen fibres within the skin.

The procedure can also be used to tighten sagging skin on the body, namely the stomach, buttocks, back, inner thighs and upper arms. They can also be used to treat cellulite and stretch marks.

How does a PDO thread lift work?

Typically, a PDO thread lift involves just a single thread each side of your face, neck or body, but can involve more depending on desired effect and treatment area.

Local anesthetic is used to make the procedure as pain-free as possible. During the procedure, threads are introduced to the skin with a needle or cannula which is removed once the threads have been positioned in the optimum place; with the desired amount of lift and repositioning, threads are trimmed to below the level of the skin so they are no longer visible, by sight or by touch.

Who can benefit from a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift may be beneficial for anyone looking to tighten sagging or loose facial skin without the invasiveness of a procedure like a face lift. Specifically, the procedure can help to lift and tighten the below areas (amongst others):

Brows, Eye area, Jawline and jowls, Deep creases and wrinkles, Downturned mouth

When used to treat the body, a PDO thread lift can be used to treat sagging skin on the:

Stomach, Buttocks, Back, Inner thighs, Upper arms, Cellulite and stretch marks

What are the advantages of a PDO thread lift?

There is a range of potential benefits for those choosing the PDO thread lift treatment

Minimally Invasive

As a minimally invasive procedure, a PDO thread lift can be done in just 30 minutes (earning it the nickname ‘the lunchtime lift’). It also requires minimal recovery time and won’t leave scarring, unlike traditional facelifts.

Immediate Improvement

The procedure also offers an immediate improvement to your appearance. This will continue over several months as your body produces new collagen and the rejuvenating effects develop.


Is a PDO thread lift safe?

Yes. At RejuvLab, patient safety is paramount, and PDO thread lift procedures are carried out by experienced doctors who will be there to advise you every step of the way.

Provided these procedures are administered correctly, they carry very few risks. If you have worries, chat with one of our doctors who can answer questions you may have.

Are there any side effects from a PDO thread lift?

While PDO thread lifts are very safe, they still carry some potential risks (as with any cosmetic procedure). Be sure to discuss this with one of our practitioners ahead of your treatment, especially as each procedure is different.

How much does a PDO thread lift cost?

Treatment costs vary depending on the procedures chosen. To find out more about treatment costs, book a consultation with one of our practitioners now.

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