PDO Lifting Threads

Are you experiencing facial skin laxity, such as jowls or cheek drooping, but aren’t ready for a surgical facelift? A PDO Thread Lift can help treat mild to moderate skin laxity by tightening, sculpting, and lifting facial skin without invasive surgery. Sometimes called a “lunchtime lift,” this minimally invasive procedure uses absorbable sutures under the skin to restore features to a tight, younger-looking position, including on the neck, jawline, lower face, cheeks, brows, and under-eyes. Best of all, with a PDO Thread Lift, there is virtually no downtime!
PDO threads can help with:
  • Fine lines & wrinkles (lifting and smooth threads)
  • Lifting of jaw, mouth, nasolabial folds
  • Filling-in of Acne or other Scars (smooth threads)
  • Outlining of Lips (smooth threads)
  • Brow lifting

"PDO threads are one of our favorite facial rejuvenation treatments. We have placed, lifted and smoothed more than 600 clients over the past 4 years".

PDO Thread Lifting

Christine Green, DNP, FNP; Alexis, RN

How does a PDO Thread Lift work?

After topical numbing and infusion of local anesthetia, barbed polydioxanone (PDO) threads are delicately inserted under the skin  using a specialized cannula to insert the threads and mechanically lift sagging tissues. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin with barbs or cones and lift it upwards. The threads are tightened and then cut off just under your skin (at the insertion points). In addition to lifting and tightening the skin physically, the PDO threads also activate the body’s “healing response,” stimulating continuous collagen production where they are placed.

PDO lifting threads Indianapolis

As the body gradually absorbs the threads over six months, they are replaced with fresh collagen, which helps secure the skin in its new position, reduces laxity (by thickening and hydrating the skin), and prevents laxity from getting worse (by strengthening the skin).

By providing this ongoing and progressive rejuvenation, a PDO Thread Lift can help you achieve tighter, younger-looking features for 15+ months or more.  Unlike a surgical facelift, this procedure can be performed in under 60 minutes (depending how many threads are placed), with only local anesthesia, and requires almost no recovery time.

  • You can see some lifting effect immediately after your treatment, but results are seen most from around 2-6 months after.
  • Results are natural - You look like yourself only refreshed


Before & After Photos

PDO Thread Procedure As seen on The Doctors

The Procedure


The Results