PDO Threads

Do you wish that you could turn the clock back to a time when your skin was tight and wrinkle-free?

Many factors influence looking older than your chronological age such as environment, lifestyle choices, and genetics.  PDO threads are a special medical-grade thread that is about as thin as hair and made of protein.  If you want a younger more youthful appearance and feel better about yourself, a PDO thread lift is the answer for you.

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Janette and Doctor Delaney are a wonderful team. Hardly felt any pain because he allowed enough time for the lidocaine to work and I’m super happy with the result!

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What Are PDO Threads

Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical grade thread that is about as thin as a hair and made of protein. PDO threads improve the blood flow to the treatment area and stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin growth and hyaluronic acid. These substances are key to maintaining firm, youthful looking skin.

PDO Thread lifts are a new form of non-surgical face lift without the cuts or incisions.

If your face has loose or sagging skin and you want a tighter, fresher, more youthful looking skin, this treatment may be your best solution. There are no cuts or incisions only small ports where the thread is inserted.


Why Choose PDO Threads

The body enhances collagen production around the threads, which act as scaffolding for further skin cell regeneration. In the long run, PDO threads will provide you with an anti-aging solution that continues to reduce the appearance of aging and improve your results over time. It is good to note that not all PDO threads are alike.

What Do PDO Threads Fix


Instant lift, tightening and contouring


Skin rejuvenation


Improved circulation and hydration


Wrinkle reduction


Better skin tone


Enhanced skin texture

PDO Threads FAQ

Where can PDO threads be used
  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Neck
  • Sagging Face
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Upper and lower cheek
  • Marionette lines
  • Forehead (brow lifting)
  • Décolleté
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Abdomen 
What is PDO thread lift and how does it work?

The PDO thread lift procedure itself involves the implantation of fine, absorbable polydioxanone threads, similar to those which are used in medical suturing, into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using tiny needles. Their placement causes a series of microinjuries that trigger the body to produce greater amounts of natural collagen and elastin in order to repair the microscopic damage that occurs. The threads remain in place for around 6 to 8 months, after which time they are absorbed into the body, leaving new collagen in their place.

Are all PDO threads the same?

There are several different types of thread that can be used depending on the areas that you are targeting and the type of improvement you desire. For example, cog threads are most commonly used to lift sagging tissue around the jaw and neck in order to improve the patient’s profile. Meanwhile, screw threads can be used for plumping and adding volume to deficient areas, such as the cheeks, as well as lifting. Dr. Delaney will advise you as to which PDO threads will fit your needs.

How long does a PDO thread lift procedure take?

Precisely how long a PDO thread lift will take will depend on the area being targeted, but in most instances, it can be carried out in between 45 and 60 minutes. Including preparation and the time following treatment, you can expect the entire appointment to last a maximum of 2 hours.

After that, you are free to go back to work or whatever else you had scheduled for the rest of your day.

Does a PDO thread lift hurt?

The procedure itself is minimally invasive and does cause micro-injuries to layers within the skin. As such, you will be given a local anesthetic before your treatment which will ensure that you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout.

What can I expect during the treatment?

Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your treatment will begin. The PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles, called cannulas, or sharp-tipped needles. Once inserted into the appropriate layer of skin, they act as anchors as the skin is lifted upwards. Then, the excess threads are cut off.

What side effects can I expect after a PDO thread lift?

A great benefit of a PDO thread lift is that the side effects are minimal. You may notice a little swelling and bruising that lasts for a few days and then fades. There is no downtime, and you can get back to your usual routine right away.

How long does it take to see the effects of a PDO thread lift?

Some results of the treatment, such as skin lifting and some of the contouring effects, are visible immediately after treatment. However, the majority of results of a PDO thread lift are progressive because they rely on the body’s natural production of collagen which takes time. The lifting effect of PDO therapy reaches a peak at around 6 months post-treatment. New collagen and elastin will have formed around the threads tightening the skin and making the area look firmer, smoother, and more youthful. The results of treatment can potentially last between 2 and 3 years, after which time further treatment may be necessary to maintain your results.

Dr. Delaney’s Input on PDO Threads

PDO Threads have regenerative benefits that have proven results for creating natural support and healthier tissue. With ongoing good skin care practices, your safe, nonsurgical face-lift with PDO Threads can keep you looking fresh and younger for 12-24 months or more.

If you are looking to correct lines, wrinkles, gaunt facial features, or skin laxity of the face, you are a good candidate for a PDO thread lift. You are a particularly good candidate for this treatment if you want an instant facial lift but do not have the time or money to commit to a traditional facelift.

Client Raves

From the very start, both Dr Delaney and Jannette made me feel very comfortable. They thoroughly explained the procedure and what I could expect. The personal care provided really makes the whole experience so wonderful!

Kris Nersveen


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