PDO thread lift - woman receiving a threat lift by gloved hand

The PDO Thread Lift: A Nonsurgical Lifting Solution

PDO thread lift - woman receiving a threat lift by gloved hand

At GoodSkin, we employ diverse modalities and methods to attain a naturally rejuvenated look. Among our most favored techniques is the PDO thread lift. This treatment uses dissolvable sutures featuring miniature barbs carefully positioned to secure sagging skin. The threads excel at providing facial lift without the need for volumizing.

As pioneers in adopting this European method, we maintain a meticulous approach to the procedure. We ensure our materials are sourced from a manufacturer that utilizes press molding rather than cutting the threads. This practice preserves the threads' structural integrity and enhances their lifting potency. At GoodSkin, we work to maintain modern treatment options and provide clients with the best techniques and resources available to promote natural, beautiful results.

PDO Thread Lift

PDO thread lifts have become a popular, minimally invasive alternative to surgical facelifts. They gave rise to trends like the cat eye, V-line, and snatched jawline. This approach entails the insertion of fine threads beneath the skin to elevate and rejuvenate a sagging facial appearance. These threads consist of biodegradable materials that naturally dissolve within the body over time.

Opting for a thread lift allows clients to enjoy noticeable skin tightening and facial rejuvenation, all with minimal downtime for recovery. Threads prove remarkably effective in delivering a facial lift without volumization.

Thread Lift Details

A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure that employs dissolvable sutures to enhance skin tightness and lift. This method is less invasive than traditional facelift surgery and can often be completed efficiently without surgical incisions.

Specifically, Polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts employ biodegradable polyester sutures and are excellent for skin rejuvenation. Certain newer thread lift variations focus on addressing sagging skin specifically.

These PDO threads constitute one of three common suture types used in thread lift procedures. The other two types are composed of polylactic acid (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCA).

PDO threads have the longest track record, utilized in medical procedures since the 1980s. They are crafted from a transparent polyester material that naturally breaks down within the body over approximately six months.

The presence of these sutures within the skin prompts the activation of fibroblast cells, encouraging increased collagen production. Collagen, a crucial protein, provides the skin with structural integrity and elasticity. The depletion of collagen is a primary contributor to aging skin.

Treatment At GoodSkin

At GoodSkin, we adopt a meticulous approach to thread placement, strategically positioning carefully selected threads that are press-molded in specific facial regions to uplift and secure sagging skin. As early adopters of this European technique, we prioritize precision throughout the procedure. We source threads from a manufacturer that employs press molding over cutting, preserving structural integrity, and maximizing lifting potential. Combining top-tier PDO thread materials with advanced techniques ensures the structural integrity and optimal strength required for a natural and enduring lift in the treated areas.

Our PDO threads stand out in the market due to their innovative patented technology. The threads feature press-molded barbs configured in a 360-degree helical pattern. This groundbreaking technology delivers instant yet notable results while minimizing discomfort and trauma, affording patients a swifter recovery period. It provides an appealing non-surgical option for those who wish to avoid surgery or seek a non-invasive approach.

The Right Lifting Solution

Selecting the optimal facial lifting procedure isn't simply checking off a list or randomly choosing from various options. The proper treatment is contingent upon your distinct facial structure, genetic factors, and individual aging. Through the use of the GoodSkin Method, we take into account a multitude of factors before delivering a diagnosis tailored to your specific requirements.

The GoodSkin Method

The GoodSkin Method embodies a holistic approach tailored to reveal The Untouched Look™, representing your utmost, healthiest, and most genuine self. Every facet of the GoodSkin Method, from the initial assessment to ongoing care, is meticulously designed and equally indispensable. Our approach guarantees a refreshed, naturally authentic appearance showcasing your distinct beauty.

The GoodSkin Method begins with examining your inherent genetic attributes. This encompasses aspects such as bone structure, muscle composition, skin condition, fat distribution, and fascial network. This analysis provides us with invaluable insights into your individual aging process, forming a solid foundation for your treatment strategy.

This thorough diagnosis and the subsequent formulation of your Healthy Aging Plan ensure authentic outcomes explicitly tailored to each individual. The plan develops based on what suits you best, eschewing a one-size-fits-all approach.

Thorough Commitment

Our commitment to our clients goes beyond the treatment itself and extends outside the boundaries of our clinic. As part of this dedication, each client works with a patient advocate ready to provide support and guidance throughout treatment. As a bridge between you and your healthcare provider, the patient advocate ensures a seamless experience customized to your needs.

Your patient advocate adopts a holistic perspective by considering the entirety of your Healthy Aging Plan, encompassing your treatments, priorities, and lifestyle. They also consider various facets, including your physical and emotional well-being. This personalized approach empowers your advocate to assist you in making well-informed decisions that align perfectly with your circumstances.

Additional Lifting Techniques

GoodSkin clinics utilize various techniques to achieve a naturally lifted appearance, customizing the experience for each individual based on a personalized diagnosis. A PDO thread lift may work for your facial features, but additional modalities can be explored, including the options below.

Morpheus8 Face

Morpheus8 is an innovative approach to skin treatment, seamlessly blending microneedling and radiofrequency energy in a non-invasive manner to stimulate collagen production and elevate skin quality. This treatment employs a handheld device equipped with fine needles, allowing for precise skin penetration, through which radiofrequency energy reaches deeper layers. This method sparks the synthesis of collagen, yielding skin that is firmer and smoother.


This patented technique involves effectively "tacking" the skin in the mid/lower face, resulting in a more sculpted look and the enhancement of natural-looking cheekbones. Selecting techniques and products is pivotal in rejuvenating areas affected by bone and fat loss, all without the undesirable puffiness or "apple cheek" appearance. We recognize that the aging process in the midface and the aesthetics associated with each gender can vary, so our approach for women and men differs accordingly.


Ultherapy is a safe and non-invasive rejuvenation treatment that uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production to lift and tighten the skin. It is particularly effective for treating sagging neck, jawline, chin, and brow skin.

This procedure uses heated energy to create a supporting and lifting effect on the deepest layers of the skin. The most significant benefit of this treatment option is that it corrects issues at a foundational level, which creates more dramatic and longer-lasting results.

Retaining Natural Beauty

The GoodSkin Method focuses on retaining and revitalizing your unique beauty in safe and sustainable ways. Our treatments do not aim to create a “finished” look but to provide a strategy for maintainable healthy aging. PDO thread lifts may suit your needs but will not be recommended without a thorough diagnosis and the creation of a Healthy Aging Plan. This plan may change as you age and receive different treatments. An adaptable plan helps you achieve the most natural and authentic look.

Through deliberate treatments, each client at GoodSkin achieves a more unique, refreshed, natural beauty. If you are ready to begin your healthy aging process and learn more about what GoodSkin can offer, reach out today.


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