As we begin to age, our skin naturally begins to lose collagen and elasticity. This can cause droopiness around the eyes, midface, jawline, and neck. There are many procedures that can reduce the effects of aging, but they require anesthesia and significant recovery time. At San Francisco Plastic Surgeon, we now offer a new, non-surgical procedure to lift and restore loose and sagging skin called PDO Thread Lift. PDO Thread Lift is a treatment where a surgeon inserts threads of Polydioxanone (PDO) under areas of loose or sagging skin to increase the tension in the skin and encourage the skin to naturally produce more collagen.

What is PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO thread lift is a non-invasive procedure that dramatically reduces the effects of aging on the skin. PDO threads are inserted under sagging areas of the skin to lift, tone, and tighten the area. The procedure is quickly becoming a favorite among surgeons and patients alike because of its simple process and natural-looking results, which can last over a year. The procedure is safe for virtually everyone, is very quick, and requires very limited recovery time.

Dr. Shahin Javaheri, San Francisco plastic surgeon, proudly uses MEDiTHREAD for all PDO Thread Lift procedures. MEDiTHREAD has several major benefits including stronger and longer-lasting PDO threads for maximum results, as well as flexible needles for a nearly painless procedure.

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PDO Threadlift Before and After Photos

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Who Benefits from MEDiTHREAD?

MEDiTHREAD is beneficial to anyone who is experiencing sagging or loose skin anywhere on the body, especially the face. MEDiTHREAD is a relatively quick and simple procedure that does not require anesthesia or recovery time, making it the best option for most patients seeking plastic surgery in San Francisco. Benefits of MEDiTHREAD vs. other options include:

  • Non-invasive option to rejuvenate loose skin
  • Immediate Results
  • More natural-looking than Botox and other facelift options
  • Little to no recovery time
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Thicker and stronger PDO threads.
  • Specially created needles that make insertion almost painless

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What To Expect During the MEDiTHREAD Procedure

The MEDiTHREAD procedure is relatively quick and simple, especially compared to other procedures that produce similar results.

During the procedure, your surgeon will treat the area with a topical numbing treatment and will inject the PDO thread through a small needle into the areas of your skin that need a lift. This creates a type of suture that tightens and lifts your skin and encourages your skin to produce more collagen. The process is repeated as many times as is necessary. The sutures remain under the skin and are eventually dissolved after several months. The threads are perfectly safe and cause no harm to your body.

You may experience some swelling, redness or bruising for a few days following the procedure. The results will be immediate and will continue to look even better as the swelling reduces and the skin begins to produce more collagen. MEDiTHREAD PDO Thread Lift is a great option for many people for a temporary solution to aging. Results typically last approximately one year.

FAQs About PDO Thread Lift in San Francisco, Bay Area

What is a PDO thread lift?

An alternative non-surgical cosmetic procedure to facelift surgery, using dissolvable and absorbable sutures (polydioxanone medical grade threads) to lift sagging skin, tighten your jawline, contour, and rejuvenate the face and neck. An economical procedure where results are instantaneous with minimal downtime.

How long does a PDO thread lift last?

Typically, PDO threads dissolve within six to nine months but effects can last one full year or longer after your skin absorbs the thread(s). Threads help trigger collagen production, and that’s why results last long after threads dissolve. Dr. Shahin Javaheri will determine the appropriate threads and techniques for your individual needs and goals at your consultation.

How much does PDO thread lift cost in San Francisco CA?

An average cost for a PDO thread lift can begin around $1,500 to upwards of $5,000. Cost is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and a number of threads required to achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

Where to get the best PDO thread lift in San Francisco CA?

Find the best PDO thread lift in San Francisco, CA by doing your research and making a list of qualified board-certified plastic surgeons. Meet with prospective surgeons and see before and after photos to solidify your trust in your chosen surgeon.

Do PDO threads hurt?

PDO thread lift is a minor surgical procedure that’s done within an hour, depending on the number of threads used, using local anesthesia. Pain is relative to each patient and has several variables. You can take over-the-counter Tylenol if you experience discomfort in the first 48 hours following surgery.

Does PDO thread lift really work?

The barbed feature of PDO threads helps lift loose sagging skin and restore the face for a youthful appearance. PDO threads help stimulate collagen for longer-lasting results, therefore it’s a great alternative to surgical options.

Is PDO thread lift safe?

PDO threads are FDA-approved for safety and efficacy in cosmetics. PDO threads are surgical sutures used in heart surgeries and they’ll dissolve in six to nine months.

How does PDO thread lift work?

During a PDO thread lift procedure, Dr. Shahin Javaheri will apply topical anesthesia to the areas that will be treated and then use a cannula (small hollow needle) to insert thread precisely under the skin. The barbed feature of the thread catches the loose skin to lift the skin and create a more rejuvenated look. New collagen is generated as the skin heals itself, giving a healthy, contoured look to the face and neck.

Schedule a Consultation for MEDiTHREAD PDO Thread Lift in San Francisco Today

MEDiTHREAD PDO Thread Lift is the perfect skin treatment option for anyone experiencing the early stages of aging. This simple procedure will produce astonishing, natural results that will keep you looking as young as you feel. Dr. Shahin Javaheri will help you determine if this is the best treatment option for you and your desired results. Schedule a consultation at San Francisco Plastic Surgeon to get started!

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for MEDiTHREAD. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.