PDO Lifting and Smooth Threads

A PDO lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a biocompatible thread underneath the surface of the skin to lift sagging facial skin. Thread lifts are excellent alternatives to involved surgical facelifts, which require extensive incisions, sutures, and recovery time. This procedure uses a specially designed thread to lift and hold the skin taut and create a more youthful appearance. Patients love thread lifts because they are a fast way to get real results.

In fact, this procedure is so quick that it's nicknamed the "lunchtime lift." PDO stands for polydioxanone, which is a dissolvable sugar-based material that is used as a thread to suture incisions during surgery. This smooth thread reacts with water in the skin to slowly dissolve, which eliminates the need for stitches to be removed after an incision has healed. It also makes thread lifts a temporary and subtle way to restore youthful volume to the skin.

Thread lifts are restorative and preventative. They initiate the body's natural healing process, which causes it to create firming collagen at the site of the thread, and improve skin's firmness long term. "Hanging by a thread" never looked so good! If you want to give your face a little pick-me-up, but don't want to commit to an invasive procedure, a thread lift might be just the thing.


Lifting threads lift skin that is sagging at the face, while smooth threads are a more superficial treatment mean to address fine lines.

Smooth threads are also used to create a crisp border on the upper lip.

Treatment Safety and Additional Information
PDO threads use a synthetic absorbable material that has been used as dental and medical sutures for more than 30 years. The threads meet all the safety requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for suturing.

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Smooth PDO Threads

Smooth PDO Threads

Improve Skin's Elasticity and Look Forever Young ~ You Deserve An Ageless Beauty

PDO Smooth threads bring back the lost blood flow resulting in collagen stimulation to improve skin texture, eliminate fine lines, and improve elasticity.

  • No Surgery / No Scarring
  • Controlled Healing
  • Tighten Appearance of Skin
  • More Youthful Appearance
  • Improves Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Recommend 3 treatments, 30 days apart
PDO smooth threads can be used to smooth wrinkled, crepey skin by replacing and adding collagen and elastin to damaged areas. These threads will build a solid foundation of new collagen production providing natural results.

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How Much Does Smooth Thread Treatment Cost?

The cost of your smooth thread treatment with PDO threads will depend on the number of threads required, and your skin and age. Every patient is unique, and at Sakura Skin smooth thread treatments are customized to address the specific concerns of each patient. At Sakura Skin we will be able to give you an accurate estimate for your smooth thread treatment after examining your skin during your personal consultation. To learn more about what a smooth thread PDO's can do for you, book a consultation today!

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Are smooth threads the same as Botox or Xeomin?

The short answer is NO. Botox is Botox. It stops muscle contractions, so the muscle is not able to make its movement. It's known as a "freezer" but that doesn't mean you ever have to look frozen. We offer subtle, natural results and work with you to achieve your goals. Some people still want natural movement. Some want no movement at all.

Smooth threads are a skin booster. They tighten and smooth the skin helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and build collagen and other structural proteins in the skin.

Combination therapy with Botox and smooth threads is very popular. They both can be injected every 3-4 months, but they are injected into different layers of tissue.

  • Botox is injected into the muscle to halt movement minimizing lines/wrinkle formation,
  • Smooth threads are injected in the sub dermis layer to smooth fine lines and plump the skin.
They work together extremely well to treat frown lines ("11's"), crow's feet, the lines around the mouth, and many other areas of the face and body.

Lifting PDO Threads

Restore The Definition Of Your Skin

A PDO thread lift is a treatment that instantly rejuvenates and lifts sagging skin. It's a cost-effective alternative to facelift surgery, and the recovery from the procedure is minimal.

Increased confidence

Increased quality of life

Increased comfort

Performed by experienced and trained practitioners

Relatively little down time

Increased confidence and comfort with smiling

‚ÄčThis type will restore that "beautiful V-shape" to your face and have the same benefits of the smooth threads, giving you an immediate benefit that increases over a 6 month period. PDO threads are fully absorbed in about 4-6 months for results up to 12-24 months. PDO threads are often used with dermal filler and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to create a scaffold under the skin which will provide multiple short and long term benefits of total facial aesthetics.

‚ÄčThe areas that can be treated using PDO thread lift include:

Forehead or brow lift
Nasolabial folds, or the line that runs from the nose to the mouth
Eyebrows, under eyes, and crow's feet
Upper and lower cheeks
Neck, jawline
Wrinkles around the mouth
Marionette lines, or the lines at the corners of the mouth that run down the chin

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How Much Does A Thread Lift Cost?

The cost of your facelift with PDO threads will depend on the number of threads required, and the extent of your skin laxity. Every patient is unique, and a thread lift is customized to address the specific concerns of each patient. At Sakura Skin we will be able to give you an accurate estimate for your thread lift after examining your skin during your personal consultation. To learn more about what a thread lift can do for you, book a consultation today!

It's a small step that can make a big difference.



A thread lift offers many benefits when compared to other more invasive surgical procedures.

Benefits include:

Fast procedure

Temporary results

Continual improvement of wrinkles

Prevents formation and deepening of wrinkles

Readily absorbed by the body and safely eliminated

Subtle lift

Instant results

Can be tailored to address specific areas of the face

Because thread lifts are less dramatic and the thread is naturally reabsorbed by the body in about 6 months, they are a great option for those who are seeking a natural-looking, minimally invasive lift.


Thread lifting using PDO threads is a straightforward procedure, and you'll be enjoying your newly lifted face in less than an hour. Before the threads are inserted, your face will be cleansed and you'll receive injections of a local anesthetic to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable as possible. Next, we will make a small incision and insert a slim cannula, or hollow tube, underneath the skin. The thread passes through this tube, and when the tube is withdrawn, the thread remains in the skin. Then we will make strategic sutures to anchor the thread in place, and lift the tissue, suspending it in a lifted position. The process will be repeated on the other side of the face to ensure even and symmetrical results. Because this procedure is so quick and causes minimal discomfort, no general anesthesia is required.
The entire thread lift procedure is usually less than 50 minutes!


The PDO material that these threads are made from is biocompatible, so there's no risk of an allergic reaction or other side effects. You may experience some mild swelling and bruising. This typically only lasts for a week or two, and because the entry point is so small, there's no noticeable scarring. You'll enjoy your new appearance until the thread gradually dissolves, but because of the body's natural healing process, and continued production of extra collagen, you'll notice significant improvement in the months to come. You won't be able to see or feel the threads under your skin, but you may feel a little "tighter." You may experience a little resistance when moving your facial muscles at first but this subsides after the first three weeks.