Over time, signs of sagging skin become more and more visible. Especially after age 30, our collagen and elastin content takes a dramatic hit, leading to greater laxity in the face and several other regions of the body. However, aging can be controlled and doesn’t always have to involve complicated surgery! At Refresh Med Spa LA, we happily offer PDO Thread Lifts for those looking for a minimally-invasive skin tightening solution. 

What Are PDO Thread Lifts?

The PDO Thread Lift treatment is made of absorbable, monofilament surgical sutures embedded within fine needles. Mainly comprised of non-toxic sugar molecules, this string facelift contains very small umbrella-like attachments that lift and tighten from underneath the skin. These sutures are woven into a tight mesh and inserted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Following the procedure, the PDO threads have the added effect of stimulating your skin’s natural healing properties through collagen production.

What Do PDO Thread Lifts Address?

The minimally-invasive quality of this face and neck threading procedure makes it perfect for improving sagging skin. At Refresh Med Spa LA, we recommend this treatment to those who want beautiful facial rejuvenation results without surgery. Some of the most common concerns that PDO Thread Lifts are used for include:


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Are PDO Thread Lifts Safe?

When administered by a trained medical professional, this string facelift treatment option is completely safe and should not lead to any major complications. Our very own Dr. Rowhanian has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades and is perfectly able to administer this treatment safely and effectively. When you put your trust in our Refresh Med Spa LA team, you can rest knowing that your treatments are handled by a team of real medical professionals.

PDO Thread Lift Treatments With Refresh Med Spa LA

To minimize the PDO Thread Lift side effects, we begin each procedure with a small injection of local anesthetic. After the numbing, we place the suture just below the skin. When placed under the epidermis, the cones provide an instant tightening and smoothing effect, providing your look with a natural lift. Over the course of 18 months, the sutures safely dissolve, stimulating natural collagen production and offering long-term results. This entire procedure is conducted with your comfort and wellness in mind. At Refresh Med Spa LA, we believe that feeling good is an integral part of looking good, therefore we always aim to make you feel comfortable during your visit.

What Results Can I Expect?

Unlike with a traditional surgical procedure, this string facelift involves no cutting, no deep tissue manipulation, and recovery is very quick. The PDO Thread Lift is more like getting fillers than having a surgical procedure. Following treatment, some minor swelling or bruising may be present for up to 48 hours. During this time it is important to avoid strenuous activity to prevent further irritation. The PDO Thread Lift procedure lasts about 15-30 minutes and the majority of patients report mild to no pain. Some patients report feeling a small pinch during the process, but the comment we hear most is “that was easy.” Results last for an average of 18-24 months.

PDO Thread Lifts in Los Angeles, CA

If you’re interested in improving sagging skin and getting a tighter facial contour, we invite you to get in touch with our friendly team today!. Our PDO Thread Lift procedures are conducted with the greatest care and precision to give you excellent results. Fill out the form below or give us a call at 818-864-SKIN to set up your appointment. We look forward to serving you!

Concerns treated by PDO Thread Lifts


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