What Is a PDO Thread Lift?
If you are looking for a way to attain a youthful appearance without having to undergo plastic surgery, a PDO thread lift using the advanced NovaThreads can lift your facial skin for overall skin rejuvenation. Using the PDO (polydioxanone) NovaThreads method, we can provide this treatment in our Dallas, TX dermatology office, Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC, as there is no general anesthesia required! Using absorbable sutures, Dr. Adean Kingston will place the threads under the skin precisely at the point and angle needed to take years off of your appearance. This treatment does not require any downtime and leads to immediate results. To learn more about the PDO thread lift using NovaThreads, call today and schedule your consultation appointment.
Can I Combine Aesthetic Procedures?
During your private consultation, Dr. Kingston may suggest combining the NovaThreads technique with other nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedures to optimize your outcome and meet your aesthetic goals. Some common treatments that may be combined with a PDO thread lift include:
- Fillers: Injectable dermal fillers may be used to plump certain areas of your face where volume is lost.
- Skin tightening: If the skin is loose, it may be best to have a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure to firm up areas of concern so that the NovaThreads can have optimal results.
- Facial rejuvenation treatments: We offer an array of skin treatments, such as cosmetic grade skin care products, chemical peels, lasers, and more to even out the tone and texture of your maturing skin.
- Wrinkle relaxers: NovaThreads work very well with wrinkle relaxers (such as BOTOX and Dysport) to decrease the prominence of your facial wrinkles.
"Visiting Dr. Kingston and staff is more like visiting friends than a doctor's appointment. Everyone is friendly, kind and all questions are answered with thoughtful responses. I cannot say enough about how safe I feel being treated by Dr. Kingston. She explains everything from pre to post procedure."- S.V. / ZocDoc / Jul 11, 2021
"she was very efficient, gave me clear answers to my questions and recommendations"- M.W. / ZocDoc / Jul 10, 2021
"Dr. Kingston and Nurse Brook were two of the most amazing people I’ve met in a long time! This is 100% a life changing experience! I honestly can’t say enough about The Dr, Nurse & entire staff! Friendly, compassionate, caring, clean, no wait! Smiles every where! Excellent prices and excellent work! To say Highly Recommended is definitely an understatement. I can’t wait to go back! Thank you so much for everything! 5 stars isn’t enough so let’s say a solid 10! Thank you!!!show more"- C.R. / ZocDoc / Jul 08, 2021
"Friendly and thorough. Lots of confidence in her exam. Will absolutely see her for our next skin exam."- J.P. / ZocDoc / Jul 02, 2021
"Always a seamless process using Zocdoc to schedule with Dr. Kingston’s office!"- L.C. / ZocDoc / Jul 01, 2021
After your face has been cleansed, Dr. Kingston will mark your skin where the various threads will be placed. During a NovaThreads treatment, which takes place in one of our comfortable treatment rooms, you will be awake. We generally use topical and injectable lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to numb the area before the NovaThreads are inserted. Once the sutures are in place, they can be adjusted as necessary to give the skin the proper lift. Our team will provide you with aftercare instructions so that you can have a smooth recovery. Your face may have some swelling and be sensitive to palpation, and we advise that you take ibuprofen and tylenol to alleviate the side effects. As the NovaThreads dissolve into your skin, you will see a natural boost in collagen production and gorgeous skin. There is no significant downtime with NovaThreads!
PDO Thread Lift FAQ
Who should use NovaThreads?
If you are experiencing slight sagging in your facial skin (in the areas of your brows, cheeks, neck, chin, jowls), you may be a good candidate for NovaThreads. We can also use NovaThreads on patients who have had previous plastic surgeries on the face (facelift/neck lift/brow lift) to refresh the skin with a little lift without the need for additional surgery. Men and women who do not want to have a plastic surgery procedure on their face should consult with our team to see if NovaThreads are a suitable treatment option.
Is the procedure painful?
While this procedure does not cause pain, it may cause some mild to moderate discomfort. Patients are awake during treatment, and thus, we will numb the area prior to starting the threading process. If you have concerns or fears, please discuss this with us at the consultation as we want the treatment to be as comfortable as possible and for you to leave our office looking and feeling great.
Will I look overdone?
No. You will not look pulled back or too tight. The goal of this treatment is to give you a younger-looking, subtle lift with as natural of a result as possible. NovaThreads are customized to your aesthetic needs and performed by Dr. Kingston who is certified in this procedure.
What are the different types of PDO threads?
- Smooth threads: These sutures are placed beneath the skin in a ladder pattern to stimulate collagen production. Smooth threads are used to tighten lines and wrinkles while improving skin laxity.
- Twist threads: Shaped like a coil, twist threads are inserted under the skin to boost facial volume and collagen generation.
- Barb threads: Barb threads pull the skin upward to produce a more lifted and contoured appearance. They can provide enhancements to the mid-face, neck, jawline, and jowls.
Which type of PDO thread lift is right for me?
After a consultation at our office, the type of PDO thread lift will be chosen based on your skin type and goals. Dr. Kingston often combines multiple types of PDO threads to target a patient's specific anti-aging concerns.
Younger and Lifted
To learn more about NovaThreads PDO thread lift, we invite you to call our practice, Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, TX. This advanced, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment has helped many men and women restore the youthful appearance they desire. Call today to learn more.