Facelifts Without Surgery

For some, going under the knife just isn’t on the docket—and that’s okay. That’s why our Bay Area experts offer a non-surgical facelift called a Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread Lift. An effective minimally-invasive treatment, the PDO Thread Lift involves hypodermic needles pre-loaded with absorbable threads that are made of a synthetic biodegradable polymer commonly used as sutures to close surgical wounds. 

First, the sutures lift and restructure facial tissues, which also provides a jolt to your body’s production of collagen and elastin. Simultaneously, the PDO Thread Lift contracts your skin’s fatty tissues, which results in instant skin tightening. The treatment also promotes neovascularization to renew your skin on a cellular level. 

The result of this comprehensive process is enhanced skin texture, fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles, more elastic skin, color balance, and the long-pursued “V-shape” that is symbolic of well-cared-for skin. 

Lifting Locations

Our Bay Area teams utilize PDO Thread Lifts to improve the firmness, tone, and volume of your skin. The treatment is typically performed to enhance the aesthetics around the following areas:

  • Eyebrows
  • Corners of the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Undereyes
  • Mouth
  • Jawline
  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasojugal folds

Is a Non-Surgical Facelift for You?

A PDO Thread Lift is an ideal treatment for men or women with moderate sagging skin in the face or jawline who would like to avoid a surgical procedure. Patients are usually between the ages of 30 and 55, although younger or older patients may also benefit, depending on their aging process and the condition of their skin. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Do not have severe facial sagging
  • Have early jowls or a lack of a defined jawline
  • Have realistic expectations about what this treatment can achieve
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have not taken blood-thinning medication or alcohol in the last three days
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A Play-by-Play Rundown

PDO Thread Lifts are 30- to 45-minute outpatient procedures performed in the comfort of our Berkeley or Oakland medical spa locations. Your skincare specialist will begin by numbing the treatment area with a topical and local anesthetic. The threads are then precisely inserted into your skin using the hypodermic needle, lifting and re-positioning the targeted skin.

The type, length, and amount of sutures depend on the area(s) of treatment. PDO Thread Lifts require no incisions or cuts, so your skin will be left without scarring. The sutures used can take six to nine months to metabolize. As a result of the procedure, you may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising, but the effects will shortly subside.

Preparing for Your Big Day

There are precautionary steps you can take to ensure you get the most out of your treatment and walk away with the best results possible. One to two days before your appointment, please avoid the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Vitamin E
  • Ginko
  • Omega fish oil supplements
  • High-intensity workouts
  • Steam rooms and saunas

Practicing Self-Care

With proper care, you can enjoy results for up to two years. But to ensure you’re getting the most out of your investment, here are some tips:

  • Refrain from any dental procedures for the first two weeks
  • Avoid holding your mouth open for long periods
  • Sleep on your back for the first few weeks
  • Don’t put too much pressure on the treated area

Why Choose Nubo Spa?

Helping you achieve your goals is why we opened our medspas. We understand that a standard, at-home skin care routine won’t always provide you with the skin you want. Get the skin you desire by scheduling a consultation with one of our many skilled specialists. There’s no better time than now. 

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