Threads Specialist

Idaho Skin Institute -  - Dermatology

Idaho Skin Institute

Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Chubbuck, Burley, & Rexburg, ID

With advances in aesthetic tools and techniques, a surgical facelift is no longer your only option for restoring a more youthful look. At Idaho Skin Institute in Chubbuck, Idaho, the dermatology team offers non-surgical threads to lift your sagging skin and reverse the signs of aging. To learn more about threads and how they can give you back your youthful look, contact the office nearest you by phone or online today.

Threads Q & A

What are threads?

Threads, also called a thread lift or suture lift, is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. With threads, the team at Idaho Skin Institute can lift sagging areas of your skin previously only treated with a facelift, including:

  • Brows
  • Cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Upper neck

The team uses a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone (PDO) called NovaThreads. Your body absorbs the biocompatible sutures within 4-6 months without leaving behind any scar tissue.

Am I a good candidate for threads?

When you come in to see an aesthetic expert at Idaho Skin Institute for a cosmetic dermatology consultation, they conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best treatment for you. You may be a good candidate for threads if you’re searching for a non-surgical treatment to address mild to moderate skin laxity.

Threads also make a good skin rejuvenating treatment for patients who aren’t good candidates for a surgical facelift due to medical conditions such as high blood pressure or heart disease. 

What happens during threads treatment?

The team at Idaho Skin Institute develops individualized threads treatment plans specific to a patient’s skin needs and beauty goals. Your specialist reviews the details of your treatment plan at your consultation so you know what to expect. 

You receive your thread lift at the office, and your specialist uses local anesthesia to alleviate discomfort. Though you may notice some redness and swelling at the site of your suture placement, you should see an immediate improvement in your look after treatment. 

How long is recovery after placement of face threads?

Though you may choose to take the day off from work after your thread lift, there’s no need for downtime with this non-surgical facelift. The team provides specific guidelines for at-home care of your skin while your sutures heal, including gentle face cleaning, daily application of a moisturizer, and propping your head on pillows to prevent you from sleeping on your face. 

Though the threads dissolve over time, the PDO sutures stimulate your skin’s natural healing process and the creation of new collagen, which keeps your skin strong and supple and extends the length of your beauty treatment. With good skin care practices, threads may help you maintain a younger, fresher look for a year or more. 

To schedule your threads consultation, call Idaho Skin Institute, or use the website booking tool.