What is a Thread?

At the Idaho Skin Institute,  we offer a wide range of non-surgical facelift  solutions to reverse the signs of aging and help you look as young as you feel. If you would like to restore a more youthful appearance, but prefer to avoid extensive plastic surgery such as a traditional facelift, then a Thread Lift, Suture Lift, or Silhouette Thread procedure may be the right option for you.

What is a Thread?

It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform cardio thoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months & won’t leave you with any scar tissue.

Your skin gently reacts to the inserted threads. In medical terms "Selective Inflammatory Response", it is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels & MicroNeedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting NOVATHREADS we make it ‘heal’ itself by creating new collagen, naturally!

Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it. It’s "controlled healing" happening underneath the skin!

What Can Threads Do?

PDO Threads create a lift with out going under the knife. Treatment areas include:

  • brows

  • cheeks (midface)

  • jowls

  • upper neck 

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