PDO Thread Lifts

Facelift results without the downtime. Our St. Catharines clinic is your exclusive location for PDO thread lift treatments to give you a refreshed and youthful look.

What is a PDO Thread Lift ?

PDO stands for polydioxanone, an absorbable and flexible material more commonly known as a suture. A PDO thread lift uses these absorbable sutures to provide an amazing lift and tightening to the skin and underlying structures. It is a minor, in-office procedure, often referred to as a non-surgical facelift. Different types of threads are used in certain areas to lift and tighten the skin. Additionally, PDO threads stimulate collagen production encouraging your body to rebuild any collagen lost. 

PDO threads are great for areas of the face that tend to fall or sag over time such as the cheeks, jowls, neck as well as for excess upper eyelid skin or droopy eyebrows. They can also be used on the body, in areas such as the stomach to help tighten skin after pregnancy or weight loss, or to lift the knees. Additionally, PDO threads can be used to help with wrinkles and scars such as from acne. 

  • How We Use PDO Thread Lifts

    PDO Thread Lifts can be used to lift and enhance:

    • Cheeks
    • Jowl area
    • Jawline
    • Neck lift
    • Area under the neck (often called ‘turkey neck’)
    • Brow lift
    • Knee lift 

    • Hooded eyes
    • Scars including acne scars
    • Perioral lines (often called ‘smokers lines’ around the mouth)
    • Lip border definition 
    • Stomach laxity after childbirth (‘mommy tummy’) or weight loss


immediate results

great for 'problem areas'

lasts 6 months - 2 years

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What To Expect

A PDO thread lift treatment is a unique and custom procedure based on your consultation with the Aesthetic Nurse. You will discuss your desired results and treatment plan before moving forward to ensure complete satisfaction. Because PDO threads are inserted under the skin, a small amount of lidocaine numbing will be injected into the treatment area. This ensures that only minor discomfort and pressure are felt. 

There are several things you can do at home to reduce any bruising and make your treatment more comfortable. Vitamins that have a blood-thinning effect should be avoided a few days prior to treatment such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil. Alcohol should also be avoided the night before and day of treatment along with ibuprofen such as Advil. Exercise before your appointment.

There is minimal downtime with a PDO thread lift procedure although tenderness at the treatment site can be felt for several days. The most common side effects are minor swelling and bruising which resolve in a few days. Dental procedures should be avoided for 2 weeks after treatment.

You will see results immediately which will continue to improve over the next month. Areas, where threads have been used for collagen-building specifically, can be re-treated in 2-4 weeks. PDO threads can last between 6 months and up to 2 years depending on the area and type of thread used.

Treatment Length

 30-90 Minutes

Recovery Time

 Immediate to 3 Days

Treatment Cost

Varies (See below for popular treatments)

Chin Tuck

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Brow/Eyelid Lift

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Neck Lift

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Lower Face Lift

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(cheek & jowls)

Full Face & Neck Lift

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(eyebrows, cheeks, jowls, jawline & neck)

Customized Treatment

Choose from: Crows Feet, Under Eyes, Nose, Nasolabial Folds, Fox Eye

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3 areas: $1865 Book Now

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Book a free consultation with us and we'll take the time to get to know you and develop a plan that gets you where you want to be: comfortable in your own skin.

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