What is a thread lift?

A thread lift uses dissolvable polydioxanone, polylactic acid, or polycaprolactone sutures to reverse age-related skin sagging and improve the facial contours through gentle lifting action. The threads break down within the body after around 6 months and are perfectly harmless. 

The thread lift process triggers fibroblast cells to regenerate collagen reserves, smoothing and revitalizing the skin. Collagen is that all-important protein in the body responsible for the supple, hydrated complexion of youth. With age, collagen gets depleted, producing hollow-looking midface areas and a loss of definition. 

PDO threads come in smooth or barbed options, and our team will determine the best approach for your situation after conducting a thorough consultation and skin evaluation.

What concerns can a thread lift address?

  • Facial hollowing
  • Skin laxity
  • Uneven skin
  • Wrinkles, lines, and creases
  • Loss of definition in the jawline
  • Jowling

What are the benefits of a thread lift?

  • Triggers collagen regeneration
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Combats sagging in the midface and jowls
  • Reduces wrinkles and folds
  • Creates a more youthful, inviting countenance
  • Can be performed with local anesthesia
  • See results quickly
  • No downtime
  • No scarring
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting results from 1-3 years  

Who is an ideal candidate for a thread lift?

Patients who are concerned with the encroaching signs of aging but who are not yet ready or willing to undergo a surgical facelift will be pleased with the results of a thread lift in Fort Myers. The treatment is ideal for anyone wishing to correct facial sagging in the cheeks and jowls, poor skin texture, and wrinkles, lines, and creases.

As with other cosmetic procedures, a good candidate for a thread lift will be physically and mentally healthy. They will have a realistic and positive outlook towards their treatment, based on a private, in-depth consultation with Dr. Garramone and his team.

What can I expect from recovery?

As compared to a surgical facelift, the recovery after a thread lift is far more manageable and rapid. Minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness can be expected for 24-48 hours, but most patients are able to return immediately to their normal routines.

Take care to avoid touching, rubbing, or scratching your face for the first week after your thread lift. Otherwise you risk disturbing the threads. It’s also important that you avoid tightening your lips for the first few weeks, as you might do when drinking through a straw or smoking. Vigorous workouts and trips to the sauna, steam room, or hot tub should be postponed for 10-14 days.

Why Choose Dr. Garramone?

For nearly two decades, Dr. Garramone has been providing rejuvenation services. He proudly offers thread lifting to help his patients lift and rejuvenate their faces without a more invasive surgical procedure. Thread lifting is an advanced aesthetic procedure that many are calling the “new facelift,” giving you long-lasting dramatically improved facial contours and tighter, lifted, and beautifully firm facial lines.