As we age, our skin starts to lose elasticity and we may find ourselves longing for the departed appearance of our youth. Unfortunately, we cannot turn back time. But we can take action to help ourselves look and feel our best; At Any Age!

So, are you looking to achieve a more youthful appearance? Two popular options you may have heard of are the PDO thread lift and a surgical facelift. While both aim to improve your skin’s firmness and elasticity, they are quite different procedures.

PDO Thread Lift vs. Surgical Facelift

For many, the thought of undergoing a surgical facelift can be daunting and once you factor in the cost, the downtime (time off work), and the fact that it is an invasive surgical procedure, many decide that a facelift is just not for them.

That’s where PDO thread lifts come in – a non-surgical alternative that has been growing in popularity in recent years. This innovative procedure uses small, dissolvable threads to lift and tighten sagging skin, resulting in a natural and rejuvenated appearance. In this blog, we’ll explore everything you need to know about PDO Thread Lift, including details about what to expect when you consider this procedure.

A PDO thread lift uses threads to lift and tighten the skin on your face. A facelift, on the other hand, is an invasive surgical procedure where the surgeon cuts away excess skin and tightens muscles in order to give you a younger-looking appearance.

A facelift is surgery, and the recovery time for a facelift can take up to several weeks. There is a risk of scarring, infection, and nerve damage.

On the other hand, a PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses absorbable sutures to lift your skin. The threads are inserted into your skin with a needle and then tightened to lift and reposition your skin. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia and has little downtime, making it a more accessible option for many people.

Whether you’re looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin or simply want to learn more about this exciting procedure, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive in!

Benefits of PDO Thread Lift

The PDO Thread Lift offers many benefits, such as:

  • Minimally invasive and quick recovery time
  • Cost-effective compared to other procedures
  • Instant lifting effect
  • Boost in self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Non-surgical procedure
  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Tightening and smoothing of loose or sagging skin
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves skin elasticity and overall skin texture and tone
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting effects
  • Can target specific problem areas such as the jowls
  • Can be combined with other aesthetic treatments
  • Can improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls

Benefits of Facelift

  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Tightening and smoothing of loose or sagging skin
  • Restoration of facial volume and contours
  • Improvement in overall skin texture and tone
  • Rejuvenation of the face for a more youthful appearance
  • Boost in self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Long-lasting results compared to non-surgical treatments
  • Can target specific problem areas such as the jowls
  • Can improve the effectiveness of other non-surgical treatments like injectables or lasers

Cost Comparison

PDO thread lift cost will vary case by case. Book a FREE CONSULTATION at BlossomMD in San Ramon and we’ll provide a quote and all of the information you need to make a decision on whether to consider PDO thread lift.

A facelift will cost anywhere from $7000 to $15000 depending on the surgeon you choose.

Risks & Complications


The risks associated with facelifts vary depending on which procedure you choose and how much time has passed since your last surgery or injury (if any). Common complications include bleeding under the skin; nerve damage; numbness around lips or cheeks; drooping eyelids; asymmetry between left/right sides of face (elevated cheekbones); adverse reaction to anesthesia and infection.


The risks of a PDO thread lift are similar to those of other non-surgical procedures, including bruising and swelling. In rare cases, allergic reaction or infection may occur.

Preparing for a PDO Thread Lift

In order to prepare for your PDO thread lift, it’s important (and required) to have a full consultation. Your Medical Beauty Provider will be able to answer any questions that you have about the procedure and help guide you through the entire process.

If you elect to choose PDO thread lift, there are some pre-procedure instructions that should be followed closely:

  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), and other blood thinners two weeks prior to surgery. These medications can increase bleeding during or after surgery.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before your procedure; Avoid smoking for at least 48 hours before, because nicotine increases blood flow in the face which may cause bruising during recovery. Eat light meals on the day before, but do not eat anything after midnight. Bring someone with you who can drive home after your procedure.

Recovery & Aftercare

PDO Thread Lift

The recovery time for PDO thread lifts is much shorter than that of an actual facelift, as there is no need for general anesthesia. The procedure can be performed right here at BlossomMD, making it easier on patients who don’t want to spend days recovering at home or in the hospital.

After your procedure, you’ll have some swelling and bruising around your face and neck area for about two weeks–but these side effects will go away with time as the body heals itself naturally over the next few months.

What Results Can I Expect?

PDO Thread Lift

The PDO thread lift uses small needles to inject medical grade threads through the skin. This promotes collagen production and creates a foundation for your own naturally produced collagen to grow on, which can help lift the skin and tighten its appearance.

The results are usually visible after about two weeks, but it can take up to six months for your body to fully incorporate the new tissue into your face.

PDO Thread Lift is less invasive than a facelift, but it can be just as effective at improving your appearance.

So: PDO Thread Lift or Facelift?  

Which one is right for you? The answer depends on your own personal risk assessment, your goals, lifestyle and budget. If you’re looking for an alternative to surgery that will still give you younger-looking skin without all the downtime associated with traditional plastic surgery procedures like facelifts or neck lifts (which may require months of recovery time), then PDO thread lifting might be worth considering.

Overall, the benefits of the PDO thread lift are many. It is a quick, easy, and minimally invasive treatment that can help to lift and tighten sagging skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and provide long-lasting results. So if you are looking for an effective way to rejuvenate your appearance without surgery, then the PDO thread lift may be just what you need!

Come see us at BlossomMD, in San Ramon, and let’s discuss your options!

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