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The PDO thread lift can help our Miami patients by treating wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and a host of other aesthetic concerns. Dr. Maercks is excited to offer this state-of-the-art treatment as part of his ongoing commitment to remaining ahead of the curve when it comes to cutting-edge anti-aging technology.

What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift works to elevate sagging facial contours, instantly lifting and revitalizing the skin. By promoting collagen regrowth, the PDO thread lift helps to firm and tighten the complexion, giving you a youthful, radiant glow.

The threads used in a PDO thread lift are made with polydioxanone, a safe polymer commonly employed in the closing of surgical incisions. These threads do not cause allergic reactions in most clients and are harmlessly absorbed by the body over time.

What are the different thread options?

  • Barbed threads: These threads contain small barbs that elicit a collagen-renewal response in the skin as they lift, firm, and sculpt the facial contours. Results are dramatic and long-lasting.
  • Smooth threads: These threads do not have barbs and are placed beneath the skin both horizontally and vertically to create a scaffolding for the regeneration of new collagen. Results are natural-looking and provide skin tightening properties along with anti-aging.

How is a thread lift performed?

During the treatment, the PDO threads are inserted into the skin via fine needles. No incisions are required, and no marks or scars are left behind. The threads are trimmed so that they are unseen to the naked eye. Over the next nine months, the threads slowly dissolve, leaving a newly formed layer of collagen behind that fortifies the underlying facial structure and creates a more youthful appearance.

Threads can be injected anywhere that aging is a concern. Areas include:

  • Cheeks
  • Jaw
  • Brow
  • Beneath the eyes
  • Around the mouth
  • Around the nose
  • Neck

What are the benefits of a thread lift?

  • Provides instant lift and structure to aging skin
  • Safe, minimally invasive
  • No incisions or anesthesia
  • Stimulates collagen renewal
  • Tightens, firms, and rejuvenates the complexion
  • No scarring or discoloration
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Natural-looking outcome

What can I expect from my recovery?

After a thread lift, it is common to experience minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the treatment sites. Using an ice pack and Tylenol is generally enough to help alleviate the discomfort. You can also take Arnica pills. Dr. Maercks recommends that you rest for a few days before resuming any type of intense physical activity.

Why choose Dr. Maercks?

Dr. Maercks is passionate about providing clients with the most advanced and powerful solutions on the market for anti-aging. He is excited to offer the PDO thread lift at his Miami clinic as a safe, minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. Whether he is answering your questions in depth during an initial consultation or following up with you to ensure your recovery is optimal, Dr. Maercks always goes the extra mile to set his patients at ease and improve their quality of life and well-being.

After graduating from the Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Maercks completed a demanding integrated plastic and reconstructive surgical residency at the prestigious Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He travels around the globe frequently to share his knowledge and promote industry innovation in the field of cosmetic science.

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Thread Lift FAQ

Is a thread lift safe?

Yes, a thread lift is approved by the FDA for skin tightening in healthy clients. Thousands of thread lifts have been performed with no reports of negative reactions or serious side effects.

Can a thread lift be combined with other treatments?

A thread lift can be well paired with BOTOX to treat dynamic wrinkles and lines or dermal fillers to combat volume loss in the face.

Is a thread lift painful?

A thread lift is minimally invasive and does not damage the surface of the skin in any way. It does cause micro-wounds in the deeper skin layers, which in turn leads to collagen renewal. Patients can opt to receive a local anesthetic before their injections, which can help them to feel comfortable and at ease throughout their session.

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