A New, Instant, Non-Invasive Face-Lift Alternative

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By Nadiv Shapira, MD, FACS, FACPh,

Medical Director, First State Med-Spa

  • Are you starting to see the signs of aging?
  • Are you developing wrinkles and folds around your mouth, cheek, jowls, or neck?
  • Are you nervous that you are going to look “fake?”
  • Do you want to avoid “going under the knife?”

If so, PDO Threads may be the answer for you!

What Are PDO Threads?

PDO Threads are absorbable sutures that are threaded underneath the skin through a delicate cannula aimed to lift the skin and induce collagen production. While the threads get absorbed over time, they stimulate collagen synthesis that further lifts and improves your youthful and natural appearance. PDO (polydioxanone) sutures have been used extensively for decades in surgery, as an alternative to permanent sutures. Their strength and capacity to induce collagen prompted their use in anti-aging applications and they are now approved by the FDA.  

A New, Instant, Non-Invasive Face-Lift Alternative

A New Non-Invasive, Anti-Aging Procedure

They produce excellent results for those seeking a non-invasive, anti-aging procedure. Some PDO threads have tiny, barb-like protrusions that can be used to suspend and lift the skin. These threads anchor onto loose tissue, and the thread is lifted upwards to achieve an instant, rejuvenating and contouring effect. 

We also have spiral threads that can be used to enhance your lip border for that extra luscious lip. In addition, there are smooth threads that help to thicken and rejuvenate the skin. These threads improve skin texture and help fine lines and thin “creepy” skin to look smoother and younger, ideal for crow’s feet around the eyes, “smoker lines” around your lip, the horizontal lines around your neck, or even on the loose skin above your knees.

PDO Threads Are Effective For:

  • Redefining the contour of the face
  • Reducing roundness
  • Reducing wrinkles
  • Lifting sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls and neck
  • Enhancing the volume of the lips
  • Stimulating collagen production 

What Is The Thread Procedure Like?

Insertion of PDO threads is a 30-60-minute office procedure that can literally be done during your lunchtime. It is usually painless, and we can help you relax with ‘laughing gas’ or Nitrous Oxide. You will be able to resume everyday activities right away, but you should wait a couple of days before you do any strenuous exercise. You might feel swelling or tightness in your skin for about a week.

A New, Instant, Non-Invasive Face-Lift Alternative

Where Can Threads Be Placed?

  • Forehead (Brow lift)
  • Upper and lower cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds (the folds coming from your nostrils to your chin)
  • “Smoker’s” lines (the vertical lines above your lip)
  • Lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Décolleté
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thigh

When Will I See Results from Threads and How Long Will it Last?

You will notice immediate lift after placement. Results will continue to improve over three months when new collagen forms around and between the inserted threads. By months 4-6 the threads will be safely absorbed, but collagen production will continue to provide further lifting and tightening. 

A recent study by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery showed that by month seven, the collagen present in the treated area increases by 100%. Results can last from one to even two years, but “touch ups” may be needed. 


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Dr. Shapira is the best; he examines and designs your face like no other. He really cares and puts a lot of thought into every injection to get the best outcome for you. I recommend him highly and trust him completely.” ~ Madelyn M.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Wonderful office! First State Med Spa is a beautiful, friendly place. Everyone I have encountered there has been knowledgeable and helpful. I always feel like I am important and my questions get answered.” ~ Karen M.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Dr. Shapira is the best!! He takes so much time ensuring he’s doing exactly what you want and need. He is so knowledgeable and caring. His whole staff is wonderful!” ~Marybeth T.

A New, Instant, Non-Invasive Face-Lift Alternative




Dr. Shapira has the skills of a surgeon and the eye of an artist. At First State MedSpa he combines his extensive medical expertise with the love of aesthetics. He performs cutting-edge, anti-aging procedures such as PDO Thread Lifts, PRP injections, vein treatments, liposuction, as well as Botox and filler injections.


A New, Instant, Non-Invasive Face-Lift Alternative