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Minimally Invasive Facelift (InstaLift®) in Plano, TX

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What Is InstaLift

For a minimally invasive alternative to a surgical facelift, board-certified Plano, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho is proud to offer InstaLift PDO threading for patients seeking skin rejuvenation. Often referred to as a threadlift or a PDO lift, this is an in-office, nonsurgical treatment that uses absorbable sutures to lift and contour the face. Specifically, it addresses loose skin and tissue in the mid-face region, which helps to attain a younger, smoother appearance while gently lifting the jowls and diminishing laugh lines. At Beyond Beautiful, Dr. Ho performs the InstaLift on both Plano area men and women who want to turn back the hands of time without surgery. The fine threads used during treatment helps to stimulate the natural production of collagen, which continues to assist in creating a healthier, firmer complexion. To learn more about InstaLift and to see if you are a candidate, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ho at Beyond Beautiful in Plano, TX.

Ideal Candidates

The InstaLift can be used for patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging on the face, including fine lines, moderate facial sag, and wrinkles. As we age, it is common to have sagging in areas of the middle and lower face, which is usually caused by a loss of collagen and volume in the skin. InstaLift is a great option if you are seeking to improve these areas but do not want to have surgery. It offers natural-looking results and can also be performed in combination with injectable fillers and BOTOX treatments for an all-around facial rejuvenation. Patients should have realistic expectations. A facelift will always give you a much longer result, but the Beyond Beautiful InstaLift is a much less expensive option, and there is virtually no downtime.

Procedure Technique

Performed in one of our comfortable minor procedure rooms at Beyond Beautiful, the InstaLift takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Patients are awake during the procedure, but a local numbing agent may be used to help control any discomfort. It is important to note that the InstaLift is made for lifting and rejuvenation. It’s not made for suturing or embedded threads, which is what can be associated with other forms of thread lifting. The sutures are dissolvable and are delicately placed in precise, marked areas where lifting is desired. After the treatment, patients can resume normal activities. The sutures placed during the InstaLift will dissolve over time, as well as help with the patient’s own collagen production. The Beyond Beautiful InstaLift can last from a year to eighteen months.

What to Expect

After your InstaLift, you will be able to leave our Plano, TX cosmetic surgery center to recover at home. It is common to have some redness and swelling in the treated area where the thread insertion and exit points occurred, but this only lasts for a day or two. This treatment can yield visible results almost immediately after the procedure. Patients will notice smoother skin with a lifted and contoured appearance. Our staff will provide aftercare instructions to follow at home. With proper care, the results from the InstaLift can last almost two years. Additional treatments can be discussed in order to maintain the results long-term.


Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort if you cannot use or choose not to use traditional anesthetics.

With the PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow. Never worry again about sedation of local anesthesia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get a thread lift or a facelift?
During your consultation with Dr. Ho, it will be discussed if the InstaLift is right for you. Many people searching for skin rejuvenation that leads to visible signs of improvement on the face turn to treatments, like the InstaLift, because they seek to avoid surgery. However, some patients may be better candidates for facial cosmetic surgery, depending on the condition of their skin and for those with more advanced concerns. The InstaLift can improve the appearance of loose, wrinkled skin while contouring your face, but for those with advanced signs of aging, it cannot eliminate excess skin.

Does a thread lift leave scars?
Since InstaLift does not require actual incisions, like a surgical facelift, it does not leave scars. The needle used to perform the threading is very fine and the puncture is tiny, leaving behind no trace of a procedure. Dr. Ho will discuss post-procedure care so that you can keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

Can I combine a thread lift with other treatments?
Dr. Ho offers a number of nonsurgical treatments that blend very well with the InstaLift. Many patients will get an injectable filler, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, to help smooth lines and wrinkles or use BOTOX to help create a youthful glow. Using the InstaLift in combination with other treatments can create a significant improvement in your facial appearance without surgery.

Does a thread lift look natural?
InstaLift uses the very latest in threading technology. Threading has been around for a while, but this is a completely new treatment that creates amazing, natural-looking results in minutes. InstaLift is a nonsurgical option for people who may not need a full facelift yet. When performed properly, it can help you look younger but still natural. We invite you to discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns with Dr. Ho during your consultation.

Present a More Contoured Face

If you have loose facial skin that you would like to see looking tighter and younger without surgery or an invasive treatment, then InstaLift may be a great option for you. It can be an effective, lasting way to achieve a firmer, more contoured look. We invite you to call Beyond Beautiful to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho and learn about the innovative treatments we offer to help you attain the look you want!

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.