About Thread Lift
When you are unsure if you are ready for a surgical procedure, like a full facelift, to correct your maturing skin, Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina, and our board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, would like to offer you a consultation for a thread lift procedure with PDO (polydioxanone) or Silhouette Soft® threads. Smooth wrinkles and lift the skin with a natural-looking result with this new technique of inserting absorbable sutures within the deep layers of your skin. After this minimally invasive procedure at Beyond Beautiful Texas in Plano, TX, your skin will look younger without an extensive recovery period. It is also a wonderful supplementation for patients using cosmetic injectables. If you love the look your BOTOX® gives your facial appearance, we invite you to learn more about a thread lift. The procedure itself takes less than one hour as an outpatient procedure.
Thread Lift Reviews
"Thread Lift and Botox - I am in my 40s and Dr. Vu Ho did thread lift and Botox and hands down I literally look 10 years younger !! I have been to many doctors for fillers to get a youthful appearance . I decided to finally give thread lift a try and all I can say is WOW! Dr. Ho did such a phenomenal job ... if I may say myself I’ve gotten my 30 year old look back ! My eyebrows were always droopy and uneven and my eyes were always hooded ... no doctor I’ve ever been to could correct this with Botox ! Dr Ho corrected this with a combination of thread lift and added Botox and it was like my eyebrows are no Longer droopy and my eyelids are lifted ! I can finally enjoy tweeting eyeshadow and eyeliner like I used to in my 30s! I am sold for life ... never will I go to another doctor ! I had given up and thought I would have to get a facelift but Dr. Ho delivers facelift results with the thread lift ! No more saggy jowls , my cheeks are lifted , eye brows lifted and with the addition of Botox for eyebrows it is literally a dream come true for me !"- B. / RealSelf / Nov 11, 2020
"Beyond Impressed with Dr. Vu Ho!!! - I was beyond impressed with Dr. Vu Ho and his entire staff!! From the minute I walked in the door, everyone was extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Ho carefully listened to my concerns, and not only suggested, but educated me as to which treatments would provide the very best results. I was looking for something non invasive and with very little down time, and he provided this option for me. My areas of concern were the fine lines and wrinkles on my face, as well as sagging skin on my neck. Dr. Ho recommend a combination of Morpheus8 skin tightening as well as PDO threads. My hopes and expectations were by far exceeded, as I couldn’t be happier with the smoothing, tightening and overall appearance of my skin. I am new to Texas, and as a healthcare worker with many years in plastic surgery, I was so impressed with how Dr. Ho is ahead of the curve on offering the latest and best technology. I wouldn’t go to anyone else after my experience at Beyond Beautiful!!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 27, 2021
Ideal Candidates For a Thread Lift
Men and women of good health may be great candidates for a thread lift procedure using the PDO or Silhouette InstaLift threads. If you have wrinkles, fine lines, and mild to moderate loose skin on your face and want natural-looking results without surgery, you have indicators that InstaLift may be the right rejuvenation treatment for you.
Which Threads Are Right For Me?
During your initial consultation at Beyond Beautiful Texas, Dr. Ho or Dr. Aliano Messina will talk with you about your aesthetic goals in order to recommend the best threading option for you. While both PDO and Silhouette threads are nonsurgical, they utilize different materials to create your optimal results.
PDO threads are created with polydioxanone, a material that has been used for multiple decades in tissue engineering. It is safe and effective for an instant lift of the skin to combat the effects of aging and skin laxity.
Silhouette Soft® Threads
Silhouette threads are made with PLLA, or poly-L-lactic acid, which is effective in providing skin rejuvenation. Used for years in injectable treatments, PLLA is now available for threading in order to offer exceptional outcomes for an overall younger-looking face.
What to Expect During a Thread lift
During your scheduled appointment, we will invite you to our minor procedures room to relax comfortably in the treatment chair. Then, we will use a washable marker to mark the incision entrance and exit points on your facial skin. To keep you comfortable during the procedure, we will inject a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, into the skin before the InstaLift sutures are threaded into your incision points. It is important to follow all your plastic surgeon's aftercare instructions. The procedure lasts 45 min – 1 hour. In the following weeks, the threaded cones and sutures will dissolve to jump-start healthy collagen production in the process.
To get dramatic results, we can combine your PDO thread lift or Silhouette Soft with other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as cosmetic injectable wrinkle relaxers and/or fillers, laser skin resurfacing, nonsurgical skin tightening, and more. Regardless, you will see a difference in your facial skin right away. You may also see swelling and bruising. Be diligent in your aftercare for the incision points, and call our office if you experience signs of infection, allergic reaction, or nerve injury after your appointment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,200
Rejuvenate Your Aging Skin
Our team can customize a treatment plan just for you for natural-looking results with the thread lift using PDO threads or Silhouette techniques. You can redefine your facial contours with a thread lift without surgery! No need to worry about looking "overdone," or if your skin will look pulled back. Our experienced surgeons can provide you with subtle changes that look gorgeous. If you would like to set up a private consultation, please call our friendly patient coordinator today.