About Thread Lift
When you are unsure if you are ready for a surgical procedure, like a full facelift, to correct your maturing skin, 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 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.
Vampire Thread Lift
With the loss of youthful volume and a weakened facial support structure, the aging face begins to appear longer as skin tissues loosen. Though conventional means of lifting the face involve surgery, the PDO Thread Lift is a non-surgical option that safely and effectively lifts and contours sagging skin on the face, neck, and jawline using FDA-approved absorbable threads.
The PDO Thread Lift treatment at Beyond Beautiful is tailored to the individual and their specific facial aesthetic goals. In either case, as sutures are placed below the skin’s surface, the body elicits a natural inflammatory and healing response by signaling the production of collagen. Essentially, the newly formed collagen secures the lifting of the skin, and over time, it continues to produce results. What’s more, is that the threads are naturally broken down by the body and do not leave scarring behind. Additionally, the versatility of PDO threads allows them to be placed according to a patient’s specific aesthetic requests or goals.
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
"Love how naturally Bellafill enhances my facial features - I was looking to get PDO threads to lift my skin just slightly and Dr. Ho recommended BellaFill instead. I was a bit nervous since it's a permanent filler, but the results were fantastic and super natural! I've done fillers in the past and hate that they go away with time. I love how naturally BellaFill enhances my facial features and that it will last for many years to come. Dr. Ho and Glory work together as a team which I think is very clever since one person alone can be biased. They are very careful not to overdo it which I appreciate and I learned so much about facial anatomy with them! This has been by far the best experience I've had with a filler."- F. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2022
"Silhouette Thread Instalift - Highly recommend on Day 1! I didn't tell anyone what I was doing so shhhh.Three threads on each side of the face and I DO notice a difference. I wanted a subtle difference but a tightening of the face where I've seen some sagging lately (age 57) I am beyond happy. I will keep you guys posted. Dr. Jeffrey Caruth at Plano Aesthetics is awesome. Thank you!"- K. / RealSelf / Sep 25, 2017
"Silhouette Thread Instalift - I am thrilled with Dr Caruth and with the two procedures! He knew how important my privacy is to me and did everything so that no one could see any swelling or marks. The silhouette threads were not painful at all. He did tiny amounts of lydacain, but I absolutely did not have a painful experience. My face is already more lifted and less wrinkles in the lower cheeks. I went on a 4 hour road trip for the weekend directly afterwards without any trouble. I drove. Thermitight neck on Friday took away the neck creases already! I do have the vocal cords still a bit lax but hoping they tighten up too! I also drove myself and did not have pain. Dr. Caruth is awesome and has a great team of medical professionals! Procedure Friday, blowing Saturday!"- K. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2017
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, Dr. Ho 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.