SEATTLE — If you're looking to gain a more youthful facial appearance, know that a surgical facelift is not your only option. Rather than removing facial skin surgically, Northwest Aesthetics offers the polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift treatment. Threads of a dissolvable PDO material are inserted into the skin, which anchor the skin and lift it upwards.

Northwest Aesthetics lists several benefits from this procedure:

  • Improved jawline definition
  • Reduced appearance of nasal-labial folds (smile lines)
  • Reduced appearance of marionette lines (droopy or wrinkled skin from mouth to chin)
  • Lift to the mid-face and cheeks
  • Treatment of loose, slack facial skin
  • Boosts collagen production

"It's a minimally invasive procedure and very effective," said Northwest Aesthetics Medical Director Olga Voloshina, "And my clients just love it because it's immediate results." She added that results last up to a year, from a procedure that typically takes 45 to 60 minutes including numbing time. This is also a great option for people with busy schedules because there is no recovery period, "You can go back to work."

Before the procedure, patients will go into the office for a consultation to see if a thread lift is a good fit. Northwest Aesthetics explained the best candidates are women and men ages 30-60 with a relatively good skin tone, healthy lifestyle and stable weight for at least three months.  

Nurse Kasey Carter recently got this procedure done and spoke on her experience: "Overall, it was really good. There was minimal pain [...] There's little twinges here and there that you'll get, but then it goes away pretty quickly. That lasts a couple weeks, but it's very random."

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Nurse Kasey Carter before and after PDO thread lift at Northwest Aesthetics.
Northwest Aesthetics

As long as they remain good candidates clients are welcome to get the procedure multiple times. "I would definitely do it again," said Nurse Kasey, "I was actually thinking about it already."

Olga added that this procedure has been around for around 10 years, but it is constantly being improved, "Before, providers had some problems with threads, but now the technology has changed a lot and they're very, very safe and effective."

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