Have you ever noticed that skin seems to become looser and thinner as you get older? This happens because your body slowly loses its supply of collagen over the years. Collagen is an important protein in keeping your skin smooth and youthful. PDO Threads and Silhouette threads are an FDA-approved treatment for addressing skin laxity in the face, neck and body by building collagen and filling or lifting the skin. A threadlift is a new, innovative, minimally invasive procedure to correct sagging tissues. This minimally invasive non-surgical facelift can lift and contour the cheeks, neck, jawline, eyelids, and brows, giving you a rejuvenated look without having to undergo extensive cosmetic surgery or general anesthesia.

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While surgical facelifts require the removal of excess skin and tissue, PDO thread lifts and Silhouette Instalift are minimally invasive and do not require any anesthesia. During treatment, we use medical-grade, absorbable threads to gently lift sagging cheeks and jowls. This is the perfect way to address mild to moderate signs of aging in a way that is safe and effective.

PDO ThreadLift Benefits:

  • More affordable than facelifts, skin tightening, or augmentations

  • PDO Thread Lifts can be safely combined with other treatments

  • Non-invasive, zero downtime, and minimal discomfort

  • Results are immediately noticeable, with results continuing to improve for 2-3 months.

  • Long-lasting, natural results. Effects noticeable for nine to twelve months..

  • Encourages the production of new collagen & elastin in the area

  • Boosts the look of youthful volume in the face

  • Different thread types allow for a fully customizable treatment.

  • Threads are non-toxic- naturally and slowly absorbed by the body.

The most significant results of a minimally invasive facelift usually appear 2 – 3 months afterward, when new collagen has a chance to take effect. Your outcome can last for a year or more, based on your age, metabolism, skin health, and personal skincare regimen to protect your skin and enhance results. Some individuals choose to make their results more dramatic by supplementing their treatment with dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxers (neuromodulators) and laser resurfacing. 

Silhouette Instalift Benefits:

  • Silhouette threads are considered a premium option

  • Silhouette instalift uses PLLA and PLGA threads.  This material lasts longer than PDO and provides a greater degree of collagen stimulation.

  • Silhouette Instalift is FDA indicated for repositioning the midface soft tissues

  • Results from Silhouette Instalift are immediately visible, but continue to improve for 3-6 months after the procedure.

  • Results from Silhouette Instalift may last as long as 12-18 months


Who is a good candidate for PDO Threadlifts and Silhouette Instalift?

Patients with minimal signs of aging who need just a small to moderate lift. Patients who are starting to see some droopiness of the brow, cheeks, jowls and/or neck and would like to see a lift effect, but do not want the risk, scars, or recovery of a real browlift, facelift, or neck-lift operation. Patients who have had some relapse from a previous plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift or neck lift. People who do not wish to undergo a surgical facelift or neck-lift for prolonged recovery and expected.

What is it like to recover from a PDO ThreadLift and Silhouette Instalift treatment?

Pain can be managed with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or ibuprofen (Advil). Stronger pain medicine is not typically required, You may have mild swelling and bruising for a few days. Icing the treated area as well as arnica is recommended for the first few days. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity for few days.

What are the results from PDO ThreadLifts?

The result of the PDO Thread Lift is immediate and even more noticeable after 1-2 weeks when all the swelling and potential bruising has resolved. The results will continue to enhance as your skin produces even more collagen over the next several months, also making the results of the thread lift last longer than the life of the threads.

What is a PDO ThreadLift?

​PDO ThreadLift is an effective, minimally invasive way to lift and tighten sagging skin without the need for surgery or extended downtime. This treatment works by inserting threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) into the skin. These threads are then tightened and pulled back, lifting the face and stimulating the creation of newer, younger looking skin tissue. Over a period of 2-6 months after treatment, the skin gradually becomes tighter, more toned, and more youthful.

What are common areas to treat with PDO Threads?

Forehead and brow Upper and lower cheeks Jawline Nasolabial folds Marionette lines Neck Arms Abdomen Thighs

What is a Silhouette Instalift?

Silhouette Instalift uses threads from PLLA and PLGA which contiain bidirectional cones to allow for lifting and repositioning of tissue.


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One of the biggest concerns our Dubuque patients have when considering some of the more advanced treatments like Moxi and dermal filler is pain management. This fear is understandable; the human brain is hardwired to experience anxiety at the prospect of pain. At Faces Medspa, we make every effort to keep our patients completely comfortable before, during, and after their procedures. Fortunately, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: an innovative sedation system called Pro-Nox that’s designed to minimize both anxiety and pain.

If you're interested in learning more about how Pro-Nox can be incorporated into your comfortable treatment, contact Faces Medspa today.  

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With the use of dermal fillers, we can immediately smooth out unwanted lines; add definition to lips, cheeks, or jawlines; and even fill in certain acne scars with little-to-no downtime.

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Dr. Givens with Faces Medspa in Dubuque has helped thousands of patients enjoy natural-looking results tailored with their specific goals in mind.

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