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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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  • Rejuvenate and lift sagging skin

  • Improve shape and contour

  • Helps crepey skin


  • 30-60 minutes per treatment


  • No downtime

  • Some patients may experience slight bruising and swelling that may last a few days


  • We typically recommend 1-2 maintenance treatments per year


  • Results can be seen after 1 treatment

  • Most patients require 2-3 treatments to achieve their end goals


  • The average cost depends on the number of threads used 


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




  • What do neuromodulators do?
    Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines ("11's" between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging. They can also be used to help sculpt and lift facial features including for a nonsurgical brow lift and a nonsurgical neck lift.
  • What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
    While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX. - Dysport can spread through your cells more easily - Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX - Results from Dysport and Botox last for a similar amount of time
  • How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?
    The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
  • When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?
    Most patients can expect to notice early results of Dysport between two to five days following treatment, while results from Botox may take seven to fourteen days. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
  • How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?
    Results may vary based upon the dose given, as well as on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the Neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three to four months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
  • Does Botox and Dysport hurt?
    Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, Neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort, using the smallest needle available. Many of our patients barely notice the injections.
  • Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?
    BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those diagnosed with neurological conditions or disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or nursing are discouraged from undergoing treatment.


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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