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PDO Thread Lift

Are you looking to revive the youthful contours of your face, but want to avoid surgery and the expense of a facelift?

Dr. Barbara Lewis-Heywood can affordably improve your appearance using the innovative PDO Thread Lift.

Ask for a free consultation to learn about this minimally invasive remedy at Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa, in Rio Rancho, NM.

What Is a PDO Thread Lift?

The PDO Thread Lift is a nonsurgical facelift. Absorbable threads are strategically placed just under the skin to lift sagging facial features while easing fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is typically completed in under an hour and you can immediately return to your daily routine.  

Have the telltale signs of aging started showing in your jawline or around your eyes or mouth? The skin on your face often ages much earlier than the rest of your body. A PDO Thread Lift is a low-risk, affordable method to restore more youthful contours

Paths of potential thread lifts superimposed over woman's face

How Does a PDO Thread Lift
Ease the Signs of Aging?

Using hypodermic needles, Dr. Lewis-Heywood strategically positions absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) threads just under the skin surface to support sagging facial features.

In a few short months, the sutures dissolve and are replaced by fresh collagen, one of our body's fundamental building blocks. In about three months, the collagen creates a natural scaffold to lift the skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and improve elasticity.

A thread lift is a fast and minimally invasive way to refresh your profile, however, the results are not as dramatic as a surgical facelift. A thread lift typically lasts up to three years while a surgical one lasts about ten.


We Tailor Treatment
to Your Problem Areas

Dr. Lewis-Heywood customizes treatment based on your unique skin type, skin texture, and aesthetic goals. The number and type of PDO threads used will be tailored to your facial needs.

For maximum rejuvenation, patients can pair a thread lift with other treatments offered by Dr. Lewis-Heywood, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

Problem areas that PDO Thread Lifts treat include:

  • Jowls and jawline
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Browline
  • Crow's feet
  • Acne scars

Diagram of areas a PDO thread lift can target

How Much Does a PDO Thread Lift Cost?

The cost of a PDO thread lift is significantly less than a surgical facelift and varies depending on the number of areas you want to treat and how many threads are needed. For more exact pricing, please request a free consultation. We'll go over your aesthetic goals and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. In addition to flexible financing plans, we also offer late and weekend appointments to make treatment convenient. Reach out today at: 

(505) 226-3980

FDA  Approved

Don't confuse today's PDO thread lift with the thread lifts banned in 2009. That older method used nonbiodegradable string, which caused numerous problems.

The procedure used at Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa, Rio Rancho, NM, uses FDA-approved absorbable thread made out of PDO, which prevents the problems associated with permanent threads. PDO is the same biocompatible material surgeons have used in dissolvable sutures for decades.

Dr. Barbara Lewis-Heywood received specialized training for thread lifts from the American Association of Facial Esthetics to bring this affordable and minimally invasive treatment to patients in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

When Will I See Results? How Long Will My Results Last?

For maximum benefits, Dr. Lewis-Heywood can enhance your results with BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.
For maximum benefits, Dr. Lewis-Heywood can enhance your results with BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

Results Start Immediately

Dr. Lewis-Heywood will numb the injection areas and then strategically place the threads just under the skin using a small needle. As she adjusts the tension on the threads, they will begin the lifting and tightening of your facial features to create a more youthful contour. 

Collagen Is Rejuvenated

The PDO threads stimulate collagen production to enhance the effects over the next several months. 

Threads Dissolve

How long your PDO threads last varies on what type of thread is used. Most dissolve in about six to nine months, at which point the collagen takes over to support your skin.

Lasting Results

Results from a thread lift aren't permanent, but you can expect the benefits to last anywhere from one to two years. For younger people, the results may last from three to four years. More threads can always be inserted in the future to continue and improve the results. 
We strive daily to be the kind of practice where you can find your best self. ​Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa
Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD

Riverside Dental Center & Beauty Spa

Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD, is proud to offer state-of-the-art dentistry to patients from Rio Rancho and throughout the greater Albuquerque, NM, area. She is affiliated with SurgicalMaster. In addition to dental care, our office features a luxurious medical spa offering wellness and facial rejuvenation treatments. Some of our most popular services include:

We offer free consultations to first-time patients. To get in touch with our friendly team, please contact us online or call (505) 226-3980.

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