Most people are aware of injectables for non-surgical lifting, such as Botox, Dysport, Juvéderm, Restylane, and Sculptra. Fillers and neuromodulators soften your dynamic wrinkles and facial creases, making your skin look smoother and younger. PDO threads provide similar (or better) results while encouraging your body to produce new collagen fibers, thereby restoring your skin’s youthful elasticity and firmness.

SkinScience Medical Aesthetics performs highly personalized PDO thread lifts in Pleasant Hill using FDA-approved NovaThreads. Depending on your unique goals, we may use barbed threads, smooth threads, or twist threads, each of which promises different results. PDO threads provide an instant lift, followed by gradual improvements as your body produces new collagen fibers.

young woman after PDO thread lift in Pleasant Hill, CA

About NovaThreads

NovaThreads are extremely tiny needles with PDO absorbable sutures. PDO (polydioxanone) is a synthetic fiber generally used for cutaneous and subcutaneous sutures in cardiothoracic surgery, trauma surgery, plastic surgery, and other forms of surgery. It’s FDA-approved as a suture material for the entire body because it’s biocompatible and gets absorbed by the body in 4 to 6 months.

NovaThreads are widely considered the most advanced PDO threads on the market, widely used in the cosmetic industry. When inserted underneath targeted skin tissues, they provide an instant lift, tightening your skin tissues with a “net effect.” Furthermore, they also encourage collagen production for 12 to 15 months, thereby restoring your skin’s youthful collagen levels, which makes your skin look firm and taut. Come see us at SkinScience to find out about the best PDO thread lifts, Pleasant Hill has to offer.

NovaThreads are available in three forms — barbed threads, smooth threads, and twist threads. Each type of PDO thread is used for different applications.

  • Smooth Threads: They are inserted underneath the skin in a grid-like pattern. They tighten the skin and provide a small amount of lift.
  • Barbed Threads: They have cogs that hold on to the skin tissues to lift them up, thereby making your skin look plump and firm.
  • Twist Threads: They have intertwined threads that provide additional volume restoration, making them suitable for under-eye tear troughs and mid-face hollows.

Treatment Areas:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Temples
  • Under-eye hollows
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline
  • Double chin


  • Non-surgical and minimally-invasive
  • Minimal discomfort and pain
  • Minimal side effects
  • Immediate results
  • Collagen restoration
  • No downtime


Am I a suitable candidate for PDO threads?

You’re a suitable candidate for our PDO thread lift in Pleasant Hill if you have mild to moderate signs of aging, such as skin laxity, wrinkles and fine lines, nasolabial folds, and a sunken facial appearance. Our cosmetic providers will carefully examine your skin and review your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

What happens during the PDO thread lift?

During the PDO thread lift, the cosmetic provider will cleanse your facial skin and apply a local anesthetic under your skin. The cosmetic provider will insert a small tube-like device called a cannula into your skin, anchor the chosen PDO thread under your skin, and extract the cannula. Finally, the PDO thread will be secured in place. The specific details of the procedure depend on your goals and treatment areas and the chosen PDO threads.

What are the side effects of PDO threads?

You may experience mild swelling and bruising for about 48 hours after the procedure, but you can resume your daily activities immediately. However, you should avoid sleeping in your side, saunas, or doing heavy exercises for a week or two.

How long do the PDO thread lift results last?

The results of the PDO thread lift in Pleasant Hill will be instantly apparent, with gradual improvements over several weeks and months. The final results last for up to 12 months.

Why Choose SkinScience Medical Aesthetics?

SkinScience Medical Aesthetics is a state-of-the-art, luxurious medical spa owned and operated by women. Our cosmetic providers have specialized training in the latest cosmetic treatments, including PDO thread lifts with barbed, smooth, and twist NovaThreads. We always understand your unique goals and concerns to provide personalized solutions and ensure natural-looking results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your PDO thread lift options in Pleasant Hill.


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