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PDO Thread Lift in Orange County, California

PDO Thread Lift by NovaThread

You’re not old, but your face has started to fall. You may or may not need fillers, but one thing you know for sure is that you want to do something about the sagging of the skin on your face. Enter the Thread Lift. At Total Dermatology we strive to deliver the best PDO Thread Lift Irvine has to offer.

Instant Skin Lifting – Instant Skin Tightening

Get the lift you want without the surgery you don’t want. Use NovaThreads instead.

*Individuals Results May Vary.

What are NovaThreads?

They are PDO absorbable sutures preloaded into delivery syringes.

  • Natural results
  • No surgery, Minimal discomfort
  • Quick procedure
  • Effective for Brow, Neck and Jawline
  • **Can be used along with Silhouette InstaLift and injectables for complete facial treatment

PDO absorbable suture? What is it?

  • It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are completely safe and are routinely used in surgery, even in cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials that can be implanted in the body.
  • The fine suture thread is absorbed within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue.

How Long Does it Last?

Expect about a year. Initially, you may need a few touch-up thread insertions. Because your skin continues to age, you will continue to experience natural collagen breakdown.



How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?

With a PDO Thread Lift, suture threads are inserted into the lower plane of your skin in particular configurations. The threads create a lift or mesh effect to lift or tighten. (You can do both!) Your body naturally reacts to the threads by creating new collagen. Your own new collagen maintains the improvement.

*Individuals Results May Vary.

Controlled Self-Healing

“Selective Inflammatory Response” is the principle behind many aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels & Microneedling). Skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting NovaThreads, we created a self-healing response that’s supported by your own collagen!


We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.

“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”

— Priscilla S.

“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”

— Kay S.

“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”

— Victoria L.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Your Skin Gently Reacts to the Inserted Threads

  • During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO threads, our Irvine PDO Thread Lift patients skin is also repairing itself around it.
  • It’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin.
  • PDO threads are NOT like the older threads that were permanent and problematic.

Thread placement examples

Mesh or Lyft – Either or Both?

NuMesh uses smooth threads and serves as a tightening mesh. Similar to a #hashtag, or a net.(i.e. 2 sutures inserted vertically and 3 sutures horizontally), this method tightens via the way the collagen responds. Results appear naturally, without any drastic change!

The other technique, called the NuLift is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO threads have “barbs” or “cogs”, which provide a grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, creating an instant skin repositioning. Your skin will then build new collagen which secures the lift.

No Cuts or Incisions

Restoring the Youthful V-Shape

A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the ageing of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the Nu-Mesh and the Nu-Lift technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or where necessary to delicately lift the tissues and re-position the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.

Neck & Jaw

Although NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.

Am I a Good Candidate?

PDO Thread Lifts provide an excellent solution to mild skin laxity. Although age is not a factor in determining who will get a good outcome, patients who are older have a lowered ability to produce new collagen.

Excessive jowling and heavy sagging are not well-treated with absorbable sutures as there is too much weight for the delicate threads to hold and too much tissue to reposition.


Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

*Individual Results May Vary

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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