PDO Thread Lift

Freya's Lair Medical Spa

Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa & Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners located in Albuquerque, NM

Are you ready to achieve noticeable improvements in your skin’s tightness and tone but aren’t ready for plastic surgery? If so, a PDO thread lift might be the right approach and is one of many services available from the team at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about what a PDO thread lift can do for you.

PDO Thread Lift Q&A

What is a PDO thread lift?

A thread lift is an advanced medical aesthetics treatment that places dissolvable sutures into the deeper layers of your skin. These sutures act to lift facial tissues, which in turn alters the draping of your skin. 

A PDO thread lift delivers an instant lifting and tightening effect. In the hands of the skilled practitioners at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa, thread lifts help suspend facial tissues to help you look younger with just one procedure. 

The sutures are polydioxanone (PDO), a medical-grade material that is thinner than a human hair. 

Why choose a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift creates beautiful results without the risks associated with cosmetic surgery. There’s no need for advance preparation, general anesthesia, or extensive recovery time. 

Your friends and loved ones will notice you look refreshed and well-rested, but there is no risk of emerging from your treatment looking “overdone” or “stretched.” You can expect your results to last approximately one year. 

What happens during a PDO thread lift?

When you arrive at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa, you receive a local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable from start to finish. Once the area is numb, your practitioner uses a hollow needle or cannula to insert the PDO threads into the tissues beneath the surface of your skin. 

The placement of these threads depends on the degree of lifting you desire and the unique anatomy of your face. The threads come in various types, including smooth, braided, and barbed. Your practitioner chooses the option that’s right for you. 

Expect a degree of bruising and swelling for a few days after your thread lift. You can then see the lifting effects. The threads slowly dissolve, but your body responds to thread placement with renewed collagen production, so you continue to see effects for several years after your procedure.    

If you’d like to explore these treatments in more detail, call Freya’s Lair Medical Spa today to book a visit. Online scheduling is also available and takes just moments to complete.

Silhouette Instalift Procedure

Silhouette InstaLift is a treatment unlike any other. Our Micro Suspension Technology is comprised of threads with micro cones that are placed in the deepest layer of mid-facial skin. It delivers an immediate lift and gradually restores lost facial volume of the mid face by activating your own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance that continues to improve over time. The sutures and cones are made from poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), a well-known biomedical copolymer that is biocompatible and biodegradable


The procedure takes under an hour and is done right in our office. InstaLift also has minimal downtime with most signs of treatment (ex: bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site) dissipating within 24–48 hours. Patients can get right back to their activities and enjoy an instant lift in the cheeks, while adding volume over time for long lasting results, up to two years.