PDO Threads

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PDO Threads

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If you want to instantly see a difference in your appearance, get in touch with the experts at Renew Wellness Center in Sugar Land, TX. Our experienced medical team will answer any questions you have about PDO thread lifts and ensure that your procedure is done safely and effectively. With years of experience performing thread lifts under our belts, we guarantee peace of mind throughout every step of this rejuvenating process!

Facial Rejuvenation

PDO Threads Treatment

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How to prepare for your appointment

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking 24 hours before treatment. 

  • Avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, St. John’s Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the 24 hours prior to your treatment as they may promote the risk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area. 

  • If you are currently taking anti-coagulation medications (Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaparin, Lepirudin, Refludan, Ticlopidine Ticlid, Clopidogrel, Plavix, Tirofiban, Aggrastat, Eptifibatide, Integrilin), discuss the use of these medications with your healthcare provider prior to your treatment. You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with cosmetic dermal fillers. 

  • If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication (Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir) as prescribed in the 24 hours prior to your treatment.


The Renew Wellness Center team will schedule your treatment following the consultation. The PDO thread lift procedure typically takes less than 45 minutes and is done in a private procedure room. First, the patient’s face is numbed with an anesthetic to reduce any pain or discomfort during the treatment. Dr. Desai or Dr. Patel will then mark the treatment areas on the face before placing Nova PDO threads under the skin with a fine needle. Once inserted into the skin, the threads act as anchors so the skin can be slightly lifted. Once the treatment is complete, the patient may continue their daily routine without any downtime. Some patients say the PDO thread lift process feels similar to getting dermal fillers.


Most patients will see results immediately after a PDO thread lift. Typically, patients will feel tightness in the face with swelling around the areas treated. These mild symptoms will fade after a few days, depending on the type of treatment given. Most PDO thread lifts take about 8 weeks to see the final result and the results may vary depending on the patient's age. Dr. Desai and Dr. Patel will help you determine if you will need additional treatments in the future. Taking good care of your skin will help the thread lift results last as long as possible.


  • Ice the treated area for a few minutes four to five times during the day for the first week if you are experiencing slight bruising or swelling.

  • Do not wash or touch your face for at least 12 hours.

  • Restrict facial movements for one day. 

  • Avoid applying makeup or facial cream for at least two days.

  • Do not pull your skin, massage, scrub or exfoliate the skin for at least three weeks.

  • Do not perform any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for three weeks.

  • You can take pain medication as required after the procedure. 

  • If at all possible, avoid aspirins for the next two weeks after the treatment.

  • Try keeping your head elevated for a week.

  • Sleep on your back to prevent any swelling. 

  • Avoid straining or placing pressure on your face.

  • Do not schedule dental treatments for at least two weeks after getting the PDO thread lift.


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What are PDO Threads?

Drs. Nina Desai and Dhara Patel are proud to offer the PDO thread lift for men and women in the Sugar Land, TX area. PDO thread lifts are a safe and effective option for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin without undergoing surgery. This gives patients the ability to lift and contour their face with minimal downtime. This procedure involves dissolvable threads to renew and lift drooping skin on the face. Once completed, the patient's complexion will look smoother and tighter. There are many different kinds of PDO threads, and they can be tailored to meet your specific goals. Reach out to Renew Wellness Center for more information on PDO thread lifts.

How do they work?

PDO threads stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins are fundamental in supporting the skin, providing its smooth and firm texture, lifted appearance, and natural glow. PDO threads can transform and correct your appearance on multiple levels.

What areas can be treated?

Any part of the face and neck can be treated to help improve skin laxity (sagging), wrinkles, and folds.

What are the benefits of PDO Threads?

  • Produces collagen and elastin
  • No downtime
  • Less invasive and less risky than surgery
  • Reduces fine lines, deep wrinkles, texture, jowls, and sagging skin
  • Minimal swelling and bruising with no scarring
  • Immediate results that last up to 1.5 years

Am I a candidate for a PDO thread lift?

For patients who have minimal signs of aging, droopy skin, or fine lines, a PDO thread lift can help rejuvenate these conditions. Ideally, the candidate would have good mental and physical health prior to scheduling the procedure. PDO thread lifts are a great solution for men and women who aren’t looking to undergo surgery or treat their skin with fillers/injectables. Alternatively, some patients will choose to combine thread lifts with BOTOX or dermal fillers to maximize their results. Based on your goals, our team at Renew Wellness Center will help determine if you are a good fit for a PDO thread lift.

How long does the treatment take?

The PDO thread lift procedure typically takes less than 45 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

A series of 3 treatments is recommended.

What will the treatment feel like?

Your face will be numbed with an anesthetic to reduce pain or discomfort during the treatment.  Some patients say the PDO thread lift process feels similar to getting dermal fillers. Most discomfort occurs within the first 24 hours. This may feel like a mild stinging or itching sensation with soreness that will fade over time.

Is there downtime?

You may experience swelling and skin puckering for up to 7 days. 

When will I see results?

3 Months

What is the cost of a thread lift?

The cost of a PDO thread lift can range anywhere from $300 to $3000 depending on the number of threads needed. Schedule a consultation with our Sugar Land office to determine the specific cost for your treatment.

What type of threads do you offer?

Renew Wellness Center uses Nova threads for their PDO thread lift procedure.

Are PDO thread lifts safe?

PDO thread lifts are FDA approved and are one of the safest procedures to get results comparable to a facelift.