Fight Gravity with a Thread Lift

It happens to everyone. You hit your thirties and forties, and suddenly you notice things in the mirror that weren’t there before. Lines, wrinkles, and thinner, sagging skin. It starts out gradually until one day you realize you’re pulling your cheeks and temples back with your fingers to tighten your face and lifting the loose skin under your neck and wondering when and how this happened. And more important — how you can fix it.

If you’re new to the idea of cosmetic procedures and aesthetics, you may be thinking that short of a surgical facelift, you’re stuck with your droopy skin. But here at Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics, we have multiple nonsurgical options for you that can restore your youthful appearance painlessly and effectively.

We offer Botox®, which halts contractions of the tiny facial muscles that cause deep, etched lines in your face every time you make an expression. We can also smooth out lines with dermal fillers, which replace lost volume just under your skin.

But when you have turkey neck, jowls, sunken cheeks, and baggy eyes, a PDO thread lift might be just what you need. 

PDO thread lifts explained

Polydioxanone (PDO) sutures are the same kind used in delicate heart surgeries, so you know they’re safe and reliable. But the best part is that your body absorbs them over time, so they don’t need to be removed. 

Our team, led by Dr. Ian Walker and our experienced nurse aesthetician Halle Friedman, gently injects the tiny sutures under your skin, where they grab loose tissues and lift them into place. 

Benefits of a PDO thread lift

In addition to giving you a dramatic facelift without the need for surgery, PDO thread lifts come with several other advantages, including:

Collagen production

Collagen is found throughout your body in great abundance, especially in your eyes, skin, and connective tissues. It's a protein that gives your skin its structure and resilience. As you age, you produce less and less. By the age of 70, your collagen production drops so much that your skin thickness is reduced by 80%. Your skin shows it by thinning out and losing its youthful volume. 

One of the effects of PDO thread lifts is that it stimulates your body to produce more collagen. So, in addition to the lifting effect from the threads, you get ongoing support from your own collagen.

Immediate results

Some cosmetic treatments take a while before the results kick in, but not so for PDO thread lifts. You’ll see the difference right away as soon as you leave our office.

Long-lasting results

After you get a PDO thread lift, you won’t have to come back again for up to a year or more. Eventually (in about 4-6 months), the threads dissolve, but the collagen continues to renew your skin from within and keeps the new contour for months to come.


When you come to Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics, your consultation is one of the most important parts of your treatment. We talk with you about your personal goals, your overall health, your lifestyle, and your vision for your face. We make sure your expectations match the treatment, and we answer all of your questions and concerns.

When we design a PDO treatment for you, you can rest assured that each injection is strategically placed to bring you the results you want.

The next step

If you’re curious about a PDO thread lift and want to find out if you’re good candidate for this nonsurgical facelift, give us a call today at our Colorado Springs office or request an appointment online

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