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PDO Thread Lift in Seattle, WA

A non-surgical facelift offers men and women an alternative to extensive plastic surgery, and the results last longer than dermal fillers and injectables

Non-surgical facelifts are recommended for patients who want an anti-aging solution that doesn’t require plastic surgery and provides long-lasting results.

What is a Non-Surgical Facelift?

The amount of collagen in your skin diminishes as you age, and this results in skin that is prone to developing wrinkles and sagging. A non-surgical facelift is a minimally-invasive procedure that works by implanting surgical-grade polydioxanone (PDO) threads into the subcutaneous layer of your skin. The threads and micro-injuries stimulate collagen production to lift and firm your skin.

Types of Threads Used for a Non-Surgical Facelift

At La Belle Vie, we use Nova Threads for our non-surgical facelift procedures. The threads are absorbed by your body within four to six months, leaving behind a new collagen structure. Nova Threads are the preferred material for non-surgical facelifts because they come in three styles to customize the treatment.

  • Smooth Threads: Treats fine lines and superficial wrinkles
  • Twist Threads: For areas with deeper folds and wrinkles that benefit from greater collagen production, such as the nasolabial area
  • Barbed Threads: Used to lift sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, brow, and neck area

Non-Surgical Facelift Benefits

PDO threads are most commonly used to treat the following concerns:

  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Non-surgical procedure with little downtime
  • Lifts areas of sagging, such as the jowls, cheeks, brow, and upper neck
  • Effective for the most obvious signs of aging, such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds
  • Safe for more delicate areas, such as around the lips

Can a Non-Surgical Facelift Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Our PDO threads non-surgical facelift can be combined with other treatments to rejuvenate your appearance. Specifically, we may recommend treatments to address flaws on the surface of your skin, such as age spots and sun damage.

Best Candidates for a Non-Surgical Facelift

While there is no downtime or recovery period associated with PDO thread treatments, patients can expect mild redness and sensitivity in their treatment areas similar to the sensation of a sunburn. These side effects are normal and typically resolve on their own within a few days of treatment.

The results of your PDO threads treatment will become visible once the skin is fully healed, about three to seven days following treatment. Patients find their skin to be smoother and clearer than prior to their PDO thread session. We may recommend a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve your desired results.

How Long Do the Results of a Non-Surgical Facelift Last?

The PDO threads provide immediate lifting to your skin, so you see results right after the treatment. The collagen starts to develop with a few days, and it is noticeable after approximately four to six weeks. You’ll continue to see a firming and tightening of the area after approximately three to four months.
PDO threads don’t stop the aging process. Your body continues to break down collagen and the result varies by person based on age, lifestyle, genetics, and other factors.

How to Prepare for a Non-Surgical Facelift

There are a few steps that you may need to take prior to your non-surgical facelift with Nova Threads to promote healing.

  • Avoid taking products that contain aspirin. If you take these
  • medications under the advisement of your doctor, discuss the options with your primary medical provider
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol prior to the procedure
  • Avoid supplements that contain Vitamin E, as well as garlic, fish oil, ginger tea, green tea, chilli ginseng, and krill oil
  • Advise us if you take any type of blood-thinning or anti-inflammatory medications

Non-Surgical Facelift Procedure

A non-surgical facelift with PDO threads starts by numbing the treatment area. We may use a combination of topical and injectable anesthesia. Nova Threads are implanted with a needle or cannula. The numbing treatment helps you feel comfortable during the procedure. If you do have any discomfort during the insertion of the PDO threads, please let us know. We will administer more numbing agents to help you feel relaxed.

What to Expect After a Non-Surgical Facelift

The area will be numb for several hours after the procedure. Some patients experience numbness for the first 24 hours. You may have difficulty talking. Avoid chewing food and drinking hot beverages until the numbness resides.We provide aftercare instructions to follow at home. You may have some minor symptoms after a PDO thread lift, such as bruising, tenderness, swelling, and redness. The symptoms may last for the first two to three weeks.

Check the area a few times a day for signs of infection. This includes redness around the points where the needles were inserted into the skin, as well as itching and skin that is warm to the touch. If you suspect an infection, contact us right away.

Rest at home for two to three days. This includes staying home from work and limiting your activities. Avoid strenuous activities, including exercise, until the treatment area is completely healed.

What to Expect After a Non-Surgical Facelift

The area will be numb for several hours after the procedure. Some patients experience numbness for the first 24 hours. You may have difficulty talking. Avoid chewing food and drinking hot beverages until the numbness resides.

We provide aftercare instructions to follow at home. You may have some minor symptoms after a PDO thread lift, such as bruising, tenderness, swelling, and redness. The symptoms may last for the first two to three weeks.

Check the area a few times a day for signs of infection. This includes redness around the points where the needles were inserted into the skin, as well as itching and skin that is warm to the touch. If you suspect an infection, contact us right away.

Rest at home for two to three days. This includes staying home from work and limiting your activities. Avoid strenuous activities, including exercise, until the treatment area is completely healed.

Non-Surgical Facelift FAQs

  • Depending on the size of the treatment area and extent of correction that is needed, your PDO thread non-surgical facelift may take about one hour. Smaller areas take less time.

  • Nova Threads can be used for areas of the face, as well as certain areas of the body that have sagging skin, such as:

    • Abdomen
    • Knees
    • Brow and forehead
    • Cheeks
    • Lips
    • Buttocks
    • Neck and jowls
    • Upper arms
    • Chest and decollate
  • The cost of a PDO thread non-surgical facelift varies by individual. We tailor the treatment to the unique needs of each person. Factors that affect the cost include treatment area size, degree of correction needed, time for the procedure, and other considerations. If you would like to know how much your non-surgical facelift will cost, we recommend that you contact La Belle Vie to schedule a consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more about our non-surgical facelift treatment, contact us to schedule a private consultation with one of our aesthetic professionals. We’ll be happy to discuss your anti-aging needs and develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

Patient Reviews

Chantel Mirabal
Chantel Mirabal
2022-12-08
The staff & space are very welcoming from check in to check out. truely make you feel comfortable & educated about services options & choices. I was pleased with my services & feel beautiful, Thank you 💙
Connie E
Connie E
2022-12-06
Had a wonderful experience! Staff so attentive and concerned for my comfort. A lot of time with Lynn the provider explaining the procedure and technique. She took into heavy consideration my opinion, desires and preferences. I will continue to use Ka Belle Vie for my cosmetic services!
Jennifer
Jennifer
2022-10-29
I had an amazing experience at La Belle Vie Medspa. The front desk staffs are helpful and friendly. Nurse Lynn is an awesome injector. She listens thoroughly to her patients and consistently delivers amazing results. I'm happy that I chose to get my treatments at La Belle Vie Medspa. I highly recommend them, they are the best!
Leona Wolf
Leona Wolf
2022-10-21
Lynda and the staff are incredibly nice. I'm excited to see the results. I would highly recommend La Belle for all of your beauty needs ❤️
0wayin
0wayin
2022-09-16
Had the pleasure of meeting Lynn, and her staff. They were professional and knowledgeable regarding the procedures. Lynn was exceptionally reassuring and explained throughout the procedure what was to be expected. Her calm demeanor shows her expertise in what she does and would put any person’s nervousness as ease. Would highly recommend and truly appreciate the care.
mary sullivan
mary sullivan
2022-09-13
As a long time patient of Dr. Tony Mabgubot; I really wanted to share my experiences. I am and have always been so impressed with the quality of care, respect & treatments I receive when I go in for Botox, Dysport from La Belle Vie MEDSPA team of clinicians; Aesthetic Practitioner RN Nurse Lynn, licensed Mater Esthetician’s Crystalyn & Emilee & the operations manager Jacinda . What an incredible team helping us all to feel and look our best . Sincerely, Mary~
Guitar Srisuthiamorn
Guitar Srisuthiamorn
2022-07-28
Great products used, my skin feels very refreshed! Will be back.
Beautiful Araceli
Beautiful Araceli
2022-07-26
I had a great experience in Bell Vie. Knowledgeable, friendly, and very professional. I will definitely be going back for all future treatments.
Peggy Harris
Peggy Harris
2022-07-05
Crystal yo was great! She asked all the right questions to ensure the right service for me. I will definitely return.
Sandy N.
Sandy N.
2022-10-11
Love the girls here! I have been coming here for about 2 years now I have had my masseters done for my jaw and noticed my face is so much slimmer!
Mickey M.
Mickey M.
2022-08-06
Nurse Lynn is the greatest! She takes her time to get the perfect balance and look that each patient wants. I cannot say enough good things about La Belle Vie. Go get your tox, fillers and threads! You will be glad you did.
Lucia B.
Lucia B.
2022-07-02
I have been going for a year now to La Belle Vie Medspa and I can't say anything except they started great, and have only gotten better.Their staff are knowledgeable, and the tox injections and lip filler have been great. They are careful, professional and quick. The results have been fantastic and they never try to upsell either.One other thing that is important to me is acceptance by the staff. As a transgender woman, I am very wary of places, but the staff here have been nothing but kind and accepted me without question. The place is definitely LGBTQIA friendly!I can't recommend them enough. Thank you La Belle for everything!
Wolsey B.
Wolsey B.
2022-07-02
I have been getting Botox here lately. As a man, I was skeptical about how much it would do for me, but I was wrong. Turns out at the age of 50, Botox evaporated all my angry brow lines, and I look quite a bit better.The staff were amazing. Jacinda at the front unfailingly tracks my points, and alerts my wife and I to any deals that are available. We now buy and bank our Botox in advance when there are sales.The current nurse is amazing. Very, very painless. She also has a very artistic eye, and for treatments. I trust her completely.It's been an amazing experience, and my only regret is not going earlier.As a note, my wife and I are both transgender, and the staff are incredibly respectful. More than that, they just treat us like everyone else. I am recommending them to my other trans friends because the experience was so good.
Andrea B.
Andrea B.
2022-06-30
La Belle Vie MedSpa is very professional and they have very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Crystalyn explained their policies and procedures clearly and she was very welcoming.
M D.
M D.
2022-06-28
The staff was so professional and helpful! They did an excellent making my skin look glowy! Thank you for the great skin!!!!
Morgan Y.
Morgan Y.
2022-06-27
I had such a wonderful experience at La Belle! I received an Aqua-facial + dermaplane from Crystalyn. To enhance my experience even more, she suggested the Egyptian Rose mask which I felt made all the difference in my skin's moisture retention. The medSpa's interior aesthetic is calming and serene. I highly recommend booking @ La Belle Vie for your next spa visit!
K M.
K M.
2022-06-19
Overpriced for Botox and filler. Too expensive on everything they offer to do. Doesn't even last more than one month. Other places I have gotten Botox, dysport, fillers n etc. last at least 6 months. Nobody in the office, told me that if I had subscribed to mail, then I would get special offers, discounts, promotions & deals. Then I would have totally done the mail subscription! They told me that there will no longer be any discounts, promotions, specials on any services that they provide. They use to run good deals/specials/discounts on Botox-dysport & fillers. And use to have a sweet Filipino nurse downstairs that would do the injections and she was great at doing it too. Now, since she's no longer doing that for the customers, the results you get, don't even look any different. How I know, I do a before and after photos. Even I wait two weeks after, people tell me that my face looks the same. I even referred multiple friends and coworkers to this place. I was so embarrassed, because they told me that they felt cheated by me and LaBelle Vie Spa. Do to it being way too expensive, especially not getting good results with their Botox n fillers. They were unhappy and upset.
Michelle T.
Michelle T.
2021-10-19
I knew I was in good hands from the moment I walked into the office. It was such a welcoming atmosphere, and despite being nervous as a first time client, I felt all of that melt away. Jacinda was so sweet as she checked me in, and Dr. Fombu was incredibly friendly as she guided me through the process. She is incredibly knowledgable and her work speaks for itself. She sees beauty in all of her clients and is somehow able to bring that out in the work she does. I will certainly be back and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
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