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Give your face a lift—without surgery.

To achieve lifting and tightening, you no longer have to “go under the knife.” Say hello to PDO Threads, a new facelift technology that restores the loss of elastin and stimulates your body’s own natural production of collagen to lift and tighten sagging skin in your face, neck, and eyes.

  • FDA-cleared and minimally invasive 
  • No lengthy surgery or recovery time
  • Immediate results

Take years off your face—instantly.

PDO Threads 101

What makes PDO Threads different?

Polydioxanone (PDO) thread technology which has been practiced in Europe and Asia for decades. The procedure uses specialized medical grade sutures or “threads” that have traditionally been used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery, because they are safely and fully absorbed within four to six months and don’t create any scar tissue. Our practitioners insert the tiny threads into the subcutaneous layer of the skin, just under the surface, which stimulates collagen resulting in the tightening of sagging skin.

How is the PDO Threads procedure performed?

Unlike a full surgical facelift, this in-office procedure requires no operating room, surgeon, or general anesthesia. Our practitioners will apply a local anesthetic to the region of your skin that is being lifted. After the anesthetic has taken effect, they will insert tiny resorbable threads just under the skin using specialized needles. Once in place, these tiny threads then stimulate collagen synthesis which creates a skin structure that will hold for 12 to 15 months.

How long does the procedure take?

The PDO Threads process typically takes around 30-45 minutes. Directly following your procedure, you will be free to drive home or return to work since no general anesthesia is used.

How long is the recovery?

Although there is no lengthy or painful recovery time following the PDO Threads procedure, it’s important to closely follow your doctor’s post treatment instructions to get the maximum results. Down time is minimal and most clients can resume normal activities within one day after their appointment. Minor inflammation and bruising is to be expected following the procedure and typically heals within one week.

How long do the effects last?

Most patients see the full anti-aging results of PDO Threads within a few weeks and enjoy the benefits for around 12 to 15 months.

Choosing a PDO Threads provider

PDO Threads is an in-office, non-surgical procedure, but before booking a consultation, research your provider’s expertise.

  • The Santé Medical Aesthetics team includes expert-level diagnosticians and providers hand-selected for their expertise in anti-aging, health, and beauty.
  • Our treatment rooms are designed around your comfort and include plush, comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, Netflix and other streaming services.
  • Snacks and beverages are provided for your refreshment and our friendly staff is here to cater to your needs.
  • Our medical director, Dr. Fawad Ghafoori, completed his training at Harvard Medical School and a fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine.

The Santé Difference

Santé is the French term for ‘health’. Our passion is providing men and women with expert level diagnostics and services that will assist in gracefully aging. Our luxurious facility offers face, skin, and body treatments that are effective, non-invasive alternatives to surgery. We possess a team of highly trained medical professionals, hand-selected for their expertise in the anti-aging, health, and beauty industry. The team at Santé Medical Aesthetics will help you develop an individual treatment plan, in conjunction with a maintenance program, designed specifically to meet your unique needs. Each time you visit Santé Medical Aesthetics, you will experience our commitment to providing the highest level of personal care for our discerning clientele.



Dr. Fawad Ghafoori completed his training at Harvard Medical School and a fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Ghafoori’s vision is to connect our guests with the technology and expertise needed to refine their appearance, assist them in their wellness journey, and restore confidence. Dr. Ghafoori believes that everyone should have access to our treatments and the ability to feel incredible about themselves, inside and out.

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