Collagen Thread

Collage Thread $750

Smooth threads are absorbable surgical polydioxanone (PDO) threads that can be used virtually anywhere on the face or body. Thinner than hair and made of protein, the threads are inserted below the skin to elicit a mild injury that the body responds to by adding structural proteins, (fibrin, elastin, collagen), resulting in a smoother, plumper appearance. 

The areas these threads can be applied to include your lip area, near the eyes to treat crow’s-feet, on the forehead to treat the “11” lines, and around the mouth for marionette lines. Smooth threads can complement (or be used in place of) Botox, as an alternative to dermal fillers, and to treat the lip area.

To achieve heavier lifting, like a facelift effect, some patients opt for barbed threads. These sutures tend to be larger and have almost microscopic barbs etched into them, like the barb at the end of a fish hook. (Sounds scarier than it is, we swear.)

What about the results?

You won’t see much right away – remember, this is a preventative treatment – but improvement will come as the thread dissolves and the body lays down new collagen, elastin and fibrin. It takes about four weeks to see the first results, with peak results at four to six months.

What about the results?

You won’t see much right away – remember, this is a preventative treatment – but improvement will come as the thread dissolves and the body lays down new collagen, elastin and fibrin. It takes about four weeks to see the first results, with peak results at four to six months.