Thread Lift Philadelphia


Sagging skin can make you look older than you are and give off the impression that you’re tired, sad or angry. A thread lift can offer similar results to eyelid surgery, brow lift and facelift without the downtime and anesthesia risks. These non-surgical alternatives use strategically placed sutures to provide a visible lift to the skin’s tissues, restoring a younger appearance.

Dr. David Horvath is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience helping patients achieve their ideal look through surgical or non-surgical means. Begin your journey to an elevated complexion today by contacting Horvath Aesthetics.

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How Can Thread Lifts Help Me?

A thread lift subtly lifts the skin instead of surgically removing the loose tissue like a facelift or brow lift. Thread lifts use stitches made with specific material to pull the skin slightly for a tighter appearance. Once the sutures are in place, they offer secondary benefits by pushing your body to “heal” the area by creating more collagen.

Collagen is a protein found in abundance in your tissues when you are young, but you start to produce less of the vital compound starting as early as your 20s. The “fountain of youth” protein keeps your skin supple, voluminous and strong. A thread lift harnesses the growth factors of collagen. The body directs a surge of collagen to the area where the sutures are located for an infusion that improves the structural integrity of your skin and reduces laxity by restoring volume for ongoing rejuvenation.

Dr. Horvath offers thread lifts for several areas that have lost volume and have loose skin, including:

  • Neck
  • Eyebrows
  • Eye area (Foxy eye thread lift)
  • Facial contours (Silhouette lift)
  • Jawline
  • Nose

Thread lifts are often called a “lunchtime lift” because of the quick procedure and zero downtime required afterward. Candidates should have mild to moderate wrinkles with loose skin and be in good overall health. These non-surgical options can address jowling, sagging eyebrows, prematurely loose neck skin and more.

Thread lifts can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane and PRP treatments.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Foxy Eye Thread Lift

Many women want a cat-eyed look or wish to reduce a sad-looking eye shape. The fox eye thread lift is customized to address upper eyelid sagging and alter the eye shape by lifting the corners for a wide-eyed effect that gives both a lift and the foxy eye, made famous by celebrities like Kendall Jenner.

Dissolvable threads are used in the fox eye thread lift and inserted at the outer eye corners under the skin to pull the tissues gently and elongate the eyelid. Small cones anchor the thread beneath the skin to build a scaffold for new collagen to grow. The stitches dissolve over time, and a local anesthetic is used for your comfort. The fox eye thread lift offers instant results with a procedure that typically takes 30 minutes.

This thread lift can improve uneven eye shape and hooded eyelids.

Restore Volume and Define Facial Contours

Thread lifts are often used to address jowling, which happens with age when the fat deposits in the face

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lose volume and sink toward the lower face, altering your facial shape and muddling the jawline. They can also elevate the tissues to restore volume in the cheeks or improve neck bands, sagging neck skin or drooping eyebrows. These areas may be enhanced by a set of threads on both sides for a lifting effect with better jawline definition and to tighten the neck.

Thread lifts for the neck may use absorbable, barbed sutures for optimal results and collagen stimulation for firmer skin.

MINT PDO Thread Lifts

Different kinds of sutures are used for thread lifts, depending on the treated area and type of cosmetic concern. MINT (minimally invasive non-surgical thread) PDO (polydioxanone) is created from a complex sugar and has been successfully and safely used in cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries for many years.

PDO is an absorbable material that has been thoroughly researched for predictable results with limited side effects. Some PDO threads are barbed to lift the fat and skin tissues in certain directions and keep them there for several months, so the body has time to create a new collagen structure in the area.

Barbed PDO threads work well for the neck, eyebrows, jaw and chin area, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and jowls. Smooth PDO threads are finer and work as a mesh to support and add volume to sunken or hollow areas. PDO threads typically dissolve around 100 days after they’re placed, offering an elevated facial profile to the treated area that lasts about one year.

Michelle’s Patient Testimonial from MINT™ PDO on Vimeo.

Silhouette Lift

The Silhouette thread lift uses a different medical-grade suture material for long-term results. The soft threads are made with poly-L-lactic acid and poly lactic-co-glycolic acid to restore voluminous facial contours without invasive surgery. The lines reposition fat deposits and elevate the skin in the face and neck using suspension sutures and cone technology to add definition where appropriate for immediate results.

Quick and Easy Non-Surgical Lifts

Thread lifts offer many benefits with visible results right away and none of the concerns associated with

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surgical lift procedures. The outpatient procedure typically takes less than an hour with Dr. Horvath. You may experience some minor discomfort, swelling and bruising after your thread lift, but these side effects go away quickly. The long-term results of thread lifts come from the collagen matrix created in the treated area because the sutures restimulate production.

Minimal Downtime with Thread Lifts

Unlike surgical procedures that require days away from work and special post-op care, thread lifts allow you to return to your everyday life and work the next day. The thread lift is an outpatient procedure, and a local anesthetic is used for your comfort. You can drive yourself home to relax or run a few errands after your treatment.

Incredible Results, None of the Hassle

Thread lifts offer many of the same benefits as surgical procedures without the hassle and risks. Dr. Horvath is an aesthetics expert and board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you enhance your natural beauty and return a spark of your youth with non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

Thread Lift FAQs

Who is a good candidate for thread lift?

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Because thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure, there are not many restrictions on patients who wish to have it. Ideally, patients should have healthy skin that is not sunburned or irritated at the time of treatment. Usually, patients seek thread lift in their 40s and 50s after mild to moderate signs of aging start to settle on their faces.

When is the thread from thread lift removed from my face?

There is no need for a follow-up appointment since the thread does not require removal. This medical-grade thread is designed to dissolve over the course of six to nine months, and your face should maintain its results for multiple additional months after the thread has completely vanished. Allowing the thread to dissolve is part of the appeal of this treatment, since that process further generates new collagen for smoother, plumper skin.  

How natural do thread lift results look?

Dr. Horvath recommends thread lift to his patients who want a subtler solution for mild to moderate signs of aging. Because the thread helps to stimulate collagen production, which slowly improves the results in the following months, the transformation does not occur all at once. Often, friends assume that your more youthful appearance is thanks to a new skin care routine or better sleeping habits.

Will my friends be able to see the thread underneath my skin?

No. Fortunately, the thread is not visible through your skin, so your colleagues and loved ones will be none the wiser if you choose not to discuss the treatment with them. If you touch your face shortly after your treatment, you may be able to feel the thread (at least until it dissolves), but otherwise there should be no sign of its presence. 

How difficult is recovery from thread lift?

Thread lift has no recovery period to speak of. Although you may notice mild discomfort and skin redness after the treatment, you should feel and look well enough to resume your normal activities — including work — as soon as you leave Horvath Aesthetics. If you experience any lingering discomfort, this can be managed with an over-the-counter pain medication.

Can I undergo thread lift more than once?

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Because it is a non-invasive treatment, thread lift is a safe and easy procedure to repeat. After seeing how effective thread lift is at reversing signs of aging, some patients at Horvath Aesthetics visit every year or so for a new thread lift to maintain their results. Thread lift is a great alternative to facelift that does not preclude patients from having surgery later in life.

How do I maximize my thread lift results?

Some patients choose to use thread lift to treat multiple areas of their face like the neck, eyebrows, jawline and nose to more uniformly rejuvenate their face. Ultimately, the best way to keep your skin from developing signs of aging is to take good care of it. That means moisturizing your skin and wearing sunscreen with a good SPF when outdoors in the sun. Staying hydrated throughout the day also helps.

Schedule your consultation at Horvath Aesthetics to see if a thread lift is right for you by calling (215) 884-2880.

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