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PDO Threads

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Instantly improve sagging skin like “turkey necks” and facial lines.

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PDO Thread Lift in Asheville at Biltmore Restorative Medicine & Aesthetics

Looking naturally youthful is an aspiration shared by many men and women here in Asheville and the surrounding areas. Wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin are common signs of aging that are difficult to reverse and can make you appear older. Discover our minimally invasive, non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment: PDO Threads.

You may get a more youthful and healthier appearance without undergoing an invasive operation or enduring weeks of recuperation time with a PDO Thread lift. Our team is committed to providing the safest, most effective skin tightening and rejuvenation therapies available in the medical field to each and every patient. Schedule your consultation today.

What are PDO Threads?


NovaThreads are a revolutionary minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation technique where special surgical threads are strategically placed to gently lift and tighten loose or sagging skin. This procedure is highly effective for softening marionette lines, improving jowls, and generally addressing skin laxity affecting the face, neck and other areas of the body, to give a more youthful appearance. These threads stimulate your own collagen production producing long-lasting and natural results.

What are the benefits of a PDO lift?

Dissolvable sutures for prompt healing

A polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift treatment lifts and tightens the skin while encouraging it to regenerate itself. When your skin loses its natural resilience, repetitive muscle movements (such as squinting, smiling, laughing, or frowning) can produce permanent lines.

Loss of elasticity can result in droopy, baggy regions, particularly around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. In a PDO thread lift procedure, dissolvable sutures are strategically placed in the areas of concern to promote tighter, healthier skin.Results are instant, but the PDO/NOVAThreads continue to stimulate collagen as they dissolve over time, for continued improvement.

Surgical facelifts are a typical therapy for these age-related problems, particularly when the changes are significant. However, not everyone wants or requires such a drastic operation, making a PDO thread lift an excellent non-surgical anti-aging alternative.

  • Instantly improve sagging skin like “turkey necks,” and facial lines
  • Improve skin texture through collagen formation
  • Reduce/eliminate “water bottle” lines around the lips
  • Reduce the appearance of marionette lines



Three weeks ago I had the PDO Nova Threads done. Today I look like ten years have been erased from my face. The even better news is that I will continue to see improvements. I would recommend this procedure to any one as an alternative to plastic surgery. I actually went shopping after the procedure...

November 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome experience. Staff and Dr. Very easy to talk with about any issue I may be having.

November 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

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Am I a good candidate for PDO Threads?

Minimal Treatment. Significant Results.

Aging issues are a common concern for both men and women. PDO Threads may be an excellent option if your concerns include:

  • Your cheeks have lost volume or structure
  • Deep wrinkles on your forehead
  • Drooping brows
  • Jowls

All of these issues can be addressed with a simple, minimally invasive PDO thread lift treatment. The majority of patients may complete the treatment in less than an hour and notice effects right away. The amount of pain or discomfort experienced is usually modest, and patients can return to their normal activities within 24 hours.

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You will receive customized, attentive care throughout your session as you work with your provider to address your unique issues and design a treatment plan that is tailored to your requirements. Make sure your provider is aware of any active skin conditions or problems like acne. You may need to stop taking any blood-thinning medication, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain supplements, for a few days before your treatment. Any major medical issues, such as heart disease or diabetes, will also need to be discussed during your visit. If you smoke, your recovery and outcomes will be impaired, as will your dedication to preserving healthy skin throughout your daily skincare routine.

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Your PDO Threads Procedure

But how does the skin stay in place?

As the PDO Threads dissolve, the skin builds new collagen to secure the lift, naturally anchoring skin where you want it to be. NovaThreads is a surgical suture composed of polydioxanone or “PDO”; these sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery), and are one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. Absorbable threads are placed under the skin to tighten and improve wrinkles and sagging areas. Not only does Dr. Ibrahim offer the NovaThreads treatment at his practice, but he is also an instructor of the procedure, teaching physicians all over the U.S. about this advanced anti-aging method.

PDO Thread Lift Recovery

A PDO thread lift usually results in a speedy and painless recovery.

The majority of our Asheville PDO Threads patients are able to resume most of their normal activities the next day. Slight redness or swelling may occur, but this may be handled with a cold compress and should go away on its own in one to two days. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help you manage your discomfort.

During the first week or two after your PDO Threads treatment, you should avoid doing anything that puts undue tension on the threads, such as rubbing your face and pursing your lips (for example, sipping through a straw or smoking), sleeping on your face, and severe exercise are all activities to avoid. As your skin recovers, it will be vital that you protect it from unnecessary sun and environmental exposure. Your provider will provide precise advice customized to your lifestyle to help you recover as quickly as possible and get the best possible outcome.

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PDO Thread Lift Results

Results are immediate and improve over time

Since PDO Threads is minimally invasive, patients experience little or no downtime as the sutures dissolve. Full absorption typically occurs within four to six months and will not leave scar tissue. Patients experience little to no bruising. While the threads dissolve, they leave behind a collagen matrix that will maintain results for three or more years.

The best way to keep your results for as long as possible is to avoid sun damage and keep your skin healthy. Some patients, on the other hand, will require further treatments in order to achieve their full potential. Following your provider's post-treatment instructions is essential to ensuring that your younger, healthier-looking skin will last for many years to come.

Schedule your Asheville PDO Threads consultation at Biltmore Restorative Medicine & Aesthetics

Look younger in under an hour.

Contact Biltmore Restorative Medicine & Aesthetics now if you're ready to recover your younger, healthier appearance without invasive surgery! In order to evaluate if a PDO thread lift procedure is correct for you, your provider will carefully listen to your concerns and address all of your questions.

When you call our Asheville, NC, clinic, you can be confident that the highly skilled team at our state-of-the-art facility will give you the exceptional treatment you deserve. Restorative and rejuvenation therapies of the highest caliber and unmatched attention to detail are what we specialize in, and we look forward to serving you today!

Dr. George Ibrahim

Why Choose Dr. Ibrahim?

Biltmore Restorative Medicine

Dr. Ibrahim is a Certified Master-Injector and trains other physicians all over the U.S. in this advanced anti-aging technique.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most Asheville PDO Threads patients report the procedure to feel like a tiny needle stick.

For your comfort, we administer a local anesthetic, but the treatment is nearly to totally painless.

You will see results instantly! Results improve over time as your own collagen production increases.

PDO Threads is one of the safest materials to be introduced into the body. You may experience slight bruising or swelling, but these side effects are temporary.

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