PDO Thread Lift in Gulfport, MS

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What Is A PDO Thread Lift?

Here at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, PDO thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that elevates and firms sagging facial skin. A facial thread lift is often a perfect choice for people who are not ready for a surgical facelift but would still like to lessen the signs of maturing, including fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Dr. Balder uses PDO threads, also known as polydioxanone threads, which are like specially molded medical-grade sutures of sort. The area of patient's concern is locally numbed with lidocaine and these are individually delivered through the subdermal location via a tiny blunt, non traumatic sterile cannula to encourage tighten-lift sagging or loose skin and furrow lines and collagen development and boost loose skin. Typically, these procedures take around 30-40 minutes per area.  Sometimes labeled a "lunchtime lift," a PDO thread lift doesn't require a lengthy rehabilitation period. Bruising can occur.  Arnica is suggested 3 days before and 3 days after the procedure to decrease this possibility.  We use both lifting threads and collagen producing threads.  Please know that Dr Balder is a national trainer for AMI and has trained scores of MDs, DOs, NPs, RNs to successfully perform these procedures across the country.  These procedures are most commonly preformed on the face and neck, but have excellent applications across the body to include the chest (declochet), breast, abdomen, arms, and legs.  Call for a consultation at our office in Gulfport, MS to see if a thread lift would be an ideal aesthetic solution to meet your goals. We can offer consultations and assessments in person or via zoom. 

Not all people want or need invasive surgical options to attain an elevated, invigorated aesthetic. For patients located near the Gulf Coast of Mississippi & Alabama keen on the idea of resolving drooping skin without having invasive surgery, a thread lift might be an ideal solution that can provide you several advantages, such as:

  • A procedure that is minimally invasive yet still effective
  • Kick-starts collagen production to deliver glowing results that will last
  • Outcomes that are longer-lasting than alternative noninvasive anti-aging choices, like filler injections
  • Feeling pleased with your new youthful outcomes

Who Should Get a Thread Lift?

The ideal individuals for thread lifting are generally those aged 35 – 65 who are desiring to:

  • Keep more enduring effects than with cosmetic injectables.
  • Promote collagen formulation in the skin.
  • Treat visible evidence of age, like nasolabial folds, sagging jowls, skin folds, and lip lines.
  • Obtain plumper skin without needing invasive procedures.
  • Diminish any level of sagging on the neck and/or face.

As part of your initial appointment, our aesthetic team will work with you to decide whether a PDO thread lift treatment could be right for you.

How Does A PDO Thread Lift Work?

A PDO thread lift is a quick treatment that usually takes about 30 minutes per area to complete. Before the thread lift appointment, we will consult with you to determine what kind of threads to use, how many to administer, and the placement to create your ideal results. A topical numbing agent is generally used to numb the treatment regions and ensure comfort. Local blocks w lidocaine are done as well to provide a pain free experience.  The team will place the threads into the selected skin locations through a fine needle. The stitches will be gently pulled to encourage an uplifted appearance and a natural-appearing result. No incisions or cuts are required with this process.


I had wonderful results with the threading, and the staff was wonderful. Would recommend 100%. Can't wait to go back.

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Dr Balder done my lips as well as a mid face lift and neck. My results were AMAZING! They continue to look better with each day that passes. I highly recommend his team for any of your cosmetic procedures. They make you feel comfortable from start to finish.

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Really great explanation from staff and Dr Balder. Very friendly and just awesome. I love how my face turned out with the threads ! highly recommend this procedure for anyone wanting to get a long lasting effect without the constant maintenance of shots.

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Just have to say a big thank you for all that Dr. Balder and his amazing staff have done. I recently had some neck threading done and I loved the results. A couple of days after I had some minor issues. I called the office and immediately they had me come in. Dr. Balder was outstanding and made sure that I was ok with zero complications. He took amazing care of me and I am beyond grateful. Thank you Dr. Balder to you and your staff you guys are amazing.

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He was amazing in the treatment of my family! From Hormone Health to PDO Thread lift to Neurotoxin injection and fillers. We are so happy and will not trust anyone else!!

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What Is the Healing Time Following a Thread Lift?

Following a thread lift, it's typical to experience some slight swelling and red pigmentation. Make sure to stay away from strenuous exercise, and sleep with your head lifted for the next several days. After about one week or so, you should start to discover your rejuvenated results. The absorbable threads support collagen and elastin formation for continued enhancements over the next year to year and a half. You normally just need one thread lift procedure to observe noticeable outcomes but may wish to have subsequent procedures throughout the next couple of years to keep up your rejuvenated outcomes.

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PDO thread lifts provide a minimally invasive solution to elevate aging skin and produce a youthful-looking result. If you have wrinkles, slight to medium loss of elasticity, or are simply seeking a rejuvenated appearance, connect with Dr. Balder and his team at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics in Gulfport, MS to discover more about thread lifts and other anti-aging rejuvenation treatment alternatives.

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What is the cost of a PDO thread lift?
The price of a PDO thread lift procedure will vary depending on how many threads are chosen for your needs and aims. To give you some perspective, a thread lift is considerably lower in price compared to a surgical procedure, so it may work as an option for a facelift alternative. The providers at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics will provide pricing details when you come in for your consultation.
How long do thread lift results last?
PDO thread lift results will depend on the starting condition of your complexion. Often, the results of a thread lift can be seen for up to a year and a half or more. After this, you might want a subsequent treatment to help you maintain a refreshed appearance. You could additionally keep up your improvements by sticking with a healthy lifestyle that involves a nutrient-rich diet, frequent activity, and a home-based skin regimen.
Does a PDO thread lift hurt?
No, most patients don't have pain when they get PDO thread lifting. Before starting the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to desensitize the treatment area and help you stay comfortable during the entire session. A number of people might experience minor tenderness or redness after the appointment, although this commonly dissipates after several days.
Is a PDO thread lift safe?

Yes, a PDO thread lift is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and trained medical professional, like Dr. Balder. PDO threads are known to have fewer side effects and potential complications compared to a traditional facelift. Because of how noninvasive a PDO thread lift is, there is minimal risk of scarring or bruising.

What should I avoid after a PDO thread lift?

After a PDO thread lift at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, it's recommended to avoid strenuous physical activities, facial massages, wearing makeup, and sleeping on your side for the first few days to allow the threads to settle properly. You should also avoid exposure to excessive heat and direct sunlight, which can cause inflammation and affect healing. Additionally, it will be best to follow Dr. Balder's aftercare instructions, which may include dietary and skin care recommendations to promote optimal results and minimize complications.

How long does it take to recover from a PDO thread lift?

The recovery time associated with a PDO thread lift generally isn't too long. Often, patients may experience mild swelling, redness, and discomfort immediately after the procedure, which usually subsides within two weeks. Most individuals can resume normal daily activities within a week, but it's advisable to avoid vigorous exercises and certain skincare products for a little longer. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.