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The Thread Lift

Several years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow made the news for speaking openly about her non-surgical “Thread Lift.” Surgeons across the country deemed the treatment questionable, but now, years later, and with new technological advances behind it, the Thread Lift is a very popular and successful minimally invasive procedure for those patients looking to tighten up loose, creepy skin anywhere in the body!

The Thread Lift is an alternative procedure to a surgical facelift for lifting sagging skin around the face, neck and jawline. The Thread Lift is also used in different areas in the body as well, including arms, knees and buttocks. Thread Lifts used to involve surgery and became associated with undesirable side effects such as infections and thread breakage. However, the Thread Lift procedure has radically changed. Today, the Thread Lift performed specifically at our private practice does not require anesthesia and has a fast recovery time after the procedure.

Dr. Rajani is a leading educator for NovaThreads with many of his videos featured on the manufacturer website –

How does The Thread Lift work?

PDO (polydioxanone) threads are a synthetic, absorbable, biocompatible suture and is skillfully administered by Dr. Rajani to lift and tighten the skin. PDO sutures are surgical sutures that are used to perform cardiac surgery. All sutures are FDA-approved and PDO sutures are one of the safest materials that can be used in the body. Your skin will fully absorb the threads within 4 to 6 months without leaving any scar tissue. In addition to skin rejuvenation this procedure delivers, the threads also helps to stimulate collagen growth, firming the skin and providing further long-lasting result for the treatment area. A Thread Lift treatment can be done alone, as well as a great enhancement to fillers and Botox or Dysport treatments.

How do PDO Novathreads stimulate collagen?

While the sutures are underneath the skin, however, your skin gently reacts to the skin creating a “selective inflammatory response” to produce collagen to create a longer-lasting result: This principle is behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractionated lasers, skin tightening treatments and microneedling). Our skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the PDO Novathreads underneath the skin to lift the loose skin, the skin will heal itself by creating new collagen naturally!

Before and After Threads Neck, Chin and Jawline

Is a Thread Lift right for you?

A Thread Lift with Novathreads is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facelift and/or body contouring procedure that uses special suture threads to “lift up” sagging skin on the neck and face, buttocks, arms and other areas. The procedure is less time-consuming than a traditional facelift and there is virtually little recovery or downtime.  If you are looking for a treatment that will provide a more refreshed, relaxed, natural and youthful appearance, then a Thread Lift may be just right for you.

What are the benefits?

  • Facial volume is redistributed, restoring a youthful appearance.
  • Corrects mid and lower face drooping.
  • Smooths prematurely aging skin.
  • Minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment.
  • No general anesthesia required.
  • Short recovery and minimal downtime.
  • Less swelling, bruising, and discomfort than a traditional facelift.
  • Will stimulate collagen production for a lifted effect.
  • Immediate results, with additional lifting effects achieved over time.

What to Expect

Before your treatment, we recommend you come in for a complimentary consultation to ensure your safety and make sure a Thread Lift is right for you!  During this private one-on-one time, we will review your medical history and discuss your concerns and all treatment options. The Thread Lift procedure, expectations, and aftercare will also be discussed. The consultation is important as it will help us to ensure whatever treatment you choose provides you with the results you’re looking for.

Prior to the procedure, the areas of treatment will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped and a topical numbing agent and ice will be applied to the treatment site for your comfort. During the treatment, a preloaded needle is inserted into the skin. Your provider then leaves the thread beneath the skin and removes the needle. Your skin gently reacts to the threads and begins repairing itself around the suture.  The amount of threads needed for your Thread Lift treatment will depend on various factors that will be discussed during your consultation.  Over the next 4-6 months, your skin absorbs the threads and they won’t leave behind scar tissue.

Like with many non-surgical procedures, the final results and lasting outcome are dependent on the quality of the skin, the degree of aging, lifestyle of the patient and the number of threads used. Results may be present after the procedure, but you will continue to see gradual improvements over a period of several months as new collagen grows between the threads and gives further lift and tightening to the skin.

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What results can you expect from a Thread Lift at Style Aesthetics?

Roughly 4-6 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through simple process called hydrolysis (they are absorbable).  The threads gradually dissolve and the resulting lift and skin tightening from PDO Novathreads remains for another 6 to 12 month.  At Style Aesthetics, you can expect to always receive the best care and treatments Portland has to offer. Your treatment will be administered by Dr. Rajani who will provide only the most satisfying results.  You will not be disappointed!

How long will your results last?

A Thread Lift with PDO NovaThreads is a way to get immediate results with long-term benefits. The PDO thread will be absorbed by your body, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it.

That repair process is called “controlled healing”. In medical terms “selective inflammatory response” is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractional laser, chemical peels, and microneedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting Novathreads we make it heal itself by creating new collagen, naturally!  The lifted facial contours will remain for about 3-6 months more due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen. On average, most patients will see results for this type of skin rejuvenation for several years.

How long does the procedure last?

Depending on the areas treated, the procedure time depends on several factors and size and area of treatment but can take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes.  There is very minimal downtime and no general anesthesia needed. The specialized needles allow small areas to be tackled eff­ectively. As there are no incisions, stitches are not required and scarring is unlikely.

Is there downtime with the Thread Lift procedure?

After treatment, some patients may experience swelling, bruising, pain to the treatment site that may subside within a few days to a week.  

Before and After Threads-Knees at Style Aesthetics by RajaniMD

What areas can be treated with NovaThreads?

At Style Aesthetics, we’ve successfully used NovaThreads to address sagging in the following areas including the upper and lower cheeks, forehead (brow lift), jawline, neck, lips, smoker’s lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and Décolleté.

How much does the procedure cost?

Dr. Rajani works with his patients over multiple visits to achieve surgical like and very natural results. Pricing varies between $599-$3,999. A thorough discussion of pricing will be done during your private consultation. At Style Aesthetics, we accept cash, all major credit cards, and offer healthcare financing through CareCredit.

Who performs the procedure?

The PDO absorbable Thread Lift is one of Style Aesthetics most popular procedures performed by Dr. Rajani.

When can I come in for my treatment?

Located in downtown Portland’s Pearl District, Style Aesthetics takes the whole patient into account. Our clinic represents the utmost in expertise, privacy, and comfort. If you have additional questions about the Thread Lift procedure and wish to learn more about our other treatments, contact us today at 503.303.8313 or text 831.777.5279 to schedule a consultation for the best aesthetic treatments Portland has to offer. We would be happy to work with you to achieve a more radiant and youthful appearance and help your confidence shine through!

Best Thread Lift treatment in Portland, Oregon

Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable, relaxed and personalized experience so you feel 100% confident and excited about your treatment choices. At the end of your private consultation, the Style Aesthetics team will walk you through each phase of the treatment and provide a customized plan that closely matches you aesthetic goals. When considering the best Thread Lift treatment in Portland, consider Style Aesthetics located in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

The Thread Lift Specials

For all our new patients, we provide a $50 gift card as a thank you for joining our Style Aesthetics family. We also have an amazing reward program that includes custom savings during each visit for our current patients.


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6-18 months

Recovery Time
1-7 days

Treatment Time
60-90 minutes

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