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What are THREADS?

Threads are hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture. This treatment is a less invasive option than a facelift procedure and can be performed within 45 minutes.

Threads are good for lifting sagging skin, defining facial contours, and increasing the production of collagen and elastin. Commonly treated areas include the cheeks, jaw, neck, and corners of the eyes (to address crow’s feet).


Why choose THREADS?


  • Natural results
  • No surgery
  • Lunchtime procedure
  • Uncontested for Neck & Jawline (but not limited to)




  • It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
  • Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months & won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
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How does it work?



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.  By inserting threads, we make it heal itself by creating new collagen naturally!



  • Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, 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.
  • It’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin!


Mesh or Lift

NuMesh, consists of creating a mesh under the skin (i.e. 2 sutures inserted vertically & 3 sutures horizontally). Sort of like a #hashtag, or a net. This mesh will serve as the foundation for our new collagen production. The NuMesh tightens the skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally, without any drastic change!

The other technique, called the NuLift is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have “barbs” or “cogs”, which provide a grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, creating an instant skin repositioning. Just like the NuMesh, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift!


No cuts or incisions. Purely injections!


The threads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, & pull the needle out.

The PDO thread remains under the skin.


Restoring the V-Shape

A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape.”

With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the NuMesh and the NuLift technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape, or where necessary to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it has been lost.


Neck & Jaw

Although threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face.



The best candidates for PDO threads are men and women in their 30s and above who want to treat mild to moderate signs of aging. PDO threads create great results, improving skin sagging and wrinkles while defining contours at the cheeks and jawline.

Those with severe signs of aging may need to explore other options to achieve their aesthetic goals. Consult with Dr. Allenby to get the best recommendation for your skin concerns.

Individuals with active skin infections or inflammation should treat these skin conditions before undergoing a PDO thread session. Please ensure that you have no medical history of blood-clotting disorders.


A PDO threads consultation will begin with a discussion of your appearance goals. Dr. Allenby will discuss the results that can be achieved to set proper expectations.

Please provide your complete medical history, including your current prescriptions and allergies. An overview of your physical health will help Dr. Allenby prepare an effective and safe treatment for you.


The total cost of a PDO thread treatment will depend on the number of sessions required. Price can also be affected by the number of areas being treated. Speak with our financing department to discuss payment options.


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Visits to Dr. Allenby are always wonderful. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, and Dr. Allenby always makes me feel at ease.

by Margaret L.

(Disclaimer: Results will vary from patient to patient)

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I have been coming here for years and am a very happy customer. Love you Janet xoxoxo

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Great office and Dr. with friendly staff that can educate you on whatever your needs are. Worth the beauty in a visit!!!

by Laura

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Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Call today to see Dr. Janet Allenby! Reach us at 561.499.0299 & book a consultation.

Your Threads treatment will be performed by the Allenby Dermatology team in Delray Beach.