PDO threads are very thin, hair-like, dissolvable threads that are used to lift the skin in the treated areas for results that mimic a facelift without the intensive cutting, scarring, or anesthesia typically associated with a traditional facelift procedure. At Rejuvalife Vitality Institute in LA, Dr. Berger is proud to offer the following PDO threadlift treatments:

NOVA Threads PDO

Nova Threads are injectable treatments that come loaded with PDO structures. This treatment lifts the skin, structures new contours, and triggers collagen production in the skin for beautifully rejuvenated results.

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MINT Threads PDO

Our MINT Threads have a unique helix shape that allow them to add more structure to areas of the face that have softened over time. Also triggering collagen production, MINT Threads are perfect for getting a refreshed, youthful look.

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Miracu Threads

Miracu Threads allow our patients to get the naturally youthful look of a facelift, brow lift, or body lift without the cutting, scarring, or anesthesia typically associated with traditional plastic surgery.

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Each of our PDO threadlift treatments in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills offers unique benefits that suit your individual needs, all while increasing collagen levels in the skin for the naturally youthful appearance you desire. In order to find which threadlift treatment is best for you, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Andre Berger.

He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your non-surgical aesthetic goals.


Dr. Andre Berger is a pioneer in the field of Thread Lifts. He was among the first to adopt the thread lift in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and in California.

Due to this, he has a well-earned reputation as an innovator and educator to his fellow cosmetic surgeons. Because Dr. Berger always strives for the absolute best for his patients, he offers the new Novathread Lift and the Silhouette InstaLift because they offer a great new way to achieve dramatic (but natural-looking) results.

When focusing on the latest techniques and technologies, Dr. Berger is able to bring over 13 years of Thread Lift experience to help patients get the best results possible. Because of that recognized experience and expertise, Dr. Berger is a physician trainer in many Thread Lift techniques and products.

Despite the fact that they are minimally invasive, Thread Lift procedures can be quite delicate. That’s why you want to make sure to a steady, experienced, and expert cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Berger during your procedure.


Frequently Asked Questions about PDO Threads

Can PDO threads move?

PDO threads can move slightly after insertion due to the bodys natural movements and muscle contractions, but they are designed to remain in place once they have been anchored to the tissue. PDO threads are made from a biocompatible material that is gradually absorbed by the body over time, which allows for new collagen production to help support the lifted tissues. Proper placement by an experienced practitioner can help minimize the risk of thread movement.

What are PDO Threads?

PDO Threads used during a threadlift are made of polydioxanone (PDO). This surgical material is perfect for threadlift sutures as it naturally dissolves within the body and stimulates collagen production over a period of time. Not only does this mean that the structures within the face are lifted, but it also means that the results of your threadlift will continue to get better over the next six months following your treatment session.

Is a PDO Thread lift painful?

Because your PDO Thread lift will be performed using a local anesthetic, the procedure itself will be very comfortable. Following your PDO threadlift, it's normal to experience mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness around your treated areas. These side effects generally resolve on their own within a week or two of treatment. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work, within a day of their PDO Thread lift treatment.

How many times can you have a PDO Thread lift?

Patients are able to follow up with regular threadlift treatments when they find that their results have faded, and their threads have fully dissolved. Most patients are satisfied with the results of their initial PDO threadlift treatment for 18-24 months following their treatment. Dr. Berger and his team may ask that you wait at least 12 months before considering receiving another PDP Thread lift.

How often can you have PDO threads?

The frequency at which one can have a PDO thread lift procedure may depend on the individuals skin condition and the number of threads used in the previous procedure. Generally, it is recommended to wait at least 6 months before having another thread lift procedure. This allows time for the skin to fully heal and for the results of the previous procedure to fully manifest before having another treatment.

What are PDO threads made of?

PDO threads are made of a synthetic material called polydioxanone. This material is biocompatible and biodegradable, meaning that it is safe for use in the body and will eventually dissolve naturally over time. The threads are designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which helps to create a lifting and tightening effect that enhances the appearance of the skin.

Does PDO thread lift hurt?

PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses dissolvable threads to lift and tighten sagging skin. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and while some discomfort or pain may be experienced during the process, it is generally well-tolerated by most patients. Any pain or discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication, and the recovery time is typically minimal.

Can you remove PDO threads?

PDO threads can be removed by an experienced practitioner using a small incision or needle to access the thread and pull it out. However, removal of the threads is not recommended unless there is a medical need or complication, as the threads are designed to dissolve over time and the lifting effect will gradually diminish. Its important to discuss any concerns about PDO thread removal with a qualified practitioner.

Do PDO threads work?

PDO threads can be an effective treatment option for individuals seeking to lift and tighten sagging skin in various areas of the face and body. The threads help to stimulate collagen production, which can improve skin texture and volume over time. However, the effectiveness of PDO threads can vary depending on individual factors, such as the extent of the sagging and the skill of the practitioner performing the procedure.

How do PDO threads work?

PDO threads are a type of dissolvable suture made of polydioxanone material that are inserted into the skin to create a lifting and tightening effect. The threads stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that provides structure to the skin, which helps to enhance skin elasticity and firmness over time. As the threads dissolve, the new collagen continues to support the lifted appearance of the skin.

How long does a PDO Thread last?

A PDO Thread threadlift is a long-lasting, minimally invasive solution for patients who desire the look of a facelift without the general anesthesia, cutting, and scarring. This treatment typically provides patients with their desired results for up to two years following their initial treatments. These results can be further maintained with additional non-surgical rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers and injectables.

What happens after a PDO Thread lift?

After your threadlift, Dr. Berger and his team will ask that you ice your treated areas often and keep your head elevated as you sleep for the first three to five days of your recovery period. Patients can resume wearing makeup after 24 hours and return to their normal exercise routine after about two weeks. While you will see some results of your PDO threadlift immediately, ultimate results will appear once all swelling subsides, and collagen production begins to build. This happens about three to six months following your treatment.

Do PDO threads cause scar tissue?

PDO threads can cause some minor scar tissue formation around the insertion point, but this is typically minimal and not noticeable. In fact, the insertion of PDO threads can actually stimulate collagen production, which can help improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. Any potential risks or side effects should be discussed with an experienced practitioner before undergoing treatment.

How long does a thread lift last?

The longevity of a thread lift procedure can vary depending on factors such as the individuals skin condition and the number of threads used during the procedure. On average, the results of a PDO thread lift can last between 6-18 months. After this time, a touch-up procedure may be needed to maintain the lifted and tightened appearance.



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With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger has geared his practice towards the soothing and therapeutic side of cosmetic medicine. By specializing in anti-aging treatment along with cosmetic enhancement, his goal is to help each patient live a long, healthy, and beautiful life. Call us, or complete the form on this page.


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