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A Non Surgical Minimally Invasive Lifting Treatment to Enhance, Lift and Rejuvenate.

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Medical esthetic threads represent an innovative approach to non-surgical skin rejuvenation. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a cosmetic treatment using a dissolvable suture designed to lift. firm and tighten sagging skin, providing a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelifts. PDO threads, including mono and screw types, are thin and ranging from .01mm to .03mm. Made from biocompatible materials and strategically inserted beneath the skin to address sagging and stimulate collagen production. These threads act like delicate stitches, drawing the skin taut, or giving it support. The production of collagen and elastin help in addition to the slow dissolving of the threads, provide support and lift to the area addressed. 

Mono Threads: These single, smooth threads are ideal for precision work, targeting fine lines and refining skin texture. PDO threads provide an immediate lift, stimulating collagen production for long-term results, and provide extended support over time.

Screw Threads: Characterized by their helical structure, screw threads offer a more robust lift. Similar to mono threads, screw threads are effective in addressing pronounced sagging, making them suitable for areas requiring substantial structural support.

This exploration into medical esthetic threads unveils a spectrum of options, allowing for a tailored and effective approach to skin tightening and rejuvenation based on individual needs and aesthetic goals. Our RFNA will provide insight and direction on which is best for you. 


Medical esthetic threads are strategically placed at specific depths to address concerns in various areas of the face and body. The depth of thread placement is tailored to each region for optimal results:

Brows and Jawline to lift and define.
Cheeks to targets sagging and enhances cheek contours 
Décolletage, Under the Arms, Inner Thigh, Abdomen, Under The Chin and Neck, by tightening, firming, increasing skin density and thus eliminating laxity.

Under the Eyes where the skin is the softest will improve skin texture, add thicker appearance and reduce fine lines.

Lips, yes lips too! Threads provide subtle support and definition to enhance lip contours. 

This breakdown illustrates the precision in depth customization, showcasing how medical esthetic threads are adapted to different tissues and concerns, ensuring a tailored and effective approach for each treated area.

This breakdown illustrates the precision in depth customization, showcasing how medical esthetic threads are adapted to different tissues and concerns, ensuring a tailored and effective approach for each treated area.

Thanks to the thin and flexible nature of medical esthetic threads, they can be placed virtually anywhere on the face or body, including delicate areas such as around the eyes. This allows for a versatile and comprehensive approach to addressing specific concerns. 


At La Clinica, we prioritize your comfort by providing a virtually pain-free experience. Prior to the treatment, pharmaceutical-grade numbing is applied to the designated area, ensuring minimal discomfort during the thread placement process. Effective communication is key and everyone’s tolerance will vary. Our Registered Nurse First Assistant (RFNA) is available to discuss your comfort levels and tolerance, tailoring the procedure to your unique needs.

Either the thread themselves or a cannula needle is used to insert the threads. The thread will attach to your underlying tissue and muscles as the thread is pulled tight. Once the thread is inserted, your body’s healing response is triggered. Even though you’re not injured by the threads under your skin, your body detects the suture material and stimulates collagen production in the affected area. Collagen can fill gaps in sagging skin and restore a more youthful elasticity to your face. Depending on the areas treated, the procedure will take about 45 minutes. Thread lifts don’t require general anesthesia and no time off work is necessary as recovery time is minimal.

Thread placement procedure is precisely tailored to your unique needs, fostering a sense of trust. This collaborative approach ensures a pleasant and personalized experience, ultimately enhancing your satisfaction with the entire treatment experience.


In the aftermath of a thread procedure, attentive post-care is crucial for optimal healing. It’s common for individuals to experience occasional localized swelling and potential bruising at the points of insertion. While these effects are typically temporary, following specific post-care guidelines can enhance your comfort and recovery.

Post-care recommendations may include:

  1. Cold Compress: Applying a cold compress to the treated area can help reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort.

  2. Gentle Cleansing: Adopt a gentle cleansing routine to keep the treated area clean without causing irritation.

  3. Avoiding Strenuous Activities: Refrain from engaging in strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a designated period to minimize stress on the treated area.

  4. Bending Over: Depending on the placement and area and to maintain desired results, we advise clients to refrain from bending over at a full 90 degrees after facial areas have been treated, for 3 weeks.

    Elevated Sleeping Position: Opt for a sleeping position that elevates your head during the initial days to mitigate swelling.

  5. Topical Treatments: Your skincare professional may recommend specific topical treatments or ointments to support the healing process. 

  6. Minimizing Blood Thinners: Avoiding blood-thinning medications and supplements can help reduce the risk of bruising.

While individual responses vary, these post-care measures contribute to a smoother recovery. Your RFNA at La Clinica will provide tailored post-care instructions based on your unique treatment, ensuring a personalized and comfortable healing process.


Following these detailed post-care instructions enhances the effectiveness of the PDO thread treatment while ensuring a smoother recovery process.

  1. Gentle Care:
    Avoid touching or massaging the treated areas for at least 48 hours to allow the threads to settle into position.

  2. Stay Upright:
    Maintain an upright position for the first few hours after treatment. This helps minimize swelling and supports proper thread placement.

  3. Cold Compresses:
    Apply cold compresses intermittently for the initial 24-48 hours to reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort.

  4. Limit Facial Movements:
    Minimize exaggerated facial expressions and movements in the treated areas for the first few days to prevent displacement of threads.

  5. Avoid Heat Exposure:
    Steer clear of activities such as saunas, hot tubs, and prolonged sun exposure for 24-48 hours to prevent additional swelling.

  6. No Intense Exercise:
    Skip vigorous exercise for the first 24-48 hours to reduce the risk of bruising and ensure optimal thread positioning.

  7. Avoid Bending Over:
    In the first 3 weeks after your PDO thread treatment, it’s crucial to refrain from bending over at the waist. This precaution is essential to prevent unintended shifts in the threads. Bending over increases blood flow to the face, which fuels the existing inflammation causing more swelling and potential shifting of the threads. Maintaining an upright position during this initial period supports the threads’ secure placement. By being mindful of this precaution, you contribute to the success of the procedure, ensuring the threads settle optimally for effective and long-lasting results.

  8. Be Gentle with Skincare:
    Use mild and gentle skincare products for the first few days, avoiding any products that may cause irritation.

  9. Refrain from Alcohol and Blood Thinners:
    Avoid consuming alcohol and blood-thinning medications for 24-48 hours to minimize the risk of bruising.

  10. Follow-Up Appointments:
    Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your practitioner for a thorough assessment of the treatment’s outcome.

  11. Prompt Reporting:
    Report any unexpected or severe side effects, such as persistent swelling, pain, or redness, promptly to your healthcare provider for appropriate guidance.

Be sure to communicate your progress.


The timeline for visible results from a thread procedure varies among individuals and depends on factors such as the type of threads used, the treated area, and your body’s response to the treatment. However, most individuals notice immediate improvements shortly after the procedure, particularly in terms of skin lift and tightness. These continue to consistently as the skin assimilates the threads and fibroblasts are deployed.

The full effects of the thread procedure typically become more apparent over several weeks to months. This is due to the gradual stimulation of collagen production, which contributes to improved skin texture, firmness, and overall rejuvenation. Patients often experience ongoing enhancements as collagen continues to develop, offering long-term benefits.

Your Registered Nurse First Assistant (RFNA) at La Clinica will provide you with a more personalized timeline during the consultation, taking into account your unique characteristics and the specifics of the treatment plan. It’s important to note that individual responses may vary, and patience is key in allowing the full results to manifest.



Determining the exact number of threads and treatments depends on various factors, including your specific concerns, the targeted area, and your desired outcomes. A personalized consultation with our experienced Registered Nurse First Assistant (RFNA) at La Clinica is crucial to formulate an effective plan for you.

During the consultation, your RFNA will assess your skin, discuss your goals, and create a customized treatment plan. The degree of sagging, skin condition, lift desired and the area being treated all influence the number of threads needed. Additionally, individual responses to the treatment may vary, impacting the recommended number of sessions.

While some individuals may achieve their goals with a single treatment, others may benefit from a series of sessions for optimal results and address areas of concern at different appointment assertively or as a preventative measure. The collaborative approach ensures that the number of threads and treatments is tailored to your unique needs and skin type, providing you with a comprehensive and effective aesthetic solution.


Plastic surgeons may express reservations about thread treatments for several reasons:

  1. SMAS Layer:
    Threads are positioned above the SMAS layer which is the muscular layer of the face. Facial laxity can affect the muscular layer as well. Threads are not positioned in this layer.
  2. Limited Longevity: Threads used in aesthetic procedures are designed to dissolve over time. Plastic surgeons who prioritize longer-lasting outcomes may be concerned about the temporary nature of thread results and may advocate for surgical interventions that provide more enduring effects.

  3. Variable Results: The effectiveness of thread procedures can vary among individuals and may depend on factors such as skin type, the skill of the practitioner, and the specific threads used. Plastic surgeons prefer surgical methods accessing their skin set.

  4. Individual Variability: The response to thread treatments can be variable among patients. Factors such as the patient’s overall health, skin quality, and collagen response may impact the degree of improvement achieved.

  5. Surgical Expertise: Plastic surgeons are trained extensively in surgical techniques, and some may view surgical procedures as  addressing specific aesthetic concerns. Some clients are better suited for a facelift as their skin can be too thin to benefit from threads, especially in cases where a more significant transformation is desired.

  6. Patient Expectations: Plastic surgeons may prioritize managing patient expectations, emphasizing the limitations and temporary nature of thread treatments. Surgical procedures often provide more dramatic changes, even though the healing process can endure for months.

It’s essential to recognize that opinions on aesthetic treatments can vary among medical professionals, and the landscape of aesthetic medicine is dynamic. While some plastic surgeons may express skepticism about thread procedures, other practitioners, including dermatologists and aesthetic specialists, find them valuable for specific applications, especially in addressing early signs of aging with less invasive methods, acting as preventive measure and increasing skin health benefits in the right skin type and client.



Although the threads used in aesthetic procedures are designed to eventually dissolve, their benefits extend beyond their physical presence. Also note that it has been dictated that filler will only last 1-2 years, with reports that filler is lasting 10+ years. Comprising a few twisted fibers, the threads are temporary and naturally dissolve within 6-9 months with results lasting from 1 to 3 years. It is important to note that aging process is on-going and metabolism will play a factor in the bodies absorption. Here is why threads are considered beneficial:

  1. Immediate Lift: Threads provide an immediate lifting effect, physically repositioning sagging or loose skin during the procedure. This offers visible results shortly after treatment.

  2. Collagen Stimulation: While the threads themselves may dissolve, their primary function is to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a vital protein that contributes to skin elasticity and firmness. The stimulated collagen production continues even after the threads are absorbed, leading to ongoing improvements in skin texture and tightness.

  3. Gradual Rejuvenation: The collagen stimulation initiated by the threads leads to gradual skin rejuvenation. Over time, individuals may notice reduced fine lines, improved skin texture, and an overall enhancement in the appearance of the treated area.

  4. Minimally Invasive: Thread procedures are minimally invasive compared to surgical alternatives. They provide a non-surgical option for those seeking facial rejuvenation without the extensive downtime associated with more invasive interventions.

  5. Customizable Treatment: The number and type of threads used can be customized based on individual needs and aesthetic goals. This allows for a personalized approach tailored to address specific concerns in different areas of the face and body.

While the threads themselves have a limited lifespan, their ability to stimulate collagen production and provide immediate lift makes them valuable in non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Results may vary among individuals, and maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the benefits over time. Consulting with a skincare professional, such as our Registered Nurse First Assistant (RFNA), who can provide a more detailed understanding of how threads can be beneficial for your unique skin concerns.


If you have drooping, softening loose or sagging skin, a thread lift is going to provide the enhanced tightening acting like scaffolding to support the skin reversing laxity. Dermal fillers compliment the threads by restoring the natural volume loss we all experience when we age. Threads give you the best method of addressing the skin and the fillers give you the best option to maintain your plump volume. One is not better than the other, they are simply addressing different concerns and when used together provide beautiful options for clients who are not a candidate for a surgical facelift, find the cost to high or who are not in need of one.


Ideal candidates for thread treatments are individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity seeking non-surgical solutions for facial rejuvenation. However, candidates with certain conditions may not be suitable for thread procedures. Here are key considerations:

Good Candidates: 

  1. Mild to Moderate Skin Laxity: Individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity, experiencing sagging in areas like the cheeks, jowls, or brows.
  2. Overall Good Health: Candidates should be in good general health to ensure proper healing and recovery.
  3. Realistic Expectations: Those with realistic expectations about the improvements achieved with thread lifts.
  4. Desire for Minimally Invasive Treatment: People looking for a non-surgical option with minimal downtime compared to traditional surgical procedures, while recognizing this is a medical cosmetic treatment that will not provide facelift results, as it is working on subcutaneous and not muscular layer.

Not Suitable Candidates: 

  1. Autoimmune Conditions: Individuals with autoimmune disorders may not be suitable candidates, as their immune response could interfere with the healing process.

  2. Very Thin Mature Skin: Those with very thin, sensitive and delicate mature skin may not be ideal candidates, as the threads may be more noticeable or have less support in such cases.

It’s crucial for individuals considering thread treatments to undergo a thorough consultation with a qualified practitioner, like our Registered Nurse First Assistant (RFNA) at La Clinica. During the consultation, the practitioner will assess individual health, skin condition, and discuss any potential contraindications to determine the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to specific needs and expectations.


Mid Face Thread Lift

Neck Thread Lift

Lower Face Thread Lift

Undereye Threads

Brow Thread Lift

Upper Lip Threads



An OxyGeneo facial, is a device system that delivers  highly concentrated oxygen molecules on the skin’s epidermis to nourish the skin and increase collagen production while depositing botanical extracts and minerals. OxyGeneo facial differs from other traditional oxygen facials based on oxygenation techniques. Unlike other traditional facials, OxyGeneo facial facilitates oxygenation by bringing oxygen-rich blood cells to the surface. OxyGeneo facials are also highly popular among celebrities, where stars like Madonna and Candice Swanpeol have regular OxyGeneo Facials. 

“The OxyGeneo three-in-one super facial works upon the natural process of our body to oxygenate the skin from within,” explains Moshe Ben-Shlomo, MSc, a physicist and the cofounder of beauty supply company DermaSpark
. “It capitalizes on a well-known effect called ‘Bohr effect,’ to trigger the body to oxygenate the skin naturally from within. The Bohr effect is a natural process that takes place in our body from the moment we come to the world and until the moment we leave it. The OxyGeneo works with the body, never against it.”

What makes OxyGeneo® a Super Facial? OxyGeneo provides 3 effective facial treatments simultaneously. It combines gentle exfoliation, natural skin oxygenation, and a deep facial rejuvenation with the infusion of essential revitalizing nutrients.

HOW DOES IT WORK? What is the Bohr Method?

Backed by science, the oxygenation process works through a phenomenon called the Bohr Effect. In order to understand the efficacy of OxyGeneo, understanding the Bohr Effect is essential. Our body naturally responds to high levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) by causing the muscles and tissues to release more Oxygen (O2). CO2 essentially signals O2 to split from the hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells. O2 then travels to where it is needed in the body. CO2 bonds to the blood cell and is released from the body through the lungs.

Science in action with the OxyGeneo treatment, the initial gentle exfoliation of the skin generates many CO2 bubbles at the skin’s surface. Through the aforementioned Bohr Effect, O2 replaces the CO2– leading to increased cellular activity and optimal skin oxygenation. While the skin is oxygenated, the final step of the treatment, nourishment, comes into play. This is where active ingredients, nutrients, and vitamins penetrate the skin.

If you’re looking to put your best face forward when it comes to skincare, look no further. OxyGeneo is the treatment supported by science and medical research, to rejuvenate the skin from within.

What are the resuLTS I can expect?

Breakthrough OxyGeneo® Technology provides superior anti-aging results by treating the skin at a deeper level.
3 in 1  Skin Therapy:  Exfoliate, Infuse, and Oxygenate your way to youthful skin. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Plump and hydrate
  • Restore skin volume
  • Renew a youthful glow 
  • Revitalize dull complexion
  • Reduce appearance of wrinkles
  • Firm skin and tighten pores
  • Improve skin cell production
  • Reduce appearance of pigmentation
  • Safe for ANY skin type!

Who is a candidate?

OxyGeneo Facials use 100% therapeutic active ingredients that are free from chemicals, dyes and preservatives. They are vegan-friendly and have never been tested on animals. The facial is non-irritating, extremely hydrating, and suitable for all skin types – even those with acne, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis conditions. Conditions like these must not have broken skin. 

The follow conditions are contraindications:  

  • Active skin conditions such as cold sores, psoriasis, eczema, etc.
  • Recent laser procedures (ablative & non-ablative)
  • Botox or Filler injections within 2 weeks prior
  • Use of AHS’s, BHA’s, Retinol, Retinoids, or Peels
  • Recent micro-needling within 2-3 weeks prior
  • Recent Permanent make-up
  • Active sunburn/blistering

How Soon can I see results and How Often Are TreaTments?

Results are immediate. You will notice radiance and illumination in your skin. Oxygen has been deposited and absorbed by your skin and as a result, you will continue to be beneficial as your skin is supported by easily absorbed oxygenation. However, as we know, our skin needs maintenance to maintain longevity and more treatments mean more benefits! 


It is important to understand the differences between these two devices and when people are candidates. These treatments are created for all skin types, but with the ability to treat sensitive skin who want to treat their skin conditions safely. Each of these devices have their own specialty, OxyGeneo oxygenates, HydraFacial MD hydrates. Oxygenation is deeper penetrating treating the skin deeper past the epidermis and down into the dermis because the OxyGeneo is utilizing pressurized oxygen, oxygenating at the skin at the cellular level 

with other skin care steps to acquire a smoother, brighter, and healthier skin. The HydraFacial MD is form of an exfoliation through suction, and active ingredients. With the HydraFacial MD System’s solutions it can lighten hyperpigmentation with actives and also provide rejuvenating benefits with multiple and consistent treatments. 

Upgrading both of these services by using their upper tier treatments for longevity. For the HydraFacial MD it’s their CTFG Boosting serum and for OxyGeneo it is their Tripollar RF Skin Tightening Treatment. 

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