Central New York

PDO Threadlift


At our Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center locations in Horseheads and Ithaca, NY, we offer different treatments that use PDO threads, including the PDO thread lift and PDO Scalp Threads. We can use these surgical threads during a minimally invasive treatment to slow the aging process, rejuvenate the face, and even combat and reverse hair loss by forcing the body to heal and renew hair follicles with increased collagen and elastin production.

PDO Thread Lift in Ithaca, New York

PDO threads are surgical threads made of an ingredient called polydioxanone. For years, they’ve been used during surgical procedures because they are safe and fully dissolvable. They also play an important role in facial and body rejuvenation and hair restoration through their ability to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production.

At our offices, we use MINT threads to perform our PDO treatments and our hair restoration treatments with PDO scalp threads. MINT threads are premiere barbed threads that are carefully crafted for cosmetic treatments. MINT threads are safe and deliver dramatic results.


PDO threads have become a popular alternative to surgical facelift procedures. The result is instant and provides a non-surgical alternative for those who may not be ready for surgery.

What is MINT®PDO?

MINT (Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread) PDO is a safe and effective molded PDO thread used to pull soft tissues of sagging skin. It has been approved by the FDA and is used in 14 other countries worldwide. MINT PDO has a patented 360° molding technology that creates a strong pulling effect and fixes the facial tissue in various directions effectively. This revolutionary technology minimizes pain and trauma allowing for a shorter recovery time.


• Heart shaped, higher cheekbone contour
• Exotic, cat eye contour
• Snatched, defined jaw line
• Softer smile lines
• Softer eyebrows
• Smoother neck lines

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Patient treated by Viola Monaghan, MD

The PDO Thread Lift

The PDO thread lift is also called the non-surgical facelift. It’s a treatment that can instantly lift the skin and treat the most common signs of aging without any surgical techniques or incisions. Patients who want to address loose skin, wrinkles, and general skin laxity on the face can schedule a PDO thread lift not to replicate a facelift but to achieve the next best kind of results.

However, the benefits don’t end with the face; we can also use this treatment to address different areas of the body that have begun to exhibit the signs of aging.

What Does It Treat?

We can use MINT threads to perform a PDO thread lift to address the different signs of aging and skin laxity on the face and the body. These threads will increase collagen and elastin production simply by being in the body, but they also have barbs that attach and lift the skin upon injection.

If you have specific body areas that have been affected by aging and skin laxity in general, we can insert the threads into the area to lift and tighten the skin. They can correct skin laxity, lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and even skin textural concerns.

How Does It Work?

This treatment process is very straightforward. We will first schedule a consultation to evaluate your desired treatment areas in person. Our goal is to learn more about your concerns and your ultimate aesthetic goals so that we can design a treatment plan it helps you achieve them. Once we confirm that PDO threads are the right choice for you, we can move forward with the treatment process.

During the treatment, we will use a device that looks like an injectable needle to insert the tiny PDO threads directly below the surface of your skin. As soon as they attach to the tissue, the barbed edge will adhere and lift the tissue upwards. You’ll notice an immediate lifting effect, and your results will continue to improve gradually as your body responds to the threads by growing new collagen and elastin in the area.

Do PDO Threads Require Any Downtime?

This minimally invasive treatment process requires very little downtime. You will need to be mindful of post-treatment care instructions and take some steps to protect the injection sites. It’s important that after receiving PDO threads, you avoid sun exposure. Use a hat, sunglasses, and quality sunscreen anytime you’re exposed to the sun to protect your skin from its damaging effects.

You’ll also need to avoid anti-inflammatory medications and supplements for a few days, as well as strenuous workouts. Patients should also avoid increasing their body temperature during activities or in certain environments. You’ll receive a complete list of aftercare instructions at your appointment so that you know how to care for your skin post-treatment.

PDO Scalp Threads: An Innovative Approach to Hair Restoration

At our Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center locations, we offer a unique proprietary hair restoration treatment that sets us apart from other practices: PDO Scalp Threads to promote hair growth. Using PDO threads on the scalp will accelerate hair growth by stimulating collagen and elastin production.

When you trust us with your hair restoration needs, you can ensure that you’ll receive the attention you deserve, and we’ll take every step possible to maintain your comfort level throughout the treatment process. In addition to our PDO Scalp Threads, we can offer different hair growth medication options if needed, including Pronox and hair restoration treatments with platelet-rich plasma.

How the Treatment Works

This treatment process is similar to the PDO thread lift, except we will insert the threads into different areas on your scalp. As soon as the threads attach to the scalp tissue, the body will respond with a healing reaction that will eventually result in increased collagen, elastin, and new hair growth. We can apply a topical numbing solution if needed to ensure your comfort during the treatment.

The Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center Difference

Our two-sided practice offers vein and aesthetic treatments, and our goal is to always be the bridge between beauty and science. You can trust that when you schedule any type of PDO thread treatment here that you’ll receive exceptional care and beautiful results.

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Whether you’ve noticed the different signs of aging on your face or you’re experiencing noticeable hair loss and want a natural solution to address balding, thinning hair, or a receding hairline, we can help design the right treatment plan. Contact us today at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center locations in Horseheads and Ithaca, NY, to schedule your consultation.