Tone and Tighten With a PDO Thread Lift in San Jose

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Beauty standards are ever-evolving but ever-present in a world dominated by TikTok and Instagram models. As we age, our skin experiences a lot of changes, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to do something about it. You deserve to feel fierce and confident at any age.

Maybe you’re not quite ready for a facelift, but you still want a little more definition. A PDO thread lift in San Jose is your ticket to sculpted cheekbones for days. Threads lift and tighten your skin to reduce wrinkles and create sleeker facial contours.

At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we’re here to help our patients look and feel their best. We specialize in results that are stunning enough to be noticed, but subtle enough to keep others guessing about your secret.

Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift in San Jose

PDO thread lifts aren’t as talked about as other cosmetic procedures, but we think they should be. There are several reasons we adore this treatment.

1. Lift Sagging Skin

Our face is one of the first spots to show signs of aging. Think about it: It’s facing sunshine and the elements all day, every day. Plus, there are over 2 dozen muscles in your face helping you smile, frown, or cast a sharp side-eye. All those expressions stretch your skin and cause wrinkles. 

PDO threads literally lift your skin back into place to restore your facial contours without hindering your natural movement. After all, humans are living longer than ever, and just because our skin hasn’t gotten the evolutionary memo doesn’t mean we have to just live with it!

2. Long-Lasting Results

PDO threads themselves are non-permanent, but they do provide long-lasting results, sometimes even longer than dermal fillers. 

Not only do you get the benefit of the threads physically lifting your skin, but they also increase your skin’s collagen production. This means your results will continue to improve over time even as the threads dissolve.

3. Boost Collagen Production

The secret to maintaining glowing skin is in your body’s ability to produce collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that makes up a large portion of your skin’s structure. As we age, our body produces less collagen, which leads to weaker skin that sags and wrinkles.

Increasing your body’s natural collagen production with a PDO thread lift in San Jose gives your skin a natural lift. 

4. Minimally Invasive

You don’t have to go under the knife to achieve your ideal aesthetic. A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure. Our aestheticians insert the threads with a needle, so it’s very similar to getting a Botox or dermal filler injection.

We use a topical anesthetic to prevent any discomfort. There’s also no required downtime after getting your threads. Plus, the whole treatment typically only takes 15 to 20 minutes depending on your treatment plan. 

5. Natural-Looking Results

Once your PDO threads are in place, they visibly and immediately lift the skin. The lift is subtle and natural. As your body starts to produce its own collagen, it’s restoring its own natural contours with your skin cells.

You might be able to feel the threads if you touch the treatment area, but you’ll never be able to see them. With expert placement, you’ll never look “frozen” either.

6. Combines With Other Anti-aging Treatments

PDO threads easily combine with other aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers and neuromodulators (a.k.a. Daxxify & Botox). There are some areas of the face that PDO threads aren’t suited for, but we can address them with strategic injections. By combining a thread lift and injectables, it’s possible to achieve full facial rejuvenation.

7. Experienced Providers

Visiting Entre Nous for your thread lift guarantees you expert care in the hands of highly trained aestheticians. We’ll answer any questions you have, ensure your comfort, and work to achieve your desired results with your PDO thread lift in San Jose.

What exactly is a PDO thread?

“PDO” stands for “polydioxanone,” which is a chemical compound that’s been used in surgical settings for years. It’s most commonly used for sutures (stitches). It dissolves naturally after several months.

There are 3 types of threads we can use for a thread lift: barbed, smooth, and twists. Each type is used in different ways to restore facial contours.

PDO threads are commonly used near the eyebrows for a “cat eye” effect, but we use them in several areas on the face:

  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Upper lip
  • Neck

We use them to address a wide variety of concerns:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Upper lip wrinkles
  • Lip margins for definition
  • Necklace lines
  • Crepey neck skin
  • Scowl lines (11’s)
  • Cheeks 
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines (from corner of lips to jawline)
  • Forehead wrinkles

PDO threads are extremely versatile and allow us to build completely customized treatment plans for each patient.

The Process for Getting a PDO Thread Lift in San Jose

If you’re considering PDO threads, the first step is scheduling a consultation with an expert provider.


Pre-treatment consultations are our chance to get to know you. During this conversation, we’ll take the time to ask about your concerns and your goals for treatment, and we’ll answer any questions you have about getting a thread lift. 

We’ll examine your skin and determine the best placement for your threads to achieve your desired look.


After we’ve built your custom treatment plan, we’ll get you ready for treatment. You’ll relax in one of our comfortable treatment chairs as your provider prepares your skin with a topical numbing cream and then inserts the threads.


PDO threads provide an immediate lift, and you’ll start to notice improvement within days of getting your treatment! There may be some slight swelling, but you can return to your normal activities right after your appointment. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.

Getting the Most Out of Your PDO Thread Lift

While there’s no downtime associated with a PDO thread lift in San Jose, there are some things we recommend doing after treatments (and some things we don’t).

Avoid touching the treatment area

Don’t wash or touch your face for at least 12 hours. After that, gentle cleansing is best. You’ll want to avoid vigorously rubbing or exfoliating the skin for 2 to 3 weeks.

Use ice for any swelling

If you experience any bruising or swelling, icing the treatment area can help. Preemptively icing the treatment area during the first couple of days can prevent bruising. Just remember to be gentle!

Sleep with your head elevated

You want to avoid putting any pressure on your face, so sleeping on your back with your head elevated is ideal.

What treatments go well with a PDO thread lift?

As with a number of things in life, timing can be everything. While PDO threads can certainly be paired with other aesthetic treatments, you’ll want to schedule correctly to ensure you get optimal results. 

If you’re interested in other treatments, mention it during your consultation. Your aesthetician can make recommendations and design your treatment plan with this in mind.


Cosmetic injectables are the most popular treatments we combine with a PDO thread lift in San Jose. Daxxify and dermal fillers can address wrinkles in areas of the face that PDO threads can’t. Using a combination of injectables and PDO threads allows us to provide comprehensive treatment.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

PDO threads can address wrinkles, but they don’t address the quality of the surface of your skin. If you want to address sun damage, scarring, or other skin concerns, we can use laser resurfacing.

Laser gently removes the outer layer of your skin to remove damaged skin cells and further promote collagen production. We recommend waiting at least 1 month after your PDO threads before scheduling your laser treatment. 


Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy. The device uses small needles to stimulate your body’s immune system response. These tiny micro-wounds cause your skin to produce more collagen, which leads to tighter, firmer skin.

If you’re interested in microneedling, we recommend scheduling it before getting your PDO threads, otherwise you need to wait a few months after getting your threads.

Schedule Your Consultation for PDO Threads Today!

Considering a thread lift? Reach out to our team at Entre Nous Aesthetics to schedule your consultation. We specialize in using PDO threads to create a natural lift that will let you leave jaws dropping.

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