Non-Surgical Facelift in San Ramon, CA, & Silicon Valley, CA

THREAD-lift (non-surgical facelift)


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A picture of the face and neck with different types of thread.

Dr. Izadi's actual patient, subject to copyrights

Dr. Izadi's actual patient, subject to copyrights

Thread Lift is the Key To Fighting Your Aging Skin

Aging skin isn’t just an issue for the elderly; Every year after we turn 20 we lose 1% of our skin’s collagen. That percentage can double after we turn 30. Like any other aspect of aging, preventing skin damage is more effective than trying to reverse it, and one of the best ways to do both is through thread lifts.
PDO threads have been used for decades in a variety of surgical procedures, with their most recent use being in the aesthetic field. After insertion, the thread absorbs into the body’s natural tissues over the course of four to six months. There have been no reports of allergic reactions or long-term complications with PDO threads.
The key to PDO’s success is its capability to stimulate the body’s natural collagen formation, essentially prompting the skin to heal itself. The threads themselves are made of a biodegradable, synthetic, non-animal based polymer. They are inserted beneath the skin to restructure and tighten the appearance of aging skin for uniquely effective results.
PDO thread can be used to contour the face and body, remove wrinkles, tighten, lift, and increase the collagen levels of the skin, which explains its rapid rise as one of the most popular aesthetic procedures of the last decade around the world.

Dr. Izadi's actual patient, subject to copyrights

Thread lifts can be paired with a personalized treatment plan for those with aged skin, which is why finding the right doctor is essential. I commonly recommend a preparatory PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) facial in order to resurface the superficial layer of skin, which is then followed by a PDO or PLACL thread lift. This allows the skin to be rejuvenated on both a surface and structural level.
Many non-medical professionals and untrained practitioners have begun offering PDO thread procedures, which is why the UK-based APDOT (Association of PDO Thread) was established in 2016. They have standardized the techniques, training, and product quality of PDO threads in order to protect patients.
Choosing the right type of thread is key to a successful procedure, but the wide variety of threads on the market can be confusing for consumers.
Non-absorbable threads have become less common in recent years for good reason. Contour threads, which came into vogue around 2004, lost their appeal because their lack of absorption could cause discomfort or botched appearances. Aptos threads are non-absorbing, invasive, and require long downtimes. Silhouette soft threads from Sinclair Pharma are made of PLA (polylactic acid monofilament) with molded cones; They can be the most expensive type of thread lift, despite “underlying weak tensile strength, [reported] issues of repositioning of the cones, granuloma formation, an increased risk of skin puckering, cone visibility and a lack of lipolysis…” as explained by Professor Syed Haq, the chairman of APDOT.
As for absorbable threads, there are four main types available in the United States. PDO threads are shorter lasting, PLLA (which are made of the same material as Sculptra) can be too stiff, and PLC can be too soft. PLACL threads are perfect for long-lasting and impressive results, as they use a combination of PLC and PLLA materials.
Thread lifts also have the added benefits of shorter downtimes, less pain, and lower costs than most other aesthetic procedures of their caliber. Many of my patients return to work the day after their procedure, and none have ever needed anything more than Tylenol afterward. That being said, thread lifts are not replacements for surgical facelift procedures, which are much more invasive, dramatic, and longer-lasting. Thread lifts do not involve the removal of extra skin, and therefore have limitations. For patients with high amounts of sagging and loose-hanging skin, surgical facelifts are the only option. Discuss with your doctor which procedure is right for you.
Good candidates for thread lifts can range from 25 to 80 years old, although the procedures vary by age group. Younger patients use threads to prevent skin sagging and stimulate collagen formation, undergoing the procedure as a preventative measure. Older patients use threads for a lifting effect and targeted collagen formation in more localized areas.
The key to a successful thread lift is finding an honest, well-trained, and experienced doctor who has extensive knowledge of the various threads on the market and their specific strengths and weaknesses.
Consultations at Pristine Wellness Center are always free.


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PDO threads (polydioxanone)
Polydioxanone has been used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery, for many decades. It has been used in Asia and Europe for aesthetic goals.
It is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months and doesn’t create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis, and the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
Dr. Izadi has extensive experience with PDO thread lift and uses different type of thread and cannula or needles, depending on the goal and the treatment area for maximum effect.
There are no incisions and it can be done in any area of the body for the purpose of skin tightening. It is advisable to have skin resurfacing prior to using the PDO thread for the best result.
Usually the rejuvenation is done in three steps: skin resurfacing, tissue filler and Botox, PDO thread lift.
The patient on the picture only had thread lift without any resurfacing or filler or Botox.
Dr. Izadi’s patient. Individual results may vary.
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3 months after face and neck threadlift
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Microcirculation of the skin / collagen regeneration
2021 Sep; 20(9): 2743–2749.
Published online 2021 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13883
PMCID: PMC8451902
PMID: 33421303

Efficacy study of the new polycaprolactone thread compared with other commercialized threads in a murine model

Neocollagenesis was significantly increased by 50% in the new PCL and pre-existing PCL groups at 8 weeks (p value < 0.001). Additionally, new-PCL-implanted mice showed a significant increase in collagen type III and TGF-β expressions at 8 weeks (p value < 0.001). The number of inflammatory cells was also increased in the skin of PCL-implanted mice at 8 weeks. Finally, wrinkles were reduced about 20% in the new PCL group at 8 weeks.
There have been biodegradable thread materials such as polycaprolactone (PCL) and poly-L-lactic acids (PLLA) starting with polydioxanone (PDO).The PCL thread has received the most attention recently among them.
PCL is a very flexible and highly elastic substance; thus, it causes less pain and discomfort compared to PDO and PLLA. PCL is biodegradable and decomposed into CO2 and H2O. Its safety is proven from various biodegradable medical devices approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Threads made from PCL are slowly absorbed into the body within 1 ~ 1.5 years compared to PDO (6 ~ 8 months) and PLLA (12 months). For functional improvement of the collagen synthesis and wrinkle improvement, the new PCL thread with less residual monomers and a higher molecular weight has been developed expecting prolonged durability and enhanced efficacy.


The price for the threading procedure varies based on the number and type of needles and the type of thread used. Pricing below is a rough estimate and may be higher in some cases.
At pristine wellness center we use alfa aqulift from South Korea.
There are three types of thread used for this procedure:
At Pristine Wellness Center, we use PDO and PLACL thread. This is the estimated price for the PDO thread (which is FDA cleared).
PLACL lasts three times longer than PDO and is 3 times more expensive and not FDA cleared yet.

Pricing Estimates for PDO thread:

(PLACL lasts 3 times longer and is 3 times more expensive):
  • Lower face – $4,500, 8 large cannula or two dual thread, one on each side (Limited time offer -60%discount making the price $ 1,600)
  • Nose – $ 1,250 up to 8 nose I and 4 nose II cannula(Limited time offer around 60% discount making the price $ 500 ) Maximum 8 special nose threads. 
  • Forehead – $ 4,500 up to 48 needles(Limited time offer – 60% discount making the price $ 1,600 )
  • Hands- $4500 up to 4 cannula multi line on each side ( limited time offer- 60% discount making the price $ 1,000 )
  • Nasolabial fold – $ 1,250 (Limited time offer: discount making the price $ 500 ) up to 10 double twist.
  • Eyes – $4,500  up to 48 cannula(Limited time offer –  discount making the price $1,600 )
  • Chin: $1500 (Limited time offer – 60% discount
  • Double chin with dual thread $4,500 (Limited time offer – 60% discount making the price $1,600.00 )
  • Neck – $4,500 up to 40 needles (Limited time offer – 60% discount making the price $1,600 )
  • Lip flip thread lift using visu III cannula $800 ( limited time offer – 20% off , $640
  • Every visu III ( eye cannula) or double twist thread is $20 and the number of threads needed varies based on the depth and length of the lines. Every cogging screw is $50.00
  • Every molded thread is $200 , the number of threads varies for each patient. 

When you want to keep your skin youthful, a facelift can ensure your skin looks the way you once knew and now desire. From reduced wrinkles to strengthened collagen cells, you can experience all the benefits of a non-surgical facelift with the assistance of our experts at Pristine Wellness Center.


At Pristine Wellness Center, we happily serve anyone in Silicon Valley, CA; San Ramon, CA; and the surrounding areas. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we can ensure that your problematic skin areas are a feature you are confident in going forward. We will work closely with you to ensure that your treatment is up to the standard you deserve.


For more information on our thread lift treatment, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team of certified professionals. You can start your journey to a more youthful-looking appearance with our non-invasive facelift procedure.

Dr. Izadi’s patient. Individual results may vary.

Dr. Izadi's actual patient, subject to copyrights

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Thread lift is the key to fighting your aging skin

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