PDO Thread Lift Specialist

Bonnie S. Friehling, MD

Integrative Medicine & Esthetics located in Columbia, MO

Are you looking for a non-surgical alternative to a facelift? Bonnie S. Friehling, MD, is a holistic health care provider in Columbia, Missouri, who may have the treatment you’re looking for with the PDO (polydioxanone) thread lift. With this minimally invasive alternative to plastic surgery, Dr. Friehling and Angela Wooden, RN, can make you look and feel younger with minimal downtime. To learn more about the PDO thread lift, call the office to request an appointment today.

PDO Thread Lift


What is the PDO thread lift?

The PDO thread lift is an advanced aesthetic procedure that safely and instantly lifts and tightens loose skin on the face, neck, and body with minimal downtime. Before the PDO thread lift, your only option for drooping jowls and cheeks was a facelift. Now, Bonnie S. Friehling, MD, can restore your youthful look without the need for invasive surgery.

How does the PDO thread lift work?

During the procedure, Dr. Friehling sutures solid filler PDO threads to specific points in your skin, which causes an automatic lift. Once in place, the PDO fillers also stimulate the production of your skin’s natural collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid for continued improvements in your look for lasting results.

The PDO threads have been used for surgical procedures, including dental care and neurosurgery, for more than 30 years. Only recently have aesthetic experts like Dr. Friehling been using the surgical suture to enhance and restore natural beauty.


Where can PDO threads be injected?

The PDO Thread lifts are very versatile and can be injected in nearly every area of the face:

  • Under-eye area
  • Eyebrows & frown lines
  • Crow’s feet wrinkles
  • Cheeks
  • Lips & downturned edges
  • Chin Creases & double chin
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Nasojugal folds
  • Wrinkles around mouth
  • Jawline & jowls
  • Neck & décolletage
  • Abdomen & waist
  • Hips & buttocks
  • Armpits
  • Knees

Am I a good candidate for the PDO thread lift?

Dr. Friehling is an aesthetic expert and can determine if you’re a good candidate for the PDO thread lift during an aesthetic consultation. You may be considered a good candidate if you’re in your late 30s to early 50s and have concerns about the laxity in your skin. The PDO thread lift may also serve as an alternative treatment for people over the age of 55 who can’t have a surgical facelift.

To see if you would benefit from the PDO thread lift, contact Dr. Friehling’s office today.

What type of results can I expect from a PDO thread lift?

Your PDO thread lift provides immediate results. After placement of the sutures, you should notice a visible lift and smoothing of your skin. The entire procedure usually takes an hour or less, and Dr. Friehling provides specific instructions on the types of activities you can engage in following the aesthetic treatment.

Because of the biostimulation provided by the PDO fillers, your youthful look can last 12-24 months. Dr. Friehling is an anti-aging specialist and provides instructions on how to care for your skin and health to ensure the longevity of your aesthetic treatment. To further accentuate the benefits of your PDO thread lift, she may suggest combining the lift with other cosmetic treatments such as Botox®, fillers, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

To learn more about a non-surgical facelift, contact Bonnie S. Friehling, MD’s office by phone today to discuss the PDO thread lift.