PDO Threads in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Safe, Effective, and Natural-Looking Beauty

Introduction to PDO Threads in Chicago

Gently lift the brows or lower face with threads.

Safe, gentle, and highly effective, PDO threads are made to re-contour facial skin to restore your natural beauty.

  • If you’re looking to take your skin care to the next level, you may be exploring treatments like dermal fillers. Alongside these effective products is a PDO thread lift, an increasingly popular anti-aging therapy. It can target the signs of aging you may be trying to prevent or alleviate.

  • While not a direct replacement for a facelift, PDO Threads are an FDA-approved, non-surgical way to deliver immediate, long-lasting skin rejuvenation. With the help of skillful and experienced RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa providers, we can help you achieve your ideal image.

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Treatment Type

Thread Lifts

Treatment Time

30 minutes



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Total Recovery Time

A few days

Duration of Results

12-15 months

# of Treatments


Treatment overview

PDO threads are a minimally-invasive alternative to more aggressive procedures, such as a facelift.

A PDO thread lift can subtly elevate your facial features to reduce fine wrinkles and fine lines, while encouraging new collagen production for increased facial volume in treated areas. PDO threads come in various textures for personalized treatments.

PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer thread lift that’s inserted into the skin. Once inserted, the skin will repair itself and PDO thread placement will stimulate collagen.

That collagen will help regenerate the skin and begin a healing process that holds the new contour created by the threads. The threads will then eventually dissolve into the body, after which the skin will remain smooth and tight.


PDO Threads are FDA-approved to treat all of the following issues:

FDA-approved PDO threads can treat many age-related cosmetic issues.

Sagging jaw, neck and cheek lines

Crow’s feet


Skin laxity


Marionette lines


As the results of a PDO thread lift won’t be as dramatic or immediate as a facelift, you may wish to combine yours with complementary anti-aging treatments like BOTOX®.


Benefits of PDO Threads

  • PDO Threads are completely safe and FDA-approved, with minimal downtime after the procedure.
  • PDO Thread procedures are quick, minimally-invasive, and can be done in our Vernon Hills office. Most procedures only take around 30 minutes.
  • You'll notice a tighter contour and elevation of your facial skin immediately.
  • Most PDO Thread results last up over a year, and the threads will dissolve safely into your skin while retaining a natural, youthful look.

PDO Threads near you in Chicago

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different.

Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

A typical consultation lasts about 40 minutes and is free of charge for all aesthetic treatments, including PDO Threads. At the end of your consultation, you will leave our office in Vernon Hills with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your first treatment session.

Your PDO Thread Procedure

As with any procedure, we will ensure your total comfort during your PDO Thread treatment in a clean, comfortable, and private treatment room at our Vernon Hills office.

Overall, the treatment is quick, with most sessions lasting about 30 minutes.

Your provider will begin by administering a topical or local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process. We then carefully and safely inject precise locations with the PDO threads to tighten and lift the skin, giving you a lifted and more youthful appearance. The type and number of threads we use will depend on your own specific goals and desires. Once complete, you’re free to leave the office and resume normal activities.

The Recovery

After your PDO Thread treatment, some bruising and swelling is common at the injection sites for the first few days.

Ice packs or cold compresses, applied 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off, will help with swelling. If you experience any pain, taking acetaminophen is recommended.

Additionally, we also ask that you keep exaggerated facial movements, like laughing, smiling, and extensive talking, to a minimum for the first few days of your recovery.

Before & After

Results of PDO Threads

RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is proud to illustrate our exquisite PDO Threads results. Remember, these are real patients with real results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Book Your PDO Threads

Your first PDO Threads treatment is one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your appointment for a day and time that’s convenient for you.

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Happy patients


It’s not the first time I’m visiting this office and I’m very happy with the results.
Vanessa was just excellent! Thank you!
-Halena Kay

I can’t say enough about Jen! She literally is the BEST out there! I have been going to her for years. She is extremely knowledgeable, innovative and honest. I’m ok aging these days with her in my life!

-melinda nelson

The RL center was a great before procedure, during procedure and post surgery experience. Entire staff was flexible and professional during my procedure. Bed side manor was terrific from all members of the team. Follow up day was in and out. The last few weeks we have seen an uptick in Covid cases, I felt very safe and secure. Results are great.


Always a professional and high class experience here. I have seen each doctor here and have nothing but great things to say about them.

-Fay Smith

The care at Ritacca is excellent! I always feel comfortable when I receive treatments there. The staff are experts in their fields. I highly recommend a visit.
-lin caliendo

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