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As women, we should feel empowered to be our best, including feeling confident about how we look. The path to reaching fulfillment is different for everyone. Dr. Beatriz Porras of Skin Diagnostics Laser & Rejuvenation has always 

been a champion of women, inspiring them to embrace their beauty and helping them build self-confidence. She achieves this by offering her patients safe and innovative procedures to help restore and enhance their natural beauty. 

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PDO Thread Lift procedure

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A close-up of the PDO Threads.

One such procedure, PDO Thread Lift, has had incredible results and has made patients feel more youthful, self-assured, and stunning. Dr. Porras has more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic and general dermatology, and she pioneers age-defying procedures in the tri-state area. 

“As we all grow older, we begin to lose collagen, especially as we enter menopause, due to loss of hormones such as estrogen,” Dr. Porras says. Estrogens are vital in the look and elasticity of our skin. Before menopause, we can use medical-grade skin care products, Botox, fillers, lasers, radiofrequency and other devices to help with the look of the skin. Once menopause begins, those products are no longer as effective. This is when we need to consider procedures such as a facelift to help create a more youthful appearance. 

A facelift is not an ideal solution for most people. “A facelift is an invasive surgery,” Dr. Porras says. “It has a long recovery time, potentially three months or more, and the cost is about $12,000 to $20,000.” 

Luckily, Dr. Porras offers a new, nonsurgical, noninvasive, and affordable way to help take care of the loss of collagen and sagginess — the Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread Lift. The way the procedure works is to introduce threads that are anchored and inserted into different layers of the skin using blunt needles, instantly lifting and tightening sagging skin while stimulating collagen production and cellular renewal. 

Dr. Porras had the PDO Thread Lift performed on her face, and she fell in love with the treatment. “It made such a difference for me,” she says. “It really helped with the heaviness and sagging skin. As we start aging, everything starts to come down and the beautiful triangular face that we have in our youth becomes an inverted tri- angle, creating jowls. With the lifting threads, we can pull that up and reverse the signs of aging.” 

Dr. Porras has been performing this procedure for one year and has loved the results it has given to her patients. “I love that I can provide a highly rewarding service with zero downtime, no pain, and it is safe and affordable,” she says. 

The threads typically dissolve within six months, but they stimulate collagen production and the positive effects of a PDO Thread Lift can las t up to two years. Patients can undergo additional treatments to extend the results even further. The treatment can be performed on most parts of the body where you are experiencing drooping skin resulting from loss of collagen and elasticity, including the knees, arms, neck, chest, and abdomen. 

Growing older is challenging, but with procedures like PDO Thread Lift, you can age gracefully with confidence and elegance and without downtime. 


Want to learn more about the PDO Thread Lift? Call Skin Diagnostics, 513-631-0059, or visit cincinnatiskinlaser.com. Skin Diagnostics is located at 9201 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.