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MediThreads in Milwaukee, WI

A tighter and more youthful facial appearance


Sagging facial skin can transform your face as you get older.

Everyone has heard of facelift surgery, but what happens if you are not ready to commit to the downtime and expense? Now, it is possible to correct saggy facial skin with a thread lift at Zelko Aesthetics. MediThreads is a type of facelift alternative that uses medical-grade threads to suspend and lift sagging skin. The result is a tighter and more youthful facial appearance. The effects of using MediThread suture as a treatment are: rejuvenation, lifting effect, toning of the tissue, wrinkle improvement, and hydrated skin. When using MediThread PDO (Polydioxanone) threads, you will see immediate improvements in the appearance of the skin.

Am I a good candidate for MediThreads?

MediThreads is suitable for patients that are noticing effects of aging such as wrinkles and facial skin laxity. Usually, it is best for correcting a moderate degree of facial aging that may occur in your 30s to 40s.

Skin appears more taut and lifted without the scars of a traditional facelift surgery. While it is an excellent treatment for patients that want to look younger, there are other anti-aging treatments you might consider as well. In addition to the MediThreads thread lift procedure at Zelko Aesthetics, we also offer liquid facelifts, Botox, Dysport, Sculptra, Restylane and Juvederm dermal fillers, and SecretTM RF Microneedling. Dr. Zelko is also a facelift surgeon in Milwaukee that specializes in natural-looking results with a minimal recovery time.

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How do MediThreads work?


The threads lift sagging skin and promote new collagen formation over time.

Using Polydioxanone chemistry, MediThread’s technique of naturally sculpting the face using the tension lines of the skin, causes an effect similar to surgical facelifts. PDO is a colorless, crystalline, biodegradable synthetic polymer. The benefits of this would be its strength, biological tolerability, totally absorbable by hydrolysis, and the fact that the thread lift material is totally safe.

Your MediThread Consultation

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At your consultation, Dr. Zelko will analyze your skin and listen to your concerns in order to help you select the best facial rejuvenation treatment for you.

He will help you make sense of the different options that are available and answer all your questions. MediThreads is an exciting procedure that many patients choose as an alternative to facelift surgery. If the treatment is something you wish to pursue, he’ll provide you with the full cost of thread lift treatment and instructions to prepare for your procedure.

What happens during the procedure?

There are no incisions or cutting. Your procedure takes place in a treatment room, not a hospital. A fine needle containing a MediThread is inserted into the skin with minimal pain. Insertion points are located along lines of natural facial tension. Dr. Zelko is skilled in this procedure and has a gentle hand to ensure your comfort throughout. Facial swelling and a sensation of tightness is reported to last for approximately 2 weeks, on average.

Are MediThreads permanent?

With this minimally invasive treatment, you can enjoy more youthful skin for 12 to 15 months on average. Over time, the medical-grade threads will dissolve in the skin, similar to dissolving sutures that are used after surgery. This process is entirely safe. There is no need for removal of the internal sutures. While the threads typically dissolve in 4 to 6 months, the collagen induction effects of MediThread increase dermal thickness for better skin firmness for up to 1.5 years.

If you are looking for results that last longer, you may consider a facelift surgery at Zelko Aesthetics, which provides results for up to a decade. Both are excellent treatments, and many patients do choose MediThread since it is less invasive. MediThread PDO results are more subtle than what can be achieved with facelift surgery.

What MediThreads results can I expect?


A MediThreads thread lift provides immediate correction. Skin appears more lifted and smoother instantly after the treatment. Patients love seeing the thread lift results when they look in the mirror.

Can MediThreads be combined with other treatments?

Yes. While MediThreads provides a more dramatic result than other noninvasive treatments, it can be safely combined with dermal fillers to further sculpt and add volume to facial contours.

We also offer skin treatments such as chemical peels to refresh your complexion and fix sun damaged skin. Add-ons are optional, but serve to enhance your final result. Combining treatments helps patients to get the most out of their treatment. Many patients simply want to lift and contour aging facial skin, so MediThreads works great on its own for this purpose.

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How much do MediThreads cost?

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The cost of MediThread PDO, also called a “PDO Thread Lift”, varies based on the number of threads needed. Some patients require less threads than others.

It depends on the degree of facial skin laxity, and amount of lifting you desire. Most patients can expect to spend a few thousands dollars for MediThreads. Insurance does not cover MediThread procedures since it is done for cosmetic purposes. For patients that are paying out of pocket, we aim to make the cost of MediThreads more affordable with special financing plans for cosmetic surgery. You may also visit our Specials page to see if you are eligible for any cosmetic surgery discounts.

Learn more about your facial rejuvenation options today


With 15 years as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Zelko, the founder of Zelko Aesthetics, has helped improve the faces and bodies of men and women from all walks of life. Aging skin is not something you have to live with if you don’t want to. Contact our office today to schedule a MediThread consultation. We have two locations in Greenfield, WI and Naperville, IL, serving nearby Milwaukee.

Request a consultation today and experience why beauty begins with Z.

If you are searching for a cosmetic surgeon in Milwaukee, Chicago, or the Midwest, Zelko Aesthetics has offices in Naperville, IL, and Greenfield, WI to serve your needs.