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MetroHealth Cosmetic Dermatology offers two minimally invasive procedures to improve appearance and firmness of the neck, without the recovery of a surgical facelift.


Often referred to as a “lunchtime lift,” MINT PDO threads provide an immediate improvement to the look of neck skin.  At MetroHealth Beachwood Health Center, dermatologist Olga V. Demidova, DO, uses tiny barbs are placed on a thread that is inserted into the skin, reducing the appearance of sagging skin and tightening fine lines.  After the threads are placed into the skin, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin, and the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a naturally youthful and defined look. Over time, the threads stimulate collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture and volume.

With MINT PDO threads, there is no need for general anesthesia or big incisions. The product is FDA approved.

“My patients have been very satisfied with their results from the MINT PDO threads,” Dr. Demidova said. “The results are significant and there is minimal discomfort and downtime.”

Microneedling and SkinCeuticals Products

Microneedling the neck in conjunction with using professional grade skincare products from SkinCeuticals can provide terrific results, said Nicci Samsa, LPN, MetroHealth Esthetician. Microneedling is a procedure during which we use a wand that has tiny, sterile one-time use needles to put micropunctures in the skin and stimulate collagen production. Samsa numbs the skin beforehand, and there is little downtime afterward.

“Microneedling combined with good home care gives patients excellent results for the neck, which is an area that is typically difficult to treat,” Samsa said. “Results get better over time because microneedling stimulates collagen production.”


  • PDO Threads are available at Beachwood Health Center and start at $200
  • Microneedling is available at Beachwood Health Center and at Spry Healthcare in downtown Cleveland.
  • Regular Price: 3 treatments for $825; Fall Special: 3 treatments for $725.

A consultation is required before scheduling a procedure.

To make an appointment, call 1-216-778-3376 (DERM).