Gravity’s a Drag: Fight Back With a Plump & Contour Treatment

Dynamic duos. Winning combinations. Sometimes two is better than one, especially when it comes to skin-boosting aesthetic treatments that enhance one another, like the Plump & Contour combo.

Plump & Contour is a facial rejuvenation pairing using both dermal filler and smooth threads. Let’s talk about what each type of treatment is used for, and how they work together to achieve the look of smoother, younger skin.


woman getting injected with filler

Dermal fillers are injections that smooth out wrinkles and lines—typically on your face. They’re most commonly used in areas around your eyes, mouth and nose. There’s very little down time—expect a couple of days of swelling—and they usually take between two and four weeks to settle and deliver the desired results.

Fillers can last between six months and two years, depending on where you’re getting them and how your body responds.  And, they’re not only temporary, they’re reversible. If you change your mind or are unhappy with your results, a provider can generally dissolve your filler later.


pdo threads procedure on the face

Smooth threads (also called PDO threads) are extremely thin, dissolvable sutures—about the size of a single strand of hair.. Inserting smooth threads under the skin can spur collagen production, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin’s elasticity and overall texture. The treatment is frequently used around areas that might be trickier or require more precise treatment—like the brow, lower face, and neck—and can be used in combination with Sculptra®, BOTOX®, or fillers.

Think of PDO threads as scaffolding: Your body is building collagen on top of that scaffolding, and then the scaffolding naturally dissolves in six to eight weeks to leave just the new collagen and connective tissues.

Results usually last for a year or longer, but, because smooth threads are prompting your body to produce more collagen, they take more time than many other non-surgical procedures. Allow about 90 days for the best results.


Smooth threads help plump the skin by stimulating collagen over a number of months, but dermal fillers still create more immediate volume and definition. Here’s an at-a-glance comparison of how dermal filler and smooth threads work.

DERMAL FILLERSMOOTH THREADSWHAT IT DOESSmooth wrinkles and fine linesStimulate collagen production to lift and shape facial soft tissuesTYPE OF TREATMENTInjectedInserted below the skinDOWNTIME1-2 days1-2 daysHOW LONG TO ACHIEVE RESULTS2-4 weeks90 days


Using the two treatments together refreshes the skin and increases elasticity over time as the threads promote gradual collagen production. Since they both have similar downtime, they’re ideal for combining in a single appointment: Enter SkinSpirit’s Plump & Contour.


Want to learn more about dermal filler, smooth threads, or the Plump & Contour treatment? Let us answer your questions! Plump & Contour is now available at SkinSpirit clinics throughout the country. Schedule your complimentary consultation online.

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