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Lifting with tensioning threads

If you have a moderate degree of flaccidity of the facial skin, cheeks and neck, the indication is the tension threads.

The ideal is to combine treatments, associate the tension threads with fillers, botulinum toxin and many times previously reactivate the collagens with Ultrasound.

What is a Lifting with Tension Threads?

A Lifting with Threads consists of producing a subtle but visible elevation of the facial structures, without having to make incisions and dry skin.

Although the effect is subtle, it is also noticeable. Lifting with Tensor Threads is a temporary procedure and lasts the time it takes for the threads to be reabsorbed.

However, the stimulation of the collagen produced by these threads slows down the natural aging process. This is important because of the role that collagen and elastin play in the aging process, for this reason that the combination of stimulation first with ultrasound and then the placement of the tension wires enhances the aesthetic result.

As we age, we gradually lose collagen, which is why at Hoogstra Centro Medico we give so much importance to its stimulation.

What is the advantage of performing a lifting with tension threads instead of a surgical lifting?

For most patients, the biggest advantage of lifting with Tension Threads is the shortest recovery time. While a face lift requires stopping the activity for one or two weeks, having someone to assist you the first few days, the Lifting with Tensor Threads the patient assists only to carry out the treatment and the next day continues with its activity.

This procedure is also very beneficial for those patients who have children or who have activity that cannot suspend it, or simply for those who are not yet psychically prepared to undergo surgery or who do not look so bad to enter an operating room. .

The laying of the tension threads it is performed with local anesthesia, it is ambulatory, usually does not require subsequent pain relievers. Edema, bruising or feelings of comfort are exceptional but can occur.

Some minimal precautions should be taken after treatment, such as not vigorously rubbing your face while washing your face as well as moving gently while sleeping.

Do not do physical activity for 10 days. If the patient suffers any unwanted effect such as irritation, allergy or infection, it is simply resolved by removing the thread.

One of the most important points when performing this procedure is that the patient maintains realistic expectations about it.

This procedure does not have the results of a surgical facelift. We always recommend associating procedures with which we see that the results are significantly better.

Tensioning threads, the facelift without surgery

As we said previously, if the patient has dark spots, sun damage, we can remove them with a non-invasive laser, if he has grooves and wrinkles, we can improve them with fillers and toxin, and the combination with ultrasound to model adiposities and tighten the collagen more the final results.

Lifting with Tensor Threads has a greater benefit in those patients with a moderate laxity of the skin than those with a severe sagging of the face and neck.

The ideal patients for the placement of tension wires are usually around 30 to 45 years old, although there are older patients who do not have much flaccidity and also benefit from this procedure.

Most of the patients who consult us to perform a Lifting with Tensor Threads are those who still do not feel the need for a surgical procedure, those who do not have time to perform it, but there is another group of patients who also consult us because they have cardiovascular diseases , diabetes, hypertension and other diseases and who want to look better without having the risks of surgical intervention.

It is also important when making a decision for a surgical facelift or a lifting with tensioning threads is that while a surgical facelift can last approximately 10 years, a facelift with tensioning threads lasts a year, this result as I said previously can be much more durable if associated with ultrasound and filling in certain facial areas.

What are PDO Tension Threads?

PDO threads are made of Polydioxanone, which is a 100% material that is absorbable and biocompatible with tissues.

Thread Types

Spiculated threads.

They are threads with small spicules, and thicker than monofilament. The spicules anchor deep in the skin and promote tension and a Lifting effect. They achieve a tightening effect, thus improving, obviously and naturally, the flaccidity and fall of the tissues.

Monofilament threads

These threads are smooth and made without spicules. I use them to stimulate collagen production to plump areas like cheekbones, cheeks, treat facial lines and wrinkles.

The selection of the patient and the expert performance of these procedures achieve excellent, natural results with immediate recovery.


  • These procedures are performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis.
  • The entire procedure can take 30 to 45 minutes.
  • The patient can resume his activity immediately after performing the procedures.

Price of facial tension threads treatment

  • Placement 4 spiculated threads, tensioners to produce lifting effect has a cost of $ 400.
  • Laying 8 spiculated threads, face tensioners has a cost of 700 dollars.
  • Placement of 10 collagen stimulating threads 200 dollars

Other recommended treatments in association with tensioning threads

  • Eyelid surgery Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra developed an innovative procedure by which we receive patients from all over the world which is scarless eyelid surgery.
  • Tear channel If you have dark circles, lower eyelid pockets not yet very prominent, you may be a candidate for non-surgical rejuvenation of the eyelids and malar region with fillers.
  • Ultrasound facial rejuvenation If you have slight flaccidity and localized fat in the neck and branch of the maxilla. Non-surgical Ultrasound Lifting is an extraordinary tool with lasting results over time.
  • Radio frequency with micro needles If you have slight skin imperfections, some wrinkles and little flaccidity, perhaps the most suitable for you. it is a treatment with radiofrequency with microneedles.
  • CO2 laser lifting If you have facial aging where fine wrinkles predominate and these are extended throughout the face, you. Has indication of a treatment with Carbon Dioxide Laser
  • Dark spots on the skin Our centers have Laser Helios and recently the Picosecond Laser to rejuvenate the skin without damaging it and to eliminate spots caused by sun damage.
  • Facial fillers If you have deep grooves around the mouth and chin, perhaps the ideal is a non-surgical lift with fillers
  • Face and neck lift If you have a great flaccidity of all the skin of the face and neck. He is a candidate for a face lift.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

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Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine encompasses all those therapies that we can use to regenerate and repair tissues.

Regenerative treatments we carry out

Platelet Rich Plasma

Treatment with platelet rich plasma consists of intradermal application of growth factors contained in platelets with this we generate self-repair, we improve the quality of the skin

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Radiofrequency with Micro needles

Younger skin without surgery. Radiofrequency technology with micro needles was introduced by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in 2012, hundreds of patients received this treatment in our centers. Micro needles stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

In the deep dermis they release growth factors which add an additional factor to the repair mechanism. The thermal effect of radiofrequency produces a contraction of the tissue. Radiofrequency with Micro needles improves skin quality, has a tightening effect, reduces acne scars, improves stretch marks and cellulite.

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Anti-aging hair treatment, new hair growth

As with the skin, the hair also undergoes the aging process. This is manifested by weakening and hair loss.

The application of platelet-enriched plasma strengthens weak follicles and stimulates hair growth.

Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenation

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin and other tissues such as the joints.
Hyaluronic acid injections reduce wrinkles, facial depressions, give volume to the lip, chin, cheekbones and maxillary branch.
The application of hyaluronic acid not only improves facial aesthetics but also provides a natural element and we stimulate skin collagen.

Procedures facilities and security

In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room It is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.

The clinic has the approval of the Secretary of Public Health.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  .

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

Schedule consultation

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How can we get lips that look natural and sensual?

Lack of volume, shape and wrinkles are the main aesthetic problems of the lips.


Fillers are the simplest tool with the shortest recovery time to give them shape and volume and reduce wrinkles. It is important, however, that the treating physician has knowledge of the different types of existing filler materials, ability to apply them and great aesthetic sensitivity.

Facial fillers: What you need to know before doing a treatment

At Hoogstra Medical Centers, the placement of fillers and the application of botulinum toxin (like all surgeries) are performed by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra.

Two types of flashing are used in our medical centers:

  1. Autologous, fat autograft of the patient himself.
  2. Heterologous or synthetic, of which uses only hyaluronic acids such as Restylane (from the Galderma laboratory) and Voluma (from the Allergan laboratory).

Unfortunately, many patients come to our Centers reporting that they placed hyaluronic acid, and when asked how long it took since the placement, many times indicate a much longer time than they last in the body.


Restylane has an average duration of 14 months. Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra uses it for wrinkle fillers and facial grooves. Voluma has a much longer duration and is used to model cheekbones, chin, tear canal and maxillary branch.

Currently, unfortunately, some medical and non-medical professionals continue to make fillers with prohibited products such as silicones. This leads to great physical deformations, damage to the health and psyche of the patient. This damage is permanent and irreversible. Silicones migrate and produce those typical facial and lip deformations.

If you see a deformed lip or a deformed face, it is very likely that a prohibited product has been placed on it.
Hyaluronic acids and botulinum toxin should be applied exclusively by plastic surgeons who have a greater understanding of the anatomy of the body.

The application should be done slowly and progressively so that the patient is accompanying the subtle changes that occur.

If the procedure is performed in this way, the results should always be natural and the patient would notice an improvement immediately after application.

In our center it is very rare to see a hypercorrection, but if this were to occur, first you have to wait about 30 days because it is probably a small inflammation, which is based on soft massages that the same patient performs.

In our Centers there are only two brands that give us maximum security and they are Restylane (Galderma) and Voluma (Allergan).

What is hyaluronidase?

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme, a catalyst, that breaks the hyaluronic acid molecule and breaks it down, leading to its reabsorption and disappearance.

How long does it work?

A frequently asked question is how long does the product take to reabsorb?
As long as a second session is not required, the product will disappear in less than 24 hours.

Lip Filler Treatment Cost

The application of a vial of Hyaluronic Acid on lips has a cost of $12,000.

Lips aesthetics is performed by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in the 3 branches.

Videos with patient cases

We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the story of patients who have received this treatment, entering here

Patient testimonials

My lips are beautiful !!!

Hello Dr Hoogstra, What an amazing (yet undetectable) transformation of my face, thank you!

Maureen Gates

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

Platelet Rich Plasma

¿En que consiste el tratamiento de plasma rico en plaquetas?

Es un Programa de Tratamiento de regeneración celular a través de la bioestimulación, basado en la aplicación intradérmica de un complejo derivado del plasma rico en plaquetas obtenido del propio paciente, con la adición de sustancias específicas que actúan en contra del proceso de oxidación celular.

Se obtienen así resultados espectaculares, a través de los recursos que ofrece el propio organismo para paliar los estigmas del envejecimiento cutáneo. Se trata de un replacement treatmentIn other words, it aims to restore (to normal) metabolism and skin function, slowed or deteriorated over time, through the biological activation of the anabolic functions of the fibroblast (biostimulation).

Patient testimonial

We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment, entering here: Platelet Rich Plasma

Costos del procedimiento

El costo de tratamiento con plasma rico es de $ 400. Se realiza con anestesiólogo para que no resulte doloroso.

Para que podamos darle más asesoramiento o resolver sus dudas envíenos un email a [email protected] o bien, por medio de WhatsApp +54 9 11 4079 3779

Otras recomendaciones

This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra. El paciente no debe comer alimentos que contengan grasas dentro de las 24 hs. antes de realizar el procedimiento. Se recomienda programar este procedimiento con anticipación. Este tratamiento lo realiza el Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra únicamente los días martes y miércoles por la mañana en San Jose de Calasanz 176.

Face wrinkles

The passage of time, sun damage, loss of collagen and elastin, hereditary factors, the millions of muscle contractions produce wrinkles throughout the face.

At the time of deciding which treatment is the most appropriate, Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra not only evaluates wrinkles, but also the socio-labor activity of each patient.

Hoogstra Medical Centers have advanced technology and professionals trained to reverse the damage caused by the passage of time and sun damage.

Here we present some of our procedures.

Radiofrequency with Microneedles.

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Microfocalized ultrasound.

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Application of fillers with hyaluronic acid.

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Carbon Dioxide Laser

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Botulinum toxin application

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How do I take a shift?

If you live in Buenos Aires, you would have to take an appointment with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in any of the 3 branches.

The easiest safe, fast and effective way is request your shift online. Depending on the selected branch, you can obtain your shift by entering:

Schedule consultation

Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

Patient testimonials:

Facial rejuvenation

Excellent facial rejuvenation treatment on cheekbones and chin. I was attended by the Doctor. Very happy with the result!

Patricia Noemí García

Facial fillers

I saw Doctor Hoogstra at the Caballito branch and applied Restylane. I have been very happy with the results, the doctor transmits a lot of tranquility and experience!

Analia Verónica Sánchez

Facial fillers

Excellent everything! Doctor Hoogstra a total genius. He applied hyaluronic acid in the tear canal without any pain and answered all my questions. The charming assistants were very friendly and warm. I will surely return for another treatment. I recommend it 100%!

Lucia Fortino

Facial fillers

Doctor Ricardo Hoogstra is the best thing that happened to me in life 5 years ago, I treat him and do all the treatments he suggests and I always get the best result, feeling younger and with a fresh face!

Alejandra Dellepiane

Facial fillers

Every year I go to the center of Belgrano to make the filling and the results are incredible, Dr. Hoogstra knows that I like that the result is super natural and he respects my decision.

Karen Salaya

Facial fillers

The consultation I made was very clear and I felt very calm with the explanation, the suggestions and advice provided. I did the treatment immediately and it was just as it had been explained to me and with very good results. I feel happy and happy with the result.

Monica Fernández Souto

Scarlet and fillers

My experience with Dr. Hoogstra is excellent. I also performed Radiofrequency treatment and applied hyaluronic acid.

Monica Valenziano

Facial fillers

I felt very contained by Dr. Hoogstra and his medical team. As well as by his assistants in the recovery room and administrative staff.

Andrea Prosdocimo
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