NovaThreads Thread Lift

PDO Thread Lift with NovaThreads

In the ever-evolving landscape of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, the options available for counteracting signs of aging are more diverse and less invasive than ever before. Until recently, it used to be that the only way to adequately address aging symptoms like jowls and sagging facial tissues was to undergo facelift surgery. While injectable fillers and skin resurfacing treatments can restore some degree of skin tone and firmness, in most cases, once loose or excess skin has arrived, only surgical techniques work to eliminate it. That’s where NovaThreads come in.

NovaThreads are temporary sutures composed of a biocompatible material known as polydioxanone (PDO), which can be safely absorbed by the body. Rather than eliminating excess skin through surgery or plumping up loose skin with fillers, NovaThreads thread lifting is a minimally-invasive treatment that provides a noticeable, natural-looking lift to lax tissues and boosts collagen production for a remarkable facial rejuvenation inside and out.

With many options out there you’re unsure which one’s best for you. It should be simple.

What it treats

  • Natural-looking lift to lax tissues
  • Boosts collagen production

Area it treats

  • Under-eyes
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jawline
  • Upper neck

Details

Procedure Time: 30 minutes
Recovery Time: 5-6 days

How Does a Thread Lift Work?

As you age, your body’s supply of collagen begins to diminish naturally. Collagen is a protein found in the skin that helps to keep your complexion firm, supple and youthful-looking. The natural decline in collagen makes the skin less resilient and is a primary contributor to the development of loose, excess skin and wrinkles over time.

A thread lift is a nonsurgical procedure designed to create additional support for sagging tissues by inserting a PDO thread with barbed or smooth anchor points that serve as scaffolding for loose facial tissues to lift the skin. In addition to an instantly noticeable lifting effect to the skin, PDO threads such as NovaThreads also boost collagen production simultaneously by triggering your body’s natural healing response where the threads are placed. While the body easily and safely reabsorbs NovaThreads over several months, new collagen production provides continued improvements to your skin’s appearance for a year or more for a long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Thread Lift?

The best candidates for a NovaThreads thread lift are patients who have mild to moderate facial and neck sagging present and who are interested in delaying or avoiding the need for a surgical facelift with minimally-invasive skin tightening. Thread lifts are a highly effective facelift alternative that produces results comparable to facial plastic surgery without the need for scalpels, incisions or downtime. Each thread lift procedure at The Finishing Touch Medspa can be tailored to your unique goals and concerns. Common treatment areas for patients interested in NovaThreads thread lifts include:

  • Under-eyes
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jawline
  • Upper neck

As beneficial as thread lift treatments are, patients need to have realistic expectations about what this procedure can do for them. While NovaThreads will produce visible results, they will be much more subtle and natural-looking than those achieved with facelift surgery. If your symptoms of skin laxity are more severe, you may wish to explore surgical procedures that will yield the transformative results you are looking for.

What to Expect From Your Thread Lift Procedure

NovaThreads treatments are a relatively quick and comfortable procedure that are completed in about 30 to 45 minutes during an in-office at The Finishing Touch Medspa. First, local anesthesia will be administered in your targeted areas for your comfort. Once numbed, a small, hollow needle pre-loaded with the PDO thread will be inserted beneath the skin at the subdermal level parallel to the skin’s surface.

Your provider will weave this needle artfully beneath the skin’s surface to create anchor points that establish underlying support for drooping skin. Lax skin around the face, neck and jawline will be arranged subdermally using these anchors to hold it in a more lifted and tighter position. Several different types of NovaThreads may be utilized depending on your specific areas of concern, such as:

Barbed sutures

Barbed sutures are more ideal for gathering skin and producing a more dramatic lifting effect for loose tissues. They are typically placed near the hairline to gently pull back the skin and lift up jowls and sagging cheeks.

Smooth sutures

Smooth sutures may be straight or curved, and produce less of a lifting effect than barbed sutures. However, they are ideal for long-lasting collagen stimulation and are typically used in strategic areas around the face where your signs of aging are more apparent, such as along the brows or the corners of the mouth.

Once each of your areas of concern have been addressed, the end of your NovaThreads will be concealed beneath your skin’s surface, so there are no noticeable signs you had any work done once you have healed. As a minimally-invasive treatment, there are few side effects associated with NovaThreads. Patients may experience some bruising and swelling after their threads have been inserted, but these symptoms will typically resolve between five to seven days.

Your NovaThreads Results

Your NovaThreads will remain beneath your skin for about four to six months, after which they will slowly dissolve and safety be absorbed by your body. Because the PDO threads are so small and inserted subdermally, you will not be able to feel your sutures once your skin has healed around them. The uplifted results of your thread lift will be apparent immediately after your NovaThreads insertion as the skin is held in place by the underlying threads. While these threads are in place, increased collagen production will continue to improve the appearance of your skin long after your treatment. Most patients can expect to enjoy the youthful and lifted results of their NovaThreads for a full year or more.

If mild to moderate skin laxity or visible signs of aging have you longing for the effects of a facelift without the surgery, incisions or long periods of recovery, NovaThreads thread lifting may be the perfect solution for your goals. With minimal side effects and downtime and long-lasting results, NovaThreads thread lifting can provide the subtle and natural-looking facial rejuvenation you desire.

Contact Us For Thread Lift

If you are interested in NovaThreads thread lifting or any of the various nonsurgical and minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments offered at The Finishing Touch Medspa, contact us today at 916-235-2500 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with an expert member of our staff. We will take the time to sit down with you to discuss each of your aesthetic concerns to create an individualized treatment plan that works for you.