NovaThreads® PDO Thread Facelift
Non-surgical lifting and skin rejuvenation.
Over time, aging can cause a loss of the contoured shape of the face and jawline. For patients seeking a non-surgical facelift option to lift and contour, Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center offers NovaThreads®.
NovaThreads are non-surgical, thin sutures, made of Polydioxanone (PDO) injected under the skin to provide structure and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
Polydioxanone is used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery because it is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months & doesn't create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis & the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
Sometimes called a “lunch-time” facelift, NovaThreads® safely and instantly lifts loose skin, smooths wrinkles, and restores a more youthful jawline. Results can be seen immediately after the procedure and there is minimal downtime.
During the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied and sutures are placed under the skin using a small hollow needle. With attachments connected to the fine threads, the desired lift and tightening is achieved. The inflammation this causes helps produce collagen naturally for lasting results. There are no cuts or incisions made during the procedure, no skin is removed, and there is no need to remove the sutures as they are naturally absorbed. Typically, any pain from the procedure can be managed with over the counter pain reliever such as Tylenol. There is a chance of bruising or swelling, due to the fact that a needle is used.
Minimally invasive, visible results can show immediately and improvements will become even more apparent after 1-2 weeks as the treated skin continues to produce collagen over several months.
No Cuts or incisions. Purely Injections!
NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin & pull the needle out. The PDO thread remains under the skin.
Meshing & Lifting
A beautiful and healthy face has a "V-shape". With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this "V-shape" gets lost. The idea behind the Nova-Mesh and the Nova-Lift technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the "V-shape", or where necessary, to delicately Lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the "V-shape" where it’s been lost.
Jawline • Neck • Forehead (brow lift) • Upper and lower cheeks • Nasolabial folds • Enhance Lip Volume • Reduce smoker's lines • Marionette lines • Arms • Decollete • Abdomen • Buttocks • Thighs
Neck and Jaw
One particular area that was missing a non-surgical procedure is the jaw & neck area. While NovaThreads® can be inserted / injected almost anywhere, they are an especially good option for sagging skin at the neck or jawline or to treat wrinkles above the lips.
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