With seven needles protruding from her neck, Eva Mendes shocked her followers when she shared the picture of her while receiving mono thread treatment. “Does it hurt?” – asked one follower, to which she responded that with her low pain threshold she is surprised that it didn’t really hurt.
As shocking as the image may have been to her fans, it certainly served as a reality check for many. No one is immune to the aging process and like Eva, if you want to age with grace and a natural-youthful radiance, then a preventative approach is preferred over a reactive one. Dr. Barad, our Pittsburgh board-certified surgeon and beauty guru, shares more about the minimally invasive mono thread treatment.
Eva’s Anti-Aging Mono Thread Strategy
Looking your age is not always complimentary, especially if your career depends on your natural beauty. Eva Mendes, like many other celebrities, relies on cosmetic healthcare professionals to help her maintain a natural, youthful look, regardless of her age.
The treatment is one way of preventing and maintaining a smooth, wrinkle-free, contoured, and radiant appearance. Dr. Roxana Barad has helped many patients achieve similar results with NovaThreads® mono thread treatment at Aesthetics Skin and Laser Clinic in Pittsburgh.
Should I Get a Facelift or Lunch Time Lift?
With the NovaThreads® treatment, you can boost your collagen production, tighten and lift sagging skin within the hour – hence the “lunch-time” facelift. It is the minimally invasive alternative to an actual facelift procedure.
The mono thread treatment is the procedure where temporary sutures are used to subtly lift and tighten the skin, while also increasing the production of collagen as it activates the body’s natural healing process. Composed of polydioxanone (PDO), the threads are fully absorbed by hydrolysis over a period of 4 – 6 months.
In addition, collagen is produced in the area surrounding the threads, thus restoring volume, and improving the skin texture and elasticity – that preventative measure Eva Mendes referred to in her Instagram post mid-treatment.
When Will I See Results From NovaThreads?
Dr. Barad shares that the NovaThreads® mono thread cannulas are preloaded with PDO thread, and as seen in Eva’s picture, the cannula is inserted into the interstitial tissue at the subdermal level, parallel to the surface, and then pulled out, leaving the thread behind to lift and tighten. Results can be seen immediately after the treatment and require minimal to no downtime. Ideal areas for treatment include the cheeks, brows, jawline, neck, forehead, arms, abdomen, and lips.
Are Thread Lifts Risky?
We doubt that there are any cosmetic treatment options with no side effects or risks, so do expect slight swelling and bruising. Numbing is used to perform the procedure, and generally, as in Eva Mendes’ case, there is no pain afterwards. If there is any pain, it can be managed with over-the-counter medication.
Consult with Dr. Roxana Barad if you are eager to grow older with a little more grace while maintaining, or restoring, your youthful contours with PDO thread treatment.