Novathreads or polydioxanone is the newest alternative to facelifts that effectively lift and tighten your skin. Achieving smooth, tight skin has just become a lot easier and safer for you. The Nova threads, which are absorbable threads, can lift and tighten your skin without cuts or incisions to your skin. With that, you will not have to worry about pain or just the thought of your skin being cut.
It is safer than a facelift and can be used in many parts of the upper body. You can have the procedure done not only to your face, but even to your jaw, neck and the neckline areas. Additionally, it can be used in certain parts of the lower body such as knees, abdomen and buttocks. Novathreads is a technique that targets the subcutaneous part of the skin and uses polydioxanone for neocollagenesis and skin tightening.
Novathreads work by forming a V-shape and then being deployed inside a hypodermic needle. The threads used for Nova threads can be smooth, twist, or barbs. The threads can create a line or a kind of scaffolding for real skin re-positioning or it can tighten the area where it was placed.
The needle is simply placed under the skin. Since it is already threaded when the needle gets pulled out the thread remains under the skin lifting and tightening. The smooth, twist, or barbed fibers are of dissolvable suture material. After being placed subcutaneously they stimulate collagen creating skin tightening while dissolving.
Depending on the metabolism of the patient and the thickness of the thread, the Novathreads can take about 4 to 6 months to breakdown, stimulate collagen and make the collagen. The smooth fibers are usually placed in crosshatching pattern which results in a much improved skin quality and texture. Novathreads can be used in the lower third of the face or the upper forehead for an eyebrow lift. This is because Nova threads have been found to provide the needed support and firmness in that area of the face without the added volume.
Results and patient satisfaction using Novathreads have been positive. While the longevity of the results depends on multiple factors such as age, weight, overall health and metabolism of the patient, it offers quite the excellent results. The FDA approval is for up to 2 years but it usually lasts about a year and a half.
There are some common side effects you can expect with using Nova threads. These side effects do not occur with everyone, but they can occur. Generally, they include bruising, swelling, redness and some achiness in the treatment areas. These are common side effects that you can expect in every procedure. Complications using this new alternative to tightening skin are minor and manageable.
If you are looking to try out this new skin tightening procedure, Sheila Calderon, M.D. at Elite MedSpa offers this procedure. She has been offering a very competitive price since it is a newer treatment! Call today and see how she can help you get tighter and smoother skin.
Dr. Calderon has introduced absorable threads to our Services. There are many ways to lift and tighten the skin with absorable threads.
One of the ways is called Nu Mesh which consists of creating a mesh under the skin by inserting 2 sutures vertically and 3 sutures horizontally. Similar to a net or #. This mesh of absorable sutures is the foundation of the collagen production which will tighten the skin naturally from within. Results appear natural without drastic change.
A second technique is called Nu Lift. The sutures have cogs which give a more dramatic lift and immediate result. The sutures provide a grip under the skin and can also be pulled in both vertical and horizontal directions. This creates instant skin repositioning and build new collagen which will secure the lift.
Areas on the face that this is helpful include the lower jaw line as well as the area above the lips and to include the lips.
Before and After for Marionette Lines