What are NovaThreads?:
NovaThreads are synthetic, absorbable surgical sutures composed of polydioxanone. The body absorbs these fine suture threads anywhere from four to six months after insertion. Over time, the threads stimulate a healing response for increased collagen production. This new collagen leads to the creation of new structures in the skin for a lifted, tightened effect. The new new “structure” or frame holds for another 12 to 15 months. These sutures are optimal for the face, brow, neck, and jawline with no surgery and minimal discomfort. You can pair NovaThreads with injectables and/or the Silhoutte InstaLift.
What can I expect with NovaThreads?:
During the procedure, the physician threads the sutures beneath the skin, using the string-like devices to pull the skin tight around the affected area. Depending on the thread, the treatment may use “barbs” to grab onto or adhere to the skin, gripping or pulling your underlying tissue and muscles. This insertion triggers a natural healing response, which stimulates collagen production to lift, tighten, or fill lax gaps in sagging skin and restore a more youthful elasticity to the area.
Results may last up to a year. Patients should keep in mind that the skin continues to age with time, which causes a natural decrease in collagen and affects results. You can maintain optimal NovaThreads results with proper at-home skincare and follow-up treatments.
NovaThreads are an excellent treatment option for any area in need of collagen stimulation, particularly portions of the lower face with deep lines or wrinkles. Your physician can determine whether you are a candidate for this treatment.
What areas does NovaThreads treat?: