Next generation quick face-lift!
Touted as the new non-surgical, quick face lift, there's now another option for minor lifting and tightening of sagging facial skin without undergoing the knife.
Recently, the FDA approved a procedure called a thread lift, making the use of temporary, absorbable sutures a viable option for those who want to achieve similar results of a traditional facelift without the surgery or downtime.
A thread lift is exactly what it sounds like. Using absorbable sutures, skin can lift and the mid- and lower face can be re-contoured. The sutures are inserted into the skin and can instantly tighten and lift problem areas with volume loss like the cheeks, jowls, lips and neck, while stimulating the body to build collagen in the area where the sutures are placed. Attached to the fine threads are tiny cones, small umbrella like attachments that lift and tighten from underneath the skin while simultaneously causing inflammation, which helps to stimulate collagen growth over time.
What are NovaThreads?
They are PDO absorbable sutures preloaded into delivery syringes.
No surgery, Minimal discomfort
Effective for Brow, Neck and Jawline
PDO absorbable suture? What is it?
It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are completely safe and are routinely used in surgery, even in cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials that can be implanted in the body.
The fine suture thread is absorbed within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
How does a PDO ThreadLift work?
The suture threads are inserted into the lower plane of your skin in particular configurations. The threads create a lift or mesh effect to lift or tighten. (You can do both!) Your body naturally reacts to the threads by creating new collagen. Your own new collagen maintains the improvement.
How long does it last?
Expect about a year. Initially you may need a few touch-up thread insertions. Because your skin continues to age, you will continue to experience natural collagen breakdown.
“Selective Inflammatory Response” is the principle behind many aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels & MicroNeedling). Skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting NovaThreads, we create a self-healing response that’s supported by your own collagen!
Your skin gently reacts to the inserted threads
- During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it.
- It’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin.
- PDO threads are NOT like the older threads that were permanent and problematic.
Thread placement examples
No Cuts or Incisions
Restoring the Youthful V-Shape
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the ThreadLift 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 re-position the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.
Neck & Jaw
Although NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.
Am I a good candidate?
NovaThreads provide an excellent solution to mild skin laxity. Although age is not a factor in determining who will get a good outcome, patients who are older have lowered ability to produce new collagen.
Excessive jowling and heavy sagging are not well-treated with absorbable sutures as there is too much weight for the delicate threads to hold and too much tissue to reposition.
If you would like to learn more about NovaLift, please call our office at 307.382.0777 to schedule a FREE consultation today!