NovaThread uses absorbable sutures to tighten the skin and lift areas of the face and neck suffering from volume loss. If you have laxity in the lower face or eyebrows, NovaThread is a great, long-lasting procedure. Sagging skin on the body, deep nasolabial folds, sagging jowls, and loss of volume around the cheeks can be addressed with NovaThreads. NovaThreads helps recreate the natural and youthful “V shape” of the face, lifting sagging tissue and repositioning the skin to its natural shape.
NovaThread is similar to an injectable in procedure and results. During a NovaThread procedure, dissolvable sutures are used to add instant lift to the lower part of the facial region. As they dissolve, the sutures stimulate collagen production for facial rejuvenation and long-term lifting. The collagen begins to build around the dissolving sutures to maintain the lifted appearance. The dissolving process occurs over a period of 4 to 6 months. This process below the surface of your skin is called “controlled healing.” Though results are visible immediately, full benefits will be visible in several weeks after the procedure. After this phase, due to the collagen production that the threads help to stimulate, the skin appears younger and smoother for the next 12 to 18 months. The procedure takes about an hour, with 30 minutes to clean and numb the treatment area and 30 minutes to place the sutures.
NovaThread requires little to no downtime, as it is non-surgical and non-invasive. Common side effects include slight discomfort, soreness, redness, and bruising. Most patients go back to work immediately or the next day.
Typically, injectables are most effective on the upper two-thirds of the face. Though NovaThread can be used anywhere, this procedure is especially effective on the neck and jawline, an area that is hard to lift with other procedures. Many patients choose to combine NovaThreads with another injectable procedure, such as Botox, resulting in rejuvenation for the entire face.
If you are seeking a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment with no downtime and long-lasting results, the new NovaThread procedure may be right for you. NovaThread is a subtle way to lift the face and provides less dramatic results than a surgical facelift.
If you’d like to learn more about NovaThreads for skin tightening and lifting, or to schedule your consultation at Belle Vie, serving the Cerritos area, please fill out the form on this page or call us directly at 562-865-0802.