The specialists at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) offer a wide range of options to ensure a fully personalized experience that can address a variety of concerns. For patients who are seeking effective facial rejuvenation without surgery, we are excited to offer NovaThreads, an innovative and minimally invasive thread lifting procedure that can significantly reduce visible signs of aging. NovaThreads can restore volume to the cheeks, tighten skin around the neck, lift a drooping brow, and improve the look of jowls, or marionette lines.
What Are NovaThreads And How Do They Work?
NovaThreads are sutures made out of polydioxanone, or PDO, which is a fully absorbable synthetic biocompatible material that has long been used in medical settings such as cardiac surgery. As we age, our skin loses elasticity which can result in sagging along the jawline and chin, as well as wrinkles and loss of volume in the cheeks. Previously, a face lift was the only way to effectively reverse these signs of aging, but NovaThreads are placed just under the skin to lift or tighten without surgery. NovaThreads are highly customizable and available in different shapes and sizes that can be combined by your provider to create a Nova-Mesh technique that is ideal for restoring lost volume in the mid-face, or a Nova-Lyft method that can be used to tighten drooping skin around the neck or jaw line. In addition to the tightening effect of NovaThreads, this technology also stimulates natural collagen production for long-lasting rejuvenation.
The NovaThreads Thread Lifting Experience
The first step toward non-surgical facial rejuvenation is a consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if NovaThreads are right for you. Prior to the NovaThreads procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the placement area. NovaThreads are packaged within hypodermic needles and carefully and strategically placed under the skin by one of our experienced plastic surgeons. Some mild swelling, redness, or tenderness may occur, but patients typically resume regular activities the same day.
Benefits of NovaThreads
- Little to no downtime required
- Results continue after threads are absorbed
- Can be used to rejuvenate the cheeks, lips, chin, or neck
- Collagen production is stimulated
- Utilizes bio-compatible FDA-Approved PDO
- Easily combined with other minimally invasive treatments, such as injectable fillers
The rejuvenating effects of NovaThreads will be immediately visible and collagen production will gradually improve over the next few weeks. Patients can expect to look visibly restored, but retain a natural appearance. NovaThreads will be completely absorbed by your body approximately six months after placement. However, the lifting and smoothing effects of NovaThreads will last well beyond then, as the body retains the newly stimulated collagen.
Are NovaThreads Right For Me?
If you are seeking a facial rejuvenation treatment that can effectively reduce the signs of aging without surgery, then NovaThreads may be right for you. NovaThreads can be an ideal option for men and women who are in general good health and are seeking to restore volume to the mid-face or lift the chin or neck.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for non-surgical facial rejuvenation with NovaThreads is to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment with an experienced professional who can create a personalized treatment plan designed with your needs and goals in mind. Contact us to schedule a consultation at one of the convenient LIPSG locations in Long Island or New York City.