NOVATHREADS Tightens Sagging Lower Facial Skin
NOVATHREADS is an FDA-approved injectable treatment using dissolvable threads designed to safely and delicately lift facial tissues. The threads reposition the skin to recreate the beautiful, healthy “V-shape” where it’s diminished due to ageing and gravity’s pull. NOVATHREADS controls the problem as the skin gently reacts to the inserted threads.
Although NOVATHREADS can be inserted almost anywhere on the face or body, the areas where these threads are especially effective are the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face. Patients with a mild to moderate sagging of their midface or lower third of the face will benefit from NOVATHREADS. NOVATHREADS are synthetic absorbable surgical sutures composed of polydioxanone (PDO), which is the material also used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). PDO threads are one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
Controlled Healing Beneath the Skin
NOVATHREADS have tiny “hooks” that, when inserted into the interstitial tissue at the subdermal level, gently grab onto the tissue to lift the skin. As the thread is being dissolved over the course of three to six months, it in turn causes collagen stimulation and lifting. A patient’s skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and it won’t leave behind any scar tissue. After absorption, the results last between 15 to 18 months.
A needle pre-loaded with a PDO thread is injected parallel to the surface of the skin, then pulled out, leaving the PDO thread remaining under the skin. Effective lifting is achieved with two techniques using NOVATHREADS.
The NovaMesh Technique creates a mesh under the skin by inserting two sutures vertically and three sutures horizontally. The mesh tightens skin naturally from within at the same time serving as the foundation for new collagen production. NovaMesh works best for lips, neck and cheeks.
The NovaLyft Technique produces a more dramatic and immediate result. The inserted PDO sutures can be lightly pulled in one or two directions to create an instant skin repositioning as well as creating a building block for new collagen to grow and secure the lift. NovaLyft is an ideal treatment for the jaw, cheeks and neck areas.
Patients achieve natural results as their skin repairs and lifts itself, gently reacting to the inserted PDO threads. The techniques give patients back their youthful “V-shape” face by lifting and tightening droopy skin, all without scarring, bruising, pain, surgery or anesthesia, and done safely and comfortably at our New Jersey medi-spa.