NovaThreads® have emerged as an exciting new FDA-approved injectable treatment that can lift, tighten, and define facial contours. NovaThreads® are thin strands that are carefully inserted and skillfully manipulated beneath the skin to achieve a variety of cosmetic enhancements. Created from a biocompatible material used for dissolvable surgical sutures, NovaThreads® can reposition lax tissues and stimulate restoration of the collagen matrix as they are gradually absorbed by the body. There are several thread designs for accomplishing precise, customizable improvements to your face, neck, and lips for comprehensive rejuvenation. The NovaThreads® procedure is quick and virtually painless, and results can be compatible and complimentary to most dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers.
What are the Benefits of NovaThreads®?
Revolutionary NovaThreads® can provide many advantages to patients looking for a versatile and effective method of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. The unique procedure offers many individuals the following benefits:
- No cuts or incisions are required
- Downtime is typically minimal
- Treatment is highly customizable
- Stimulation of new collagen production for lasting results (18 to 24 months)
- NovaThreads® do not remain in the skin indefinitely—they are designed to dissolve after four to six months
Cosmetic improvements that can be accomplished with the different NovaThreads® designs include:
- Lifting and smoothing of the cheeks
- Definition of the jawline
- Lifting and tightening of skin beneath the chin and along the neck
- Reduction of wrinkles and creases caused by sagging skin
- Definition and enhancement of the borders around the lips
In addition to these aesthetic improvements, NovaThreads® can be combined with application of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers to achieve optimal cosmetic results.
What Can I Expect During the NovaThreads® Procedure?
After a thorough assessment of your face and neck, our doctor—Jeffrey Hunt, DO, RVS, RVPI—will listen to your concerns and devise an individualized treatment strategy with NovaThreads®. Your treatment plan will be designed to effectively address your needs and achieve your cosmetic goals.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Hunt will cleanse and disinfect the treatment area. Next, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the skin. Typically, patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. Depending on the area(s) being treated and the nature of the enhancements desired, Dr. Hunt will select the appropriate NovaThreads®. The NovaThreads® are placed one at a time through a long thin needle that carefully slides into and along the subdermal tissue. When the needle is retracted, the thread is woven back along the entry path to make a loop below the skin. Dr. Hunt then adjusts and manipulates the threads to achieve the desired look. Several NovaThreads® may be required to symmetrically sculpt the face, neck, and/or lips.
What Happens after My NovaThreads® Are Placed?
Once your NovaThreads® have been placed, you may notice some minor swelling or bruising, and there is minimal downtime after the procedure. The body’s natural inflammatory response initiates the production of new collagen along the threads. As healing progresses, the collagen matrix becomes more robust, holding the new position of the tissues in place. The threads gradually dissolve within the skin and should be completely resorbed around the six month mark. The results achieved with NovaThreads® may last an additional 18 to 24 months, depending on skin quality and your rate of aging. When results have faded, the NovaThreads® procedure can be repeated if desired.
What Results Can I Expect with NovaThreads®
Patients who have undergone the NovaThreads® procedure are typically very pleased and impressed with the results Dr. Hunt is able to achieve. The lift and tightening that NovaThreads® can provide is often the perfect complement to volumizing results accomplished with JUVÈDERM®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and/or Sculptra®. Many patients choose NovaThreads® as a non-surgical alternative to facelift and necklift surgery and are thrilled with the youthful contours and smooth skin the NovaThreads® procedure can provide. If you are interested in NovaThreads® and would like to find out about the specific benefits the procedure can offer you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunt.
Contact Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay
To learn more about NovaThreads®, please contact our practice. One of our knowledgeable team members can answer any questions you have or help schedule your consultation with Dr. Hunt.