Absorbable Nova Threads: A Facelift Without Surgery?

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
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Resorbable Nova Threads are one of the newest ways to give lift and add volume to your face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. See below for the most frequently asked questions, and book your virtual consultation appointment today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Nova Threads?

Nova Threads, also referred to as Nova Threads, are absorbable surgical sutures that are made from a biocompatible material called polydioxanone (PDO), which has been particularly designed for safe re-absorption by the body.

What do Nova Threads help treat?

Nova Threads’ ideal treatment areas are the neck and jaw. It is effective at reducing wrinkles (laugh lines) and lifting of tissue in the lower face. It’s great at restoring the healthy v-shape of youth. The threads provide overall structure to lift and support tissues which ultimately stimulates collagen growth for natural looking results.

Are Nove Threads safe?

Nova Threads have both been approved by the FDA for the purpose of lifting facial tissue, and produce excellent results. There’s no surgery, no incisions and no downtime!

How long is the Nova Thread procedure?

Having Nova Threads placed is relatively fast and convenient for the patient. This entire process usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes, and the patient is free to return to work soon after.

Will I feel any pain from Nova Threads?

Local anesthesia will be used to numb the area(s) that are going to be treated, then a small instrument (a narrow cannula or needle) will be used to insert the threads below the skin.

How long will results last from Nova Threads?

Results are immediate. Nova Threads remain in place for about four to six months, after which point they slowly dissolve and are fully absorbed by the body. Patients can expect to keep seeing the results of their Nova Threads for a year or more after their treatment! This long-lasting effect arises from the lingering improvement in skin condition that results from collagen stimulation, leaving you with beautiful healthy, natural-looking results.