Resorbable threads offer an alternative to facelift surgery. Significantly less invasive than a surgical procedure, threading gives a gentle lift to the skin through strategically placed threads, looped just under the surface. These threads, when tightened, give instant lift to the treatment area – and results can last for 1-2 years, before needing to be touched up. They differ from previous permanent threads as these are resorbable and dissolve over time.
Resorbable threads work on two fronts: first by providing the physical mechanism for lifting skin and second by stimulating natural collagen production. Collagen helps thicken and plump the skin, helping reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections.
If you are interested in finding out what facial threads can do for your appearance, call Juva Skin & Laser Center at (212) 688-5882 and schedule a consultation today. With locations in Manhattan and Woodside, we welcome threading patients from all areas of New York, the country, and worldwide.
- Threading Services We Offer
- Threading Candidates
- Threading Risks and Complications
- The Threading Procedure and After Care
- Financing Your Threading Procedure
- Why Choose Us
- Contact Juva Skin & Laser
New York City Thread Lift Services
At our New York City skin care locations, we offer three options for facial thread lifts:
- Silhouette InstaLift™ - Silhouette InstaLift provides immediate results in the mid-face & neck areas while stimulating both Type I and Type III collagen for long-lasting results. InstaLift threads are made from a safe and non-toxic material that naturally breaks down over time. At the tip of each of these threads is a bi-directional cone, giving our experienced doctors more control over creating ideal facial contours and symmetry.
Silhouette InstaLift is approved for the treatment of the mid-face and may be ideal for lifting and filling out the cheek area. They are also used to tighten loose neck skin.
- NovaThreads – NovaThreads are pre-loaded into hypodermic needles for greater ease of insertion. Made of polydioxanone, the same material used for cardiothoracic surgery, NovaThreads are slightly thicker and have tiny barbs that allow for optimal skin lifting. NovaThread sutures are fully absorbed by the skin within four to six months, but results can last for 12 months or more due to the collagen production stimulated by this facial threading option.
NovaThreads can be used to treat skin laxity in the jaw, cheeks and underneath the eyes, as well as wrinkles and depressions throughout the face. A recent innovation is to use them as fillers in the laugh lines, marionette lines, and lips.
- EUROTHREADS – Like NovaThreads, EUROTHREADS are pre-threaded into a needle or cannula, allowing for greater ease of insertion. Utilizing threads made of polydioxanone, EUROTHREADS may be smooth, twisted, or barbed depending on the needs of the patient. These threads are inserted in a web-like pattern to provide optimal support for underlying skin as collagen and elastin are stimulated for long-lasting results.
EUROTHREADS can be used throughout the body to give lift to areas including the breasts, buttocks, and face.
We offer a variety of threading options to help us meet the unique needs of each patient we see. If you are curious to learn more about the threading services we offer, we encourage you to give us a call and schedule a consultation today.
Am I a Candidate for Resorbable Threads?
Resorbable threads is ideal for men and women who are unhappy with facial sagging, skin laxity, and wrinkles but are not interested in a surgical procedure. A longer-lasting alternative to dermal fillers and injections, threading serves to both lift the skin and stimulate collagen production for more attractive contours.
Made of safe and absorbable materials, threading can be used in conjunction with other skin care services, but often produces a desirable results on its own. The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for this procedure is through a private and informative consultation at one of our NYC locations. During this visit we can assess your skin, review all of your options, and help you determine if threading or another skin tightening service would be best for your needs.
What are the Risks and Complications of Threading Procedures?
Threading is not a good fit for people who have known allergic reactions to foreign substances in the body. Men and women who are prone towards keloid scars, excessive bleeding, may need to avoid threading services as well. Those with thin or very sensitive skin may also wish to avoid threading. Thinner skin can allow threads to be visible, which can impact results for several months.
Swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort are all possible, as are asymmetrical results, skin banding, divots or dips in the treatment area. Skin imperfections most often self-correct within a few weeks.
In most cases, swelling and discomfort will be minimal and temporary. You can reduce your risks for these complications by carefully following all of the pre and postoperative instructions provided by your doctor. You can reduce risks for nerve damage and other serious complications by choosing to work with one of the qualified, highly-trained and experienced doctors at Juva Skin & Laser Center. We take every care to safeguard patient comfort and use only those techniques that are proven safe and effective to help ensure complete satisfaction.
Side-effects of threading are rare, but not impossible. Before your treatment, we will review your medical history to make sure you are not at heightened risk for complications.
Is Threading Painful?
Threading is performed under local anesthetic. While you may feel some pressure as threads are inserted, there should not be any pain. Following your procedure, you can further reduce risks for discomfort by following the instructions given to you by our doctors. These may include:
- Using over-the-counter medications to control discomfort
- Using ice-packs to reduce swelling
- Avoiding saunas, swimming, and direct sun exposure
- Refraining from aggressive face washing
- Avoiding high impact sports
Under most circumstances, threading patients are able to resume normal activities within 24 hours. You may be asked to sleep face up and to avoid things like massages that require you to be face down for extended periods of time for a few weeks after your procedure.
Typically, more advanced athletic pursuits can be resumed within two weeks. At that point, recovery should be complete, and you should be able to return to life as normal. Taking time to rest and allowing your body to heal will shorten your recovery time. The more you push yourself, the longer your healing response may take. We will discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial consultation.
Financing Your Threading Procedure
Threading is less expensive than many surgical procedures, but paying out of pocket is not always attractive to our patients. We are pleased to offer a range of financing options for threading and other cosmetic services that can help make these procedures affordable for those who would rather not put a service on their credit card or pay up-front with cash.
During your initial consultation, our patient coordinator can provide you with information about financial companies with whom we work. Promotional financing and special rates are available through Prosper and CareCredit, both of which can be used to cover the cost of your threading procedure. Applications for these services can be found on their websites, linked above, or given in person when you visit our office.
Why Choose Juva Skin & Laser Center
From our spacious, comfortable, and attractive office environment to our dedicated and highly-trained staff, Juva Skin & Laser Center provides a professional-yet-personal approach to cosmetic services. Our doctors have been trained and certified in various specialties including dermatology, dermapathology, Moh’s surgery, and plastic surgery, enabling them to provide the most effective treatments available today. We are committed to providing a premium experience for our patients, helping each person who walks through out doors reach or exceed their cosmetic goals while receiving personalized, attentive, and honest care.
Juva Skin & Laser was a pioneer in the MediSpa field, which includes threading and other skin care services. We utilize advanced techniques and technology to address various skin problems and aging issues, helping to produce a soft, natural, and ageless appearance over the course of treatment. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your needs, and to help you determine if threading or another service will best produce the look you desire.
Contact Juva Skin & Laser
If you are interested in learning more about our services, please call Juva Skin & Laser at (212) 688-5882 to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Woodside and Manhattan to better serve patients living in New York City. We welcome patients from all corners of the globe.
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.