THREAD LIFT FOR FACIAL AND NECK REJUVENATION
More and more patients are seeking non-surgical solutions for common issues related to aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. In an effort to continually provide patients with what they are looking for, we are consistently exploring the newest technologies and treatments available to offer patients to help them meet their aesthetic goals. Dr. Michael Nagy of Plastic Surgery of the Face & Body in Wall, NJ is excited to now offer NovaThreads, a non-invasive quick treatment for loose and sagging skin. NovaThreads offer an innovative new way to help minimize and soften the effects of aging, providing a natural result with little or no downtime.
Traditionally, patients seeking a lift for the face to address sagging or loose skin would look to a plastic surgeon for a facelift, as there were not many effective non-surgical options available. That has changed with NovaThreads. Dr. Nagy here in his Wall, NJ office can now offer patients desiring a facelift the option of a PDO thread lift using NovaThreads- especially for those in need of minimal to moderate skin rejuvenation. This non-surgical option can lift and contour the skin, providing the patient with a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
Restoring The V-Shape
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the PDO thread lift is to either to create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or where necessary to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.
Although Novathreads can be inserted almost anywhere, even in the body, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.
What Are NovaThreads And How Do They Work?
Novathreads are hypodermic needles preloaded with a synthetic PDO absorbable suture. PDO (polydioxanone) sutures are surgical sutures that are used frequently in cardiac surgery. All sutures are FDA-approved and PDO sutures are one of the safest materials that can be used in the body. Your skin will fully absorb the Novathreads within 4 to 6 months without leaving any scar tissue.
While the sutures are underneath the skin, however, your skin gently reacts to the suture creating a “selective inflammatory response” to produce collagen to create a longer-lasting result: This principle is behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractioned lasers, chemical peels and microneedling). Our skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the Novathreads underneath the skin to lift the loose skin, the skin will heal itself by creating new collagen naturally! Utilizing your own body’s healing response has its benefits- a subtle, natural looking result can be expected.
Benefits Of A Thread Lift
- Non invasive
- Quick treatments and recovery
- Natural looking results
- Can be performed on both face and body
- Minimum discomfort
What Can I Expect During My Treatment With NovaThreads
Before your treatment, for comfort your skin will be numbed with a topical or a local anesthetic. The treatment area will then be marked for suture placement. The threads will be inserted under the skin using a small, hollow needle. This inserted thread will “grab” and lift the sagging or drooping skin, giving a lifting effect or appearance. Once the thread is properly placed and secured, the hollow needle will be removed without leaving any scars. Depending on the treatment plan of the patient, multiple threads may be placed. The PDO suture will remain under the skin-and will eventually be absorbed by the body over time. Most patients can return to normal activity the next day. Minor bruising and swelling may occur, which is normal.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Thread Lift?
During your consultation with Dr. Nagy, he will evaluate your skin and discuss with you whether NovaThreads would be an acceptable treatment for you. This new and exciting technique can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as injectables, laser skin treatments, Ultherapy and microneedling.
Interested in learning more? Call us at 732-282-0002. Our experienced medical staff will be happy to assist you.