As we age, the building blocks of our skin begin to break down. The production of collagen and elastin slow. The aging process shows in our skin. The natural V-shape of the face inverts. Seriously Skin offers cosmetic options to patients in the Cleveland and Chagrin Falls, OH areas. With the placement of NovaThreads, the V-shape is recreated giving patients a more youthful look.
Thread lifts have been used for cosmetic enhancements and give the advantage of avoiding surgery. NovaThreads are slightly thicker than other threads that have been used. They also differ in that NovaThreads have tiny barbs or hooks to lift the sagging skin making them more effective at recreating the V-shape of the face.
How it works
Many cosmetic procedures such as lasers, peels, and threads rely on the skin’s ability to heal itself. When the skin is damaged, the body stimulates new collagen to heal itself naturally. NovaThreads are an FDA approved procedure utilizing needles preloaded with polydioxanone (PDO) absorbable sutures. Over four to six months, the sutures dissolve. As they do, collagen production is stimulated and the skin is lifted. NovaThreads can be used anywhere but are very effective in the neck and jawline.
What to expect
NovaThreads procedures are performed without the use of surgery. No cuts or incisions are necessary, only injections are needed. After the application of a local anesthetic, NovaThreads are inserted into the tissue at the subdermal level of the skin. When the needle is removed, the thread remains under the skin parallel to the surface. The procedure takes about 30 minutes.
Your NovaThreads results
PDO absorbable sutures are one of the safest implants for patients. Additional benefits of NovaThreads include:
- Minimal downtime
- Few side effects
- No scarring
Following the procedure, patients may experience some swelling as collagen production is stimulated. Once the threads are fully absorbed over a period of four to six months, the skin lifts and tightens without leaving behind any scar tissue. While individual results may vary, results last one to two years.
To learn more about NovaThreads or your anti-aging options, contact Seriously Skin today at (440) 499-7145