How Do Novathreads Work?
Collagen is the skin’s structural support foundation, providing the scaffolding for tighter skin and firm facial structure. Age weakens collagen fibers and slows new collagen production, so the older we get, the more our skin and tissues loosen and sag.
During a PDO thread lift, Novathreads physically lift your facial features temporarily while also stimulating collagen to provide greater levels of support for the skin. Novathreads are made of polydioxanone, an absorbable polymer with a barbed texture, and are inserted into the dermis via a tiny catheter. The threads grasp the skin to suspend it for lift and support. Over time, the body absorbs the threads, but they’re replaced by new collagen fibers for tighter, lifted skin and a beautifully restored, natural V-shaped face. They can be inserted almost anywhere, but they’re particularly effective in treating the jaw and neck.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re experiencing early signs of aging but don’t yet feel a facelift is necessary and desire a less invasive treatment, you may be ideal for a PDO thread lift. Get started with a consultation with Rejuve Med Spa today.
What’s the Procedure Like?
When you come to Rejuve Med Spa’s luxurious offices for your PDO thread lift, your skin will be marked for our expert injectors to precisely place your Novathreads. We’ll administer local anesthesia so you’ll feel no pain. A cannula pre-filled with the PDO thread is inserted to the appropriate depth and angle to maximize your tissue lift, and once placed, the cannula is removed, leaving the Novathread behind to begin its work. You can have up to 15 threads placed in your treatment area, which is then massaged to ensure smooth tissue integration and no dimpling.
Most patients recover in 3 days. For the first 12 hours, refrain from washing your face, and limit facial movement as much as possible for 24 hours. Eating soft foods for 7-10 days minimizes discomfort, and after 1 week, you may resume light activity. After 2-3 weeks, you may resume all activity, including strenuous exercise.
When Can I Expect Results?
Novathreads are typically inserted in a mesh pattern, so you’ll immediately notice improvement to the laxity of your skin. This physical support will remain while collagen rebuilds beneath the surface, so improvements will continue over the next 1-2 months. You can expect maintenance treatments every 18 months.
Why Choose Rejuve Med Spa?
The team at Rejuve Med Spa are passionate about cosmetic enhancement treatments that produce results. With Novathreads, we can deliver minimally-invasive yet powerful, longer-lasting results to lift and reshape your face and restore youthful collagen support where you need it most. Not everyone who wishes to reverse the clock is ready for a facelift, so we’re pleased to offer an interim solution to sagging skin, jowls, and deepening nasolabial folds. Call us today to schedule your Novathreads consultation!