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Thread Lift

Nova Threads – Thread Lift

After natural soft tissue volume loss, a decrease in elasticity, and loss of muscle tone, the lower half the face experiences extensive sagging. Sagging skin is incredibly hard to treat without an invasive procedure. 

While dermal fillers and other injectables can do wonders for targeting wrinkles and deep folds, they’re somewhat ineffective for lifting sagging skin on the lower face. With the arrival of Nova Threads, you can now effectively treat jowls, sagging neck skin, and even droopy eyebrows without having to resort to major surgery.

Nova Threads are absorbable sutures that, once placed under the skin, lift drooping skin. These threads use incredibly fine needles and technologically advanced sutures.

The Mechanism of Nova Threads

Sutures used composed of a material called PDO (polydioxanone). PDO is widely considered to be one of the safest substances to put in the body, and it’s commonly used in surgical contexts because it’s easily absorbed by the body and doesn’t create any scarring.

A thread lift is performed using two different types of threads: smooth threads and barbed threads. Barbed Nova Threads easily latch onto the tissue so that when they are implanted and pulled taut, they can physically lift sagging skin. These threads are excellent for lifting the sagging areas of the lower face, such as the jowls, which cannot be corrected with fillers. This type of lower face thread lift is similar to what is achieved with a surgical lower face lift, but without the downtime and recovery.

There are also types of sutures that are completely smooth, and while they’re not particularly used for physically lifting skin, they can still encourage long-term collagen production and enhance definition in the lips. Nova Threads can also be implanted in a mesh-like pattern so that the body can build a collagen network around it, treating fine facial wrinkles in the cheek.

With this innovative treatment, patients can enjoy a smoother, tighter jawline, contoured cheeks, plump lips, and lifted eyebrows.

Maya Kato

B. Maya Kato, MD

Dr. Kato is a highly trained specialist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, and received her M.D. from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and has performed thousands of procedures.

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Long-Term Rejuvenation

Nova Threads does more than provide immediate lift: once they’re inserted into the skin, the threads stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. Even when the Nova Threads have been completely absorbed, the restored collagen network will stay behind. With Nova Threads, you will be able to enjoy instant lift as well a gradual firming and rejuvenation of the skin that can last for more than a year.

Your Thread Lift Procedure

Your aesthetic surgeon will create a detailed procedure plan to determine what kinds of Nova Threads you will need and where they will be placed. Before your procedure, the treatment areas will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Your thread lift will be administered using an incredibly fine needle that’s been pre-loaded with the absorbable sutures. During your procedure, your aesthetic physician will insert the needle parallel to the skin’s surface, then pull the needle out. The Nova Threads will remain under the skin and never emerge.

The  procedure will be only minimally invasive, so patients should have a minimal downtime and recovery period. Patients will be able to go back to work or their daily activities immediately after their procedure. Some side effects like tenderness and swelling are expected; these side effects should dissipate after a week.

Patient Results


*Images courtesy of ThreadLift.

Why Choose Aesthetic Art for Your Thread Lift

There are many different factors that can affect the results of your thread lift; however, the most important one is the skill and experience of your surgeon. Proper placement and technique are essential for a safe, comfortable, and effective cosmetic procedure.

To learn more about Nova Threads, contact Aesthetic Art now, for a consultation on the thread lift.

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