Novathreads are a patented, revolutionary treatment that can target sagging skin to give you a more lifted facial look. They are hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture that go slightly under the skin to lift it up and produce new collagen.
The procedure is preferred among many patients because it produces natural results, doesn’t involve any surgery or pain, is considered a quick lunchtime procedure, and is ultra effective on the face, neck, and jawline.
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the forces of aging and gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts over time, creating an older, more sagging look. The idea behind the Nu-Mesh and the Nu-Lift techniques is to create a scaffolding in order to support, lift, and reposition the tissues and keep them in this desired v-shape.
Novathreads are made of a synthetic, absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. These sutures are one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body and are used for many other procedures, such as open heart surgery. Your skin fully absorbs the material within 4 to 6 months & won’t leave you with any scar tissue. Over those months, the skin will slowly repair itself.
Your body will then experience controlled healing, also known as “selective inflammatory response.” Our skin has the unique ability to repair itself, and after the novathreads are inserted, your skin will then create new collagen. Controlled healing happens under the skin to give you the lifted look you desire.
The Novathread procedure is actually quite a simple one. First, the area will be numbed with local anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. Then, the threads are inserted under the skin, and depending on the specific technique you and your doctor choose, the procedure will vary slightly.
The first technique name, known as NuLift, uses barbed threads to reposition the skin. The threads lift the skin up and cause the selective inflammatory response that establishes more firmness in the affected area.
The other technique is known as NuMesh, which creates mesh scaffolding under the skin. The PDO sutures are placed vertically and horizontally on each side of the face, and they boost collagen production and skin firmness.
Regardless of which technique is used, no cuts or incisions are necessary. The needles are preloaded with a PDO thread that are simply and smoothly inserted into the face. The needle is then pulled out, with the thread remaining in the skin.
Although Novathreads can be inserted almost anywhere, 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. That’s why Novathreads are a great alternative option.
We understand that deciding on a medspa or cosmetic procedure can sometimes be overwhelming. However, we are here to help! By scheduling a consultation, you can discuss your goals with the doctor so you can make an informed, confident decision about what procedure to get. To discuss receiving Novathreads or another medical procedure from the most trusted face lift surgeon in Chicago, we encourage you to contact us today.
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