Want a face lift without the surgery? Try the brand new, FDA approved, NovaThreads! NovaThreads are injectables which contain PDO threads or sutures, which are used to stretch and re-position the face. For many clients, this is a better alternative than surgery. This is because there is little to no downtime and recovery is quick; PDO threads absorb into face and also promote collagen production. The collagen production in the face is an added benefit because they keep the face looking young and firm. We offer NovaThread procedures for anyone who wants a younger, fresh, face without the downtime from surgery or the ‘frozen’ look from BOTOX injections.*
What is PDO Absorbent Suture?
It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone, or PDO. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). Being FDA approved, this is one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. PDO sutures are more commonly used on the forehead, cheeks, jowls and upper neck- though they can be used just about everywhere.
Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months & won’t leave you with any scar tissue.*
How does NovaThreads work?
A hollow needle is used to insert the thread beneath the skin.
During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it. It’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin!*
No cuts nor incisions. Purely injections.
The NovaThreads needles are preloaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at sub-dermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, & pull the needle out. The PDO thread remains under the skin.
Neck and Jaw
NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, however, one area where they are effective is the neck and jawline. The lower area of the face is challenging to treat effectively with Botox or dermal fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.*
Side effects from NovaThreads are generally mild and short-term. Patients may experience bruising and swelling, but these effects should subside within a week. Ask your doctor about what to do for pain following the procedure. They may advise you to take Advil or Tylenol for pain relief.*
*Individual results will vary.
For more information regarding this treatment, or other services that we offer, you should contact us or visit our office based in Chicago today! We’ll schedule a consultation, to address all of your questions and concerns.