The non-surgical facelift has become very popular in recent years. Many patients are hesitant to go under the knife because of the risks and downtime involved. Thanks to advances in minimally-invasive procedures, however, it’s possible to get a ‘facelift’ result with just a few visits to a reputable clinic such as Azala Medical Aesthetics. One item on our clinic’s menu that’s an effective alternative to the mini face lift is the PDO NovaThreads treatment. It involves lifting sagging tissues with FDA-approved surgical sutures that dissolve over time. The biggest advantage with NovaThreads is the quick recovery. In fact, patients look well enough to return to work or resume their regular activities within a day or two. After having thoroughly researched all available options, Dr. Mosser has chosen to work with NovaThreads over the competition – Silhouette polylactic acid sutures. He feels that NovaThreads are superior for a number of reasons. They’re safer and use an advanced technique of suture insertion. They also last longer and offer a more reasonable cost to patients. Learn more about NovaThreads thread lift cost, before and after photos, and location near me in the San Francisco Bay area.
NovaThreads are made using polydioxanone (PDO), a biodegradable material that provides structure and support for aging, sagging skin. The PDO sutures eventually get absorbed by the body and disappear. An exciting feature of the thread lift, however, is that while the PDO sutures are present under the skin they stimulate the production of collagen in the treatment area. The newly formed collagen helps to soften lines and wrinkles while adding lift and volume. Therefore NovaThreads is ideal for treating mild to moderate laxity in the mid and lower face. The threads can also be used for lifting skin on the neck, arms and abdomen. For a synergistic effect, face threading can be combined with other anti-aging procedures such as Botox and Dysport. These are neuromodulators that can help to relax wrinkles and rejuvenate the upper face area. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Restylane, Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane), Restylane Silk, Refyne and Defyne) can further enhance patients’ aesthetic goals. The beauty of the thread lift is that it’s highly customizable and unique to every person.
The thread lift procedure is quick and comfortable. Depending on the type of threads recommended, local numbing may or may not be used. When lifting the mid and lower face, results are immediate and produce a pleasant “instalift.” Patients can expect an improvement in skin texture, softening of nasolabial folds and lifting of the cheeks, jawline, jowls and neck.* It takes approximately 3-6 months for the sutures to be fully broken down; however, collagen activity continues for 12-18 months. Many patients ask how long does it last? When used as a facelift without surgery the lift can last up to one year. If the goal is to smooth skin and improve wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, upper and lower lip and lower face, Nova skin threads can last for several months. The cost of the NovaThreads absorbable suture facelift depends on how many areas are being treated, your location and your aesthetic goals. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our qualified aesthetic clinicians to determine if NovaThreads is a suitable treatment for you. After meeting with a team member from Azala Medical Aesthetics, they will provide you with a quote for your fully customized thread lift treatment.
*Results vary from one individual to the next and are not guaranteed.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.