NovaThreads for Facial and Neck Rejuvenation
What are NovaThreads?
Designed to provide noticeable rejuvenation, NovaThreads are an innovative treatment that uses a time-tested medical technique to non-surgically smooth and tighten the face, neck, jawline, chin, and other areas of the face and body. Using an “absorbable suture,” NovaThreads can lift and smooth the skin by stimulating collagen production in the treated area. The result offers gradual, natural-looking results that improve with time. Dr. Eugenie Brunner, one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Central New Jersey, offers this state-of-the-art procedure at our practice. If you would like to address mild to moderate skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and other common signs of aging without surgery, this minimally invasive option may be right for you.
How NovaThreads Works
Using an injectable called PDO (polydioxanone) absorbable sutures, NovaThreads create a mesh-like matrix under the skin, which works as a foundation for the creation of new collagen. Each of the individual threads that is placed under the skin in this non-surgical treatment is designed with microscopic “barbs” that assist in lifting and tightening the skin—although you likely will not feel this effect. As your body absorbs the material over the course of four to six months, the skin in the treated area should become firmer, smoother, and more toned. PDO has been used in medical applications for decades with typically excellent results.
Since this is a process that involves your body’s own healing effects, the result is often subtle, natural-looking, and beautiful. While NovaThreads can be used in virtually any area, the most commonly treated regions include the cheeks, jawline, chin and neck area, décolletage, and backs of the hands. During your initial consultation, Dr. Brunner can determine if this technique can help you achieve your rejuvenation goals.
Pros of NovaThreads Treatment
In addition to being a non-surgical injectable treatment, NovaThreads also offer a range of other benefits, including:
- Rapid treatment
- Little to no downtime
- Minimal discomfort
- Quick recovery
- Natural-looking outcome
- Lasting effects—up to six to 12 months
- Effective on the face and body
In addition to skin lifting and tightening, NovaThreads can also reduce the appearance of jowls and frown lines, minimize smile lines, tighten the jawline and upper neck, and much more. Talk to us about your cosmetic concerns, and we can identify the ideal approach for your needs and goals.
What to Expect During and After Treatment
The ideal locations for the PDO dissolvable threads will be identified and marked. To enhance your comfort, a local anesthetic will be administered into the treated area. A small cannula containing the thread will then be used to insert and place the thread, followed by a succession of several more. The total number of threads used will depend on your unique treatment plan as well as the number of regions you plan to address. Once all the NovaThreads have been implanted, you can return home. Most patients can return to normal activity the next day, and minor bruising and swelling, which is normal, should subside within a few days to weeks.
NovaThreads offer an innovative new way to soften the effects of aging, and this revolutionary procedure can also be combined with other techniques, including cosmetic injectables and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Brunner will serve as a guide in a pressure-free environment as you consider treatments.
Interested to learn more? Talk to our experienced medical team to find out if NovaThreads could be a beneficial addition to your rejuvenation plan.