NovaThreads is a simple, painless procedure used for skin tightening on the face, neck, or anywhere else on the body. As popular and effective as Botox is, it simply doesn’t have the ability to lift the skin. In fact, there hasn’t been a great way to produce lifting results without surgery, until now.
Non-surgical aesthetics are in high demand and NovaThreads, new to the United States, has the ability to produce skin that is instantly lifted and tightened.
This procedure uses no cuts or incisions, only injections. NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with PDO thread. The whole needle is inserted in the tissue at the subdermal level, along the surface of the skin and then the needle is pulled out. NovaThreads can be used nearly anywhere on the body, but they are especially effective on the neck and jawline.
It is a great way to rejuvenate and restore youthful contours to brows, cheeks, jowls and the neck area. They are also effective on the breasts, buttocks and upper arms, areas that are prone to sagging due to weight loss, ageing, pregnancy and childbirth or poor muscle tone.
NovaThreads works by using the “Selective Inflammatory Response,” which is the principle behind many aesthetic procedures. In other words, it will trigger your body’s production of collagen in the treated areas. This is your body’s way of healing itself from the inflammation caused by the introduction of the threads to your body. Collagen is what makes your skin firm. As you age, collagen production decreases, ultimately leading to sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles.
During the procedure, Dr. Ronit Adler will use a hypodermic needle that has already been prepared with a polydioxanone suture, otherwise referred to as a PDO thread. The procedure is simple, yet effective. The needle will be used to insert the threads into key areas in your face where you have lost firmness or are showing other signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
By choosing the NovaThreads Lift, you’ll be prompting your body to increase collagen production for a more youthful appearance. The healing process happens behind the scenes, beneath the surface of your facial skin for promising results. Your surgeon may choose to take the Nova Mesh approach which creates a network of sutures beneath the skin. Your skin will gradually tighten as a result. If you need something more powerful because your signs of aging are more pronounced, your surgeon may perform the Nova Lyft which includes barbs with the thread that will allow the surgeon to shift the skin in the desired direction. You’ll see the difference right away. Regardless of which option your surgeon chooses, your results will look natural, your downtime will be minimal, and you won’t need any incisions to freshen up your face.
Polydioxanone (PDO) sutures have been used for surgical procedures for many decades. It is one of the safest materials to implant in the body. PDO is completely dissolvable and your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months, leaving no scar tissue behind.
This is especially effective when it’s used together with chemical peels, Botox, and fillers to effect a patient’s entire facial structure, remove sunspots and other conditions.
Results from NovaThreads generally last between 12 months to several years depending on the area that has been treated, how many threads are used and what kinds of threads are used in each needle.
Bruising is the most common side effect, but generally NovaThreads is a very safe and well tolerated procedure. There is no risk of tissue death (necrosis) or vascular problems. This procedure is easily performed in an outpatient office with local anesthesia and little to no downtime.
Dr. Ronit Adler is a highly trained, experienced and licensed specialist in aesthetic medicine. After receiving her medical degree, she completed her internship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center Hospital, and then her residency in anesthesiology at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Currently in private practice in both pain management and aesthetic medicine, Dr. Adler also serves as Chief of Pain Management at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, NY. She received a fellowship in Meso-Lipotherapy from the International Meso-Lipotherapy Society and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Management.
Dr. Adler is very active in several medical organizations including the American Medical Association, Suffolk County Medical Society, New York State Medical Society, American Academy of Pain Management, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and many more.