There’s a bit of an unfortunate rumor going around that age-defying treatments must be painful, extensive, and invasive to be truly effective. However, at Amazing Skin Medical Spa, we beg to differ.
In fact, we thought we would take this opportunity to fill you in on all the details regarding one of our favorite treatments that produces facelift-like results, without ever needing to go under the knife or schedule extensive downtime. Enter: NovaThreads.
If you’ve been curious about this popular and innovative new treatment option, keep reading for the full scoop.
What exactly are NovaThreads?
Our NovaThreads procedure uses tiny threads placed underneath the surface of the skin, in order to naturally lift the face and improve common aging concerns. The threads are made of a material called polydioxanone (or PDO), which has been used by cosmetic surgeons for decades due to the fact that it can safely be broken down by the body and absorbed by your skin over time.
Some of the results of NovaThreads are nearly instantaneous for improving the appearance of the neck and face. But perhaps what is even more exciting about PDO is that it will also produce more gradual and long-term benefits, stimulating the production of collagen and creating a more supple, voluminous complexion in the months that follow.
So what are the results from a NovaThreads treatment and how long do they last?
To talk more specifically about what you can expect post-treatment, some common benefits experienced by our clients include a more lifted browline, a more sculpted jawline, as well as subtle tightening of the neck that reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The threads can also function very similarly to fillers, adding more volume to the cheeks and lips.
Some even better news is that this naturally lifting and contouring treatment has staying power. Your NovaThreads will slowly break down over a period of about 4-8 months, so there is no removal needed, and the increase of collagen production triggered by the procedure will continue to benefit you for years to come.
Additionally, if you are happy with the outcome of your treatment, you can easily maintain your new look by returning for follow up visits. Most of our clients end up re-booking every couple of years, because they love their NovaThreads and the results so much.
Who is a good candidate for NovaThreads?
NovaThreads are a great option for anyone between the ages of 30-60, who is experiencing signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, or moderate skin laxity. We have also found that this procedure is a great alternative to more invasive and surgical procedures which are contraindicated for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
What can I expect for my treatment experience?
A typical appointment for NovaThreads is quite time efficient. First, we’ll spend about 30 minutes preparing your skin, followed by about 15-30 minutes injecting your skin for placement of the PDO threads.
Some clients report some mild discomfort – such as soreness, redness, and minor swelling – following the injections, but this effect is very temporary and there is no downtime needed post-procedure. Most clients are in and out, and can even return to work, immediately following their appointment.
Aftercare is also worry-free. For about a week following your appointment, you will want to avoid rubbing your face vigorously and treat it with gentle care. You may also want to avoid side-sleeping, and prop your head at night for the first few nights to avoid putting too much pressure on areas that are healing.
Aside from these minor details to be aware of, we think you’ll agree that NovaThreads are safe, effective, and entirely fabulous. We can’t wait for you to experience the incredible results for yourself!
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