PDO threads can be an excellent treatment option for individuals who aren’t ready for an invasive procedure such as facelift surgery. Thread Lifts offer a non-surgical facelift that utilizes dissolvable monofilament fibers to reposition and lift the skin to define and contour the cheeks, minimize jowls, and tighten the jawline. This minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment is often combined with dermal fillers and other injectables such as Botox to achieve optimal results.
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Our clinical team of Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Physicians Assistants are leading Thread Lift providers. We use NovaThreads for Thread Lift procedures, a next-generation absorbable PDO thread that is used for biomedical applications and doesn’t cause scar tissue to form. NovaThreads are injected into the skin according to each patient’s unique treatment plan, and the thread stimulates collagen production while also holding the skin in its new structure for 12 to 15 months.
How Do Thread Lifts Work?
Thread Lifts work by placing NovaThreads into strategic areas through several injections. NovaThread needles are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. A practitioner will insert the needle in the subdermal tissue, placing the NovaThread parallel to the skin’s surface, and then remove the needle, leaving the PDO thread in place under the skin. The PDO thread will remain in the skin for 12 to 15 months and then dissolve.
Preparing for Your Thread Lift Procedure
Your Thread Lift will be a quick and non-surgical treatment, so little prep is required other than arriving at your appointment with a clean face. You should also avoid blood-thinning medications like Ibuprofen and Aspirin, and alcohol the day before as this can minimize bleeding and reduce the chances of bruising after treatment.1 We recommend scheduling a consultation appointment with us to discuss your cosmetic goals and the best treatment plan to reach them with us. While Thread Lift treatments can have dramatic results on their own, these results can be greatly optimized with other cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX and dermal fillers.
Your Thread Lift Procedure
At your Thread Lift appointment, your provider will confirm that they understand your concerns and review your Thread Lift treatment to ensure it meets your cosmetic goals. Then the areas to be treated with NovaThreads will be thoroughly cleansed by your Thread Lift specialist. The procedure takes 30 minutes or less to perform and the side effects are mild as recovery time is minimal. It takes 4-6 months to fully absorb the sutures as the skin heals/builds collagen.
What to Expect After Your Thread Lift Procedure
Recovery after a Thread Lift treatment is minimal. You may experience visible bruising and/or swelling, however, it will be mild enough that you can return to work immediately or resume your normal routine. We advise that you avoid vigorously rubbing your face and avoid sleeping on your side as much as possible in the initial weeks following your treatment. It can also be beneficial to stop using moisturizer and to avoid high-intensity workouts and saunas for at least one week following a Thread Lift.2
Thread Lift Results
Thread Lift results will be apparent immediately following placement, but most patients find they improve in the days and weeks following insertion, as bruising and swelling subsides. Results from a Thread Lift are not permanent. Successful treatments generally last 12 to 15 months. Like Botox and dissolvable dermal fillers, the NovaThreads used in your Thread Lift procedure will eventually be absorbed by your tissues.
Frequently Asked Questions About Thread Lift
How much does Thread Lift cost?Each patient has unique cosmetic goals and therefore each Thread Lift treatment plan is completely custom. We invite you to contact us to discuss your needs and get the most up-to-date pricing.
Can men get Thread Lifts?Absolutely! Thread Lifts can also benefit male clients who would like tighter, firmer, more contoured skin. We have many male clients who choose to have a Thread Lift procedure to enhance the appearance of the face and neck while maintaining a masculine look.
Who are good candidates for Thread Lift?Typical candidates for a Thread Lift are men and women in their 30s to early 50s. These individuals are in overall good health and generally have concerns with common signs of aging such as sagging skin, lack of facial and neck definition, and loss of volume. Other candidates for a Thread Lift are individuals who cannot have a surgical facelift due to medical conditions that make general anesthesia too risky or those who simply do not want to have an invasive surgical procedure.
How often should I get Thread Lifts?While individual results vary, people typically find that results from Thread Lifts last 12 to 15 months. You can replace your NovaThreads once you’ve started to see your results begin to fade.
1 Cleveland Clinic. Botulinum Toxin Injections: Procedure Details. Available: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/8312-botulinum-toxin-injections/procedure-details Accessed October 14, 2020.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What you need to know about thread lifts. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-thread-lifts. Accessed October 17, 2020.
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