Have you been fighting signs of aging with over-the-counter beauty products? Anti-aging creams and serums can be beneficial to the skin, but they rarely tackle signs of aging like sagging skin and deep wrinkles. A more effective treatment option is a non-surgical thread lift.
Chetco Medical and Aesthetics provides thread lift procedures for patients in and around Gold Beach, OR. Thread lift treatment can resolve some of the most common age-related changes to the skin, including jowls, fine lines, and facial creasing. Read on to learn more about NovaThreads, an innovative thread lift procedure.
What Is a Non-Surgical Thread Lift?
A non-surgical thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses internal sutures to lift and tighten the facial skin. Thread lifts aim to replicate the results of traditional facelift procedures without the need for anesthesia or external incisions.
These thread lift procedures can also stimulate collagen production under the skin, resolving signs of aging and preventing further ones from developing.
The Benefits of Thread Lift Procedures
A non-surgical thread lift is beneficial to patients for a number of reasons. The following are some of the common effects a thread lift can have on an aging complexion:
- Lifting sagging skin
- Tightening loose skin
- Smoothing wrinkles and fine lines
- Adding volume to hollow areas of the face
- Promoting collagen production
- Creating a more youthful appearance overall
Some of the most prominent benefits of a thread lift are in the procedure itself. A thread lift treatment is completely non-surgical, which means it requires no incisions, scarring, or external sutures. Patients are able to return home after their thread lift with no downtime necessary.
NovaThreads are an innovative type of suture that is fully absorbable and designed to dissolve underneath the skin. These sutures are made from a synthetic biodegradable material called polydioxanone, or PDO. PDO threads are used in many medical procedures, making them a completely standard material to place internally.
Who Is a Thread Lift Best for?
A non-surgical thread lift is a great option for anyone with moderate to significant signs of aging who doesn’t want a traditional facelift. These are often patients in their mid-40s and older who have developed facial sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, or other age-related changes in their skin.
The natural decline in collagen and elastin that occurs with age is what leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. This process can begin as early as the mid-20s, but the age-related changes become most apparent in the 30s and 40s.
NovaThreads work to combat these changes by lifting the skin and increasing collagen, making it a great option for patients experiencing signs of aging.
Frequently Asked Questions About NovaThreads
While thread lifts are a popular cosmetic procedure, many people still have little understanding of the process. Below are some of the most common questions that patients have before receiving NovaThreads.
Do I Need to Have a Consultation Before Having a Thread Lift?
Before having NovaThreads placed, you will need to have a consultation at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics. This is essential to make sure that a thread lift is the best option for you.
Every patient is different and has their own unique aesthetic needs. If a non-surgical thread lift is not the right fit for your skin, we will advise you on other options during your consultation.
How Are NovaThreads Placed Under the Skin?
NovaThreads placement is performed in our aesthetic medicine clinic by a cosmetic provider. The procedure begins by administering local anesthesia to the face to provide optimal comfort.
Using ultrafine hypodermic needles, we place NovaThreads gently under the surface of the skin. In this process, the needle is passed through the skin parallel to its surface. Once the needle is passed completely through, the NovaThread is left behind under the skin.
It is worth noting that thread lift placement will not be applied to the entirety of the patient’s face. Many patients choose to have NovaThreads used on only the lower portion of their face, where signs of aging have occurred around the mouth and jawline.
Other patients choose to have NovaThreads placed around their eyes and forehead, where fine lines and wrinkles often form.
The entire NovaThreads process can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the needs of each patient.
What Is the Recovery Process Like After a Thread Lift?
One of the reasons that patients enjoy NovaThreads is the minimal recovery process. After your thread lift, you will be able to resume normal activity once your NovaThreads are placed. The threads will do all of the work on their own, lifting the skin and boosting collagen production.
Will My Thread Lift Results Be Permanent?
As time goes on, your NovaThreads will dissolve naturally and be absorbed by the skin. This means that the lifting effect will gradually decrease over the next six months to one year.
With that being said, the collagen production caused by NovaThreads will continue much longer. You can experience ongoing firmness, fullness, and more youthful-looking skin overall. How long you experience the benefits of NovaThreads varies from patient to patient, as everyone’s skin composition is different.
Explore a Non-Surgical Thread Lift at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics
If you’re searching for thread lift treatment in the Gold Beach, OR, area, look no further than Chetco Medical and Aesthetics. We offer NovaThreads treatment to help patients resolve signs of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance. To schedule your NovaThreads consultation, please visit us online or call our office today.