We can’t get away from the fact that aging changes our looks. As we get older, our skin’s ability to regenerate itself deteriorates. As a result, the skin becomes lax, and we notice wrinkles and sagging that we wish we could avoid. You can change the way you look with the right anti-aging treatments, and at Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR, we offer one of the newest and most effective anti-aging treatments available in NovaThreads.
How Long Do NovaThreads Last?
These threads can give you treatment results that will last for six months or more at a time. The initial threads themselves take four to six months to be absorbed by the body. As they are absorbed, they stimulate your body to produce collagen.
This means that by the time the threads themselves are gone, new collagen growth has taken their place and will continue to last for months longer. These long-lasting effects are part of what make Nova Threads such a great option to a surgical facelift. Other non-surgical options typically last for just three months or less.
Other Key Questions About NovaThreads
What Makes Them So Effective?
Nova threads reviews are amazing. There are tree things that work together to make these threats so effective as a long-lasting anti-aging treatment. The first factor is the innovative use of a suture material that has been used widely in medicine for many decades.
The second factor is the way the treatment was performed and the fact that you can strategically target particular treatment areas. Finally, this treatment is effective because of the revolutionary technology used to get you your results.
What Are These Threads?
A thread lift is a type of facelift that uses surgically inserted thread beneath the jawline to tighten up the skin. A traditional thread lift and Nova Threads work in a similar manner–and both are designed to create a lift–but the threads themselves and the procedure itself are a bit different.
This is a non-surgical facelift that can correct skin laxity from mild all the way to severe. Because this is an outpatient procedure, it can be done right in our office and does not require you to schedule extensive time off or book any time in a hospital.
How Does the Process Work?
We will use several threads to physically lift up and tighten your skin. Using a very small cannula, which is a type of tiny tube, we can insert the threads beneath the surface of your skin without making incisions that require stitches or extensive healing time.
The threads, known as PDO threads, pull up lax skin and give you a natural, more youthful appearance.
What Is PDO?
PDO is short for polydioxanone. This compound has been used for decades in surgeries that require absorbable sutures. It was first used as a way to close up incisions made during heart surgery.
This is a very safe material that is not rejected by the body and can sit just beneath your skin. Over time, your body will absorb these threads. Until that happens, the presence of the threads will signal to your body to regenerate fresh collagen and other healing properties all around the threads. This regenerated natural tissue gives you results that last far longer than the threads themselves.
What Can I Treat With This Procedure?
Traditional facelift surgery can be used to lift the skin just about anywhere on your face, however, the most common areas for people to seek a facelift are in the lower parts of the face.
PDO threads are just as versatile. We can use these threads to tighten and lift the skin of your upper neck and chin, jawline, cheeks, and more. While this treatment is commonly used to deal with skin laxity in the lower face, it can also be used effectively in the mid-face as well and can be customized to fit your needs.
And unlike a traditional facelift, which is something of a one-size-fits-all solution, you can get this treatment in just the targeted areas you want to deal with. This results in a more natural-looking effect than most surgical treatments.
What Are the Benefits of Using These Threads?
We’ve already mentioned perhaps the biggest draw of this treatment for most patients, and that is the natural-looking result that you’ll enjoy. However, there are some other good reasons to consider getting this treatment:
It’s a Non-Surgical Option
In addition to the natural-looking results, one of the best things about this procedure is that it’s non-surgical and requires no sedation. There are no invasive techniques involved, which means it is not only safer for the patient, but more people are eligible for this procedure than for surgeries.
If you’ve avoided having a facelift done because you don’t want all the risk, expense, and inconvenience, or if you’ve been told that you aren’t a good candidate for surgery, this could be the right treatment for you.
It Lasts a Long Time
The long-lasting effects of this treatment are one of its biggest advantages. Where radiofrequency treatments and injectables may last only two to three months in some cases, the results of this PDO thread lift roll last for months at a time.
By having just one or two treatments a year, you can get your ideal results and keep them, with very little downtime and inconvenience.
It Boosts Self-Esteem
This almost goes without saying, but once you’re confident about the way you look, you can expect your self-esteem to skyrocket at the same time. With a thread lift, you’ll find yourself no longer worrying so much about the way you look.
You’ll have more emotional energy to put into simply enjoying life without being self-conscious about sagging skin, a profile you don’t love in pictures, or choosing just the right clothing to distract from elements of your face that you prefer others don’t notice.
It’s a Safe Treatment
As an FDA-approved treatment, these threads have gone through extensive testing and trial before entering the open market for consumers to enjoy. But beyond the FDA approval, this treatment is also safe because it does not involve any drugs, medication, radiofrequency heat, IPL light, or need for surgical sedation.
That means there’s very little risk of an allergic reaction, scarring, burns, hyperpigmentation, or any of the other risks that come with other methods of lifting your skin.
It Offers Potent Anti-Aging Effects
Of course, safe treatment with long-lasting results is meaningless unless it really does help you look younger! Thankfully, these threads do have a very noticeable effect and will quickly lift and tighten your skin, reversing the effects of time even if you have severe skin laxity. Yet your results always look natural. You won’t look tight, drawn, or as if you’ve “had work done.”
What to Expect In the Treatment Process
Your first step is to attend an initial consultation with us so we can help you make the best choices for your aesthetic goals and get to know you. Part of this consultation will be us evaluating your skin condition and listening to your concerns. The other part will be planning out your treatments to get the best effect.
During this consultation, we will give you detailed information about how the treatment works and take a look at the condition of your skin, and particularly those areas that you are most worried about and are hoping to fix. We will also consider your medical history and your current medical condition, including what medications and supplements you’re taking. If you’ve ever had cosmetic treatments in the past, let us know about them.
We may also take photos of your skin. These will be used as a reference to see how well you’re responding to the treatment and so you can see the change by viewing your before and after pictures side-by-side. Depending on your goals and health condition, we might explore other treatment options with you. Our goal is always to help you get the results you’re looking for as quickly and safely as possible.
Once we decide together that this is the right treatment for you, the first step is for us to cleanse your skin thoroughly so there’s no chance of any infection. Then, we will numb the target area with a topical cream. You won’t need any sedation or medication that could put you out of commission for hours (or even days).
Once you’re perfectly comfortable, we will take the thin needle, which is pre-loaded with the threads, and put it in the target area according to the pattern that we’ve designed to get you the results you’re looking for.
Each thread is secured in the skin, and then the needle is removed and we repeat the process in every part of the targeted area. Depending on the size of your treatment area, you can expect the whole process to take between 30 and 60 minutes.
The recovery period for this procedure is quite different then the extensive downtime you expect with a major facelift. For about two weeks, we will want you to avoid any activity that could cause you to sweat extensively or jostle your face around. For most people, this means just sticking with light exercise for this time. After that, you can go back to all your normal daily routine and exercise regimen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate?
Many cosmetic treatments are unsuitable for people with certain skin conditions, skin tones, or other issues. Fortunately, this is a good treatment for just about anyone who is suffering from skin laxity and would like to address the problem. It’s safe even for people with sensitive skin, it does not create scars, and it is effective for every skin tone.
Can You Combine This Treatment With Others?
It’s actually very common to combine this treatment with other treatments that combat aging. It works very well in combination with injectables like neurotoxins, which can relax wrinkles on the forehead, or dermal fillers that add volume and plumpness. You can also combine this treatment with resurfacing treatments, like facials, to lift the skin and rejuvenate it at the same time.
Whatever treatments we recommend, the goal is always to get the right combination working together to give you very natural results. You should always come away from your anti-aging treatments looking like yourself, only younger.
Find Out More About the Benefits Today!
If you’re tired of the lax appearance of your skin and want to do something to lift and tighten it, but you’re not interested in an expensive and invasive surgical procedure, NovaThreads could be the perfect choice. Reach out to us at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR today and schedule an initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve all your aesthetic goals!