Treatments using NovaThreads are cosmetic skin lifts using specialized sutures pre-loaded into hypodermic needles. Previously only used in medical surgeries, the synthetic sutures now have aesthetic applications. Also known as PDO absorbable sutures, NovaThreads are polydioxanone implants that your skin easily absorbs and that are used for a variety of dermatological lifts:
Dr. Pastorek frequently recommends cosmetic treatments using NovaThreads because the innovative option offers many benefits:
Once Dr. Pastorek confirms NovaThreads are right for you, he applies a local anesthesia to numb your treatment area and maximizes your comfort.
Next, Dr. Pastorek leverages hypodermic needles to insert three kinds of threads into your skin in parallel lines. He typically injects two or three barbed threads per side for face-lifts. As needed, he uses smooth threads for improving skin texture to almost any area or twist threads for volumizing sensitive spots bordering your eyes, lips, and cheeks.
Injections trigger your skin’s healing process by stimulating collagen growth, which helps create newer, healthier-looking skin. Dr. Pastorek leaves the sutures in place, providing the structure and strength to lift your skin.
Most men and women don’t experience any pain during skin lifts using NovaThreads.
You may experience some mild discomfort when Dr. Pastorek applies the local anesthesia and begins threading, but the sensation dissipates after the service. There’s no real downtime, and it’s perfectly safe for your skin to absorb the sutures.
Your skin slowly and completely absorbs each kind of PDO suture over varying amounts of time, but much of the restored integrity and youthful look lasts up to a year because of the increased collagen production. Barbed threads last six to 12 months. Smooth threads are often placed two to three times at intervals of four to six weeks apart, and twists are placed every five to six months.
Good candidates for NovaThreads have not had a face-lift. The scar tissue from a face-lift makes the threading difficult. If you have too much excess skin or too many wrinkles, threading also might not be right for you, but contact Dr. Pastorek to be sure.
If you’re ready for tighter, younger-looking skin without surgery, call or book an appointment online to see if you’re a good candidate.
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