An Easy Way to Get a Facelift: NovaThread Injections in Norfolk, VA
Do you want a facelift but without the surgery and long recovery? Medical Aesthetics of Virginia uses NovaThreads to gentle lift areas of your face and neck, giving you a younger appearance. Best of all, the procedure is simple, and it requires no surgery. Find out more about NovaThread injections in Norfolk, VA, by scheduling an appointment at our medical spa.
What Are NovaThreads?
They are hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture (or polydioxanone). Unlike a typical facelift procedure, the benefits of NovaThreads include:
Uncontested for Neck & Jawline
What Is a PDO Absorbable Suture?
This is the magic behind NovaThreads. It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials that can be implanted in the body. Within four to six months, your skin fully absorbs it, and it won’t leave any scar tissue.
How Does It Work?
It’s amazingly simple, actually! The process uses controlled healing—in medical terms—“Selective Inflammatory Response.” It is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractional laser, chemical peels, and microneedling). Because our skin is very good at repairing itself, by inserting NovaThreads, we make it heal itself by creating new collagen. It’s effective, natural, and an excellent facelift alternative.
Your skin gently reacts to the inserted threads. Even though PDO is fully absorbable, your skin responds to it in a positive way by producing more collagen. During the four to six months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it. It is controlled healing beneath the skin.
Which One Is Best for You: NuMesh or NuLift?
The first method is called NuMesh. It consists of creating a mesh under the skin (two sutures vertically and three sutures horizontally). Sort of like a #hashtag or a net. This mesh serves as the foundation for new collagen production. The NuMesh tightens the skin naturally from within. Results also appear naturally without the drastic change you get from a traditional facelift.
The other technique is NuLift. It offers a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have “barbs” or “cogs” that provide a grip underneath the skin. We insert sutures the same way as we do with NuMesh, except we pull them in one or two directions, creating an instant skin repositioning. Just like the NuMesh, the skin then begins to build new collagen, resulting in a secure lift.
No Cuts or Incisions: Purely Injections!
The NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. We simply insert the entire needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, and then pull the needle out. The PDO thread remains under the skin to work its magic.
Restoring the V-Shape
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape.” As skin and the surrounding tissues age and gravity takes control, the face shape diminishes or inverts. The idea behind NuMesh and Nu-Lift techniques is to create a scaffolding to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape.” This anti-aging treatment delicately lifts the tissues and repositions the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.
Neck & Jaw
NovaThreads also correct a sagging neckline. Although they can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively. However, NovaThread injections are quite effective in this area.
Before & After
NovaThreads Sagging Neck
NovaThreads Midface & Lower third
NovaThreads Midface & Lower third
NovaThreads Glabella & Nasolabial