Facial Spa in Norfolk, VA, Offers an Easy Facelift with NovaThread Injections

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Do you want a facelift but without the surgery and long recovery? Medical Aesthetics of Virginia uses NovaThreads to gently lift areas of your face and neck, giving you a younger appearance. The procedure at our facial spa in Norfolk, VA, is simple, and it requires no surgery. Find out more about NovaThread injections 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:

  • Natural Results
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • No Pain
  • Lunchtime Procedure
  • Uncontested for Neck & Jawline

What Is a PDO Absorbable Suture?

Chemical Structure of Polydioxanone

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?

The simple process uses controlled healing—in medical terms—“Selective Inflammatory Response.” It is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as a fractional laser, chemical peels, and microneedling). Because our skin is 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 positively by producing more collagen. During the four to six months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself through 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). 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.

Inserting NuMesh

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.
Inserting NuLift

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.
Illustration of NovaThreads Injection

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 the 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 for skin care in Norfolk, VA, delicately lifts the tissues and re-positions the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.

Restoring the V-Shape Diagram

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.

Botox Fillers

Before & After

NovaThreads Sagging Neck

NovaThreads Sagging Neck, Before and After

Courtesy of Dr. Allen Ross Glasmann & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third

NovaThreads Midface and Lower Third, Before and After

Courtesy of Kian Karimi & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Abdomen

NovaThreads Abdomen, Before and After

Courtesy of Dr. Omar Shafie & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third

NovaThreads Midface, Before and After

Courtesy of Kian Karimi & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Lips

NovaThreads Lips, Before and After

Courtesy of Dr. Antonella Quaranta & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Glabella & Nasolabial

NovaThreads Glabella and Nasolabia, Before and After

Courtesy of Kati Midgley, PA-C & NovaThreads

Contact us to see how NuLift or NuMesh can turn back the clock on your appearance. We provide medical skin care, body treatment, and microneedling in Norfolk, VA, for numerous satisfied clients.

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