Here at the Miami Center for Dermatology, we are excited to introduce NovaThreads: our newest, non-surgical, aesthetic solution you have been searching for! New on the market as an alternative for Botox and Injectable Fillers, NovaThreads is attracting patients who are in need of a facial lift with a natural appearance.
These hypodermic needles are preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture, which is composed of polydioxanone. If you are hesitant about introducing these needles into your body, do not fear! Commonly used in open-heart surgery and other cardiothoracic procedures, PDO sutures are one of the safest materials that can be implanted in the body.
If scarring is a major concern of yours, you can put your mind at ease. Your skin will fully absorb these PDO sutures in approximately 4 to 6 months, leaving your skin free of any scar tissue.
You may be wondering how exactly this miracle solution works if no surgical methods are implemented. By utilizing the body’s Selective Inflammatory Response, or the skin’s ability to repair itself, NovaThreads are inserted and manipulated to induce a natural production of collagen.
The goal of this procedure is to ensure that your skin gently reacts to the inserted NovaThreads while absorbing the PDO. As your skin absorbs the PDO sutures during a 4 to 6 month period, repairing of the collagen will also be taking place.
It is incredible that all of this repairing action can take place underneath the skin with no cuts or incisions, purely injections!
The NovaMesh, or NuMesh, is a method of treatment that utilizes the NovaThreads in a net-like fashion, similar to a hashtag. 2 sutures are inserted vertically and 3 are inserted horizontally, creating a stable foundation for new collagen production. The number of insertions may vary based on your specific needs, but this method has shown to be successful in naturally tightening the skin from within. As opposed to other skin repair methods that may appear drastically, NuMesh will help achieve natural results.
An alternative method known as Novalyft, or NuLift, can be implemented to achieve a more immediate and dramatic result. The PDO sutures are inserted in the same manner, however this method contains sutures that have “barbs” or “cogs” that provide a more secure grip underneath the skin. These modified PDO sutures allow for instant skin repositioning, as they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions. Collagen will still be produced naturally, this strategy just modifies the process for patients who are in search of an instant lift.
Through the years, you may have noticed changes in the structure of your face. Some of these shifts may be minimal, but as tissues age and skin loses its elasticity, aging becomes more apparent. The key to achieving and maintaining a youthful appearance is to hone in on the natural V-shape of the face. With time, this V-shape becomes inverted and brings about wrinkles and lines.
Whether you decide that Nu-Mesh or Nu-Lift is right for you, both techniques will assist in lifting and repositioning key points of the skin to recreate that V-shape that you crave. Without the use of cuts or incisions, NovaThreads are one of the most effective, alternative face lift methods on the market.
NovaThreads can be inserted virtually anywhere! Its needles, pre-loaded with PDO sutures, are inserted on site at the subdermal level, and then pulled in the desired direction. The simplicity of this procedure allows patients to address areas of their body like never before.
Areas that are commonly targeted with the use of NovaThreads include the neck and jawline. Luckily for our patients at the Miami Center for Dermatology, our experts are knowledgeable in how to properly utilize NovaThreads and fully reap its benefits in these problem areas. The use of injectable fillers can make treating the lower third of the face challenging. However, NovaThreads has made advancements in this field like never before. Our dermatologists now recommend NovaThreads to any patient hoping to treat this area of the face.
At the Miami Center for Dermatology, it is our goal to help you look and feel your best. If you are interested in taking advantage of all of the incredible benefits NovaThreads has to offer, contact our expert dermatologists and schedule an appointment today at (305) 279-7546 or click here.