If a minimally-invasive facelift that requires no downtime seems like the perfect answer to your aging concerns, you need to learn about NovaThreads. At Vintage Wellness and Aesthetics, Vivianne Lubrano, RN, uses this innovative technique to help you look and feel younger. If you live in or around Houston and want to know what NovaThreads can do for you, contact Vintage Wellness: Call the office today to book an appointment or go online.
NovaThreads are hypodermic needles preloaded with surgical sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO). PDO sutures are one of the safest materials implanted into the body and used in sensitive procedures like open-heart surgery.
The PDO sutures in NovaThreads have small barbs which lift your skin and stimulate your body to make collagen. They fully absorb into your body in 4-6 months and don’t leave scar tissue.
NovaThreads treatments lift your skin and are a non-surgical facelift alternative. If you have sagging skin at your jowls, mid-face, or brows, NovaThreads may be the right treatment for you.
There are two main ways that a NovaThreads treatment improves your appearance: lifting the skin and stimulating collagen production. The “barbs” in the threads pull your skin up, and the slight wound caused by inserting the threads stimulates your body to produce collagen, maintaining the lift of the threads.
Here are the basics of what you can expect before, during, and after your NovaThreads procedure at Vintage Wellness:
Your Vintage Wellness provider evaluates the particulars of your situation and discusses your expectations and general health. They may prescribe an antibiotic to reduce any possibility of infection and provide instructions about taking medications and supplements before the procedure.
Depending on your situation, your provider may use a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable during the procedure, which may between 35-60 minutes.
You can see some results instantly, but the full effect of the NovaThreads treatment becomes apparent within 2-3 weeks. Slight swelling and bruising are common side effects.
Although the threads disintegrate within a few months, the improved collagen production they stimulate means you’ll continue to see results well after the treads are gone.
To learn more about NovaThreads and find out if you’re a candidate for this anti-aging procedure, schedule an appointment at Vintage Wellness. Call or go online to book.