NovaThreads

The Instant Thread Lift procedure is the best option to settle for, if you want an immediate younger look. NovaThreads is an FDA authorized procedure utilizing PDO absorbable sutures to lift, tighten and smooth skin. The result is as commendable as immediate without using the blade.

Be in the know, as Face Threads are trending again! They are new and advanced, making the results immediate, improving skin appearance and condition with time and excluding all traces of scar. These procedures are the most sought after cosmetic procedures in Europe and Asia.

What exactly is an Instant Thread Lift?

In recent time, people only seek products, services and procedures that will give results within a short time. The Instant Thread Lift, is a perfect time limit meeting procedure which gives people an instant result. It remains the most recent and advance trend in the cosmetic surgery world. In as short as a period of 30 minutes, your face will get an immediate better make over with no scars for that moment or ever!

What is the difference between Nova Threads vs. Silhouette Lift or Instalift®?

The Nova Threads and Instalift are both certified by the FDA, utilizing absorbable thread sutures for skin tightening and lifting.

The first certified absorbable PDO sutures by the FDA, were the Nova Threads. They have been trending in Europe and Asia for about 10 years. While Silhouette lift or Instalift is made out of Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), Nova Threads are made from PDO (Polydioxanone). Below is a chart to compare both procedures.

Nova Threads

Silhouette Lift

PDO material

PLLA material

Fully Absorb in 4-6 months

Fully Absorb in 12-18 months

Inserted 2-3 mm deep

Inserted 5 mm deep

Reversible/removable

Harder to remove

Smaller needle entry

Larger needle entry

Result lasts 4-12 months

Results last 12-18 months

Thinner suture so not felt under skin

Cones under skin can be

Why choose Instant Thread Lift versus surgical face-lift?

The type of procedure one settles for is largely based on personal choice. But, with surgery being the best choice for a serious case of skin laxity, other procedures can be chosen for a mild or moderate case.

Important questions to keep in mind and possibly give answers to by oneself are: Is surgery what you really want? Are you indifferent about having scars or dread them? Can you spare 2-3 weeks recovery time? If any of these questions carried a negative response, it is advisable you consider other options.

How long do results last after Instant Thread Lift compared to a surgical face-lift?

The duration of the results of a surgery differs from that of a typical thread lift. While a surgical face lift result lasts for about 5-10 years – with a maintenance lift in 1-2 years to keep the result in check, the Instant Thread Lift result lasts for 1-2 years and cannot be maintained with touch up facelifts like the surgical one.

Is there downtime after Nova Thread Instant Lift?

You can be rest assured you would not be needing any addicting pain relief medication, or antibiotics after this procedure. There is no professional or social downtime after it too. Though, you might develop a minor swelling and bruise for 1-2 days.

How do they Face Threads work?

Face Threads boost your body to produce collagen in the part where the suture is placed. With time, in about 4-6 months, the body breaks down the suture, leaving the collagen for your body’s use.

What are the types of threads?

The different types of threads used for the facelift procedure include:

  • Lift- This thread helps get the skin back in place, it has a lifting power and barb that helps achieve this.
  • Volumize- This thread is used for marking out the lip border, lifting and filling the deep wrinkles or folds.
  • Smooth- This is used for superficial wrinkles and lines

How long do results usually last?

The duration of a facelift procedure result will be determined by the part worked on, and amount of threads used. The noncomplex and fast procedures like lip border contour, wrinkles and smoker’s lines, normally last 3-6 months, while the complex procedures like neck lift, eye brow lift usually last for about 12-18 months.

Types of Threads to achieve any look you want.

Which areas can be helped with Nova Threads?

Nova Thread is FDA approved for all skin areas. 

Most common aesthetic uses are:

  • Lip Borders for a natural pout
  • Eye Brow Lift
  • Smile lines around eyes
  • Smoker’s Lines
  • Saggy Jowls
  • Saggy Cheeks
  • Saggy Necks
  • Décolletage
  • Upper Arm Tightening
  • Breast Lift
  • Tummy Lift
  • Butt Lift
  • Cellulite
  • Knee Lift

How long does the procedure take?

The facelift procedure usually takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the part to be treated or worked on. However, you will have a one hour appointment, with 20 minutes dedicated to your skin, preparing it for the procedure, after which the areas to be treated are checked properly so as to get desired results.

How do I prepare for this procedure?

If you are taking blood thinning medication such as aspirin ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, important to stop one week before procedure.  We recommend start using Vitamin C Serum few weeks before the procedure to help skin heal faster.

What are the most common side effects?

The most common side effects are bruising, bleeding and soreness. Very rarely one can have infection, suture migrating or becoming visible through the skin.

How long is the recovery?

There is no downtime with this procedure and minimal swelling is expected the next day as part of the response generated by the body to start collagen production.

Can I go back to work after the procedure?

In general yes for treatment for wrinkles and/or smile lines.  For eyebrow lift, cheek or neck lifts, swelling may last for 48 hours.  Most chose procedure on Friday or Saturday and go back to work on Monday.

Dr. Lin is one of the first female physicians to pioneer the thread lift technique in San Mateo.

 

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Face threads are back, they are new and improved.  They are the most popular cosmetic procedure in Asia and Europe!  The results are instant, improve skin appearance with time and leave no telltale scars.

What exactly is an Instant Thread Lift?

It’s the latest and the hottest trend in cosmetic surgery world as people are looking for instant results, with no downtime.
In about 30 minutes, your face will look instantly better and no scars for life.

What is the difference between Nova Threads vs. Silhouette Lift or Instalift®?
They are both FDA approved absorbable thread sutures for skin lifting and tightening.
Nova Threads were the first FDA approved absorbable PDO sutures. They have been around in Europe and Asia for about 10 years and due their overwhelming popularity.  Nova threads are made from PDO (Polydioxanone) sutures, while Silhouette Lift is made out of Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA). Please see the comparison chart below.

Nova Threads

Silhouette Lift

PDO material

PLLA material

Fully Absorb in 4-6 months

Fully Absorb in 12-18 months

Inserted 2-3 mm deep

Inserted 5 mm deep

Reversible/removable

Harder to remove

Smaller needle entry

Larger needle entry

Result lasts 4-12 months

Results last 12-18 months

Thinner suture so not felt under skin

Cones under skin can be

Why choose Instant Thread Lift versus surgical face-lift?

The type of procedure one settles for is largely based on personal choice. But, with surgery being the best choice for a serious case of skin laxity, other procedures can be chosen for a mild or moderate case.

Important questions to keep in mind and possibly give answers to by oneself are: Is surgery what you really want? Are you indifferent about having scars or dread them? Can you spare 2-3 weeks recovery time? If any of these questions carried a negative response, it is advisable you consider other options.

How long do results last after Instant Thread Lift compared to a surgical face-lift?

Instant Thread Lift result last about 1-2 years. Surgical face lifts typically last 5-10 years. You can have touch up lifts in 1-2 years for maintenance.   For facelift it harder to have repeat or touch up facelifts due to scarring.
Is there downtime after Nova Thread Instant Lift?

There is no social or professional downtime after this procedure. No addicting pain meds to take and no antibiotics to upset your stomach. You might develop a small bruise and swelling for 1-2 days.

How do they Face Threads work?

They stimulate your body to produce collagen in the area where the suture is placed. Over time, approximately 4-6 months, the suture is broken down by the body and the collagen produced is yours to keep.

What are the types of threads?

Smooth- used for superficial wrinkles and lines
Volumize- used for defining the lip border, filling and lifting the deep wrinkles or fold, ex: smile lines.
Lift- lifting power with small barbs that “lifts” the skin up and returns it to its original youthful and natural place.

How long do results usually last?

The duration depends on the depends on the area treated and amount of threads used. Simple and quick procedures like smoker’s lines, wrinkles and lip border contour, usually last 3-6 months, while eye brow lift, neck lift tend to last about 12-18 months.

Types of Threads to achieve any look you want.

Which areas can be helped with Nova Threads?

Nova Thread is FDA approved for all skin areas. 

Most common aesthetic uses are:

  • Lip Borders for a natural pout
  • Eye Brow Lift
  • Smile lines around eyes
  • Smoker’s Lines
  • Saggy Jowls
  • Saggy Cheeks
  • Saggy Necks
  • Décolletage
  • Upper Arm Tightening
  • Breast Lift
  • Tummy Lift
  • Butt Lift
  • Cellulite
  • Knee Lift

How long does the procedure take?

The facelift procedure usually takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the part to be treated or worked on. However, you will have a one hour appointment, with 20 minutes dedicated to your skin, preparing it for the procedure, after which the areas to be treated are checked properly so as to get desired results.

How do I prepare for this procedure?

As simple as this procedure is, it is important to note some things, which include what to stop doing when the procedure day is close. If you are on a blood thinning medication like Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, it is advisable you stop the intake of such medication a week before the procedure. You can replace the medication with pills that will aid skin heal like Vitamin C serum.

What are the most common side effects?

The Thread lift procedures do not have severe side effects, the most common ones are mild soreness, bleeding and bruising. Getting infected happens on very rare occasions, just like having the suture visible through the skin rarely happens too.

How long is the recovery?

Recovery is almost as instant as the procedure ends, only a minimal swell is expected to be seen a day after the procedure, and this is only a reaction by the body to begin the production of collagen needed to rejuvenate the treated area.

Can I go back to work after the procedure?

Generally, a person treated for smile lines or wrinkles can resume work after the procedure. However, for cheek or neck lifts, eyebrow lifts, swells and bruises may last for 48 hours, as a result of this, most people prefer having the procedure carried out on a Friday, so as to recovery within the free two days and resume work on Monday.

Dr. Susan Lin happens to be one of the first female physicians to introduce the thread lift technique in San Mateo.

 

For More information: NovaThreads

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