What Are NovaThreads?

NovaThreads are a type of cosmetic procedure that involves using absorbable sutures to lift and tighten the skin. These sutures are made of polydioxanone, a material used in medical devices for many years.

The sutures are inserted into the skin using a small needle and tightened, causing an immediate improvement in an aged appearance. Eventually, those threads stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin.

Over time, the sutures are absorbed by the body, and the skin is left looking lifted and tightened. NovaThreads are often used to treat signs of aging in the face, neck, and other body areas.

Why Do We Need NovaThreads?

The aging process causes the face to lose volume for several reasons:

  • Decreased collagen production: The body produces less collagen as we age, leading to a loss of skin elasticity and volume.
  • Gravitational pull: Over time, gravity pulls on the skin and underlying tissues, causing them to sag and lose volume.
  • Sun exposure: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage the skin and lead to a loss of volume, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Lifestyle factors: Habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also contribute to aging and a loss of volume in the face.
  • Fat loss: As we age, we naturally lose fat in the face, making the skin look thinner and contributing to a loss of volume.

These factors combined can cause the face to look older and less full, leading many people to seek cosmetic treatments like NovaThreads to restore volume and achieve a more youthful appearance.

What Do NovaThreads Treat?

NovaThreads are used to treat a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Sagging skin: The sutures can lift and tighten the skin in the neck, jowls, and cheeks.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles: The procedure can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead.
  • Lack of volume: The sutures can add volume to the face, restoring a more youthful, plump appearance.
  • Double chin: NovaThreads can help to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
  • Brow lift: The procedure can lift the brow, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

These are some of the most common concerns that NovaThreads can help to treat. However, it’s important to note that the procedure results will vary from person to person, and a consultation with one of the experts at The Maas Clinic is highly recommended to determine if NovaThreads are the right choice for you.

Am I a Candidate for NovaThreads?

A good candidate for NovaThreads is someone who is looking to improve the appearance of their skin without undergoing more invasive procedures, such as a facelift. Ideal candidates typically have mild to moderate signs of aging, such as sagging skin and a loss of volume. You must have good overall health and realistic expectations for the procedure’s results.

However, certain medical conditions or medications may make NovaThreads inadvisable. Therefore, it is crucial to inform your provider of any health issues and medications you are taking. Smoking is also critical, as it can impact the healing process.

What Should I Expect from a NovaThreads Procedure?

A NovaThreads procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified provider who can assess your individual needs and determine if NovaThreads is the right choice.
  2. Preparation: On the day of the procedure, the skin will be thoroughly cleaned and a local anesthetic will be administered to ensure a comfortable experience by numbing the targeted area.
  3. Insertion of threads: The provider will use a small needle to insert the threads into the skin. The threads are made of a material that encourages collagen growth, which helps tighten and lift the skin.
  4. Lifting and tightening: Once the threads are in place, the provider will use them to lift and tighten the skin, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
  5. Final adjustment: The provider will make any final adjustments to the threads to ensure the desired result.
  6. Aftercare: After the procedure, you will need to follow a set of aftercare instructions provided by your provider, such as avoiding sun exposure, alcohol, or certain skincare products. It is also
    important to attend follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process.

The entire procedure typically takes 30 to 60 minutes, and most people can return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. However, the final results may take several weeks or months to develop as the body produces collagen around the threads.

What Should I Expect During NovaThreads Recovery?

The recovery from a NovaThreads procedure typically involves some swelling and bruising around the treated area, which is normal and should subside within a few days to a week.

During the first few days following your NovaThreads treatment, you should avoid strenuous activity and closely follow the aftercare instructions provided by our staff, such as avoiding sun exposure, alcohol, or certain skincare products.

We always tell our patients that everyone’s recovery is different and they should follow the specific instructions provided by their provider to ensure the best possible outcome. If you have any concerns or questions about your recovery, you can ask us as many questions as you want at any point in the process.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from NovaThreads?

The results of the procedure are typically long-lasting, although the exact timeline can vary depending on individual factors such as skin type, age, and overall health. The final results of the procedure may take several weeks or months to fully develop as the body produces collagen around the threads.

During this time, patients may notice a gradual improvement in the appearance of their skin. To maintain the results of the procedure, it may be necessary to have touch-up treatments in the future.

How Much Do NovaThreads Cost?

The cost of NovaThreads varies depending on various factors, such as the number of threads used, the treatment’s location, and the provider’s experience. It is essential to remember that cosmetic procedures, including NovaThreads, are usually not covered by insurance, so the cost is typically paid out of pocket.

It is recommended to schedule a consultation with our team at The Maas Clinic to discuss your desired results and the cost of the procedure. During this consultation, the provider will assess your individual needs and recommend a customized treatment plan, including an estimated cost.

Ready to Fight Back Against Aging?

At The Maas Clinic, we believe in helping our patients achieve their best possible appearance with the latest techniques in cosmetic medicine. If you’re ready to see how NovaThreads can help you achieve your ideal appearance, we invite you to take the first step and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers.

Whether you’re looking for a nonsurgical solution to restore lost volume, lift sagging skin, or rejuvenate your appearance, The Maas Clinic is here to help. Call us at (415) 567-7000 or fill out our online contact form to start the process.

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