NovaThreads, the newest innovation in non-surgical facial rejuvenation technology, is now available at Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein. This advanced procedure provides a natural-looking and immediate skin tightening effect without any incisions or recovery time. NovaThreads are small, hypodermic needles that are preloaded with a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone (PDO). PDO sutures are among the safest materials to be implanted in the body because the skin fully absorbs them within 4 to 6 months without leaving any scar tissue.
With aging, the natural “V-shape” of the face begins to sag. While Botox and fillers can effectively treat wrinkles in the upper and middle areas of the face, NovaThreads are especially effective for treating sagging in the neck and jawline. Nova Threads uses two different techniques to lift and tighten sagging skin – NovaMesh and NovaLyft.
The NovaMesh technique involves creating a crisscrossed pattern of threads beneath the skin. This stimulates the tissue beneath to produce new collagen around the mesh structure. The results from NovaMesh are natural in appearance and happen gradually as the skin produces collagen around the mesh.
The NovaLyft technique produces a more dramatic and immediate visible result. The sutures are lined with cogs that provide a grip underneath the skin. The sutures are then pulled in one or two directions creating an instant skin repositioning. Over the next 6 months the sutures are absorbed naturally and new collagen forms, anchoring the skin in the uplifted position.