Experience instant results with minimal-to-no downtime with the Spa Radiance Medical Thread Face Lift featuring NovaThreads®. Utilizing the latest technology, NovaThreads® are dissolvable Polydioxanone (PDO) threads made from the same dissolving material as surgical sutures. A thread lift is one of most effective ways to lift the sagging loose skin around the eyes, brow bone, cheeks, jowls and neck, giving back the youthful V-shaped face. You can have a thread lift anywhere, even the body, but one of the most sought-after locations is the lower third of the face to counteract the sagging skin and marionette lines, naso-labial folds and laugh lines. The skilled nurses at Spa Radiance Medical look forward to personalizing your Thread Lift procedure based on your face shape, concerns, and ultimate goals.
NovaThreads are a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone, or PDO for short. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body, is fully absorbed in 4 to 6 months, and won’t leave you with any scar tissue. “Selective inflammatory response” is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels & MicroNeedling) and NovaThreads is no different. Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting NovaThreads we make it ‘heal’ itself by creating new collagen, naturally! During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it— it’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin.
Although NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively. With the ageing of tissues and the action of gravity, the natural lifting and shaping of our face diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the NovaMesh and the NovaLyft technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep a youthful shape, or where necessary, to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate shape where it’s been lost.
There are two types of procedures using PDO sutures. The first one, called the NovaMesh, consists of creating a mesh under the skin (i.e. 2 sutures inserted vertically & 3 sutures horizontally), sort of like a #hashtag or a net. This mesh will serve as the foundation for your new collagen production. The NovaMesh tightens the skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally, without any drastic change. The other technique, called the NovaLyft is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have “barbs” or “cogs”, which provide a grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, creating an instant skin repositioning. Just like the NovaMesh, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift!
What can I expect?
Acne Laser Treatment | BOTOX®, Dysport® and Xeomin® | Clear + Brilliant® | CoolSculpting® | CoolTone® | Diamond Dermabrasion Facial | Fillers | Hair Restoration | IPL Photofacial | Kybella® | Laser Hair Removal | LED Customized Facial | LED Light Therapy | #LipFlip | Micro Laser Peel® | Microneedling and PRF | NovaThreads | ProFractional® | SkinTyte® | Ultherapy®