NovaThreads Thread Lift in Pasadena, CA

Natural aging and gravity can cause your skin to sag, fine lines to emerge, and a prematurely older facial appearance. Surgical treatments are available to address these inevitable effects, but they are often costly, painful, and require extensive recovery. Though surgery’s dramatic results can be appealing, the resulting recovery process may prove to be impractical for your busy lifestyle. Fortunately, Comprehensive Dermatology Center offers an advanced facial procedure that has no incisions, discomfort, or downtime, yet still delivers outstanding results.

NovaThreads, an innovative facial rejuvenation procedure, gives patients instant lifting without general anesthesia, sutures, or surgical risk. The treatment is especially effective in the jaw and neck area, which is notoriously challenging to treat with dermal fillers and neuromodulators.

Dissolvable polydioxanone threads have been making waves in Europe for several years, and surgeons have successfully used them in non-aesthetic medical treatments for decades.

Let’s consider what makes a PDO thread lift different from other treatments and what you can expect from the process.

What Makes PDO Threads Different?

PDO threads are one of three suture types used during a thread lift. The other two are polycaprolactone and poly-L-lactic acid. These threads consist of a colorless polyester that your body will break down after approximately six months.

Their presence triggers the cells in your body known as fibroblasts to boost collagen production. Collagen is a protein that provides skin structure and elasticity. When collagen levels decrease with age, your skin will become thinner and less resilient.

There are three categories of threads.

  • Mono threads smooth lines to help stimulate collagen production.
  • Cog threads have barbs that to latch into your skin like tiny fishhooks, providing a supportive lift.
  • Screw threads consist of intertwined threads that help restore volume to facial hollows and voids.

PDO Thread Lift Treatment Areas

A thread lift can successfully treat most facial areas that experience signs of aging, including the jawline, cheeks, neck, and eyes.

Because thread lifts aren’t as drastic as a facelift or neck lift, you may wish to combine this procedure with anti-aging solutions like BOTOX or dermal fillers. 

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How Long Do NovaThread Lifts Last?

A 2019 study found that PDO thread lifts resulted in immediate, long-lasting corrections for sagging skin. In the same paper, an experienced PDO thread lift plastic surgeon reported he’d witnessed thread lifts last up to nine years.

On average, younger patients can expect to enjoy thread lift benefits for three to four years, while older individuals with poor skin elasticity tend to see their results last for one to two years. 

The NovaThread Lift Procedure

NovaThreads employ hypodermic needles loaded with PDO absorbable sutures. This treatment requires no cuts or incisions. Instead, we’ll insert the threads through a tiny skin poke where the needle threads a line parallel to the skin to lift facial tissue.

NovaThreads is a simple procedure that takes place in our office while you remain comfortable with self-administered sedation. You’ll love that thread lift before-and-after results are immediate without downtime. PDO threads are a quick and easy “lunchtime lift” that provides a significant improvement while allowing you to return to your daily routine right after treatment.

We advise our patients to avoid tobacco and alcohol for five days before the procedure. Other blood-thinning products to avoid include:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Omega-3 supplements
  • Green tea or green tea extracts

Typically, your treatment will include the following:

  • You will sit in a reclined seat where we will disinfect your face and possibly apply a topical anesthetic.
  • Then, we will use a needlelike puncture to insert a cannula into the tiny hole.
  • Next, we will anchor the thread and remove the cannula.
  • Lastly, we’ll position the threads securely and cut anything that remains.
  • You’ll be free to return to work or go home shortly after the procedure.

Pro-Nox for No Pain

Pro-Nox is a pneumatically driven gas system designed to deliver a half-and-half mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide to patients for pain and anxiety relief during a medical procedure.

This pioneering tool offers patient-controlled analgesia for in-office that’s as easy as breathing. It takes only a few breaths to experience immediate relief.

Pro-Nox helps ease pain and anxiety for many of our treatments to make your experience comfortable and stress-free.

NovaThread Aftercare

You may have some bruising and swelling for the first day or two, but you can immediately return to most of your daily routines.

Avoid touching or rubbing your face the week after your procedure to prevent dislodging the threads. Please refrain from pursing your lips, smoking, and drinking through a straw for several weeks.

Other activities to avoid for one to two weeks include sleeping on your side, extreme exercise, and visiting saunas or hot tubs.

Sleeping with your head propped on a pillow helps you avoid rolling onto your face in bed during the night.

How Much Does a PDO Thread Lift Cost?

NovaThread cost varies widely depending on where you live, how many threads you need to provide optimal results, and your dermatologist’s experience with this experience.

Your insurance likely won’t cover the costs of this cosmetic procedure. However, we offer financing options to make the treatment more affordable for you. We can review financing and give you a cost estimate during your private consultation.

The Best NovaThread in Pasadena, CA

A Novathread lift employs dissolvable sutures to lift and rejuvenate sagging facial skin. It’s less expensive and offers a faster alternative to facelift surgery. In addition, its recovery is minimal, and it’s possible to return to work the same day.

If you have more questions about a PDO thread lift, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn why our patients consistently give us the best NovaThread reviews in Pasadena, CA.


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