A beautiful healthy face has a natural ”V-shape.” With aging, gravity pushes down this naturally youthful shape, especially as our jowls and jawline begins to droop. Fortunately, a new therapy has been FDA-approved that especially address the aging jawline, an area fillers and Botox (with all of their amazing qualities) has not been able to ideally treat. Nova Threads specially targets the jawline and jowls and is also used to lift cheeks and the forehead. It can even be used to lift a sagging nose bridge, another tell-tale sign of aging other treatments don’t well address.Nova Threads are preloaded needles inserted under the skin’s surface.
Two types of Nova Threads:
- Nu-Mesh consists of sutures inserted vertically and horizontally. Nu-Mesh sutures create a foundation for new collagen production that naturally tightens skin from within. Results are gradual over two to four months.
- Nu-Lift, on the other hand, provides a more dramatic and immediate result. Unlike Nu-Mesh, Nu-Lift sutures also have tiny barbs that provide a sub-dermal grip, gently yet immediately lifting the treated area. And just like with Nu-Mesh, the skin naturally builds new collagen, securing the lift.
Nova Threads are comprised of PDO or Polydioxanone, a material that has been used in surgical procedures since the late 1980s, including for open-heart surgery. Nonsurgical PDO face-lifts have been common in Europe for several years and with amazing results. PDO completely dissolves within four to six months and leaves no scar tissue, either under the skin’s surface or topically.
In Europe, Nova Threads has been called the “lunch hour facelift” because the treatment only takes an hour (yet results last for about two years!) In terms of downtime, there can be some bruising, swelling and minor pain. Also, there can be a feeling of tightness or pulling that diminishes within a few days of the treatment. However, most clients report continuing regular activities the same day.
Nova Threads are an excellent complement for Botox and fillers. Finally, there is a treatment that helps restore your face’s youthful v-shape, naturally.