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Am I a Good Candidate for NovaThreads?
A formal evaluation by an experienced, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Emer is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for NovaThreads. NovaThreads procedures are minimally invasive and offer a range of benefits, from repairing scars to fighting signs of aging.
Patients with significant skin sagging and/or thin skin may not be ideal candidates for a NovaThreads lifting procedure and may require surgical lifting to see their desired results. In those instances, Dr. Emer has a team of board-certified plastic surgeons who perform facelifts, neck lifts, and transformative body lifts.
How Does NovaThreads Work?
NovaThreads are extremely fine, colorless threads that can lift, contour, and volumize the skin. Made from an organic, dissolvable material called polydioxanone (PDO), NovaThreads can be smooth, twisted, or barbed for different applications.
Dr. Emer begins each NovaThreads procedure by identifying, marking, and applying topical anesthetic to the desired treatment areas. He then selects the right threads for your procedure.
NovaThreads can be smooth, twisted, or barbed. Each type is used to achieve different results.
Some NovaThreads come preloaded on fine needles. Others are manually threaded through the interstitial tissue, parallel to the surface of the skin, using a cannula. Dr. Emer will carefully select the best method to precisely target your cosmetic concerns.
Smooth threads that are preloaded on baby-fine needles work to improve the texture of the skin and fine crepey skin such as around the mouth, under eyes, on the lips or neck, and on the elbows and knees. These do not lift the tissue, instead they create a structure that supports the skin and promotes gradual tightening over time through long-term collagen production.
NovaThreads are threaded horizontally through the dermis, allowing Dr. Emer to gently manipulate the skin to create a smoother, tauter appearance.
Over the course of a few months, the sutures dissolve and stimulate collagen production, which lifts and repairs the skin, creates additional volume, and reduces the appearance of scars, fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and indentations.
NovaThreads Neck Lift and Face Lift
NovaThreads can provide natural-looking facial rejuvenation for clients who do not want or need a full surgical facelift or neck lift. In this procedure, Dr. Emer uses barbed NovaThreads to gently lift the facial skin to a new elevation point, restoring a more taut and youthful appearance.
It’s here that Dr. Emer’s skill and artistry are critical to obtaining great results. He knows precisely how to place and pull the threads in such a way that they don’t pinch or overlap, and he uses just the right number of threads to achieve a natural look. After applying the main threads, he then uses smaller needles loaded with smooth baby threads to plump and build collagen in key places.
This same-day, in-office procedure offers immediate results that improve even more in 6 to 12 weeks as the threads dissolve and collagen rebuilds.
NovaThreads to Treat Acne Scars
NovaThreads are an excellent option for treating a wide range of acne scarring. After performing a laser treatment to address redness, Dr. Emer uses smooth NovaThreads made from a very fine, thread-like material and applies them using thin needles. This application technique creates a kind of crosshatched “scaffold” just underneath the skin of the face or body.
This is sometimes referred to as a “spider web” facial. The needles are removed as soon as they are all inserted. They leave behind a mesh of PDO threads that support the skin and stimulate new collagen production as they dissolve. The application process is quick and painless, and the results take effect quickly.
For acne in particular, Dr. Emer recommends a combined treatment program for optimal results. Your customized acne scarring treatment may include CO2 laser resurfacing, microneedling with PRP, RF microneedling, Halo laser, and Bellafill for scarring.
NovaThreads for Lip Enhancement
Dr. Emer often includes NovaThreads in lip augmentation treatments to complement lip fillers. For this procedure, Dr. Emer inserts tiny, corkscrew-shaped NovaThreads directly into the lips. These twisted threads lift and evert the lips, giving them enhanced definition that can last up to 6 to 9 months. The results are subtle and natural-looking.
How Long Do NovaThreads Last?
NovaThreads stay in place for about 4 to 6 months. As they dissolve, new collagen is formed, which lifts and tightens tissue and improves the texture of the skin. Many patients enjoy their results for a year or more. Results vary depending on the type and number of PDO threads used, your body’s unique response to the treatment, and your commitment to your aftercare regimen.
How Much Do NovaThreads Cost?
Achieving the transformative results that Dr. Emer is known for requires intricate combinations of treatments that are tailored to your unique facial structure and tissue. The cost of your NovaThreads procedure will depend on the treatment area, number of threads required, and whether you combine your thread lift with complementary procedures. Complete pricing information will be provided at your consultation.