What are NovaThread or PDO Threads?
Novathread’s are hypodermic needles preloaded with and absorbable PDO suture. PDO stands for Polydioxanone. It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. 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. Your skin fully absorbs the thread within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue. But will help the body create new collagen naturally.
How does it work?
- Controlled Healing:
In medical terms “Selective Inflammatory Response”, it is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures such as Fractional Laser, Chemical peels, & MicroNeedling. Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting Novathreads we make it “heal” itself by creating new collagen naturally.
- Mesh or Lift:
There are two types of procedures with Novathreads. The first one consists of creating a mesh under the skin. This mesh will serve as the foundation for our new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within. The other technique is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The Novathread sutures provide grip underneath the skin, allowing the provider to create an instant skin repositioning. Again the skin will then build new collagen to secure the lift.
What area’s can you treat?
A beautiful and health face has a “V-shape”. With the aging process and gravity this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or when necessary to delicately lift the tissues and repostition the skin to recreate the “V-Shape” where it’s been lost.
Although Novathread’s can be inserted almost anywhere, one area that is especially effective is the neck and jaw line. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with Botox or Injectable Fillers alone, but with the Novathread procedure you now have another safe and effective way to address areas of concern.