Figuring out what to do with sagging jowls can be tricky. Treatments designed to clear up wrinkles won’t do anything for sagging skin, and it seems like the only available choice you have is full-blown surgery.
OM Medispa has another option that provides safe and effective results without the use of surgery. Dr. Susarla is proud to offer NovaThreads, a small procedure that uses a unique form of therapy to correct sagging jowls and drooping skin around the jaw.
How do NovaThreads Work?
The principle behind NovaThreads is something called “selective inflammatory response.” This is a common form of therapy in the aesthetics industry where some minor trauma is caused by the body, which jumpstarts its ability to heal itself. This trauma is only mildly uncomfortable for you, but significant enough in your body for it to try and fix the problem, leaving you with naturally healed skin.
“I had the PDO threadlift 2 weeks ago and I am thrilled with how I look! The results are natural and instant! Someone told me that I looked like I had lost weight and my best friend told me I look so well rested. The fine lines around my mouth are smoother. My face has less sagging in the nasal labial folds. With the exception of some slight discomfort from the numbing injections, the procedure is painless! I’m addicted and will definitely have it done again!”
NovaThreads use PDO sutures to tighten the skin in the short-term, then disappear within 4 – 8 months, leaving only healed skin behind. PDO stands for Polydioxanone, which is a synthetic absorbable material most often used in major surgeries such as open heart surgery. This body-safe material will be safely absorbed into the body over the course of a few months and eventually disappear entirely.
Each suture is made up of little barbs or thorns, looking almost like the stem of a rose. Once these are inserted into your jawline, they instantly grab hold of the surrounding skin to create a tighter look instantly. As the material is slowly dissolved in your skin, your body is healing the areas around the sutures. For every suture that disappears, only newly formed collagen remains.
Sutures? Does that Mean Surgery?
Even though sutures are being applied to the face, there are NO cuts and NO incisions to be made! The PDO sutures are given in a series of pre-loaded injections. The sutures go into your skin directly from the needle.
Where Do NovaThreads Work Best?
You can place NovaThreads in a variety of places on your body, but they work best in the lower third of the face. The upper and middle portions of the face develop wrinkles and fine lines but tend not to sag as severely as the lower third does. Most of the upper and middle face issues can be solved with dermal fillers or other injections. When it comes to severely sagging skin around the lower cheek and jawlines, nothing works better than NovaThreads.
What is the Procedure Like?
NovaThreads can be injected in a surprisingly short amount of time. Because all that’s needed are a few injections, this treatment can be completed in around an hour. This means that you can come in during your lunch hour, or before your weekend errands, and get your work done.
Side effects tend to be mild and last only a short while. You’ll feel some pain and tenderness around the injection sites, so it’s best not to touch your face in the immediate hours after treatment. Injection sites might also turn red or swell up.
NovaThreads are a safe and effective way to help with one of the most troublesome parts of the body, the lower face. By using dissolvable PDO sutures, this treatment has the unique ability to show both immediate and long-lasting results.
Call the OM medispa offices in Elgin, IL to schedule your NovaThreads consultation.