Recently, one of the most popular anti-aging treatments is a non-surgical facelift using PDO threads. A thread lift physically lifts and tightens your skin to erase the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines. At OM Medispa in Elgin, IL, we believe that NOVA threads can restore your youthful appearance with long-lasting results.
How Do Nova Threads Work?
A thread lift works by inserting bio-compatible sutures made with barbs or thorns into the sub-dermal layers of the skin and then anchoring the threads into the skin tissue to reduce skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. Threads are made with polydioxanone, which has been used in major surgeries for decades. Over time, these threads will be absorbed by the body.
Aside from the physical lift done with this thread treatment, the threads in this treatment also interact with the natural healing properties of your body. Polydioxanone is known to stimulate collagen production, which can also improve the texture of your skin and minimize visible signs of aging. Overall, this treatment can be completed in less than an hour and can be used to correct mild to moderate signs of aging.
Where Can You Use This Treatment?
NOVA threads are commonly used on the mid and lower face where the skin tends to sag and wrinkle more easily. The most common areas of treatment are the lower cheek, jawline, and even the area beneath the chin. This treatment works best on the lower third of the face because the effect of gravity on the skin is more apparent than on the upper face.
What Should You Do Before and After Treatment?
Because this treatment is non-invasive and does not involve any chemicals or powerful laser energy, you will not need to make many preparations for your treatment. Overall, preparing for a thread lift is somewhat similar to preparing for a dermal filler or neurotoxin treatment. The most important thing you may need to do is discontinue blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least a week before your treatment.
After your treatment, you will be able to return to your normal daily routine without many restrictions. Most of your aftercare instructions will only need to be followed for 12 to 24 hours, such as not washing, scrubbing, or wetting the treatment area with hot water. You may be instructed to avoid scrubbing your skin for one to three weeks after your treatment. You should also avoid activities such as:
- Alcohol consumption
- Side or stomach sleeping
- Facial massages
- Extreme facial expressions
- Excessive chewing
When Will You See Your Results?
It may take some time to see the results of this treatment. Most people will notice the results of this treatment about one to two months after your appointment, which is around the time when new collagen in the skin will mature and improve the texture of the skin. If your body produces new collagen more quickly, then you may see results sooner.
How Long Will Results Last?
The PDO threads placed in your skin during treatment will remain for at least six months. After about six months, the threads will be fully dissolved and absorbed by your body. However, you can expect the results of your treatment to continue long after the threads have been absorbed. Most people will be able to enjoy the results of this treatment for a year or longer even after the threads have been absorbed. Some people may even enjoy results for as long as three years.
Is This Treatment Effective?
Yes, this treatment is highly effective. Although the results of this treatment won’t be as dramatic as a surgical facelift, people who have mild to moderate visible signs of aging can experience significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity from PDO thread treatments. Furthermore, many people prefer this treatment to plastic surgery because the results appear more natural and there is less recovery time.
Can You Combine This Treatment?
Yes, it’s possible you can combine this treatment with other aesthetic treatments. Because PDO threads are usually only used on the lower face, you may be able to use neurotoxins and dermal fillers on the mid and upper face to erase other visible signs of aging. For concerns like dark spots or sun damage, you may be able to use chemical peels, energy-based treatments, and skincare products to minimize visible aging.
Who Are Ideal Candidates?
Candidates who are ideal for this treatment include women and men who have mild to moderate skin laxity on the lower third of the face. If you do not want to use plastic surgery or temporary dermal fillers to improve skin laxity and wrinkles on the lower face, then this thread lift treatment may be an ideal option for you. A consultation will determine whether or not you are eligible for treatment.
Improve Your Appearance With NOVA Threads
A thread lift is generally considered a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift. If you want to reduce visible signs of aging by stimulating the production of new collagen, then this treatment is the ideal minimally invasive option for you. Please contact us at OM Medispa in Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, or Geneva, IL to schedule your first appointment today.