What are Nova (PDO) Threads?
Novathreads (polydioxanone) are resorbable threads used to lift and tighten skin without any cuts or incisions. They can be used in many parts of the upper body, such as the face, jaw, neck, décolletage areas, as well as the lower body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, and knees. While Botox and Xeomin are the preferred agents for the upper third of the face, and intradermal fillers in the middle third, the preferred procedure for the lower third of the face is Novathreads (PDO threads) because it provides the much-needed firmness and support without volumizing the area.
Novathreads are made of polydioxanone (PDO), a product previously used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery, that is fully absorbed within 4 to 6 months without any scar tissue. It stimulates collagen synthesis and the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
These threads produce a response in our body that causes it to create our own collagen which will help to keep the lift in place, even after the threads dissolve. They are inserted with a needle, similar to filler injections. Many times, the placement of the threads will be combined with filler injections for optimal results.
Boise Image Enhancement Centre providers have over 3 decades of experience of experience with skin tightening applications. We were the first providers in Idaho to offer Novathreads, the premier product specifically designed to tighten the skin. No other medical team in the Treasure Valley has greater expertise in aesthetic skin care applications utilizing thread technology.
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” gets lost. The idea behind the Nova-Mesh and the Nova-Lyft technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or, where necessary, to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost. There are three reasons NovaThreads may be perfect for you: It stimulates collagen, creates scaffolding and may aid in skin tightening.
Types of Novathreads & Threading Treatment
We offer two different type of NovaThreads. We use the smaller threads to create a scaffold for your own body to develop collagen around the threads. We also may choose to use the lifting threads to gently lift the skin to provide a smooth, subtle lift where your skin may be sagging.
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