What if you could get a facelift, without ever undergoing the knife in a traditional facelift? Well, with a thread lift facelift, this is a reality. (The first photo above is an actual patient moments after our own Dr. Kotas put in threads. The second photo in the above gallery is the 10-day post thread lift photo of Dr. Kotas herself by our own Nesha. )
Thread lifts are the newest, non-invasive ‘lifting’ procedure, and it can actually be performed anywhere on the body. The thread lift facelift is designed to lift key areas of the face including lifting the brow, cheeks, the neck, the jowl, and jawline. By using a simple injection of a synthetic surgical suture that anchors itself in the tissue and deeper layers of the skin, and is gently pulled upward and back leaving you with a tighter, more firm look.
The facelift threads, are pre-loaded into hypodermic needles and are long-lasting. Eventually, over time the threads will break down and absorb into your body. Your skin will fully absorb the material, and it leaves no scar tissue.
We offer several different types of threads – some are stronger for heavier tissue and others are lighter, for raising smaller and lighter areas, such as an upper lip lift.
The best candidate for NovaThreads will have mild to moderate sagging tissue. NovaThreads is not recommended for patients allergic to lidocaine or epinephrine. Those with an active infection, cold, or rash should postpone their NovaThreads procedure.
It depends on how many threads needed. It is usually between $325 to $1500.
• You should not plan for threads 2 weeks before an event. While bruising is uncommon, we cannot guarantee it.
• If you have a mid or lower facelift, you should not use over-exaggerated facial expressions that open the mouth for 30 days. So you should plan your dental visits accordingly.
• Also for mid and lower facelift, you should plan to take 1 to 2 weeks off from exercise.
• You should have any laser or radio frequency treatments done ahead of time as they can damage or break down the threads.
• You should not fly for 48 hours.
There are three types of PDO threads:
• Smooths: stimulate collagen and help with fine lines and wrinkles
• Twists: that plum like filler
• Barbs: that lift
There are risks with any procedure. Risks with threads are minimal. Including:
• Undesired outcome—not enough lift or puckering of the skin.
The effect of the threads can last up to 2 years, but most patients will notice softening of the effect at about a year to 18 months.
Small areas, like the lines between the brows and crows feet may take only 5 to 10 minutes, but larger areas can take up to 30 minutes.
NovaThreads can be used on most areas of the face and body, but provide exceptional results along the lower 1/3 of the face or neckline. NovaThreads are often utilized to improve the appearance of the eyebrows, sagging cheeks, Smoker’s Lines, Marionette Lines, and sagging jowls.
PDO stands for polydioxanone. It is a type of suture that is used in heart surgery. It is absorbed by the body in about 4 to 6 months. Once they are placed, they stimulate the body to produce collagen and fibrin around the threads. So once the threads are absorbed, the collagen and fibrin help maintain the benefit.