NovaThreads in Los Angeles, CA
Have you heard of a facelift that doesn’t involve “going under the knife?” Kian Karimi, MD, FACS, and Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, double board-certified plastic surgeons at Rejuva Medical Aesthetics, perform non-surgical facelifts using NovaThreads on people living in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood, CA, who want to lift skin that sags due to age.
What are NovaThreads?
Think of NovaThreads as a non-surgical facelift. With NovaThreads, this technique is possible by using a non-surgical lifting technique to treat areas of the face that begin to sag as you get older. NovaThreads are hypodermic needles that contain an absorbable suture made of Polydioxanone (PDO). A PDO suture is an absorbable suture made of polydioxanone, which has been used in procedures, such as open-heart surgery, for years making it very safe to introduce to the body.
There are several types of threads used to accomplish the procedure:
- Smooth threads for superficial wrinkles and lines
- Volumizing threads for defining lip borders and diminishing deep wrinkles or folds, such as smile lines
- Lift threads that contain small barbs to lift the skin up and returns it to its original natural position
Benefits of NovaThreads
NovaThreads makes getting the results of a facelift less invasive and offers additional benefits such as:
- Long-lasting results
- Little risk of adverse reaction
- Little to no downtime
- Treats several areas of the face and body
- May be repeated as necessary
- Excellent alternative to a facelift
Who is an Ideal Candidate for NovaThreads?
If you have looked in the mirror and noticed that your facial skin has begun to sag or that your cheeks look hollowed out or sunken-in, you may be an ideal candidate for NovaThreads. This procedure allows you to add volume to your skin and simulate the results of a facelift to create a smoother look.
What Do I Do to Prepare for NovaThreads?
The most important part of preparing for NovaThreads is to stop taking any medications and supplements that thin the blood, as these hinder the healing process. Other than that, there is no preparation for NovaThreads.
What Happens During NovaThread Treatments?
When getting NovaThreads, your plastic surgeon makes a small poke through which needles and NovaThreads are inserted. When the threads are inserted, they run parallel to the surface of the skin just beneath the layer to the desired location. At this point, the needle is removed, and the thread is left suspended in place to lift the skin.
When the threads are inserted, they cause the body to produce inflammation, which then signals the body to boost collagen production to send to the “wounds.” This is how the targeted areas increase facial volume as well as volume on other parts of the body that would benefit from increased collagen.
How Long Does It Take to Perform NovaThread Treatments?
It typically takes about an hour to complete a NovaThread treatment. Many people schedule them during their lunch breaks.
What to Expect After a NovaThread Treatment
There is little to no downtime with NovaThread treatments. It all depends on what areas are being treated. Many patients return to work immediately following their treatments while others may want to stay at home for a few days.
When Will I See the Results?
Results are immediately noticeable to you and continue to increase over the next few months as the body fully absorbs the threads. These results last between nine and 15 months.
How Much Do NovaThreads Cost in Los Angeles?
NovaThreads vary in terms of cost depending on the area to be treated and whether other treatments are performed at the same time. We can discuss the cost of NovaThreads with you during your consultation. At that time, we can also go over our payment and financing through CareCredit®.
Rejuva Medical Aesthetics is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today!