NovaThreads is an FDA approved procedure using PDO absorbable sutures to lift, tighten and smooth skin.
* Individual Results Vary
* Individual Results Vary
It’s the latest and the hottest trend in cosmetic surgery world as people are looking for instant results, with no downtime.In about 30 minutes, your face will look instantly better and no scars for life. What is the difference between NovaThreads vs Silhouette Lift or Instalift®?They are both FDA approved absorbable thread sutures for skin lifting and tightening.NovaThreads were the first FDA approved absorbable PDO sutures. They have been around in Europe and Asia for about 10 years and due their overwhelming popularity, were introduced to the US market, when the demand for non surgical and no downtime procedures is soaring.
A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure performed in-office. During the procedure, doctors place small surgical threads under the skin, which are designed to catch and hold the tissue to provide a subtle tightening and lifting effect. Thread lifts also provide a secondary benefit: As the threads dissolve and the tissue heals, the skin produces collagen in the area, which adds volume, Together, the effects of a thread lift typically last one to two years.
There are a few different types of suture materials that can be used during a thread lift. One type of thread that they might use is made of polydioxanone (PDO), which is an absorbable compound that's used to make sutures. It has been used in sutures that surgeons use daily in many other procedures, like simple stiches to more involved cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, tummy tucks, breast lifts, etc. The PDO threads used in facial threading have been redesigned to have barbs or cones on the ends to help grab onto the tissue and assist in their “lifting” ability.
The most commonly used and preferred are made from PDO (polydioxanone) material. There are also PLA (poly L-lactic acid) and PCA(polycaprolactone) types of threads.
Some of the threads are thicker or thinner than, and some have different design features, like the cones or barbs, to help them catch onto the skin. Their design variability and material used to make them makes them unique in their properties as they dissolve and elicit a controlled inflammatory reaction which builds collagen over time.
Overall, one isn't necessarily better than the otherand patients would have no idea what is better for them as individual doctors choose the best appropriate thread type based on their patient’s unique skin quality and doctor’s personal preference and expertise.
Dr.Avaliani is a top Cosmetic Physician on Park Avenue and is one of the first female physicians to pioneer the thread lift technique in New Your City. She has been proudly offering it to her clients since the first day it was introduced to US market. She is an expert and a trainer in NovaThreads, Mint Threads, Aptos Threads, Silhouette Softthreads.
It is always best to come in for an in person consultation, where Dr.Avaliani will be able to assess the quality of the skin and whether thread lift, another treatment or combination of treatment will be needed to help you achieve your desired effect. Ultimately, whether or not facial threading is right for you depends on your anatomy, your budget and your overall goals.
Instant Thread Lift result last typically between 1-2 years.
There is no social or professional downtime after this procedure. No addicting pain meds to take and no antibiotics to upset your stomach. When it’s done correctly, there might be some temporary soreness and occasionally a small bruise at the entry site of the thread but that’s it.
It all depends on the expertise of the physician doing it. Dr. Avaliani has expertly performed the following procedure for her patients:
Eye brow lift aka fox eye lift
Eye Wrinkle correction
Laugh line wrinklescorrection
Saggy cheeks correction
Smile lines correction
Smoker’s lines correction
Saggy Jaw or Jowls
Lip border definition
Décolletage aka chest wrinkles correction
Arm skin tightening
Thigh lift correction
Knee wrinkles correction
Elbow wrinkles correction
Butt Lift and cellulite dimple correction
Acne scars correction
Jaw line contouring
Neck lines and wrinkles improvement
The duration depends on the area to be treated. It is important to properly clean and prepare the skin, as well as the numbing medication to work, which usually takes about 30 min. The actual procedure usually takes an additional 15-30 min to complete.
Dr.Avaliani has developed her unique discomfort management protocol and is able to utilize combination of different methods to help her patients have a pain free experience. Of the most unique measures is the addition of nitrous oxide system Pro-Nox, also commonly referred to as laughing gas. sing a fixed, FDA cleared blend of 50/50 Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Pro-Nox™ is an analgesic gas delivery system designed for patients to have 100% control through self-administration. Based on decades of extensive research and proven success, a 50/50 mixture ofnitrous oxide provides short-term pain, anxiety, and stress relief-without causing patients to “go under.” Dr. Avaliani also combines topical numbing, injection numbing and oral pain killers if needed.
It’s important to stop taking any blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, or Aleve about 5-7 days prior to the procedure. Please avoid multi vitamins, green tea and alcohol for 5-7 days prior to the procedure as well to help minimize any potential for bruising. It is safe and recommended to start taking Arnica supplements in preparation for potential bruising and to help expedite your healing process.
The most common side effects are discomfort like soreness, bruising and pulling or tightening effect. Although, it is very rare, but there is always a potential of skin infection whenever there is a break in the skin. There can also be slight thread migrating or puckering, which can be visible. Dr. Avaliani is very meticulous when preparing the skin and is using the highest standards in antiseptic techniques to avoid any of the side effects and is fully trained not only to perform the procedure but also to manage any potential side effects which may arise. Her office is highly trained to follow every patient carefully throughout their healing journey and make every patient feel very comfortable.
There is no downtime with this procedure and minimal swelling is expected the next day as part of the response generated by the body to start collagen production.
In general yes, if you had treatment for wrinkles and/or smile lines, you should be able to return to work immediately. If eyebrow lift, cheek or neck lifts were performed, they usually need to be covered with a special bandage, therefore most clients choose to have it after work hours or before the weekend.
Dr.Avaliani will be able to design an individual treatment plan and it always possible to be able to combine injections of neuromodulators like Botox/Dysport, dermal fillers and even non ablative lasers in the same day as the thread lift. It is ultimately only possible to be determined based on your consultation. Dr.Avaliani’s office offers a wide variety of non surgical procedures from injections to laser treatment sin her state of the art office on Park Avenue, NYC.