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NovaThreads are state-of-the-art absorbable threads used in a nonsurgical face lifting procedure. Perhaps the ideal alternative to a traditional surgical facelift, NovaThreads are carefully inserted beneath the face to lift skin tissue, reduce wrinkles, and encourage the production of collagen and elastin for a dramatic improvement in both the health and appearance of the face.

NovaThreads allow our patients to forgo the incisions and downtime typically required of a traditional facelift, while realizing some of its many incredible cosmetic benefits.

Effective in Action. Powerful in Practice.

A healthy, youthful face should have a “v-shape,” with firm skin and little sagging. Collagen is the naturally-occurring fibrous protein responsible for the skin’s firmness and structure—it serves as the scaffolding under your skin to hold it to its natural “v-shape.”

Yet with age and exposure to environmental factors, our body’s ability to produce and maintain collagen diminishes, leading to sagging skin tissue that can drag the face down into an unsightly square shape.

That’s where NovaThreads come in. As fully biocompatible sutures, when carefully placed and expertly manipulated, they restore facial youthfulness by lifting the skin for an immediate and lasting effect, while encouraging collagen production for the long run. Collectively, these joint mechanisms of action reveal a face that is more youthful and attractive looking, and is actually much healthier all the while.

Benefits of NovaThread

  • Dramatic cosmetic improvements to the facial skin
  • Produces natural and beautiful results
  • Immediate and long-lasting results
  • Encourages and activates healthy collagen production
  • Non-surgical
  • Leaves no scars
  • Leaves no trace after absorption
  • Procedure concludes within an hour
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What NovaThreads Are

NovaThreads isn’t the name of the procedure but is the name of the cutting-edge tools used in the thread lift. The procedure involves inserting absorbable PDO (polydioxanone) threads under the skin to pull the skin and fatty tissue upward, giving your face an immediate lift. As the PDO threads get absorbed by your body, they activate your skin’s collagen production capabilities to further reinforce your skin’s youthful structure.

The collagen strengthens your skin, fills up the fine lines, and restores your lost facial volume. NovaThreads are widely considered the best absorbable sutures for a thread lift.

NovaThreads are barbed and absorbable sutures that fill wrinkles and lift your skin while activating your body’s collagen production. Because of the hydrolysis process, the PDO threads are absorbed by the body in 4 to 6 months, reinforcing your body’s collagen reserves. This collagen synthesis strengthens your skin for the next 12 to 15 months, proving long-term and reliable results. NovaThreads can be inserted on any part of the body, but they’re most popularly used to lift the mid-face, jaw, and neck regions.

NovaThreads Treatment Overview

Local anesthesia is administered and the NovaThreads are carefully inserted under the skin’s surface in the interstitial tissue. As the pre-threaded needle runs parallel to your skin’s surface, its barbs hold your facial tissues together. The needle is pulled out of the skin in an adjacent area and is expertly manipulated to allow the face to be nicely lifted. Over time, as the PDO threads dissolve, they facilitate collagen production for a further lift. Results are immediately evident and continue improving over several weeks, to last for as long as 12 to 15 months.


Following the NovaThread procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and redness around the points of entry for a few hours or days at most. Swelling can be readily managed with ice packs intermittently applied, and you should keep your face elevated for 24 hours. You can resume most daily activities and work within 24 to 48 hours, but only if your work doesn’t require heavy lifting.

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Meet Your Surgeon

Dr. Brian V. Heil revealed his outstanding talents during his education, achieving his medical degree at the top of his class. He advanced his education at one of the nation’s most revered plastic surgery training programs.

Over his years in practice, Dr. garnered a reputation for excellence in plastic surgery, hair restoration, and non-surgical enhancements. Your treatments will be performed by a true professional in the field of plastic surgery, who is warm, genuine, and is dedicated to achieving superior results.

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