How Nova Threads Lift and Tighten Sagging Skin

How Nova Threads Lift and Tighten Sagging Skin

Sagging skin can be a significant concern for many, often making individuals appear older and more tired than they feel. Traditional facelifts, though effective, involve significant downtime and surgical risks, prompting many to seek non-surgical alternatives. Nova Threads offers a minimally invasive solution to lift and tighten sagging skin without requiring extensive surgery. Utilizing fine threads inserted beneath the skin, this method provides both an immediate lifting effect and long-term benefits through collagen stimulation. Ideal for those looking to rejuvenate their appearance with minimal recovery time, Nova Threads are becoming a popular choice for facial enhancement.

What Are Nova Threads?

Nova Threads is a minimally invasive treatment designed to lift and tighten sagging skin using specialized threads made from polydioxanone (PDO). PDO is a biocompatible material commonly used in medical sutures due to its safety and compatibility with human tissue. These threads are inserted under the skin to provide structural support and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.

There are different types of Nova Threads, each serving a specific purpose. Smooth threads primarily stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture, offering subtle lifting and firming effects. Barbed threads, on the other hand, have tiny hook-like projections that anchor into the skin, providing more significant and immediate lifting by physically pulling the skin into a higher position.

The threads dissolve over time, typically within four to six months, leaving behind new collagen that helps maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity. This dual-action approach—immediate physical lifting and long-term collagen stimulation—makes Nova Threads a practical option for those desiring to enrich their facial contours and achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing surgery. The versatility of these threads allows them to be tailored to individual needs, addressing various areas of concern, including the cheeks, jowls, neck, and more.

The Nova Threads Procedure

On the day of the procedure, the treatment area is thoroughly cleansed, and a local anesthetic is applied to minimize any discomfort. This step ensures that the patient remains comfortable throughout the process. Once the anesthetic takes effect, the practitioner uses a fine needle or cannula to insert the threads beneath the skin. These threads are strategically placed according to a predetermined pattern to achieve the desired lifting effect.

During the insertion, you might feel slightly tugging or pulling as the threads are positioned and anchored into place. This is because barbed threads have tiny hooks that grip the tissue, lifting and securing it in a higher position. The actual insertion and positioning typically take about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how many threads are needed and the areas being treated.

After the threads are in place, the immediate lifting effect is usually noticeable. The procedure is completed without the need for stitches or extensive bandaging. 

Recovery and Aftercare

Immediate Post-Procedure Care:

  • Swelling and Bruising: Mild swelling and bruising around the insertion points are standard. These effects are temporary and usually subside within a few days to a week.
  • Discomfort: Some discomfort or soreness may occur, but it is generally mild and manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.
  • Initial Restrictions: To lessen complication risks and assure proper healing, it’s recommended to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and extensive facial movements for at least 24-48 hours after the procedure.

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Ice Application: Applying ice packs intermittently can help reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Sleeping Position: Sleep with your head elevated for the first few nights to help reduce swelling.
  • Skin Care: Ensure the treated area remains clean and dry. Do not use makeup or any other skincare products for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid Certain Medications: To reduce the likelihood of bruising, avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for several days before and after the procedure.

Monitoring and Follow-Up:

  • Check for Complications: Monitor the treated area for signs of infection or unusual reactions, such as persistent redness, swelling, or pain.
  • Follow-Up Appointment: Prepare a follow-up appointment with your practitioner to evaluate the outcomes and assure proper healing. Depending on your response to the treatment, they may provide additional aftercare instructions.

Long-Term Care:

  • Skincare Routine: Maintain a healthy skincare routine to support the longevity of the results. This can include using gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Adopt a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, to enhance overall skin health and prolong the effects of the Nova Threads.

Benefits of Nova Threads

By combining these benefits, Nova Threads offers an effective and convenient option for facial rejuvenation without the need for invasive surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive: Requires only a fine needle or cannula, reducing surgical risks and recovery time​.
  • Immediate Results: Visible lifting effect right after the procedure​.
  • Progressive Improvement: Stimulates collagen production for enhanced skin texture and firmness over time​​.
  • Natural-Looking Outcomes: Achieves subtle lifting without an overly tight appearance​​.
  • Versatile Applications: Effective for multiple areas, including cheeks, jowls, neck, brows, fine lines, and wrinkles​ .
  • Minimal Downtime: Most patients can resume regular activities shortly after the procedure​​.
  • Long-Lasting Effects: Results can last between 12 to 18 months​.
  • Safety: Made from biocompatible PDO material, safely absorbed by the body​​.
  • Customizable: Tailored treatment plans with different types of threads and insertion patterns​.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nova Threads?

Good candidates for Nova Threads are generally in good overall health and do not have any significant medical conditions that could impair healing. They should have realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcomes, understanding that while Nova Threads can provide noticeable improvements, they will not produce the same dramatic results as a surgical facelift.

People with early signs of aging, such as slight sagging in the cheeks, jowls, or neck, are particularly well-suited for this treatment. Nova Threads can also benefit those who subtly enhance their facial contours, such as lifting the brows or defining the jawline.

Candidates should also be willing to follow the necessary aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects. 


Ready to rejuvenate your appearance with a minimally invasive procedure that fits your busy lifestyle? Discover the benefits of Nova Threads at Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center. Our skilled professionals will help you achieve a natural, youthful look without needing any surgery. Start your assessment today to learn how Nova Threads can lift and tighten your skin, enhancing your natural beauty. Don’t wait to start your journey to a more confident you—contact Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center now and take the first phase towards revitalized skin.

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