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Discover The Secret To Natural Beauty with NovaThreads.
For patients who crave younger, tighter appearing face, Nova Threads is Dr. Rapaport’s most requested and most favored treatment. Those patients who have started noticing the appearance of wrinkles, saggy skin, or an aging condition known as “turkey neck”, will appreciate the safe, quick, and effective changes that they will experiences with this non-invasive treatment.
What Is NovaThreads?
NovaThreads is a non-invasive treatment to help loose and sagging skin. A more detailed description is that they are absorbable surgical sutures composed of polydioxanone. These sutures have been used in cardiac surgeries for the past 60 years or more and are the safest materials to be implanted in the body. The technology has recently become available for cosmetic treatments and can significantly improve the facial appearance without undergoing a surgery.
How Long Does The Effect of Procedure Last?
A NovaThreads treatment performed by Dr. Rapaport is effective for up to three years. It’s important to understand that while no lifting technique can produce permanent results, a much more expensive facelift surgery will usually produce longer lasting results than a thread lift. The results of facelift surgery can last up to a decade, whereas a thread lift will generally last up to three years.
How Do Novathreads Work?
Nova Threads can offer sound, lasting, and practically immediate benefits for those who are striving for tighter, more youthful looking skin. How it’s done:
- Nova Threads are injected into the pre-determined focused areas that need the most work using a hypodermic needle.
- The “threads” are made of an FDA-approved, absorbable stitches.
- When Dr. Rapaport removes the hypodermic needle from your skin, the suture stays behind, allowing it to have time to be absorbed.
- After the third step is when the Nova Thread therapy starts to kick in. As the stitches are absorbed into the skin, they activate a more elevated collagen production from the inside.
What Collagen Is And Why It’s So Important
Think of your outer layers of skin as the walls of a home. The collagen acts as the inside wooden frame of the house, which holds the rest of your skin in place. In our youth, the collagen is fresh, making our skin strong and leaving it feeling soft and velvety. However, our collagen production lessens with age, while simultaneously weakening the amount we have left.
As seen below, starting a treatment with Nova Threads allows patients to kick start their collagen production in the focused areas that are in need of it most.
Topical Creams And Collagen
There are a variety of options for topical solutions such as creams and medicated ointments that claim to leave your skin looking more youthful by delivering the collagen directly to your skin. However, the problem with those forms of treatment is that the collagen molecules are much too big to be absorbed into the top layers of your skin, so they never actually get to reach their final destination-the deeper layers of your skin-where they’re very much needed.
Benefits of NovaThreads®
Skin laxity is one of the key signs of facial aging. As the skin ages, youthful skin elasticity, thickness, and volume can diminish, causing skin and the deeper tissues to droop. FDA-approved NovaThreads® provides a non-surgical method for effectively counteracting skin laxity in many areas of the face and neck. NovaThreads® is an innovative, minimally invasive treatment that uses specialized dissolvable threads to provide customizable lift where it is needed. As an additional benefit, NovaThreads® stimulates the natural production of collagen fibers for results that can last approximately 18 to 24 months.
NovaThreads® can be used to: Lift and smooth jowls, Elevate sagging cheeks, Reduce creases around the mouth and nose, Smooth and lift skin along the neck, Elevate a drooping brow line
Experience the Different Types of NovaThreads
Smooth And Twisted Threads
These are utilized for collagen stimulation and cause firming and thickening of the skin. They are often placed in a ‘net-like’ or mesh pattern and are beneficial in treating crepey skin of the face, neck or décolleté. They are also used for superficial wrinkles of the forehead, glabella, cheeks, smoker’s lines, marionette lines or lines in the neck. Additionally, they work well to define lip borders. Twisted are are smooth threads which have been coiled. This feature results in more collagen production. These threads are used in the nasolabial folds and marionette areas but also in lips for subtle volumization.
As their name suggests, these threads are ‘notched’. They are used to lift and tighten sagging skin and are applied for lifting brows, cheeks, jowls and upper neck. (Heavier threads of this type are also now being used to create lift in the knee, buttock and breast areas.)
These are similar to single–barbed threads in that they are notched but they differ in that there are two sets of barbs in directions opposite each other. The indications for double-barbed threads are the same as for single-barbed threads but they can provide additional lifting and create fullness to the cheek. Both single and double barbed threads result if the formation of a ‘collagenous tendon’ which maintains the lifting effect.
Contact Dr. Rapaport Today For a Free Office Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about NovaThreads®, we encourage you to contact our practice at 201-227-1555 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rapaport today. Free office consultations are available.