NOVA THREADS Q & A
Nova Threads Specialist
What are NovaThreads?
NovaThreads are very small, absorbable sutures placed under your skin to help lift and tighten skin in sagging or loose areas. They provide immediate results and can keep your skin looking smooth for months — and even years — after the procedure.
What can NovaThreads be used for?
Dr. Frenkel can insert NovaThreads on any area of your body, but they're most effective on the face, particularly the lower part. NovaThreads can tighten loose skin around the neck and jawline, and they can lift eyebrows and restore sagging cheeks and jowls.
How do NovaThreads work?
NovaThreads are barbed polydioxanone (PDO) threads that stimulate the tissue while embedded in the skin. The procedure triggers a controlled inflammatory response in the body that promotes new collagen production and restores the tissue structure.
You’ll see ongoing results as your skin continues to heal and regenerate. NovaThreads dissolve after 4-6 months.
What are the benefits of NovaThreads?
NovaThreads can help you look years younger by lifting and smoothing out the skin around the lower jaw. Key benefits include:
- Little to no pain or discomfort
- No downtime
- No incisions or scars
- Subtle, progressive results
- Natural-looking outcomes
- Long-lasting results (up to two years)
How is the NovaThreads procedure performed?
Dr. Frenkel inserts NovaThreads into your skin with a tiny needle. This needle is preloaded with absorbable PDO threads, which he places a few millimeters below the skin’s surface. When he removes the needle, the PDO threads stay in the tissue.
Dr. Frenkel uses different techniques and threads depending on whether your goal is to lift or tighten your skin. Most patients enjoy results after just one treatment, but you might opt for a second treatment for touch-ups and small corrections.
If you want to tighten and lift your skin without surgery, NovaThreads could be the right procedure for you. Call Dr. Frenkel for a consultation or schedule your appointment online.