PDO Threads: Novathreads

NovaThreads (PDO Threads)

Instant Non-Surgical Facelift!

NovaThreads can treat the following:

Smooth & Lift Cheeks/Mid Face Area

Lift the Brows

Smooth & Tighten the Neck Area

Lift Jowls

Smooth & Tighten Areas of the Body


What Are NovaThreads (PDO Threads)?

NovaThreads (PDO threads) is a noninvasive treatment that helps loose and saggy skin. NovaThreads are fully absorbable surgical sutures composed of polydioxanone (PDO). These sutures are proven safe and have been used in cardiac surgeries for the past 60 years. This process uses a technique called “controlled healing” that creates new collagen naturally. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the suture, your skin repairs itself around it and tightens.

The NovaThreads (PDO Threads) Procedure

Treatment time varies depending on the size of the treatment and area, but can take up to 60 minutes. During the treatment, a preloaded cannula is inserted into the skin and  leaves the thread beneath the skin when the cannula is removed. An immediate improvement can be seen with a visible lift or glow in the areas treated. As new collagen grows between the threads, within a period of 1-2 months patients see further lift and tightening of the skin. The threads are expertly placed to stimulate collagen in areas with volume loss or folding skin, and can be placed to pull and tighten the skin, such as that of the neck or brows. Over the next 4-6 months, your skin fully absorbs the threads and will not leave behind any scar tissue.

How Long Will The Effects Last?

The NovaThreads gradually dissolve after about 2-3 months, but the resulting lift/skin tightening remains for another 9 to 12 months.

Before Your NovaThreads (PDO Threads) Procedure

One Week Before your treatment

Avoid over the counter blood thinner medications as they can complicate the procedure. These medications include, but are not limited to, Aleve, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aspirin. Supplements such as Vitamin E, Omega-3 Capsules, and Garlic should be avoided as well.

Taking Arnica capsules as well as eating pineapple including pineapple juice can help reduce the chances of swelling and bruising.

Post Treatment Instructions

Avoid facial massages for the first 2 weeks.

Avoid eating large strenuous food items as this might cause the threads to snap.

Avoid any kind of strenuous exercise for up t0 72 hours.

Bruising and pain at the points of insertion is normal. Use oral and topical arnica to help with bruising. If pain is consistent after 2 weeks, contact Glow Aesthetic Center and speak to a practioner.

Swelling of the face is normal. Allow up to 2 weeks for swelling to recede.