a minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure

Are you interested in restoring the youthful contours of your face and/or neck, but don’t feel like you are quite ready for a surgical facelift? The NovaThreads® lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that delivers powerful, natural-looking rejuvenation of the face, jawline, and neck in less than an hour.

NovaThreads® lift sagging areas of skin on the face and neck by immediately tightening the tissues, but also by stimulating your body’s natural production of collagen. NovaThreads® produce an instant face and neck lift visible immediately after the procedure. Then, the threads stimulate healing and collagen production deep within your skin–smoothing, tightening, and lifting the skin to improve and enhance your youthful and natural-looking appearance.

the threadlift is customized to your face

Julio F. Gallo, MD, FACS is a board certified facial plastic surgeon. During your consultation with Dr. Gallo in our Midtown Miami location, he will listen to your specific aesthetic concerns and give you a few exciting treatment options that are suited to your personal desires and needs.

Treatment Process Our facial skin is pretty good at curing and repairing itself, so by injecting NovaThreads® we can get it to heal itself faster by naturally producing new collagen. Your skin will gently and gradually react to several inserted threads by producing new collagen and securing the lift nicely.

Expected results The procedure will provide your skin the natural looking lift that it deserves. It will also tighten and rejuvenate your skin. The procedure is minimally invasive with little to no downtime and will enhance your facial structure and contours, giving it a more youthful appearance.

the benefits of a minimally invasive threadlift

  • Immediately lifts and tightens the face and neck–results are immediate
  • Stimulates natural collagen production for controlled self-healing
  • Smooths tighten and lift the skin from the inside out
  • No general anesthesia; local anesthesia only
  • Little to no downtime
  • Short procedure time: requires less than an hour
  • No cuts, incisions, scars, or scar tissue
  • Sutures are naturally and safely reabsorbed into the body within 4-6 months
  • Results typically last 1-2 years
  • When results have faded, the NovaThreads procedure can be repeated if desired

what to expect

A non-surgical procedure used to lift areas of the face. The NovaThreads® & InstaLift are needles that are pre-loaded with various types of PDO threads. Our practitioner inserts the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at the subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin and pulls the needle out. NovaThreads® & InstaLift work simultaneously with other procedures such as Botox® or dermal fillers to address a patient’s entire facial structure. You may notice effects after treatment, however, maximum effects will occur within 4-6 months while the skin is fully absorbing the PDO suture. Expected treatment time is 60-90 minutes.

Pre-treatment

  1. It is important to stop taking any blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Motrin or Aleve 5-7 days prior to the procedure.
  2. Blood thinners, including alcohol, increase chances and severity of bruising, so it’s recommended to avoid them for at least 24 hours before treatment. If you are particularly prone to bruising, it may be wise to wait a couple of days to give your skin more time heal before drinking.
  3. It is recommended to start taking Arnica supplements in preparation for potential bruising and to expedite the healing process.

Post-treatment

  1. Bruising and swelling is normal and expected. If bruising is visible you can start taking oral Arnica and apply topical Arnica cream to areas that are discolored.
  2. Asymmetry, irregularity and puckering of the tissue are common and will resolve on its own in about 2 weeks.
  3. Pain at the insertion point is normal and may last several days to 2 weeks after treatment. Any pain beyond 2 weeks should be addressed with your provider.
  4. Avoid excessive facial animation for 2 weeks.
  5. Avoid massaging and manipulating of facial tissue for 2 weeks.
  6. Avoid strenuous exercise for 72 hours.

treatment options

NuMesh ×

There are two techniques that can be used in a NovaThreads® procedure. The first option is called NuMesh. It involves creating a new mesh under your skin. It is performed by inserting three sutures horizontally and two sutures vertically. It is like a net and will serve as a base for new and natural collagen production. This mesh will tighten your skin from within naturally and the results appear natural too and do not look drastic.

NuLift ×

The second technique that we use is called NuLift. It is used for producing more dramatic and instant results. A PDO suture has a cog, which provides extra grip underneath your skin. PDO sutures will be inserted in a manner similar to the first technique, but in this case, the sutures can be pulled in one or two directions, and can instantly reposition your skin. Just like the previous technique, your skin will produce new collagen, securing the lift nicely.

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