Absorbable PDO Threads in Richlands, Virginia


PDO threads are hypodermic needles preloaded with an absorbable PDO suture. PDO stands for Polydioxanone, which is a synthetic absorbable surgical sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It's one of the most safest materials to be implemented in the body.
Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and wont leave you with any scar tissue.
Nova thread diagram - Nova Thread Facelift in Richlands, Virginia
 

How Does it Work?


 

Controlled Healing

In medical terms "selective inflammatory response", it is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractional laser, chemical peels and microneedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself. and by inserting PDO threads we make it 'heal' itself by creating new collagen, naturally!

Your skin gently reacts to the inserted threads

Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn't mean your skin wont react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it. It's controlled healing" happening underneath the skin!
 
 

Mesh or Lift

There are two types of procedures with PDO threads:
The first one (using Smooth threads) consists of creating a mesh under the skin (i.e. 2 sutures inserted vertically and 3 sutures horizontally). Sort of like a #hastag, or a net. This mesh will serve as the foundation for our new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within, Results appear naturally, without any drastic change!
The other technique (using barbed threads) is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have "barbs" , which provide a grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, creating an instant skin re positioning. Just like with the Smooth threads, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift!
 
V-shape - Nova Thread Facelift in Richlands, Virginia
 

Restoring the V-Shape


A beautiful and healthy face has a "V-shape". With the ageing of tissues and the action of gravity, this "V-shape" diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the Nu-Mesh and the Nu-Lift technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the "V-Shape or where necessary to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the "V-shape" where it has been lost.
 
 

Best Procedure For Neck & Jawline


Although PDO threads can be inserts almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.
Sagging neck - Nova Thread Facelift in Richlands, Virginia
Midface and lower face procedure - Nova Thread Facelift in Richlands, Virginia