As we age, the effects of time and gravity become more noticeable on our faces, especially as we lose facial fat and the collagen network that supports healthy skin weakens. The result is sagging tissues on the face and neck, which can give you a permanently downturned expression and make you look older than you truly are.

Traditionally, a facelift was the only option for people who wanted to lift loose skin and improve the look of age-related issues such as deep-set wrinkles, jowls or a “turkey neck.” However, the increasing popularity of minimally invasive procedures has led to a variety of options for those who want a more youthful, uplifted appearance without surgery. A thread lift is one of the most in-demand choices available today.

Why Choose a Thread Lift?

Thread lifts are one of the newest options for non-surgical facial tightening, especially for people whose signs of aging are less advanced, or for people who do not want to commit to surgery because of the longer recovery times and increased risk of post-surgical side effects.

A thread lift uses a medical-grade synthetic suture called polydioxanone, or PDO. PDO threads are unique in that they are designed to dissolve safely into your body over time. The Nova Lift procedure has received FDA approval and is growing in popularity because it is a quick in-office treatment option that allows people to return to work and other activities the next day. Injecting these threads into the skin produces an immediately noticeable lifting effect that will continue to improve for the next several weeks as your body forms new collagen around the sutures.

Nova Threads are also exceptionally versatile because they are available in various sizes, diameters, lengths, and textures. At M Spa Face and Body, we can use these different options in combination with each other, depending upon the areas you need lifted and the desired effects of the lift.

What Makes Nova Threads So Effective?

The thread lift works according to the body’s selective inflammatory response, which is the same principle behind many other aesthetic procedures such as laser skin tightening and microneedling. This natural reaction is what triggers collagen production to create tighter and more youthful skin. Your skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the Nova Threads to lift the loose skin, the skin will heal itself by creating new collagen naturally.

Benefits of Nova Threads

Other than the obvious advantages of a “lunchtime lift” procedure like Nova Threads, here are some other pros to consider if you are weighing your options for delaying a facelift:

• Provides a rejuvenating effect that makes skin look firmer and more rested
• Creates a more defined facial contour, especially in the lower third of the face
• Achieves a youthful look without scarring or the potential risks of undergoing general anesthesia
• Side effects are minimal and include mild soreness and bruising
• A more affordable alternative to a full facelift
• A quick and effective solution for a wide range of aging problems
• Can easily be combined with other non-invasive injectable products like Juvederm®, Botox®, or Restylane® for even more comprehensive results that can help increase the longevity of a thread lift

What Makes Nova Threads Different From a Facelift?

The most significant difference between a thread lift and a traditional surgical facelift is that during a facelift, the surgeon will reposition the underlying facial muscles and remove excess skin. In contrast, a thread lift only provides an uplifted effect.

Thread lifts also do not last as long as a surgical facelift. After your body absorbs the threads, you can expect to experience results that continue for an additional one to two years. Occasional maintenance treatments can prolong these outcomes, if desired, as can supplementing your Nova Thread injections with other procedures.

Thread Lifts in the Houston Area

M Spa Face and Body is a leader in providing anti-aging solutions and minimally invasive rejuvenation options that improve your self-confidence and quality of life. To learn more about how we can help you delay a facelift with Nova Threads, contact us today.