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Aesthetics Hawaii specializing in Thread Lifting with PDO absorbable sutures (Non-surgical lifting and collagen stimulation)

Aesthetics Hawaii is the first practice in Honolulu to use NovaThreads (PDO – polydiaxonone absorbable sutures) to create a mild lift of the face and stimulate your body’s own collagen stimulation without surgery. This technique is called “thread lifting” and is considered the best non-surgical approach for mild to moderate skin laxity. It is safe and effective for all skin types and has minimal downtime and discomfort. The thread lift complements the effects of Botox® (wrinkles in motion) and fillers (volume loss) by addressing laxity and sagging skin. It’s very important to set expectations correctly as this is not a replacement for surgery. Patients with severe laxity, jowling and deep wrinkles are NOT good candidates.

Call now to schedule a free consultation and see if you are a good candidate.

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What are NOVATHREADS?

They are hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture.

  • Natural results with minimal discomfort
  • No surgery – safe, minimal downtime
  • Lunchtime procedure
  • Used for mild lifting and collagen stimulation – most effective in the lower third of the face and neck region

PDO absorbable suture?

NovaThreads absorbable PDO Threads

  • It is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures have been used safely for decades in many types of reconstructive surgeries. It is one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
  • Your skin fully absorbs it within 4-6 months & will not leave any scar tissue.

Neck & Jaw

NovaThreads vs Botox® vs Fillers

Although NOVATHREADS can be inserted 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.

Mesh or Lift

NovaThreads Nu-Mesh

There are 2 types of threads that are used. The first type is called NuMesh, which consists of utilizing straight threads to produce collagen as the threads slowly absorb over 4-6 months. These threads cause pure collagen stimulation and can be placed anywhere on the face. The more threads that are used – the better the collagen stimulation. Please note – these threads do not add any volume to the face so fillers are a better option in patients with volume loss.

NovaThreads-NuLift
Resorbable PDO Threads

The second type of threads is called NuLift and is utilized to produce a mild “lift” for skin laxity and wrinkles. These threads have sutures with small barbs” or cogs, which provide a grip underneath the skin to gently pull the skin. Expectations must be set carefully as this effect is mild and does not compare with a surgical lift. Patients with severe laxity and jowls are not good candidates for this procedure. However – it is best non-surgical intervention available for skin laxity. Just like the NuMesh, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift!

No cuts or incisions.

Dissolvable PDO Threads

Purely injections!

The NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, & pull the needle out.

The PDO thread remains under the skin.

Before & After Pictures

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third- Courtesy of Dr. Kian Karimi

Courtesy of Kian Karimi & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third- Courtesy of Dr. Kian Karimi

Courtesy of Kian Karimi & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Glabella & Nasolabial

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third- Courtesy of Dr. Kian Karimi

Courtesy of Kati Midgley, PA-C & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Sagging Neck

NovaThreads Sagging Neck - Courtesy of Dr. Allen Ross Glasmann

Courtesy of Dr. Allen Ross Glasmann & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Abdomen

NovaThreads Sagging Neck - Courtesy of Dr. Allen Ross Glasmann

Courtesy of Dr. Omar Shafie & NovaThreads

More information on NovaThreads.com

Posted on 5/16/16 in News