Novathreads are a brand of PDO threads (Polydioxanone). It’s a synthetic suture used in cardiothoracic surgery. They completely dissolve within 4-6 months and stimulate collagen production.
PDO threads are not a replacement for a facelift. Not everyone is a candidate and a proper consultation prior to treatment is important. PDO threads are ideal for patients who are accustomed to aesthetic treatments and take proper care of their skin. They are also a great preventative treatment for younger patients and result in a natural look.
Threads do not replace neurotoxins or filler but work well in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments.
Neurotoxins target the muscle, filler replaces fat loss, and PDO threads target the skin. Threads help with the structure and can provide borders for procedures like filler. Without proper structure, everything else will begin to sag and wrinkle.
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is designed to subtly lift the facial features to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while encouraging collagen production for more volume in the treated areas. PDO threads come in a variety of textures for customized treatments.
How long do PDO Threads take?
PDO Thread treatments are exceptionally great because they sometimes only take 15 to 30 minutes to One of the best things about this treatment is that it only takes 15 to 30 minutes.
What can I expect before a PDO treatment?
Before treatment starts, we will apply a topical numbing agent and local anesthetic to the treatment site. The needle used during this treatment is so fine it will not cause any pain. However, we provide anesthesia to ensure you feel no discomfort during the treatment.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the structure of our skin, and the production of collagen begins to slow down around the age of 30. Environmental and lifestyle factors also break down collagen, such as sun exposure, pollution, smoking, and poor diet. The threads stimulate collagen through neocollagenesis. The threads are broken down, absorbed, and metabolized; leaving collagen in their place.
What can I expect during the PDO treatment?
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your treatment will begin. The PDO threads are inserted via blunt tip needles, called cannulas, or sharp-tipped needles. Once inserted into the appropriate layer of skin, they act as anchors as the skin is lifted upwards. Then, the excess threads are cut off.
Are all PDO Threads the same?
There are several types of PDO threads, and each serves its own unique purpose. Depending on your aesthetic goals, your PDO provider may use one or many thread types during your anti-aging treatment.
Lift Your Face Without Invasive Surgery
The PDO threads are a minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery for face and skin lifts. Avere Beauty offers NovaThreads in our Pittsburgh med spa offices with same-day treatments and quick recovery time. Our certified professional nurses provide the most comfortable experiences at the best price.
We offer PDO threads and NovaThread treatment in the following cities and counties in Pennsylvania.
Cities: Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Fox Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley, Squirrel Hill, Moon, Monroeville, Shadyside, Plum, Export
Zip Codes: All zip codes in 30 miles from Pittsburgh