If you’ve been looking wrinkle reduction, you may have seen people mention Absorbable Nova Threads in Southampton. While their cosmetic applications are fairly new, they have actually been around for a long time. Let’s look at what Nova threads are and how they can help you achieve the look you want.
What Are Nova Threads?
Nova Threads help to tighten and strengthen loose and sagging skin by encouraging new collagen (the compound that helps tighten our skin when we’re younger). These threads are sutures that have been used as sutures in surgeries for over 60 years. The material, polydioxanone, is absorbable and one of the safest materials you can have in your body.
Typically we use Nova Threads to list areas around the face and neck including:
- Lower Eyelid Bag
- Wrinkled or Drooping Cheeks
- Marionette Lines
- Forehead Wrinkles
How Do Nova Threads Work?
We inject the Nova Threads under your skin with a non-invasive procedure. The tiny barbs on the threads pull at your skin under the surface, encouraging your skin to heal by producing new collagen. Because your skin heals along the lift created by the thread as your skin absorbs the thread, it creates a new, natural lift.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from the Nova Thread Procedure?
Nova Threads work by encouraging slow healing in your skin. Once your procedure is complete, you may experience mild swelling or bruising around the implants. This is a normal part of healing and usually last about 2-5 days. Over-the-counter medications usually help with the symptoms around this initial healing. After this initial swelling, you will begin to see smoothing effects over the first 4-8 weeks. The threads themselves usually take about 8-9 months to completely absorb and leave no scarring behind.
How Long Do Results Last?
While the threads take up to 9 months to absorb into your body, the effects last much longer. Because the Nova Threads encourage natural healing in your skin, the effects typically last 2-3 years. Our patients love these threads because the results are so long-lasting and require fewer visits.
Absorbable Nova Threads work in Southampton with Other Treatments Too!
The most wonderful thing about Nova Threads is that you can use them alone or as part of a more comprehensive skin-renewing treatment. Because they absorb naturally, Nova Threads work well in combination with Botox treatments. Nova Threads also address areas of the face that can be difficult to apply Botox effectively.
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