Non-Surgical Facelift with NovaThreads

Seeing signs of aging in your face can be frustrating, especially if you don’t want or aren’t ready for facelift surgery. But now you have a non-surgical option, and it can produce impressive results.

Meet NovaThreads – a different kind of injectable skin rejuvenation treatment. While dermal fillers literally re-plump wrinkles and folds and areas of lost volume, NovaThreads work within the skin to rejuvenate by stimulating the body to produce new collagen that firms and lifts. This is a minimally invasive technique that provides immediate results as well as increasing improvement over time.


NovaThreads can help restore smoother, more lifted facial contours, especially the neck and jawline where dermal fillers and Botox are not effective, to:

  • Replace lost volume
  • Fill folds or creases
  • Tighten loose skin, especially to lift the brow and neck 

How Does It Work?

NovaThreads are made of polydioxanone (PDO), one of the safest materials that can be implanted in the body. PDO has been used for suturing in heart surgeries for decades. For the NovaThreads procedure, Dr. Harris inserts a thin needle pre-loaded with PDO suture into sub-surface skin tissue in the target area, then gently removes the needle leaving the thread in place. The body detects the threads as a “wound” and sets to work producing new collagen to heal the area around the thread. The result is new, firmer skin tissue.

Depending on each patient’s concerns and aesthetic goals, Dr. Harris can use NovaThreads in two ways:

  1. In a crisscross pattern that creates a mesh-like framework to support new collagen production.
  2. To literally lift loose skin and hold it in place while the body produces new tissue around the threads. These threads have tiny barbs.

The procedure takes 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated and the number of threads inserted. The suture material will be absorbed over 4 to 6 months, during which time the body continues its natural skin rebuilding process.


When Can I Expect to See Results?

You will see instant results from your NovaThreads lift. Results will continue to improve over the next several months as your skin continues to produce more new collagen. The look is very natural, since the procedure is designed to trigger the body’s own skin repair processes that work gradually to generate the changes you desire.

There is no scarring with this technique, and results typically last up to about 15 months. At that time you may wish to undergo another NovaThreads lift to maintain your more youthful appearance.

Does It Hurt?

The NovaThreads procedure is not painful, but we use a topical numbing agent to ensure optimal comfort. Most patients have no pain and only minor bruising following the procedure. There is little to no downtime required.

Am I A Good Candidate?

NovaThreads may be an excellent choice for patients looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and/or sagging or loose skin in any or all of these areas:

  • Brow
  • Mid-face
  • Lower face
  • Neck

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to turn back the clock on facial aging without a big time commitment or scars, it’s time to learn more about the NovaThreads lift. You can schedule a consultation with Kristin Torres, our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, at Image Surgical Arts in Nashville, TN today by using the contact form on this page or giving us a call at 615-499-4224.