How do Nova Threads differ from other types of threads? Do threads typically deliver the results your patients expect, or are they just a gimmick?
Nova threads are one type of dissolvable threads that get inserted under the skin in the face to give a "lifting" effect. It is done in the office as a quick procedure. It is less aggressive than the old contour thread lift procedure which was done in the OR and I believe is no longer done due to ineffectiveness and complications with the procedure. We trialled nova threads in our office but stopped shortly after the trial as we were not seeing results of any significance.
We use Nova threads in our office and we like them. If they are used appropriately, they offer a good treatment option that other treatments can't do. In addition to Nova threads, we also use Silhouette threads and MINT threads when lifting of the brow, mid-face and jawline is desired.
Smooth Nova threads stimulate collagen in the skin and give minor volumization to decrease superficial wrinkles. Smaller wrinkles around the mouth or eyes are our most common areas treated. They offer improvements that filler would leave a 'too filled' appearance.
Ken Oleszek, MD
La Fontaine Aesthetics