Nova PDO Threading

GLO Laser & Med Spa

Yujing Li, MD

Medical Aesthetics located in Houston, TX

If you want the results of a facelift without the invasive surgery and recovery time, consider NovaThreads. Dr. Yujing Li, a medical aesthetician at GLO Laser and Med Spa in Houston, Texas, offers this innovative procedure that tightens skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles without incisions or surgery, restoring your skin and facial features to a more youthful appearance. To learn more, call the office or book your initial consultation online today.

Nova PDO Threading Q & A

What are NovaThreads?

NovaThreads are innovative, preloaded absorbable sutures that can improve the look of your skin without surgery. Made from hypodermic needles and polydioxanone (PDO) sutures, NovaThreads are a safe and effective way to get the results of a facelift without the invasive procedure.

Dr. Li uses NovaThreads to smooth your skin, tighten it, and restore a more youthful jawline. NovaThreads can also create volume in your cheeks and other hollowed areas.

Originally designed for heart surgery, the PDO sutures fully dissolve in 4-6 months without forming any scar tissue.

While lifting and tightening the skin immediately improves its appearance, NovaThreads create micro injuries while being placed. These injuries stimulate your body’s natural healing response, causing an increase in the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that provide structure to your skin.

What areas can NovaThreads treat?

While they’re safe and effective for multiple areas on your face, Dr. Li often uses these state-of-the-art threads on the neck and jawline, areas that as you get older can become difficult to treat with other noninvasive anti-aging procedures like injectables and dermal fillers.

In addition to sculpting the jaw, Dr. Li can use NovaThreads to create a foundation that builds collagen, tightening your skin slowly, giving you a natural-looking appearance without an immediate and drastic change.

She can also perform a NovaLyft, where the threads are placed then pulled in one direction or another to tighten and smooth your skin.

What can you expect after a NovaThreads procedure?

After your NovaThreads treatment, you can expect minor side effects. Considered a lunchtime procedure, you may experience slight redness or swelling that disappears quickly.

Depending on the placement of the NovaThreads, you may notice some skin-smoothing results immediately after your treatment. As time goes on, these results improve as the increase of collagen and elastin in your skin begins to take effect.

When you’re ready for results that last, consider NovaThreads and a lunchtime lift. Call Southwest Laser Skin Care to schedule your appointment. You can even book your initial consultation online.