NovaThreading is a new way to lift the face and tighten the skin using a ground-breaking suture procedure that uses a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone (PDO).

PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery) and are one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body. Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months and won’t leave you with any scar tissue.

How does it work?

In medical terms, “Selective Inflammatory Response” is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels & MicroNeedling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting NovaThreats, we make it ‘heal’ itself by creating new collagen, naturally!

Although PDO is fully absorbable, your skin reacts to it. In other words, during the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it. The process is one that doctors often refer to as “controlled healing” that happens underneath the skin.


NovaThreading Theory

A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the aging of tissues and the effects of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts. The idea behind the NovaMesh and the NovaLyft technique is to either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape” or, where necessary, to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.

Although NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.

For more information about NovaThreading and to make an appointment, contact Dr. Boland at 720-584-7609.