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For many of our patients, NovaThreads are seen as an ideal non-surgical and minimally-invasive alternative to a traditional surgical facelift. In this procedure, cutting-edge biocompatible sutures are carefully inserted just beneath the surface of the skin in order to suspend the tissue and give it an immediate lift. These special sutures simultaneously begin activating your body’s natural cycle of producing healthy collagen and elastin, for long-lasting youthful rejuvenation.

NovaThreads produce results similar to some traditional facelifts, including repositioning skin tissue, smoothing out wrinkles, and providing a vastly more youthful facial appearance. And NovaThreads provide these results without significant incisions, scars, or an extended recovery period.

At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, an expert NovaThreads treatment may take as much as years off your face.

NovaThreads Benefits

  • Results are immediate and impressive
  • Works from within to produce long-lasting results naturally
  • Encourages the natural production of healthy collagen and elastin
  • Non-surgical procedure
  • In-office treatment
  • No scarring
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Thread Lifting: An Ideal Alternative to Facelifts

Thread lifting is the procedure wherein NovaThreads are used to lift the skin tissue. A thread lift's primary purpose is to restore the more youthful facial contours of a natural “v-shaped,” rather than the square-shaped silhouette that occurs with aging and as a result of skin laxity.

Absorbable PDO (polydioxanone) sutures are used to give the face an immediate lift. PDO is a biodegradable compound that gradually gets absorbed by the body while encouraging collagen production. Your skin’s reinforced collagen reserves eventually replace the threads, allowing your skin to continue to hold tauter and more firmly. NovaThreads are widely considered the best and most effective threads with optimal hydrolysis capacity, i.e., they’re completely absorbed by the body, leaving no trace behind.

Candidacy: Perfect for Patients with Sagging & Wrinkled Skin

NovaThreads are ideal for patients with sagging, wrinkled, or drooping skin. They’re especially suitable for patients who want long-term and natural cosmetic enhancements without undergoing invasive surgeries with extended recovery periods. NovaThreads allow you to resume most of your daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Treatment Details

During your consultation, Dr. Heil carefully examines your facial skin and structure, reviews your medical history, and discusses your cosmetic goals to curate the ideal NovaThreads treatment plan. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure a comfortable and virtually pain free experience. Pre-threaded needles are then carefully inserted into the skin’s interstitial tissues, and are run parallel to the skin’s surface.

The fine PDO barbs along the NovaThreads holds and suspends the facial tissue, giving an immediate lift. Over time, collagen fibers form around the NovaThreads as the polydioxanone gradually dissolves, giving your skin a long-lasting and natural facial lift.

Quick Recovery with Minimal Downtime After a NovaThreads Lift

Following the procedure, you may experience some swelling, redness, and irritation around the insertion points for a few days. This mild swelling is well managed with ice packs and rest. Avoiding sudden motions and keeping your head elevated for 24 hours following the procedure will allow for the smoothest recovery. Most patients can resume their daily activities and work the following day, avoiding strenuous activities for 3-5 days.

The NovaThreads lift provides immediate results, with your skin looking significantly smoother and tighter after the procedure. These results will continue improving as swelling and redness dissipate, and over time, the PDO threads will be naturally replaced by collagen fibers, giving your skin a natural enhancement for the long haul.

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We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to announce we are open for in-office appointments & elective surgeries.

Our highest priority is the care & safety of our patients & staff. Therefore, we are utilizing guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are taking every precaution including universal masking, adequate personal protective equipment, heightened safety & decontaminating protocols, enhanced screening processes for incoming patients, as well as COVID-19 testing for our employees & surgical patients. Please click here for a full report of protocols and safety measures.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations with Dr Heil. Please email [email protected] to make these arrangements. For more information on protocols or to set-up an appointment, call us at 724.933.1800. Acqua Blu Medical Spa's estheticians, Anna & Alyson will be providing services shortly. Thank you for your loyalty & trust. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smiling face again.


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