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NOVATHREAD LIFT – PDO SUTURES

SERVING BEVERLY HILLS AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

NovaThread Lift

Dr. Andre Berger is a leading pioneer in Beverly Hills in regards to advanced non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. If you desire a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, he can help you look as young as you feel without the need of surgery or extensive downtime with NovaThreads®, an innovative new thread lift method to lift sagging skin and replenish your facial features.

What is a Novathread Lift?

The NovaThread Lift is an innovative product that amplifies your body’s own rejuvenating powers. Nova threads are essentially needles that come pre-loaded with what’s called a PDO suture. These sutures, originally developed for heart surgery, are completely absorbable. Because they are pre-loaded into needles, it means that the procedure consists mainly of just a few injections.
Over time, the PDO suture breaks down—but as it does so, it creates lift, structure, and encourages your body to start producing collagen. This collagen production happens because your body reacts modestly to the sutures, kick-starting a “selective inflammatory response” that is then harnessed as a natural rejuvenation process.
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NovaThread Lift Benefits

There are many benefits associated with Nova Lift, which include:

  • A Novathreads Lift can be used to treat sagging skin on the face, as well as the jowls and neck
  • No cutting. No incisions. Just injections
  • Minimally invasive. Lunchtime procedure
  • Great for neck and jawline
  • Restored youthful appearance
  • Minimal to no downtime required
  • Immediate tightening effect
  • Additional lifting effects achieved over time

Am I a NovaThread Candidate?

Ideal NovaThread candidates are generally healthy and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Those with sagging facial skin, or those who would like to delay the signs of aging in the brow, cheek, jowls, and neck areas are also good candidates. A consultation with Dr. Berger is required to determine whether the Nova Lift procedure is a good match for you.

NovaThread Lift Procedure

During the procedure, NovaThreads are injected into the treatment areas, similar to dermal fillers. There are no incisions involved in this procedure, though a small poke is needed to insert the threads into the skin. Novathreads are inserted parallel to the surface of the skin. Once inserted, the thread will remain in place to lift tissues for six to 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recovery and Results

The NovaThread lift procedure can take up to six months to fully absorb into your body, but by using the NuMesh or NuLift technique, you can see natural-looking improvements much sooner. NovaThread Lift procedures an excellent way to restore the youthful-looking “V” shape to your jawline. There is no downtime required, though some bruising may occur. Patients can expect to see immediate results in their face, though full results take a few weeks to appear.

Teacher, Pioneer, Luminary, Leader

Dr. Berger is renowned for his excellence in all things; his pioneering spirit, his development of non-invasive, non-surgical procedures and techniques, and among his peers he is a “luminary.” Physicians and surgeons from around the world travel to Beverly Hills to master his life-changing techniques and procedures while sitting under his guidance. These include: liposuction, Hi Def Liposculpture, fat transfer, natural breast augmentation, PRP therapy, Vampire therapy, and Silhouette Instalift® procedure.

The makers of world-class technologies, such as BodyJet Liposuction, Carestream, Silhouette Instalift (for face, neck and buttocks) and Novathreads have called upon Dr. Berger to teach their procedures, techniques and  technologies to other physicians. Dr. Berger has earned and attained a place of eminence – he is a global luminary. In addition, Dr. Berger is engaged in a number of IRB approved clinical research studies in the area of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular (stem cell).

Who is a good candidate to have a thread lift procedure?

Thread lifts, such as Silhouette InstaLift and Novathreads, can benefit both men and women who wish to rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing major surgery, injections, or lasers. This minimally-invasive technology is specifically made to lift sagging skin.

What are thread lift sutures made of?

Silhouette InstaLift sutures are made up of glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), a polymer that is tolerated well by the body, making it an ideal substance to use in medical devices. The Instalift sutures are fully absorbable, and are created with bidirectional cones to provide lift and anchoring to tissues.

Are thread lifts FDA cleared?

Both Novathreads and Silhouette InstaLift threads are FDA-cleared sutures.

What can thread lifts do to improve my appearance?

Thread lifts are a minimally-invasive option to lift the deeper layers of skin to enhance facial contours. This procedure can help transform your aging, sagging skin for a more youthful appearance.

How is a thread lift procedure performed?

The thread lift procedure is done in-office by thread lift pioneer, Dr. Berger. He will start by marking the treatment areas on the patient. A needle or a cannula will then gently be inserted and the threads placed into the subcutaneous tissue, lifting the skin. Because the Instalift sutures have bidirectional absorbable cones, and the Nova threads have tiny barbs that grab the tissue the threads are easily held into place. Treatments commonly take about 45 minutes.

How long do thread lifts last?

Silhouette InstaLift results last from 1 to 2 years. Novathreads lift last 6 to 12 months.

Can the threads be removed?

Yes, when indicated. However, this is generally unnecessary and happens infrequently.

What happens when the threads get absorbed?

The threads stimulate collagen production, and are replaced by a thin rope of collagen, providing ongoing lifting and long-lasting results.

Is general anesthesia required?

No general anesthesia is used during this procedure. Instead, Dr. Berger will use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort before inserting the sutures.

How much do thread lifts cost?

Treatment fees vary from practice to practice, and are dependent on each patient’s individual’s goals and the number of sutures required. For information on pricing, contact Rejuvalife Vitality institute today.

Where can I have thread lifts performed?

Thread lifts should only be performed by a qualified professional who has undergone special, in-depth training. Dr. Berger was among the first to adopt the thread lift in Los Angeles and in California. With over 13 years of thread lift experience, you can trust Dr. Berger with many thread lift techniques and products.

How long does the silhouette lift last?

It can last up to 18 months. Over time, generally about 3 months, the threads will be absorbed by your body while the product is continuing to stimulate collagen production for long-lasting results.

Is it painful?

There is very little discomfort or pain associated with the Silhouette Instalift. Treadlift procedure. It is an in-office treatment that uses local anesthesia and takes about one hour.

Is there any downtime?

Downtime is minimal. There may be some redness, bruising and swelling, but typically one can go out and about the next day.

How do the threads work?

Silhouette Threads have bi-directional cones on them, they come in different lengths and are inserted into the face in the areas desired by each patient. It is good for the cheek, jawline, midface, jowls, neck. The threads add volume and lift and reposition the sagging areas of the face and offer a very natural result.

How long does it take to see results?

Results are immediate. Over the next few days to a week after having threads put in, the face will relax, and the treatment should last up to 18 months.

How much is a Silhouette Threadlift?

Prices vary depending on the area or areas/of the face and neck. Typical pricing can start at $3000 and more depending on how many and what type of thread is used.

What is the difference between Silhouette Threads and PDO Nova Threads?

Both threads are great and made of different materials. Both Silhouette and Nova PDO threads are absorbable. Silhouette Lift Threads last longer than PDO Nova Threads.

Written by Dr. Andre Berger