The Gladstone Clinic offers NovaThread Lift for women and men who live in San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton, San Francisco, and the surrounding communities in California.
What is a NovaThread Lift?
NovaThreads are absorbable sutures that are placed in the body such as the face to lift sagging skin or to act as a filler. These sutures have been used in cardiovascular surgery and other types of surgeries for many decades. The NovaThread is specially modified so that it can create an instant lift or volume or structure. They are FDA approved.
Where are NovaThreads Used?
Most commonly they are used lift skin in the mid and lower face such as reducing jowls, smile lines, and marionette lines as well as tightening the neck. They can be used to lift the eyebrow. In many patients, they can be used in combination with Botox and fillers to create an optimal minimally invasive refreshed look.
How is the NovaThread Lift Procedure Performed?
Dr. Gladstone uses local anesthesia and maps out where lifting and tightening can provide beneficial results.
How Long Does the NovaThread Lift Procedure Take?
It depends on how many areas are being lifted or filled. Generally one hour or less—which is why it is also known as the Lunchtime Lift.
When Would I See Results After a NovaThread Lift?
The results are immediate.
What is the downtime After a NovaThread Lift?
Since there is no cutting and the threads are placed through small needles, you may get some mild bruising and swelling. Makeup can cover the bruising, and the swelling usually resolves within 2 days. Many patients go back to work the day following the procedure.
How Long Do the Results Last?
In most patients, from 12-15 months.
Why Should I Choose the Gladstone Clinic?
Dr. Gladstone has been performing suture lifts for many years. While at Stanford not only did he perform the Contour Thread lift but also wrote a chapter on thread lifts. He also published his technique on brow lifts which was based in suture lifts.
The Bottom Line
NovaThreads are very versatile. They are minimally invasive. They are appropriate for patients who have mild to moderate facial and neck sagging and do not want surgery, or where surgery is not appropriate. While surgical facelifts and neck lifts are the gold standards, NovaThreads may provide very satisfying results for the appropriate patient.
To learn more about the NovaThread Lift procedure and to determine if it is right for you, contact Gladstone Clinic to schedule a complimentary consultation. We proudly serve women and men in San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton, San Francisco, and the surrounding communities in California.
*Individual results may vary.