Nature's gentle facelift!

Novathreads are hypodermic needles preloaded with a synthetic PDO absorbable suture. PDO (polydioxanone) sutures are surgical sutures that are used to perform cardiac surgery. All sutures are FDA-approved and PDO sutures are one of the safest materials that can be used in the body. Your skin will fully absorb the Novathread within 4 to 6 months without leaving any scar tissue.

While the sutures are underneath the skin, however, your skin gently reacts to the skin creating a “selective inflammatory response” to produce collagen to create a longer-lasting result: This principle is behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as fractional lasers, skin tightening treatments and microneedling).

Our skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the Novathreads underneath the skin to lift the loose skin, the skin will heal itself by creating new collagen naturally!


The areas to be treated will be numbed with topical as well as local anesthetic. The areas to be treated are then marked. The threads are then inserted under the skin in precise locations using a small hollow needle to lift and support droopy elements without removing any skin. The inserted thread is then able to grasp onto the droopy skin and soft tissue to reposition the skin. This requires no cuts or incisions. It’s purely done by injections.

With the lift effect secured, the hollow needle is removed without leaving any scars.

Depending on the desired effect of the lift, few to several sutures will be used.

The PDO suture remains underneath the skin. Different sutures and lengths will be used depending upon the area(s) you need lifted.



  • Area above lips (vertical lines)

  • Any loose skin areas

  • Midface

  • Upper neck

  • Upper arms, stomach


  • Non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment

  • Same Day Procedure

  • Zero Downtime

  • FDA-approved

  • Minimal side effects

  • Start seeing results a week after treatment

  • Results typically last up to 2 years


What Is The Recovery Like After A Thread Lift?

Pain can be usually managed with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and/or ibuprofen (Advil). If stronger pain medicine is desired, it can be prescribed by our physician. You may have mild swelling and bruising for few days. Icing the treated area as well as arnica is recommended for the first few days. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity for few days.

What Results Should I Expect?

The result of the Thread Lift is immediate and even more noticeable after 1-2 weeks when all the swelling and potential bruising has resolved. The results will continue to enhance as your skin produces even more collagen over the next several months which will also make the results of the thread lift last longer than the life of the threads. More threads can always be inserted down the line to continue to improve the results and prolong the results even more. If you choose to have a more intensive surgical procedure or facelift at a later point, this can be done without any problems as the PDO sutures will be absorbed completely without leaving any kind of scarring.

What Are The Side Effects Of The Thread Lift?

Like any procedure using a needle, there is a chance of bruising and swelling. However, in most people, the bruising and swelling is minimal and resolve in less than a week. There is some post-op discomfort which usually resolves quickly in most patients. If the sutures, for some reason, become visible underneath the skin or migrate, it can be easily removed if necessary and new threads can be placed.

Are there different kinds of threads? YES!

Smooth threads for superficial wrinkles and lines

Volumizing threads for defining lip borders and diminishing deep wrinkles or folds, such as smile lines

Lift threads that contain small barbs to lift the skin up and returns it to its original natural position

How do I know if I am a good candidate for a Thread Lift?

Book a free consultation today and we will discuss you beauty goals and make a plan that works for you.


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Pricing Packages

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Per Unit

$ 13 /unit

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Full Face Package

$ 800

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Lips Special

$ 850

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