A “stitch in time save nine”, meaning a little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later. This statement has never been more true and now Dr. Svetlana Danovich has a new procedure that a with a few quick “stitches” literally lifts your face!
Dr. Danovich uses NovaThreads which are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin and pull the needle out. The PDO thread remains under the skin. You might be asking yourself, “what is PDO thread?” It’s a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. They have been around for years used in other ways. PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery). It’s 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.
Why the stich up? In medical terms “Selective Inflammatory Response”, it is the principle behind a lot of aesthetic procedures (such as Fractional Laser, Chemical Peels and Micro Needling). Our skin is very good at repairing itself, and by inserting Novathreads we make it “heal” itself by creating new collagen, naturally! It’s “controlled healing” happening underneath the skin! Yes, PDO is fully absorbable, but that doesn’t mean your skin won’t react to it. During the 4 to 6 months needed to fully absorb the PDO suture, your skin is also repairing itself around it.
Heads-up two are better than one! Dr. Danovich ensures her success with SD Instant Lift by using two different needle types. The first one, called the NuMesh, consists of creating a mesh under the skin (i.e. 2 sutures inserted vertically and 3 sutures horizontally). Sort of like a #hashtag, or a net. This Mesh serves as the foundation for your new collagen production. The NuMesh tightens the skin naturally from within. Results appear naturally, without any drastic changes.
The other technique, called the NuLift is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have “barbs” or “cogs”, which provide a grip underneath the skin. Sutures are inserted the same way, except they can be pulled in 1 or 2 directions, creating an instant skin repositioning. Just like the NuMesh, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift.
Your neck jaw. It may be holiday time but the only turkey neck you have to enjoy is the one on the table! Although Dr. Danovich can insert the Instant Lift threads 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. A combination of therapies that is a fast track to a younger looking face with no downtime. Call Dr. Svetlana Danovich today!