Smoother Body Contours with NOVO’s Body Contouring
For patients who’ve experienced a dramatic weight loss, it can sometimes be difficult to remove excess sagging skin and stubborn fat. Body contouring helps patients achieve smoother body contours through various procedures for areas of the upper and lower body. NOVO Medical Aesthetics LLC offers PDO MediThreads (thread lifts) in both our Stamford and Wallingford clinics to help patients lift, smooth, and tighten the skin on their face, neck, and other areas of the body. This minimally invasive procedure helps you achieve a younger-looking appearance without surgery or extensive downtime.
PDO Thread Lifts in Stamford and Wallingford, CT
MediThreads are tiny needles preloaded with dissolvable PDO (Polydioxanone) threads capable of lifting the skin. Once injected, your skin can be lifted to the desired area, creating a scaffolding to support your underlying tissues and keep them in a “V-shape.” The PDO threads are absorbed harmlessly into the body and completely dissolve after about six months. While the threads dissolve, the collagen that grew around your sutures will remain. The new skin structure should hold for at least 12-18 months.
We recommend PDO thread lifts for a variety of applications, including:
- Lifting/contouring/volumizing effect in your face or neck
- Wrinkle improvement
- Toning of your tissues
- Rejuvenated, hydrated skin
PDO MediThreads naturally sculpt the face using the tension lines of your skin to lift your cheeks, jowls, and neck bands, causing an effect similar to a surgical facelift. The natural results from this procedure typically last up to two years, including the stimulation of collagen synthesis. Available at a fraction of the cost of surgery, this procedure won’t leave you with any cuts or incisions.
* Please Note: Individual results may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions about Thread Lifts
Our PDO MediThreads (thread lifts) help our patients in Stamford and Wallingford achieve uplifting results. Below, please find the answers to some of our frequently asked questions about this procedure. Should you not find the answer to your specific question, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
What happens during a thread lift?
MediThreads are tiny hypodermic needles preloaded with PDO thread that are gently inserted and removed, leaving the threads under your skin. These threads provide the scaffolding necessary for immediate tissue support and collagen production around them for long-lasting effects.
Are PDO threads painful?
Most patients find PDO threads to be well-tolerated. You may experience a pulling or tugging sensation, but this feeling is normal and temporary. We’ll take every precaution to ensure your comfort during the procedure, including the use of the PRO-NOX™ device with nitrous oxide self-administered analgesia.
How long does MediThreads treatment take?
Thread lifts can take anywhere from 10-45 minutes depending on how many threads are used.
How long do the results last?
Thread lifts typically provide 12-18 months of rejuvenation.
What are the side effects of PDO threads?
Because you’re injecting the skin with needles, there’s a possibility for swelling, bruising, and pinpoint bleeding. We’ll work with you to minimize the possibility of side effects, including careful pretreatment instructions using the AccuVein® device to visualize hidden blood vessels and applying cool packs to the treatment area.
How do I know if a thread lift is right for me?
We would be excited to educate and share our knowledge and expertise with you! Please let us know if we can answer any of your questions about MediThreads or any of our other aesthetic products and services. Consultations are always free!