ABSORBABLE PDO THREADS
This is an easy two-step procedure that does not require any surgical skills. No scalpel, no anesthesia (numbing cream recommended) and no downtime. The perfect recipe for happy patients!
Insert the pre-loaded needle at subdermal level.
Remove the needle. The absorbable PDO thread is now in place.
PDO stands for Polydioxanone, which has been used in cardiothoracic surgery for decades! It is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months and doesn’t create any scar tissue. The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis and the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.
The bad reputation of threads that were used in the past was due to the fact that they weren’t always absorbable and that there were more complications for those who didn’t have any surgical skills.
Using PDO solves that issue.
Although PDO Threads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline.
The lower third of the face is challenging to effectively treat with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.
A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape.” With the aging of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” diminishes or inverts.
Luckily, the two different types of PDO Threads Techniques, respectively using SMOOTH and BARBED threads, can either create a scaffolding in order to support the tissues and keep them in the “V-shape,” or where necessary, to delicately lift the tissues and reposition the skin to recreate the “V-shape” where it’s been lost.
Nova-Mesh consists of creating a mesh under the skin using the Smooth or Twist PDO Threads, usually 5 threads per area, inserted in 2 or 3 directions, creating a “Net” or “Hashtag” underneath the skin. The Nova-Mesh technique relies on the action of the needle and the reaction to the foreign body to stimulate new collagen.
The Nova-Mesh technique allows to greatly improve the appearance of at least 3 high-demand areas: Lips, Neck and Cheeks.
The EZ-Lip Fill, EZ-Neck Mesh, EZ-Cheek Mesh with are 3 quick, simple and efficient procedures:
Nova-Lyft uses the barbed threads – barb1 (Unidirectional) and barb2 (Bidirectional). Those barbs or cogs provide an extra grip that allows for a real lift of the skin.
The Nova-Lyft procedure consists of creating a real “skin repositioning” or tightening, depending on the type of Novathreads barb used, and the area of treatment.
barb1 (Unidirectional) and barb2 (Bidirectional) are used in the jaw line, the cheek, belly and buttocks in association with the smooth threads following a ratio of 1 to 4 or 5.
The placement of either the unidirectional barbed thread (barb1) or the bidirectional barbed thread (barb2) is simple and fast (a few minutes per thread), but does require more skills than the Smooth PDO Threads or Twist PDO Threads, due to the bigger gauge of the needle used and the deeper layer of insertion of the threads.