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NovaThreads in Phoenix AZ are cutting-edge, absorbable, and easily inserted sutures used for thread-lifting—a procedure that restores youthfulness to your face by lifting the skin, while simultaneously encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin. The NovaThreads procedure usually lifts the skin in the facial and submental (neck) regions, but it can also address sagging skin in other parts of the body. NovaThreads treatment is an ideal alternative to the traditional facelift because there are no incisions, surgeries, or downtime.

Before & After


Benefits of NovaThreads

  • Nonsurgical, in-office treatment
  • Produces immediate results
  • Results gradually improve as the PDO encourages collagen formation
  • PDO threads are fully absorbed within 4 to 6 months
  • Final results last for 12 to 15 months
  • Produces natural-looking results
  • No need for cuts or incisions
  • Procedure concludes within an hour
  • No downtime

What do NovaThreads Treat?

  • Sagging skin tissue
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Loss of collagen
  • Drooping skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

What is a NovaThreads Lift? 

A NovaThreads lift is a procedure that lifts sagging skin tissue to add facial volume and reduce the signs of aging. A healthy face maintains a “V-shape” that gradually becomes a square due to the combined effects of aging and gravity. The primary goal of a NovaThreads procedure is to reposition the skin tissue and create a “scaffolding” beneath the skin to restore the “V-shape,” restoring youthfulness in your face and neck.


NovaThreads are inserted under the skin parallel to its surface, and are carefully pulled to produce an immediate “lift,” addressing issues like sagging skin, hollow cheeks, deep facial lines and wrinkles. NovaThreads are made up of a component that encourages the body to produce collagen and elastin. (PDO, or polydioxanone.) As the NovaThreads are absorbed over time by the body, they activate your body’s natural collagen production capabilities, producing an additional longer-lasting natural lift.


There’s no need to worry about the NovaThreads being left under the skin. The threads will gradually get absorbed through hydrolysis, i.e., they safely break down due to a chemical reaction with water. Once the threads have dissolved, the treatment results will be maintained with natural fibrous tissues and collagen produced by the PDO threads. Contact us today if you would like to receive some of the best NovaThreads Phoenix has to offer. 


What happens during the NovaThreads procedure?

Before the procedure begins, you’ll receive local anesthesia in the treatment areas to ensure comfort. The surgeon inserts a pre-threaded needle beneath your skin’s tissue, guiding it parallel to the surface of your skin. A second pre-threaded needle may be inserted just over the first needle.


NovaThreads have small cogs or barbs that hold the facial tissues together. As the needles are gradually extracted, the threads are pulled upwards to create a natural suspension until you achieve the desired results. Over time, new collagen and fibrous tissues form around the NovaThreads, holding up the skin tissues as the threads gradually dissolve.

After the NovaThreads Procedure

Some patients feel slightly nauseous post treatment due to the anesthesia. You can drink small amounts of liquid to make the nausea pass. You may experience a little swelling, bruising, or redness around the treatment areas for a few hours or days. If your skin is bruised, you can ice the area on and off for 15-30 minutes a few times daily. (Avoid direct skin contact with the ice by using a cloth.) You should keep your head elevated and minimize facial motion for about 24 hours. You should also avoid drinking from straws, using facial creams, and makeup for 48 hours.


Besides these precautionary measures above, you can resume most of your daily activities after about 24 hours. If your job doesn’t require heavy physical activity, you can resume working within 48 hours. If you have a strenuous job, you may need to take a few days off. Everyone has a different recovery journey and we’ll be able to better predict your recovery period following treatment.

Why Choose CraftMD?

CraftMD is a state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery center led by Dr. Randall O. Craft, a double board-certified and Harvard-trained surgeon. Dr. Craft carefully examines your facial skin and discusses your cosmetic goals to curate a treatment plan that effectively addresses your unique needs. If you’re interested in learning more about the NovaThreads procedure, please schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (602)899-6444.

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