A youthful face has an elegant V shape, with a generally tapered contour at the chin that softly angles outward toward the forehead. As we age, facial support weakens and fat beneath the skin diminishes. The V shape inverts as these changes occur, leading to sagging fullness in the lower face. With NovaThreads, you can restore and maintain the V shape without surgery!
Dr. Jarrod Cornehl has completed specialized thread lift training and routinely performs non-surgical rejuvenation of the face. He recently attended thread lift training provided by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in New York, NY, and he is proud to offer this innovation to his patients in San Francisco. To learn more or to arrange a consultation, please call the DENTAL STUDIO at 415-392-5025.
What is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive method of lifting sagging skin and stimulating new collagen. Dr. Cornehl uses "PDO threads." Polydioxanone, or PDO, is a special material that is completely absorbable by your body. PDO threads are sutures that are placed under the skin to provide support and lift, and stay there for approximately 4-6 months before they dissolve and create collagen.
Here are three ways these threads rejuvenate your skin:
- Physically lift the skin
- Physically lift and tighten fat beneath the skin
- Stimulate production of new collagen
When first injected, the PDO sutures work by literally lifting the skin. Over the next few months, your body's natural healing response creates more collagen, which makes your skin look elastic, smooth and youthful. The threads are completely absorbed by the body in 4-6 months, but the natural lift remains for another 12-15 months.
The face and neck are the most common areas for thread lifting. To be precise, this technique can be used on virtually any area of the face or body, such as:
- Under-eye area
- Crow's feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Wrinkles around mouth
- Jaw line
Consult with Dr. Cornehl about whether they are right for the area you want to rejuvenate. PDO threads are great for the neck and jowl area, where age tends to have a significant effect on the V shape of your face. Dr. Cornehl may recommend combining NovaThreads with dermal fillers or BOTOX® for an optimal effect.
The Thread Lift Appointment
NovaThreads are pre-loaded hypodermic needles with PDO sutures inside. The straightforward treatment involves Dr. Cornehl carefully injecting the threads at strategic locations, then removing the injection needles (called cannulas) and trimming the excess thread.
This procedure is minimally invasive and designed to cause as little discomfort as possible. Depending on the number and size of the treatment area(s), it may take about a half hour to complete the session. A numbing topical cream is typically all that is required for adequate patient comfort.
The thread lift requires no downtime or recovery. You'll be able to get back to your day immediately. You'll notice a difference right away, which will get even better once the skin and threads have settled after about a week.
Arrange a Consultation with Our Doctors in San Francisco
Ready to find out if a thread lift with PDO sutures is right for you? If so, please call our practice in San Francisco at 415-392-5025. We are excited to offer our patients facial rejuvenation so they can look and feel their best. Our patients visit us from across the Bay Area, including Berkeley, Oakland and San Rafael.