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NovaThreads in Augusta, GA

Are you looking to increase skin firmness and reduce sag in the face? Dr. Troy Austin, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, offers NovaThreads and other aesthetic procedures to men and women of Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia and South Carolina.

What are NovaThreads?

NovaThreads are a non-surgical, injectable treatment that can lift, tighten, and define the face. NovaThreads needles are preloaded with an absorbable suture made of Polydioxanone (PDO). These PDO sutures are absorbable by the body and are left under the skin. The threads cause inflammation that signals the body to boost collagen production in the area. The boost in collagen helps to lift and tighten the skin.

What are some benefits of NovaThreads?

NovaThreads can provide many advantages over a traditional facelift. Some of these benefits include:

  • No cuts or incisions
  • Minimal downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Low risk of adverse reaction
  • Multiple treatment areas of the face and body
  • Can be repeated if necessary
  • Dissolvable (they do not remain in the skin permanently)

What makes an ideal NovaThreads candidate?

If you have noticed that the skin on your face is starting to sag or is losing its firmness, NovaThreads might be right for you. If you have looked into getting a traditional facelift and want to avoid incisions and downtime, minimally invasive NovaThreads may be right for you.

What to expect during a NovaThreads treatment

To begin, your face will be disinfected and a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the areas that will be treated. Our patients typically report experiencing minimal discomfort during the procedure. Depending on the areas that are being treated and the desired results, the appropriate type of thread will be chosen and placed under the skin one at a time through a long thin needle. The threads run parallel to the surface of the skin and are adjusted into the desired positions to lift and tighten target areas. The needle is then removed and the thread is left under the skin. The treatment can take 15 to 30 minutes depending on the areas being treated.

Downtime, recovery, and results of a NovaThreads treatment

The majority of our patients experience little to no downtime following a NovaThreads treatment, often returning to work the same day. It is common to notice results immediately. You can expect results to last between five and nine months. The threads left under the skin will dissolve during a four to six month period. As the threads dissolve the results will become more noticeable.

If you live in Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, or neighboring areas in Georgia and South Carolina and want to know more about NovaThreads or would like to schedule a consultation, do not hesitate to contact us. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin and his team are here to answer your questions and help you better understand how NovaThreads can improve your appearance.