NULIFT Thread Lift

The No-Surgery Face Lifting Alternative

A surgical facelift is no longer the only option for lifting and contouring a face

thread lifts involve the use of threads made from the same materials used in surgery to close wounds. When placed under the skin, they can be used to tighten and volumize areas of the skin that are loose or sagging. Much like suspension cables, they are designed to hold up the skin in place, and provide a supportive structure that defies the effects of gravity and aging.

While thread lifts are not a replacement for a full face lift where excess skin needs to be removed, they are an ideal option for those who want a natural yet unmistakable improvement, without all the stress and worries of a full surgical procedure.

Resorbable material:
PDO threads! (polydioxanone)

Polydioxanone is used for biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery because it is fully absorbed by hydrolysis within 4 to 6 months & doesn’t create any scar tissue. The threads are designed to  have imbedded cones or hooks that work to stimulate collagen production while holding the thread in place.The foreign body stimulates collagen synthesis & the skin structure created will hold for another 12 to 15 months.

The NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, & pull the needle out.

The PDO thread remains under the skin.

Thread Techniques:

The technique requires a small puncture wound to be created with a large gauge needle. A thread is then inserted along the previously marked lines. Once tightened, the thread’s  cones or hooks help to hold the skin in a lifted position. Areas such as the cheeks may need multiple threads or a looping thread to plump up the cheek fat for a youthful, volumised result. The neck area is usually supported with laced sutures that lock the skin to the lower jaw area to give a contoured neckline.

The results are immediately visible and continue to improve in the few weeks as collagen remodeling takes effect. The threads are invisible, although can sometimes be palpated (felt with the fingers) in certain areas. Some patients feel minimal discomfort such as a slight ache or sensation while chewing or smiling, but this fades within the first week. Slight dimpling, bruising, and swelling is normal within the first few days, but improve rapidly as the sutures are absorbed. The incisions made for the entry and exit points are tiny and heal without unsightly stitches.

Meshing & Lifting

A beautiful and healthy face has a “V-shape”. With the ageing of tissues and the action of gravity, this “V-shape” gets lost. The idea behind the Nu-Mesh and the Nu-Lift technique is to 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.

Neck & Jaw

Although NOVATHREADS can be inserted / injected almost anywhere, one particular area that was missing a Non-Surgical procedure is the area of the Jaw & the Neck.

Nu-Mesh consists of creating a mesh under the skin using the NOVATHREADS Smooth or the Twist, usually 5 threads per area, inserted in 2 or 3 directions, creating a “Net” underneath the skin. The Nu-Mesh technique relies on the action of the needle & the reaction to the foreign body to stimulate new collagen.

The Nu-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 NOVATHREADS are 3 quick, simple and efficient procedures:

  1. The EZ-Lip Fill technique consists of a very simple lip enhancement procedure using NOVATHREADS Smooth (for a slight enhancement) & NOVATHREADS Twist (for a little more volume). Most of the time no anesthesia will be needed although at times a numbing cream can be used if necessary. With NovaThreads there are no worries about injecting equivalent quantities like you would with a filler, as the result are always symmetric. The procedure itself will last 5 minutes and the results last about 3 months.

  2. The EZ-Neck Mesh technique consists of placing a net of 5 to 10 NOVATHREADS Smooth for the reduction of submental sagging, chin lines and the correction of the “turkey neck” or 10 to 15 NOVATHREADS Smooth in lower and lateral neck area to smoothen and equalize that area. Currently there is no alternative procedure of that type and it can be done combined with botulinum toxin to relax the platysmal cords & erase the horizontal wrinkles. The duration of the procedure does not exceed 5 to 15 minutes.

  3. The EZ-Cheek Mesh technique consists of creating a network of threads in the cheek on a more superficial layer & to enhance the results (volume) of deeper dermal filler injections. 5 to 10 NOVATHREADS Smooth should be placed on each side. The procedure also lasts 5 to 10 minutes and is very easy to perform with no need for anesthesia and no post-procedure bruising. It is also useful to create texture when the skin is very thin and not “ready” for the EZ-Cheek Lift

Nu-Lift uses the barbed threads – NOVATHREADS barb1 (Unidirectional) & barb2 (Bidirectional). Those barbs or cogs provide an extra grip that allows for a real lift of the skin.

The Nu-Lift procedure consists of creating a real “skin repositioning” or tightening depending on the kind of barb Novathreads used and the area of treatment.

NOVATHREADS barb1 (Unidirectional) & barb2 (Bidirectional) are used in the jaw line and the cheek, belly and buttocks in association with the smooth threads following a ratio of 1 to 4 or 5.

  1. EZ-Jaw Lift: The unidirectional barbed threads (barb1) are creating a lifting effect after taking position within the skin & after the massage following the removal of the needle. This lifting/repositioning effect is always taking place in a upwards fashion, in the direction of the needle entry point.

  2. EZ-Cheek lift: The bidirectional barbed threads (barb2) are used to reposition/accumulate the skin towards the middle of the area treated or to spread the skin toward the ends on the threads. The removal of the needle creates a temporary tunnel allowing the barbs to move. The shrinking vs. spreading effect is generated by the massage of the skin which instantaneously positions the barb.

  3. EZ-Neck lift: Specific areas for bidirectional threads (barb2) are the submental zone, where it is used to spread the skin towards the 2 threads’ exit points, and in the cleavage, when wrinkles due to breast augmentation or ageing are present.

Areas which can be treated include:

Brows – brow line lifting
Cheeks – cheek fat repositioning and contouring
Nasolabial folds – lift and tighten cheek contours to reduce nasolabial folds
Lips – improve lip shape and contours
Jowls – lift lower jaw area to improve and tighten jowl shape and contour
Neckline – reduce turkey neck effect and return youthful contours to neckline

They can be performed in various areas of the face and body, to target specific problem areas.