Immediately contour and lift areas on your face and body with INSTALIFT or NovaThreads.
Lift your skin while building collagen with thread lifts. Whether you want to lift your brows or sagging jowls, tighten the skin under your neck, or redefine your lip border, NovaThreads and Instalift may be for you.
- Non-surgical with minimal downtime
- Lift and build collagen
- Treat stubborn lines and wrinkles
What to Expect
Photos will be taken prior to your procedure to track your progress.
Your provider will mark out the area to be treated and use injectable numbing to make this more comfortable. Your provider will place your sutures in the appropriate area to give desired results.
After treatment, the treated area will feel tight and a little sore. For the first few days, sleep with your head elevated and do not sleep on your stomach. For 1 week after, avoid heavy activity and exercise and do not vigorously rub your face while cleansing or applying moisturizer. This allows the threads to settle in your skin.
Before & After
What is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a type of procedure where temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin.
What is the advantage of a Thread Lift over a facelift?
Thread lifts are non-surgical treatments that do not require sedation and have significantly less downtime than surgery. We use local anesthesia, so you can drive yourself to your appointment and most patients are able to get back to their daily lives quickly. In addition, thread lifts are not as expensive as surgery.
How does it work?
Very fine biodegradable sutures are placed deep into the skin which your provider then uses to reposition sagging skin to a higher, more youthful position.
How long will my appointment take?
Our trained nurses will take pictures and apply a topical numbing for 20 minutes prior to your procedure beginning. Once the treatment begins, it will take about 20-40 minutes depending on the area we are treating.
Does a Thread Lift hurt?
We use local anesthesia to make this a comfortable procedure. Afterwards, most people may feel some tenderness but are able to get back to their daily lives almost immediately.
What are the sutures made of?
Silhouette Instalift ™ is made from Polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), which has a long history of use as a well-tolerated, resorbable suture. NovaThreads are absorbable Polydioxanone (PDO) threads, which also have a long history of biomedical applications, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery.
When will I see results?
Results are immediate and improve over the 2 weeks following your procedure.
How much lift can I expect?
Your level of lift will be determined by your level of skin laxity, and the number and location of sutures that are placed.
How long will results last?
The unique sutures cause the production of collagen to aid in healthy skin renewal for natural-looking, long-lasting results. The unique sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body and can be expected to last 8-12 months, but many patients still have lifting effects after the sutures have dissolved. The sutures eventually dissolve and natural aging continues, just as it would if you had no treatment or had a surgical lift.
Am I a candidate?
If you have areas of laxity or wrinkles and lines that you want to address, thread lifts are a great treatment. They are not a good treatment for someone with a significant amount of laxity as they will only lift the skin a few millimeters and create a more subtle and natural looking end result than facelift surgery. Thread lifts are best suited to patients who are dealing with mild to moderate, rather than severe, signs of skin laxity.
Mona Dermatology feels different because we are different. From our calming, inviting office space, to dermatologists and medical practitioners who are as credentialed as they are kind, there’s so much that sets us apart.
- Dr. Mona Foad named Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor every year since 2008
- 4.7 average Google rating with 250+ five-star reviews from patients.
- Our providers are extensively and continually trained in the latest advances in medical and cosmetic dermatology.
- We specialize in helping our patients achieve a natural, refreshed look.
- Your goals are our goals. Each patient’s treatment plan is unique.