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NovaThreads – Instant Facelift and Skin Tightening

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Non-surgical Facelift

Aging, sun exposure, heredity, weight fluctuations, and illness are some of the factors that can cause the facial skin to sag and make a person appear older. While facelift plastic surgery can effectively address these concerns, not every patient is ready to undergo an invasive surgery just for cosmetic reasons. In such cases, the candidates may consider NovaThreads instant facelift and skin tightening treatment.

This non-surgical procedure involves no incisions, sutures, anesthesia, or an extended downtime. NovaThreads treatment is particularly effective to enhance the lower third of the face, neck, and jaw line. No significant discomfort or recovery period is involved in this procedure.

Board certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery provide NovaThreads to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations.

What is NovaThreads Treatment?

NovaThreads is a highly innovative technique to rejuvenate the facial appearance without involving surgery. The procedure is performed with the help of hypothermic needles that are preloaded with PDO absorbable sutures. PDO or polydioxanone is a safe and proven material that has been used for years in the medical field.

Sutures made with this material can be used to perform delicate procedures such as open heart surgery. Following the NovaThreads treatment, the skin will completely absorb the suture in about four to six months. Unlike plastic surgery, the NovaThreads procedure does not result in scarring.

How does it Work?

NovaThreads facial rejuvenation is based on the principle of body’s natural selective inflammatory response. Once the NovaThreads have been inserted into the targeted areas of the face and neck, the skin’s natural self-healing mechanism will be triggered. It will stimulate the production of new collagen fibers in the deeper layers of the facial skin.

Fresh collagen will support the skin structure, volumize the depleted areas of the face, provide a subtle lift, mitigate the effect of wrinkles and fine lines, and restore a healthier and more youthful looking facial skin. As the PDO sutures get absorbed over a few months, the repair process of the skin will continue. The outcomes are more natural and longer lasting because the healing occurs from within the dermis.


This technique creates a mesh underneath the facial skin, with two sutures inserted vertically and three horizontally. This mesh created with NovaThreads forms the foundation for the generation of new collagen fibers in the deeper skin layers, promoting natural skin tightening and volumizing from inside.


NovaLyft technique creates relatively more conspicuous outcomes. The ‘cogs’ in the PDO sutures will give a better grip below the skin. Sutures will be inserted in a way that the provider can pull them in one or two directions. In this way, the skin in the treated area can be instantly repositioned. The treated areas receive a subtle lift and fresh collagen production is stimulated with this technique.

Experienced plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and other cities across the landscape for NovaThreads.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.