NovaThreads: Non-Surgical Enhancement of the Lower Face, Jawline, and Neck Posted January 30, 2017 in Non-Surgical Procedures, NovaThreads Despite a plentiful supply of injectable treatments for the mid and upper face, effective non-surgical treatments for jawline and neck enhancement are rare. A recent development in plastic surgery addresses this need with NovaThreads. Always attentive to valuable, innovative technologies for his patients, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. offers NovaThreads as a non-surgical treatment that can enhance the lower face, jawline, and neck. How NovaThreads Differ From Other Treatments Non-surgical facial treatments consist mainly of injectables, laser treatments, and peels. However, these techniques fall short when it comes to addressing tissue laxity in the lower face, jowls, neck, and jawline. To achieve optimal results, many patients must undergo facelift and neck lift surgery. Unfortunately, not all patients are surgical candidates, and even fewer prefer to undergo surgery. NovaThreads present an excellent solution: dramatic, effective results with non-surgical techniques. NovaThreads are needles loaded with polydioxanone (PDO) threads, which are synthetic, absorbable sutures that can lift the facial and neck tissues. PDO sutures have well-established credibility and are even used in open-heart surgeries. How NovaThreads Work Dr. Bitter uses NovaThreads to treat signs of facial aging, such as sagging jowls, neck muscle banding, and wrinkles. The NovaThread needle is carefully inserted into the skin in a direction parallel to the surface skin. After the needle is removed, the PDO thread remains in the connective tissue beneath the skin, lifting the tissues to correct laxity. The skin responds to the treatment by triggering collagen formation around the PDO thread, allowing the skin to repair itself for additional rejuvenation. Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Bitter may create a mesh of PDO threads beneath the skin to improve tissue support (known as the NuMesh technique), or he may use PDO sutures with barbs to instantly lift the skin (known as the NuLift technique). A mere 15-minute treatment yields an instantly more youthful appearance. As a longtime expert in anti-aging and dermatology, Dr. Bitter greatly values the ability of NovaThreads to improve the aesthetics of the face, jawline, and neck. Pioneer and developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial® anti-aging treatment, Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. utilizes the greatest technological developments to combat the symptoms of aging. Dr. Bitter is pleased to offer NovaThreads as a highly effective non-surgical treatment for aging in the lower face and neck. For more information about NovaThreads, schedule your consultation with Dr. Bitter. Call (408) 358-5757 or complete our online contact form to request your consultation now.