Dr. Bobby Awadalla Dishes On Nova Threads And Skin Tightening

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Bobby Awadalla, MD is a well-respected board-certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon. He brings his extensive knowledge of dermatology and state-of-the-art expertise in skin cancer removal, facial plastic reconstruction and cosmetic dermatology to help his patients in his medical practice. Haute Beauty chats with Dr. Awadalla about Nova threads, the latest in tightening loose skin.

HB: What are Nova threads?

Nova threads are threads made of absorbable PDO sutures that are placed into the skin to lift sagging skin and create new collagen formation.

HB: Do you prefer it to other methods?

There are many methods to try to pull up sagging skin including using volume to fill the skin and lasers to inspire tightening. This method is unique because it actually uses a mechanical pulling of the skin in an upward manner to lift sagging skin. Further, with the insertion of the threads collagen Is formed around them. This has a dual effect of pulling up the skin and forming collagen in order to maintain it.

HB: Who is a good candidate?

People that are starting to see there skin sag and want a little lift. For example if you are starting to see the development of jowls or deepening of the nasolabial folds you are good candidate. 

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HB: How does the procedure work?

Numbing is placed at the insertion point as well as the track of where the threads will be placed. They are then inserted. It’s a very quick and simple procedure with immediate results

HB: What does recovery look like?

There could be some minimal bruising and tenderness for a few days. 

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