About Thread Lifts
Experienced plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas offer thread lift procedures with the use of PDO NovaThreads as a minimally invasive alternative to a surgical facelift. Sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime lift,” a thread lift utilizes sutures that are absorbable in order to provide a firmer, more youthful look to the face. At Allegro MedSpa Novato, a thread lift procedure is comfortably performed in one of our treatment rooms. The fine threads work by promoting the body’s natural collagen production in order to create healthier, smoother skin. Contact our Novato, CA facility today to learn more about this innovative procedure as a way to turn back the hands of time.
"I get the Signature Peel with aesthetician Ashley and could not recommend her more highly. LOVE HER. She is so knowledgeable, sweet and calming...even though I’m getting a chemical peel she has me feel so relaxed like I’m getting a full massage. I’ve had peels at other high-end medspas but have never received better results than with Ashley. Based on her knowledge, skill and beautiful energy, I wholeheartedly give Ashley 5+ stars. She’s the best."- N.B. / Google / Jun 21, 2019
"My experience at Allegro MedSpa was wonderful! Kelsey performed my procedures that day and I could not have felt more reassured that I was making the right choices to meet my specific needs and desires. Her experience quelled any anxiety that crept up. I had complete peace trusting her suggestions and advice for not only treatment now but beneficial procedures in the future.😀Kelsey was patient, engaged, generous and made me feel like I was the most important person in her life for the time I was with her! I will absolutely be asking for Kelsey again in the future!"- J.D. / Google / Feb 20, 2020
"I was at Allegro for some voluma in my cheeks. Kelsey was great about discussing what I wanted and suggested additional juvederm for some areas that have been bothering me. I told her I bruise easily and she kept icing my face after each area was injected. I’ve never had anyone take such care to try to reduce bruising. My appointment was yesterday and yes I have bruising, but I can’t imagine how much worse I would look if Kelsey hadn’t taken such time and care with me. I can’t wait to see how great I look once this bruising goes away!Thank you Kelsey!"- S.K. / Google / Feb 20, 2020
"First let me say, absolutely amazing staff! I have been here twice, first time for a skin consultation and skin care routine. Came away with a skin care program that suited my needs as well as a friendly consultation that made me feel so comfortable. (I don't often go anywhere with out my make up on, but everyone made me feel "normal" and beautiful and accepted for me) My second time I visited the MedSpa, (along with my Aunt) I met with Kelsey! And let me say...loud and absolutely clear!.....She is truly awesome! Kind....gentle...down to Earth.....professional and very informative! This was my first time looking into any type of "refresher".....and so naturally I had some anxiety about what I should and shouldn't do. Kelsey, was sooooo patient and kind and helped me (and my Aunt) with my/our decisions...as well as what was appropriate for me and my needs. SO thankful for her advice and wisdom! Absolute hands down....I had such a wonderful experience! Thank you Allegro MedSpa!....Oh!..and the lovely girls at the desk?...All smiles and treated me like family. You guys made my nerves turn into excitement and joy! I will definitely be back again. Looking forward to it!"- S.J. / Google / Feb 13, 2020
"When treatment day arrived, I was a bit anxious as to what would actually happen and how it would feel. My pleasant surprise was that it went so smoothly with no discomfort. The staff were so pleasant and timed things so well that it felt more like a facial. The day after there was some tenderness in my neck but that had been the area of my most serious concern and needed most work. Other than tenderness there was no noticeable after effects and I wondered if it had worked at all. Much to my surprise 3 months later friends and family started noticing and commenting on my refreshed look. Up close I could see the noticeable effects and was so pleased. Be sure and use the right skin cream and you are set for the next year."- M.C. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
An ideal candidate for a thread lift procedure may be looking to:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Create a firmer look to the face
- Eliminate sagging areas on the middle and/or lower face
- Restore lost volume to the face
- Achieve natural-looking results without the need for surgery
As a minor procedure performed in our facility, patients will be awake during the treatment. A local anesthetic may be applied to numb the area. Prior to the treatment, the entrance and exit points of the threads will be marked before the fine needle is used to insert the thread through the skin and tissue. Next, the skin will be tightened by a gentle pulling of the thread in the necessary direction. Typically, the entire procedure process lasts about an hour, but this may vary, depending on the areas being treated.
What to Expect
Following a thread lift treatment, you will be able to leave our facility to recover in your home. Most patients experience some slight swelling, bruising, and redness, but this will subside after several days. Typically, results are visible immediately following the procedure. You will appear to have more lifted, contoured skin. A member of our team will provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions to ensure your results last as long as possible. You can also schedule maintenance appointments to help refresh your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a thread lift cost?
The price of a thread lift treatment will depend on the extent of the procedure and which areas are being treated. In your initial consultation, Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas will understand your goals so they can formulate your personalized thread lift procedure plan. Then they will be able to provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs and talk to you about your payment options.
Should I receive a thread lift or a facelift?
Typically, a thread lift is more ideal for patients who have mild to moderate wrinkles/sagging skin. A facelift may be a better option for individuals with more advanced concerns, and the results can also be longer-lasting. While a thread lift can improve the look of loose skin, it does not diminish excess skin. Prior to your procedure, you will receive a thorough consultation to determine which treatment will yield your best results.
Does a thread lift leave scars?
Unlike a surgical facelift, a thread lift does not require incisions, which means there will be no visible scarring. The fine needle that is used during a thread lift procedure creates a tiny puncture in the skin that will heal if treated properly and leave no visible wound. A member of our aesthetic team will be able to provide you with the appropriate aftercare instructions to help your skin heal.
Can I combine a thread lift with other treatments?
A thread lift is commonly combined with other nonsurgical procedures in order to create enhanced results. Typically, an injectable filler or wrinkle relaxer is paired with a thread lift. The combination of the two procedures can restore lost volume and create smoother, more youthful skin.
Does a thread lift look natural?
When done by skilled professionals, like Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas, a thread lift can provide optimal, natural results. By understanding your goals, they can create your desired outcome for a refreshed face.
Receive Refreshed Results
If you are wanting to receive tighter, firmer facial skin without having to undergo a surgical procedure, a thread lift may be ideal for you. At Allegro MedSpa Novato, we are happy to provide this innovative treatment for our patients. Contact us in Novato, CA to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.