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.
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"Breast Augmentation - Outstanding results! I still look in the mirror and say, “wow, these are my breasts!” Dr. Furnas made me feel safe and answered all my questions! I want to rave about the fantastic results but I will keep it short. The staff is 10/10. Quick responses and work with your schedule."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 08, 2019
"I've been going to Plastic Surgery Associates & Allegro MedSpa for years and am so happy they opened a Novato office. Their staff is always friendly and inviting, and the facilities are great. Now I just don't have to drive to Santa Rosa! Eileen is fantastic, and listens to your needs so you don't have to worry about anything being over done. Definitely check them out!"- K.D. / Yelp / Apr 18, 2017
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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.