Do you feel as if the early signs of aging have stolen away your youthful appearance, but the idea of undergoing an invasive surgery like a facelift isn’t very appealing? At Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery, we understand the need to look and feel your best, but we also know that invasive surgical procedures aren’t for everyone. Thanks to NovaThreads, however, you can achieve the youthful look you desire without a long period of downtime.

Rejuvenate Your Skin With NovaThreads

NovaThreads is an alternative to the traditional facelift procedure that aims to lift and sculpt the shape of the face using temporary specialized, medical-grade sutures. It is designed to help fill wrinkles and lift the skin to rejuvenate one’s youthful appearance. NovaThreads are pre-loaded with a PDO thread that absorbed into the skin over a period of 4 to 6 months, however it stimulates the body’s production of collagen in the area for longer lasting results up to 18 months.



Our providers will thread thin, dissolvable sutures underneath the skin to grip the underlying tissue and pull lightly pull the tissue. Once inserted, the wire will trigger the body’s healing response, causing it to fill the treatment area with collagen to lift the sagging skin and restore elasticity to the face.

NovaThread Techniques

The NovaThread procedure consists of two techniques known as NuMesh and NuLift. NuMesh involves creating a mesh under the skin (similar to the #hashtag symbol or a net) that will serve as a foundation for collagen production. The method allows the skin to tighten naturally, from within, which produces natural-looking results.

NuLift is utilized to produce a more dramatic and immediate result. This method involves gripping the underlying skin and pulling it in 1 or 2 different directions to create instant skin repositioning. It will also trigger the body’s healing response and stimulate the production of collagen.

What Areas Can NovaThreads Treat?

Many people choose NovaThreads to help rejuvenate facial areas that have begun to develop a loose, saggy appearance and unsightly wrinkles. The treatment can be used almost anywhere and is suitable for treating:

  • The brow
  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Jawline

Are There Any Risks to Using NovaThreads?

A thread lift is a safe and effective alternative to traditional facelift surgery that’s considered a low-risk procedure. Some side-effects of using NovaThreads include bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the injection site. There is also a small chance of infection and a pulling sensation where the threads have been inserted. That’s why it is important to do your research and only work with a reputable medical practice who you can trust. Our Aesthetic injectors have your best interests in mind and will perform the procedure with the utmost attention to detail and unmatched care.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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Dr. Richard Balikian, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in the face and neck. He is available to discuss the NovaThreads procedures we offer in more detail. For more information on his advanced facial-rejuvenation techniques, call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.

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