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Thread Facelift

Thread Facelift

A Thread Facelift is a safe, convenient procedure that reduces sagging around the cheeks and jawline. Special, clear threads are used to inconspicuously re-position and hold skin and facial tissue in place. Noticeable results can be seen almost immediately, with less risk and inconvenience than more conventional procedures. Often, a Thread Facelift is combined with injectable fillers or fat to enhance results.

Candidates for a thread facelift are usually in their 30s to 60s and have sagging in their face or neck. This procedure cannot offer the same results as a full facelift but is a good option for a subtler rejuvenation. For those who have very loose skin or significant drooping facial areas, Dr. Hopping recommends the Facelift procedure.

The Procedure

The procedure, which can be done over a lunchtime, involves inserting threads into the skin, which are then pulled tight, lifting the skin and underlying muscle to create a tighter, smoother complexion.

Dr. Hopping is meticulous about preparing the skin and applying numbing medication. Before a thread is inserted, he makes markings to determine the proper point of entry, direction and exit point. He then inserts thin threads into the skin, which are pulled tight lifting the skin and underlying muscle to create a tighter, smoother complexion. Attached to these threads are tiny barbs that grab hold of the skin from the under surface and lift to reposition the skin for a more youthful look.

As the threads dissolve naturally, the skin starts to produce more collagen and elastin, which gives a longer-lasting result. This minimally invasive procedure is done in our office under local anesthesia and takes between 30 to 60 minutes.


Slight dimpling, bruising, and swelling are normal within the first few days, but improve rapidly as the sutures are absorbed. There’s minimal downtime and patients can go back to their normal activities within two days. It usually takes 7 to 10 days for the skin to fully recover.

Expected Results

The regenerative action is gradual and subtle, with results improving over the next few months. You look refreshed and rejuvenated, while keeping all your natural expressions. The results are expected to last around 12 to 18 months. Results vary from patient to patient.

NovaThread in Washington DC

It is perfectly normal for age to cause sagging skin. However, that does not mean that you need to let time win.

NovaThreads can lift and smooth your skin without surgery. Use this treatment to improve the look of your jaw, neck, and face.

Why Choose NovaThread?

Choose NovaThread if you want the look of a natural facelift but you do not want to undergo surgery. This option is also fantastic for those that want natural results rather than a more dramatic result from cosmetic surgery.

Recovery is fast, with no downtime required. That’s right – you can jump right back into your normal routine after treatment!

What Does NovaThread Feel Like?

Local anesthesia is used in this procedure, so you should not feel any pain while the threads are sewn in.

It is typical to feel a bit of discomfort for a few days after the treatment, but this should not last for long.

When Will I See NovaThread Results?

There will likely be a bit of swelling immediately after the procedure.

Once this subsides, you should be able to see some immediate tightening of the skin. Your results will continue to develop for several months afterward.

Am I a Good Candidate for NovaThread?

If you are seeing signs of aging around your neck and face area and you want to correct it without surgery, you are likely an ideal candidate.

You should be able to take the proper precautions after the procedure. This will include things like not wearing makeup or rubbing your face for several days.

Where Is the Best Place to Get NovaThread in Washington DC?

The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, where Dr. Steven B. Hopping provides outstanding results from non-surgical and surgical cosmetic treatments.

Get a naturally lifted look with the help of our skilled doctor. Call us at 202-785-3175 to make an appointment as soon as possible, and quickly be on your way to facial rejuvenation through NovaThread!