Northwest Face & Body

New to Northwest Face & Body: NovaThreads®!

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

July 14, 2023

As we age, our skin becomes increasingly fragile and loses its natural elasticity and firmness. Thus, for many men and women, one of the more prominent signs of aging is lax, sagging, and drooping skin all over the body. While many anti-aging treatments are available, few are able to effectively address sagging skin and even fewer are designed to treat skin beyond the face. Recognizing that many of our patients were struggling with lax skin, we set out to find a minimally invasive solution to skin aging. We found what we were looking for with a new and innovative technology called NovaThreads!

What are NovaThreads?

NovaThreads are a non-surgical treatment (polydioxanone sutures) that can enhance the face and body by lifting sagging skin. NovaThreads offer a natural, subtle rejuvenation surgery without the need for recovery or any downtime. With the introduction of NovaThreads to Northwest Face & Body’s Kirkland practice, we are now able to offer our patients a minimally invasive option for lifting and tightening loose skin on the face and body.Whereas other treatments fall short in treating skin laxity, NovaThreads are able to lift, support, and tighten loose skin from within. The sutures do more than just physically tighten sagging skin as their unique synthetic makeup encourages collagen production within the skin for an additional and lasting lifting effect.

Are You a Candidate for NovaThreads?

NovaThreads are great for men and women who are experiencing skin laxity but are either not candidates for cosmetic surgery or prefer not to undergo a more invasive procedure. For many of Northwest Face & Body’s patients, NovaThreads are a wonderful alternative to more invasive procedures such as a facelift. Dr. Allegra uses NovaThreads to lift loose skin all over the face and body, including:

  • Lower face and neck
  • Jowls and jawline
  • Arms (“batwings”) and hands
  • Lower body including the stomach and knees

When placed, NovaThreads restore a youthful tautness to the treated area while also smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

NovaThreads at Northwest Face & Body

We cannot wait to share this new treatment with you! To learn more, schedule your NovaThreads consultation with Dr. Allegra at Northwest Face & Body today.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.