Nova Threads is a new and improved, minimally invasive procedure that provides powerful results rivaling the OG Facelift .
A little over a decade ago, I experienced a profound, middle-age defining moment. My daughter, barely out of high school, gasped “Mom! you are getting wrinkles!”. I must say, that took a minute to process,
however, I was settled into my marriage and had a low-key career that didn’t dictate my appearance. That said, there was no real sense of
urgency to jump in the rejuvenation game, so I thought why not stay in denial a little while longer, right?
Then, in 2018, my life changed dramatically. I was suddenly single, thrust in the dating pool, and my career did a 180 degree spin with significantly more time spent in the public eye. It was time to take anti-aging game seriously.
Shortly thereafter, the beauty gods intervened. I was asked to become a beauty ambassador with Inner Compass Beauty & Wellness. This golden opportunity opened the door to experience a myriad of rejuvenation procedures under the skill and care of Dr. Katarina Riboni.
As with anyone in middle age looking to make improvements, the goal was to dramatically lift and tighten – without surgery. Dr. Riboni suggested PDO Threads, absorbable sutures (the same used on cardiac patients) placed underneath the skin to lift the loose skin, which heals itself by naturally creating new collagen. The threads dissolve in four to six months, and the effects of the treatment can last up to two years. This treatment provides the most siginificant improvements i(n the 20-40% range!) with virtually no downtime.
Understanding the science behind the treatment, Dr. Riboni designed a protocol which includes layering PDO threads throughout the face every three months to four months, over a six to eight month period. The results? Nothing less than dramatic, bringing back the youthful appearance I lost long ago.
I FaceTime with my daughter frequently, and now when she sees me, her gasps have taken on quite a different tone. Noticing my skin’s transformation from aging to ageless she now says “Mom! You look like a younger version of me!” Quite the turnaround from that profound middle-age defining moment a little over a decade ago.
Dr. Riboni continue to push the boundaries of facial rejuvenation, offering PDO threads combined with acupuncture treatments to enhance this already progressive anti-aging treatment. This is new-age aging at its best!
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