Micro-Needle Fractional RF vs. NovaThreads: Which is Best?


Dallas Non-surgical Facelift and Skin Tightening Treatments

Micro-Needle Fractional RF vs. NovaThreads: Which is Best?

A “liquid” facelift, “V-Lift”, “Thread Lift”, skin tightening lasers, radiofrequency and other non-surgical cosmetic treatments are advantageous to many patients hoping to achieve a more vibrant and youthful appearance.  Surgical facelift treatments often exceed $9,000 and require several weeks of downtime for recovery.  In the hands of a skilled Physician, a combination of non-surgical cosmetic treatments can yield significant changes to the appearance. While individual results vary, patients may be able to achieve instantly-visible rejuvenation, tightening, and lifting. Two emerging non-surgical options for facial tightening and “lift” include the Micro-Needle Fractional RF and Novathreads, which may be used in conjunction with dermal fillers treatments for subcutaneous volume.

What are Micro-Needle Fractional RF Treatments?


The Micro-Needle Fractional RF system is a tool which delivers small amounts of controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy into the skin at varying depths.Precise application of RF energy stimulates collagen production, which can be used to target:

  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Jowls
  • Visible pores
  • Acne Scars and other scars

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Treatments can generally be completed in one hour or less with topical numbing agents. Many patients are able to achieve their goals following 2-4 sessions of treatment.

Novathread Nulift- Non-surgical Threadlift


Novathread treatments involve the injection of polydioxanone threads beneath the skin on the face, neck, or elsewhere on the body. This FDA-approved method creates a subcutaneous mesh,  which stimulates collagen production and yields noticeable results for 12-18 months after a single treatment. Novathread V-lift can be used to target:

  • Sagging skin around the jaw, neck, and chin
  • Flattening of midface contours
  • Deep nasolabial creases
  • Drooping skin around the eyes

View before and after photos of NovaThread Facelift and necklift

Using Novathread or MicroNeedle RF Treatments with Dermal Fillers

In essence:

Microneedle Fractional RF is a “Skin Tightening” treatment via new collagen induction

NovaThread V-Lift is a “Skin Lifting” treatment by actually lifting mildly sagging skin with PDO absorbable sutures placed in appropriate vectors

Neither of the two treatment replaces the lost volume below the skin, nor do they relax our expressive lines. Non-surgical facelift treatments have involved the use of injectables, including Botox, JUVEDERM®, and Restylane® for decades. Carefully-selected fillers can restore the age-related loss of subdermal volume while Botox can soften the expressive wrinkles for the appearance of fullness and health to a patient’s face. However, Botox and injectables are not designed to visibly lift the jaw, cheeks, and other areas of the face that may sag due to natural aging processes, nor can they tughten the skin for a firm youthful appearance.

Depending on an individual’s goals, budget, and unique facial contours using Micro-Needle RF treatments and Novathreads in conjunction with Botox and dermal fillers may yield the most satisfactory and natural-looking results.

How Do I Know Which Non-Surgical Dallas Cosmetic Treatments is Right for Me?

For many patients, a comprehensive plan of treatment will involve the use of fillers and non-surgical techniques to tighten and lift the skin. Dr. Naila Malik is a pioneer in the V-lift technique, a unique approach to assessing the patient’s facial contours to restore a youthful, lifted “v” shape.  Dr. Malik performs an extensive analysis of a patient’s goals, skin, and natural facial contours to determine which combination of non-surgical facial restoration techniques are best for the individual.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Malik to learn more about these and other innovative non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Dallas, please call 888-210-9693.

You can also submit your inquiry by emailing us at admin@nailamalikmdskin.com