Nonsurgical Facelift Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD -  - Medical Aesthetics Specialist

Anna Cheng, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist located in Rowland Heights, CA

A nonsurgical facelift can restore that youthful shape without the complications and extensive downtime of surgery. At her Rowland Heights, California, office, Dr. Anna Cheng uses FDA approved material from NovaThreads to boost collagen production under your skin naturally, taking years off your appearance. The procedure is short, painless, and usually only requires one appointment. If you want to know more, call or use the online booking tool to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Cheng is accepting patients from Diamond Bar, Walnut, West Covina, Hacienda Heights, Whittier, Alhambra, Yerba Linda, Pomona and Fullerton as well as from all of Los Angeles County.

Nonsurgical Facelift Q & A

What is a nonsurgical facelift?

Dr. Cheng performs nonsurgical facelifts in the comfort of her Rowland Heights office. This procedure can give you the youthful appearance you might seek from a facelift, but without the complications of surgery. It can treat conditions like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Facial lines
  • Jowls
  • Loose facial or body skin


By creating micro-injuries under your skin, a nonsurgical facelift stimulates your skin’s natural healing processes and boosts collagen growth.

Collagen is a protein found in your body that helps your skin replace dead cells and provides strength and elasticity. Basically, it helps give your skin its glow.

How does a nonsurgical facelift work?NovaThread before and after

Your skin is excellent at healing itself from small injuries underneath its surface. During a nonsurgical facelift, Dr. Cheng uses NovaThreads, specially designed needles, to insert absorbable sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO) into your skin. PDO sutures are used to perform open-heart surgery and are very safe to put in your body.

A PDO thread nonsurgical facelift activates a controlled “selective inflammatory response” in your body in which collagen production ramps up to naturally heal your skin. Results are immediate and continue to improve over the next 4-6 months.

The result of this controlled healing process is a smoother, younger-looking face. A nonsurgical facelift procedure is remarkably simple and doesn’t leave you with any scars. A treatment session usually takes no more than an hour and one same-day treatment is normally sufficient.

After treatment, Dr. Cheng monitors your progress over the course of the following few months. In some cases, she may recommend some touch-ups during an additional visit.

What are the benefits of a nonsurgical facelift?

The primary benefit of a PDO thread nonsurgical facelift is that it doesn’t involve any cuts, incisions, or complex surgical tools. It’s a simple procedure that stimulates your body’s natural processes to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

It can also be done in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures, including, but not limited to:

  • PRF injections
  • Fat transfers
  • Botox injections
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials
  • Dermal fillers


If you’d like to learn more about how Dr. Cheng’s nonsurgical facelifts can help you, call or use the online scheduling tool to set up a free consultation.