Say No to the Knife!

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 and said “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. So, with no real sense of urgency to jump in the rejuvenation game, I thought why not stay in denial a little while longer, right?

Then, in 2018, my life changed dramaticaly. I was suddenly single, thrust in the dating pool, and a career with significantly more exposure in the public eye. No more delays. It was time to take anti-aging game seriously.

Shortly thereafter, the beauty gods intervened. I was asked to become a beauty ambassador with Shonan Beauty and Wellness. This golden opportunity opened the door for me to experience a myriad of rejuvenation procedures under the skill and care of Dr. Katarina Riboni  and Dr. Yoko Suzuki.

As with anyone in middle age looking to make improvements, the goal was to dramatically lift and tighten – without surgery.  Dr. Riboni suggested Nova 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 4-6 months and the effects of the treatment can last up to 2 years. It would provide the most significant improvements, in the 20%-40% range, with virtually no downtime.

Dr Riboni left, and Dr. Suzuki performing the Thread Lift procedure.


Understanding the science behind the treatment, Dr. Riboni designed a protocol which includes layering Nova threads throughout the face every 2-3 months, over a 6 month period. The results? Nothing less than dramatic creating the youthful appearance I lost long ago. 

I FaceTime with my daughter frequently, and when she sees me, her gasps have taken on quite a different tone after that middle-age-defining moment over 10 years ago. She notices my skin’s transformation from aging, to ageless: “Mom! you like a younger version of me!”

Shonan Beauty and Wellness, 22 Odyssey Ste 200, Irvine, CA. 92618      949.333.2929

Me in 2018 (left) at 52 years old, and now in 2020 at 54 years old.

Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over one million hits across her social media platforms.

Since 2020, Woods was the only journalist reporting on the on-going public corruption involving former L.A. Metro CEO Phil Washington. Woods worked with Political Corruption expert Adam Loew, DC Watchdog organizations and leaders in the Capitol exposing Washington which ultimately led to the withdrawal of his nomination to head the FAA.

Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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