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What Is The Latest Trend In Injectable Treatments, PDO Thread Lift, And Kybella?

It's hard to believe, but it's possible that a simple, minimally invasive treatment can now lift and tighten the skin and get rid of a double chin just as effectively as surgical procedures. We are, of course, talking about non-other than PDO thread lift and Kybella.

To understand how both of these treatments may potentially address your aesthetic concerns, let's first tackle what each of them is and how they can potentially benefit you.

What Are PDO Thread Lifts? 

The results of a surgical facelift may now be comparable to those of a simple, non-invasive treatment for lifting and skin tightening. The rejuvenating developments of a PDO Thread Lift, which include making a face look younger, softer, and more toned, can last up to 18 months. 

Facial volume loss is linked to decreased collagen production with age, accentuating skin laxity and wrinkle development. This treatment, also known as a thread lift, can tighten drooping jowls, perk up tired skin, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. You will look noticeably relaxed and relatively young after just one session due to the overall regenerative perks afforded by this treatment.

How PDO Threads Work

Threads are placed subcutaneously to help support the face and give sagging skin a quick lift. The threads, similar to surgical sutures in both placement and composition, are designed to promote the growth of collagen, which thickens and smoothes the skin over time. These threads can be injected in several ways to give patients the desired results, such as enhanced volume or skin tightening. After about six months, the threads will have degraded naturally under the skin, having served their purpose.

Types And Varieties Of PDO Threads

Polydioxanone, polylactic acid, and polycaprolactone are the three most common types of the thread currently on the market. PDO threads have been widely considered the best option for many years now. They are made out of a synthetic biodegradable material that has been used for quite some time in the treatment industry, and they decompose over time. It takes about six months for PDO threads to hydrolyze and be absorbed internally. When they get where they're going, they do their job by stimulating the fibroblasts to produce more collagen.

The most common uses for PDO threads are mono, cog, and screw threads. Single-strand monofilament threads are not only barb-free but also smooth, making them ideal for anchoring hair extensions to a specific area of the scalp or face. Because their primary mechanism of action is skin tightening, they provide only a modest amount of uplift. Barbs protrude from the cog threads to grab at the skin and pull up sagging muscle fibers. The screw threads, made up of one or two threads woven around a needle, can be used to restore lost volume in the body effectively. 

Collagen is entirely synthesized around the strands and their barbs to give the appearance of natural hair growth. There is an improvement in the skin's smoothness and elastic fiber qualities, as well as a noticeable increase in volume.

How about Kybella? What aesthetic concerns can Kybella help address?

What is Kybella?

There are many potential causes of a double chin, including heredity, aging, and weight gain, all of which contribute to making both men and women appear older and heavier than they are. Kybella, an injectable treatment that does not require surgery, is increasingly used as an alternative to liposuction to eliminate submental fat.

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your double chin? Just remember that you have support. According to a consumer survey conducted in 2015 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67 percent of people are dissatisfied with the visual appearance of their double chin. Liposuction is not a standard procedure, but many patients are unhappy with their chins. Kybella is a dependable choice because it does not necessitate extensive pre and post-treatment time but produces desirable outcomes.

How Kybella Works

The average time for a Kybella session is between 15 and 20 minutes. However, some patients may experience improvement after just one or two treatments. Most patients need three to five treatments to see progress.

Kybella works with your body's natural fat-burning mechanisms to help you lose even more weight over time. Usually, patients feel better after three months, and the full effect occurs after six months. Kybella, unlike dermal fillers and other similar treatments, is an injectable that lasts a long time.

At least six weeks should pass between Kybella treatments. While some patients may experience temporary swelling after treatment, this reaction usually subsides after a few sessions. It's essential to plan your treatment so that it doesn't interfere with any significant life or work obligations.

Kybella's active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, eliminates fat cells in the submental area for good, so its results last. Occasionally, patients will need to be treated again years after finishing their initial treatment course. This may become necessary when patients experience any fat gain. 

Should You Consider Kybella?

If you're interested in understanding more about Kybella as a treatment option, confer with a specialist who provides the procedure. During this initial visit, your provider will ask about your medical history and current medications. We will examine to guarantee that Kybella poses no additional risks and achieves the desired results.

Kybella is not recommended for use by anyone with an allergy to deoxycholic acid or by pregnant or nursing women. You should see an expert if you have a history of cosmetic procedures on your face and neck, a thyroid disorder, difficulty swallowing, or swollen lymph glands in your neck. Don't get Kybella if you've ever had an infection or if it keeps returning. If your doctor thinks Kybella isn't the proper treatment, they'll help you find what is.


PDO thread lift and Kybella treatments are some of the trendiest cosmetic treatments on the market. PDO thread lifts help you address skin sagging concerns, while Kybella help addresses double chin concerns. If you are interested in any of these two approaches for your skin concerns, contact and visit our clinic, Spa Medica Aesthetic.


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