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How Do PDO Threads Remove Double Chin?

Double chin is caused by the accumulation of submental fat on our upper neck and beneath the chin. While there are many recommended exercises for neck muscles aiming to alleviate wrinkles and saggy skin in the neck, little research can back up the effects of these exercises in their reduction. Thus, another excellent option is the non-invasive and effective cosmetic treatment provided by thread lifts.

So how do PDO threads for double chin correction work? The versatility of thread lifts in skin tightening can treat neck skin aging by fading wrinkles, jowl lines, and double chins. In combination with other non-invasive techniques, thread lifting is a brilliant choice for sculpting your face to a more youthful look.

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How PDO Thread Lifts Can Get Rid Of Double Chin

Among the most common signs of aging in the neck is skin texture change, and the appearance of platysmal bands, wrinkles, and double chin. To correct this, a popular choice is undergoing PDO thread lift treatment to stimulate collagen synthesis. A thread lift is versatile, offering many skin benefits such as cheek plumping, body contouring, and hair restoration.

PDO thread lifting is principally used to seek treatment for sagging skin, wrinkles, nasolabial folds, or “smile lines”. It is also used for acne scar removal. Thread lift for neck skin laxity is a highly-recommended procedure by medical spa and cosmetic treatment practitioners, as it is generally less invasive in skin tightening when compared to surgical neck lift practices and plastic surgery.

Patients report instant lifting of skin after the procedure, but the results often peak at 3 to 4 months and can last at around 1 to 2 years depending on the patient's age and skin laxity. Suffice it to say that thread lift for skin tightening and rejuvenation produces with less invasive methods and almost the same results as a surgical procedure (i.e., surgical facelift), which is usually the most costly and top choice for skin treatments.


A thread lift treatment, when used in the neck area, triggers collagen production to tighten loose skin, fading your neck wrinkles, jowl, nasolabial folds, and double chin and yielding a more youthful look for your jawline.

The PDO thread lift procedure generally begins with the administering of an anesthetic, after which dissolvable threads will be injected deep within the skin tissue to stimulate collagen production, lifting loose skin.

The thread will then be left under the skin to be integrated, dissolved, and replaced by collagen fibers, causing skin tightening and increasing skin elasticity. Aside from polydioxanone smooth threads, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) threads such as Silhouette Soft, whose effects last longer according to a 2019 study, are also used in neck lift.

What to Expect

A PDO thread lift treatment for double chin is sometimes called a “lunchtime facelift” for its convenience and short procedure duration, which only lasts around 45 to 60 minutes. Generally, a thread lift is a painless skin tightening procedure, posing less risks than facelift surgery.

Right after the local anesthesia wears off, patients can expect normal recovery discomforts such as mild pain and swelling in the treatment area. While mild swelling and bruising may arise, patients can mostly go to work after the procedure. Other less common side effects post-procedure include:

  • Dimpling
  • Minor bruising
  • Thread extrusion
  • Visible sutures
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Hematoma

Most of these side effects are temporary and only last 1 to 2 weeks. If symptoms uncomfortably persist, it’s best to return to your practitioner to have the complications corrected.


As recommended by experts, normal complications after the thread lift treatment can be remedied by the application of cold ice pack compress to the treatment area. To alleviate the post-treatment pain, painkillers are also prescribed. Staying hydrated can also assist in recovery and retaining moisture for your skin.

Thread lift recovery is minimal. After the procedure, patients report having been able to return to their work. Still, it’s also recommended to not overexert facial movement and to perform vigorous activities to avoid aggravating recovery complications.

What to Avoid

Another complication patients may experience after the procedure is bruising. This can be aggravated by the consumption of products that thin the blood and obstruct the normal blood clotting process. Diuretics should also be avoided so as not to induce drying of the skin. Thus, it’s advised to avoid the following weeks after your procedure:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Caffeine
  • Green tea
  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen drugs
  • Fatty acids from omega-3

Other Treatments for Double Chin

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Double chin can be treated in many other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures aside from PLLA and PDO thread lift.

1. Kybella

Kybella is a nonsurgical procedure employing the injection of deoxycholic acid. This injectable compound is a synthetic version of a naturally-occurring substance in our body that digests fat. Kybella is a technique especially targeting submental fat cells causing a double chin. It consists of 2 to 4 treatment sessions spaced around a month apart.

2. Lipolysis

Lipolysis is a body treatment procedure employing fiber-optic lasers to melt away fat and contour skin tissue — it’s less invasive than liposuction. This method however is limited to treating fat, and doesn’t provide greater skin elasticity nor fade loose skin.

3. Dermal Filler

Another widely recommended skin tightening treatment for wrinkles, double chin, and loose neck skin is a combination of thread lift and dermal filler. This technique involves the injection of the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid within the skin to restore skin volume and elasticity. It’s found to be effective in combination with thread lifting in overall facial sculpting.

Flawless Thread Lift for Double Chin Correction by Dr. V Aesthetics

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Signs of aging such as neck skin loosening and double chin can be easily corrected with the help of our expert medical spa practitioners here at Dr. V Aesthetics. We utilize a safe and efficient PDO thread lift procedure for optimal results for your facial skin treatment.

We also provide an extensive range of cosmetic treatments like acne scar reduction, brow lift and laser hair removal, hair restoration, and breast augmentation procedures. For more details, reach us through our contact details.


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