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What is Better to Smooth and Tighten My Neck: NovaThreads or Kybella?

Quick: What’s one area of the body that tends to give away your real age, no matter how often you moisturize or apply serums?

If you guessed the neck, you’re right: Delicate skin, frequent movements, and the effects of gravity make it so that your neck can be one of the first places on your body to show signs of aging, like wrinkles and sagging skin. Unfortunately, the neck is one of the places where we tend to skimp on TLC.

That’s why, if you’re looking to smooth and tighten your neck, it deserves to be treated to innovative skin tightening and smoothing treatments at Total Dermatology in Irvine CA.

At Total Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest uses FDA-approved treatments like NovaThreads and Kybella to rejuvenate the neck area. But which treatment is better to smooth and tighten the neck?

As it turns out, NovaThreads is Dr. Pilest’s preferred treatment for clients with moderate skin sagging around the neck and jawline. NovaThreads is a thread lift procedure that uses absorbent surgical threads (PDO threads) to gently lift and tighten skin in the lower facial region, including the neck. NovaThreads are inserted under the skin via injections. These threads immediately get to work lifting the skin, as well as triggering excessive collagen production. The results are visible within a day or two, and can last for up to six months.

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Wondering what Kybella is best for?

As it turns out, this FDA-approved injection is an excellent choice for patients who want to eliminate excessive fat underneath the chin. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a natural compound that destroys fat cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue. Clients usually see best results after 1-3 injections; results are permanent provided that the client follows a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Many clients with poor skin laxity find that their Kybella treatments need to be followed up with the NovaThreads procedure, as the loss of submental fat can create or worsen the appearance of sagging skin.

kybella before and after

Wondering which neck treatment is right for your needs? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today!

Total Dermatology serves the greater Orange County area, including Newport Beach.


Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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