We Have So Many Ways To Treat Your Turkey Gobbler!
The leaves have turned and finally crisp air gives us an excuse to wrap our falling neck up in a scarf. But now it is truly time to be thankful because we have a virtual cornucopia of choices to help improve that jawline!
The latest mini handpiece just released from Zeltiq is just perfect to melt that annoying fat under your chin. This is a completely non-invasive procedure, and each treatment takes one hour. CoolSculpting works by a process called cryolipolysis, where the fat receives a frostbite injury that causes it to melt away over 2-3 months. The number of treatments is based on the amount of fat, and generally 2-4 should be expected. You also heal with no scaring, which is perfect if you are considering a facelift in the future.
This injectable deoxycholic acid treatment is used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate or greater fat below the chin. A series of injections are performed about 6 weeks apart, and an inflammatory reaction causes the fat to break down and resorb. Expect significant swelling the first 24 hours, which gradually resolves over weeks. A series of 2-4 injections is about average based on the amount of fat to be removed.
ThermiTight is a painless, minimally invasive procedure where a tiny probe is inserted under the skin which as been numbed. Then, radio frequency energy is applied directly to the target tissues causing immediate shrinkage. Results improve over time and a small amount of liposuction under the chin and laser can easily be performed at the same time. This is definitely one of the most reliable procedures for skin tightening in patients who wish to avoid a formal surgery.
Face & Neck Lift
There is no question that this is the Cadillac procedure for improving the jawline and neck because the fat, muscle, and skin can all be addressed. This is a surgical procedure that does require the longest downtime and expense, but it absolutely delivers the best results. This is often combined with additional procedures like fat injections, rejuvenation of the eyes, and laser. Patients stay one night in the hospital and will usually require 2-3 weeks of downtime based on the procedures performed.