Advanced Dermatology offers many state-of-the-art non-surgical treatments in the North Shore for the aging neck and chin in both men and women. One of the most common questions patients ask, is how to get rid of double chin. Our cosmetic coordinators with the involvement of a medical provider examine the best route of action to address aging skin while taking skin type, age and budget into consideration.
New solutions have cropped up for lower face issues which consists of jowling, excess fat under the chin, loss of jawline definition, squaring off of the lower face, drooping, and neck wrinkles. Turkey neck is a term used to describe a neck that is wobbly. These things may be due to a combination of problems: excess fat under the chin and neck, lax skin due to aging and sun damage and prominent muscle bands due to loss of collagen.
Completely new technologies have just been made available for fat under the chin as alternatives to methods such as double chin liposuction and double chin removal via surgery. Kybella® is a newly approved medication that dissolves fat. It is a liquid substance that is injected into the area disrupting fat cells which are reabsorbed into the body over 1-2 months.
Another great solution for a double chin or turkey neck is the new CoolMini™ applicator from Zeltiq®. This is the same treatment as CoolSculpting® but for the area under the chin. An applicator is attached to the surface and cold is applied for 1 hour to the area. The area is massaged after with a device called the ZWave Pro which makes the results better and more comfortable. The results are usually visible in 1-2 months and again more than one treatment may be necessary.
Genetic reasons cause many people to have excess fat under the chin and before this time only liposuction was possible as a solution. Both men and women share the same concern with an aging jawline and double chin.
Lax skin can be tightened up with a number of different technologies including Ultherapy® (focused ultrasound that heats the skin to produce new collagen), Pellevé™ (radiofrequency that does the same but in a different way), and Intensif (radiofrequency microneedling). Although having many options may leave you feeling bewildered, it is our job to sort out which of these may be best for you! Look at each one of these as tools in our toolbox. Maybe we need one tool for one type of job but a different one for a different type of problem.
The lines or bands that cause turkey necks are due to muscles that become more noticeable as we age. We can reduce these lines with botulinum toxin to make the skin appear smoother. We can also reduce jowling this way since they are pulling down the lower face as well. This is sometimes called the Nefertiti Lift. By relaxing muscles that have downward pull, the jawline is elevated and the neck looks smooth. Combinations of the above often give the best results. We can get results approaching that of a face lift when we combine tightening, fat reduction, muscle relaxation and fillers in the upper face.
Above all, we can achieve eliminating fat, tightening neck skin, achieving a neck lift, and reducing your wrinkles resulting in a natural appearance. Nobody wants to look done; these procedures and our implementation of them are designed to help you look your best, but still you! We are absolutely opposed to the unnatural look and will do everything in our power to merely restore the structural features of yourself that either you lost or were out of proportion due to genetics. Our solutions for chin fat reduction and a sagging neck will be customized to your budget, availability of downtime, and comfort during your visit. Schedule your consultation today with one of our cosmetic coordinators to discover which treatments will be the best fit for you and your skin.