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 consist 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 wobbly neck. 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 that 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.