The holidays are fast approaching, and while a waddle is expected on your holiday turkey, most of us don’t want to see one on our own necks when we look in the mirror. If you’ve ever looked at loose skin on your neck or the fat beneath your chin and thought about plastic surgery to correct it, there’s another option. There are a growing number of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are excellent alternatives to turkey neck surgery and liposuction. Here are a few that we offer in our Beverly Hills medical spa that we have seen give our patients tremendous results.
Whether it’s loose skin, lines and wrinkles, or a double chin, these non-surgical cosmetic treatments can help most patients avoid invasive plastic surgery procedures like liposuction and neck lift surgery.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, FDA approved solution for facial sagging that has also been approved for use on the neck and decolletage. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy can lift and tighten loose skin, usually in just one treatment, and can help patients avoid or delay the need for turkey neck surgery.
When injected into the platysmal bands of the neck, this off-label use of Botox can tighten the neck muscles, providing a non-surgical lift that tightens the skin. The results are temporary, but provide patients with 3-4 months of neck rejuvenation before a touch-up treatment is required.
Lines and loose skin in the neck can also be corrected using dermal fillers like Belotero Balance. If you have lines, such as those related to what is commonly referred to as Tech Neck, a little filler can plump the skin back up and diminish the appearance of these lines without the need for surgical treatment.
Until last year, double chin fat could only be corrected with liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical process that requires a plastic surgeon to make an incision to insert a cannula. This cannula suctions fat out of the area and through a tube to remove fat cells permanently. While we had non-surgical liposuction alternatives for other areas of the body, there were no non-surgical options for patients who wished to get rid of their double chin without surgery. Now there is.
CoolSculpting has been providing patients with non-surgical fat reduction for years. Using crylipolysis, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue. It requires no anesthesia, injections, or incisions. The fat cells die off after freezing and are flushed out of the body through the lymphatic system.
Prior to the new CoolMini applicator, CoolSculpting was FDA approved for fat reduction on the belly, love handles and thighs. With the CoolMini applicator, CoolSculpting can now effectively freeze away double chin fat after a series of non-surgical treatments.
Just prior to CoolMini, Kybella came on the market as the very first non-surgical solution to double chin fat. Kybella is an FDA approved injectable treatment that uses deoxycholic acid to melt away fat beneath the chin. Just like with CoolSculpting, the fat is then flushed through the lymphatic system for natural waste elimination by the body.
Whether it’s loose skin, lines and wrinkles, or a double chin you just can’t shake, you don’t need to immediately turn to a surgical solution. Non-surgical alternatives to neck lift surgery and liposuction are available in our Beverly Hills medspa. Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center offers only the most reputable FDA approved treatments for skin tightening, fat reduction, and anti-aging. Schedule a consultation today with one of our skilled aesthetic specialists to find out which neck rejuvenation options are right for you.