No matter how toned, sculpted and thin you may be, the double chin, turkey neck and jowly jawline can’t be corrected without the help of a medical aesthetics professional. In the past, anyone who wanted to rid themselves of any double chin fat would require a liposuction procedure, and turkey neck or hanging jowls would require a lower facelift or neck lift surgery by a skilled plastic surgeon. If the thought of going under the knife didn’t appeal to you, you’d have to invest in a lot of turtlenecks and scarves, even during the hot summer months, all while knowing you weren’t fooling anyone.
Let’s first discuss why these areas are so difficult to treat. While you can reasonably remove most of your belly fat and tone your thighs, even without surgery, the neck and chin are more difficult. After all, there aren’t any stretches or cardio moves that promise to help you lose weight in your neck.
Numerous factors can cause a stubborn double chin or turkey neck. These include genetics, sun exposure, changes in weight, gravity, and the aging process. We have little or no control over them.
Today, however, is a golden age in aesthetic medicine with the rise of non-surgical aesthetic treatments available in every city. Non-invasive cosmetic techniques available to contour your chin and tighten your neck without the risks of surgery are now seen everywhere. Melt the fat; freeze the fat; shrink the skin; lift the skin. They all make promises, but not all treatments are created equal. However, most of our patients will agree that there are a handful of tried and true fat reduction and skin tightening treatments that work wonders for this very stubborn place that can’t be hidden or reduced. Let’s talk about our patients’ favorite fat reduction and skin tightening treatments in our Beverly Hills medspa.
Since 1989, Botox has been a go-to treatment in both the medical and cosmetic fields. Its active ingredients are purified forms of the toxins produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria and works by causing temporary muscle relaxation in the area it’s administered to soften muscle expression and slow the progression of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox has 10 FDA approvals and has been used with great success for decades to eradicate frown lines and crow’s feet. In more recent years, it has also proven its off-label effectiveness as a non-surgical neck lift treatment. Even hanging neck bands (or “turkey neck”) can be reduced by injecting small amounts of Botox directly into the problem areas.
Using Botox for neck lift streamlines your silhouette by narrowing and lifting your lower face, taking years off your appearance.
Performed right here at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, this simple and safe non-invasive procedure is administered by one of our highly trained licensed injectors in our soothing, comfortable treatment areas.
Any indicated anesthetic will be given before your Certified Injection Specialist marks the areas targeted for treatment. Next, very fine needles will be used to inject your customized dose of Botox directly into your problem area(s). It’s that simple!
In most cases, a Botox chin and neck lift can be performed in under an hour.
Who’s a good candidate for this treatment?
Those in good health who want a more youthful looking neck are excellent candidates for this procedure. This is a great option for people with a minimal amount of sagging skin who prefer a non-invasive neck rejuvenation treatment. You will have a thorough medical evaluation prior to treatment.
You’ll begin to see improvement in as little as two days. After approximately two weeks, the full effects of your treatment will be evident. The results of a Botox treatment usually last three to four months, depending on the patient.Learn more about BOTOX Treatment »
Coolsculpting is an FDA-cleared device that safely contours unwanted bulges by utilizing carefully controlled temperatures to target fat cells beneath the skin. The fat cells are crystallized, destroyed, and eliminated by your body naturally over time.
This innovative procedure is most often used to address problem areas such as stomach rolls (the dreaded “spare tire”), love handles, arm fat, back fat, thick thighs and bra bulge. However, Coolsculpting for double chin reduction received FDA approval in September 2015 and uses a smaller applicator called the Coolmini designed just for that purpose. Stay tuned for big news related to this and what it means for double chin treatments offered at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center!
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, walk-in, walk-out procedure performed in the relaxing environment of Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center. Your practitioner will first place a gel pad on the treatment area to protect it. Then a device consisting of two cooling panels is used to draw the skin up between the panels.
Your practitioner will next activate the freezing power of the Coolsculpting applicator, and over the course of 7 minutes the tissue is being cooled. Some patients also experience tingling and pulling. For the next hour, the Coolsculpting cooling panels blast away the fat while you chill out.
After the panels are removed, your practitioner will massage the treated area(s) to break up the frozen fat cells so they can be reabsorbed and eliminated by your body.
Each area needing treatment takes about an hour.
If you want to reduce the appearance of a double chin without with the risks of an invasive surgical procedure, Coolsculpting may be a perfect fit for you. Those hoping to shave a few years off by honing the contours of their chin may want to line up for when this exciting new procedure becomes available in our Beverly Hills medspa.
Most patients begin to notice changes after their Coolsculpting procedure at about 6-8 weeks; some see results as early as one month post-treatment with more dramatic results at 3 months. Your improvement is a gradual process as your body naturally reabsorbs and excretes the crystallized fat cells. Final results depend upon the patient, number of treatments and the treatment area.
Once the targeted fat cells are treated and eradicated, they are gone for good. They can not and do not grow back. Good riddance!Learn more about CoolSculpting »
Since April 2015, Kybella (formerly known as ATX-101) has been a game-changer in the aesthetic industry. Its main ingredient is deoxycholic acid which breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into subcutaneous tissue, the underlying fat cells are destroyed and cannot rejuvenate.
Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable drug proven to reduce moderate-to-severe submental fat, better known as a double chin; naturally, demand for this non-invasive treatment has been phenomenal in just a few short months.
Kybella for double chin reduction is a safe, non-invasive injection administered in the comfortable setting of the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center. Before your procedure, any pain relief will be administered if appropriate in your case. Then our Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant will use a grid to carefully mark the boundaries on your skin for the injections.
Using this temporary grid as a guide, your Injection Specialist will administer 14-50 tiny injections, depending on your particular situation. This is a no-muss, no-fuss procedure.
Kybella treatments are simple and straightforward. While the treatment itself takes only 20-30 minutes, patients do experience some swelling afterward. Prepare to take the afternoon off, or get your treatment at the end of the day so you have the evening to recover.
If you’re healthy, over 18, and have a noticeable double chin, you can likely benefit from this breakthrough cosmetic procedure. To determine if you are a good candidate, our Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant will give you a thorough medical evaluation to ensure you’re in good health and won’t have an adverse reaction to treatment.
Most patients report noticeable results after 2-3 treatment sessions. The number of treatment sessions you will require is dependent upon the amount of correction needed.
Once you have reached your cosmetic goal, there’s no need for further treatment. When Kybella blasts those fat cells dead, they are gone forever!Learn more about Kybella »
Ultherapy works by using focused ultrasound and the body’s own regenerative power to tone, lift, and tighten sagging skin. It penetrates deep into the structural layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, the building blocks of youthful skin. This combats the ravages of gravity from the inside out, so its effects are cumulative, and your results unfold gradually over a period of months.
Ultherapy is a non surgical neck lift performed in the warm and inviting atmosphere of Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center. Before your procedure, any pain relief, if indicated, will be administered. Your practitioner will apply gel to the treatment area and position a smooth ultrasound wand on your skin.
An image of your deep skin tissues is projected on a screen to serve as your practitioner’s guide during the procedure. The ultrasound device will emit intermittent bursts of heat that stimulate the deepest layers of skin to produce collagen (the protein that gives skin its youthful appearance and vigor).
The treatment takes 30-90 minutes, depending on the amount of correction required.
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone who doesn’t want, or can’t have, invasive surgery. It’s an excellent option for those showing the earliest signs of aging. An Ultherapy necklift is also a smart choice for patients who prefer a more gradual improvement, so you can’t tell they’ve had “work’ done.
You may notice some initial improvement in as little as two weeks after your procedure. But the full effects will not be evident until several months after your Ultherapy treatment. Your results will be gradual and natural looking.
Ultherapy works by stimulating your collagen production, so its duration varies from person to person. New collagen may be produced on the inside, but your own personal aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to keep one step ahead of Father Time.
There’s never been more variety of non-invasive treatments for double chin & neck rejuvenation to choose from. This means there’s something for everyone, but it’s also harder to know what’s the best fit for your unique situation.
If you’d like to learn more about any of these cosmetic treatments, feel free to contact us at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any of the aesthetic treatments for the neck and chin we offer. With our experience, know-how, and attention to detail, you’ll see why so many of our patients are repeat customers.
We hope to hear from you soon!Learn more about Ultherapy »