There are many factors that can cause unwanted submental fat also known as the double chin as well as loose skin commonly referred to as a turkey neck. Weight gain, weight loss, genetics and the aging process can all play a role in submental fat and loose skin. Often diet and exercise alone are not enough, but the good news is that are a variety or surgical and non surgical treatments available to contour the lower face, reduce fat as well as tighten the skin. Say goodbye to your double chin or turkey neck with these solutions!
Turkey Neck Treatments near Chicago at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa in Vernon Hills
CoolMini by CoolSculpting for a Double Chin
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses the clinically proven method cryolipolysis. An applicator specially designed for the submental area called the Coolmini is applied under the chin. During the 45 minute treatment, the fat cells painlessly freeze and shatter to be naturally filtered out by the lymphatic system. A single treatment can eliminate up to 25% of the fat cells in the area treated. Often a series of 2 or more treatments is recommended for ideal results. There is no downtime with Coolsculpting and one can return to their normal activities immediately. It is possible to experience bruising or swelling to the area after treatment, but it often resolves within a few days. Some may see results from the treatment as early as 4 weeks but it can take 12-16 weeks to see optimal results. Coolsculpting can be an excellent option for those looking to treat submental fat with no downtime.
Kybella® for Double Chin
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. Kybella® is a substance identical to deoxycholic acid naturally produced in the body that will absorb fat in the double chin for good. Kybella® is often performed in a series of 2 to 4 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. During the treatment, Kybella® is injected with a very small needle similar to a BOTOX® treatment and the procedure usually only takes about 15 minutes. Kybella® not only reduces submental fat but has been shown to help retract loose skin. It is possible to experience bruising or swelling to the area, but it often resolves within one week. Kybella® can be an excellent treatment option for those looking to contour their profile and reduce submental fat while also improving mild laxity.
Ultherapy for Turkey Neck
Ultherapy uses advanced ultrasound technology with precise imaging to tighten and lift the skin. This is a unique non-invasive skin tightening treatment as it is the only non-surgical tissue tightening device that treats at a level as deep as a facelift, the muscle. It also bypasses the outer layer of the skin delivering the energy exactly and precisely where to stimulate the body’s own regenerative response. The treatment takes approximately 45-90 minutes. It is possible to experience swelling, but it often resolves within one week. Some may notice results immediately although collagen will continue to stimulate and improvements will continue over the next 6 months with optimal results at that time. Ultherapy can be an excellent treatment for those concerned with skin laxity and who are not ready for a facelift or for those that would like to extend their surgical results.
Surgical Options for Turkey Neck
Signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin can be counteracted through a neck lift or face lift, which tightens the muscle, removes excess fat and skin and gives the face a younger, fresher look. It is not uncommon for patients to look 10 or 15 years younger following a neck or facelift procedure. Liposuction is also a very popular procedure that gives your body a sculpted look by getting rid of unwanted fat under the chin. Both surgical options offer a fast and more dramatic result then non-surgical treatments. Surgical treatments also offer longer term results than non-surgical treatments. Candidacy and downtime vary based on individual goals and anatomy, therefore our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons offer complimentary consultations for patients to learn more about the surgeries and if it is right for them.
Where to Find the Best Treatments for Turkey Neck in North Chicago
Whether your concern is submental fat, loose skin on the neck or both there are a variety of treatments available to help. This article features some of the most popular and well-known treatments but there are even more available! The physicians at Ritacca Cosmetic surgery & Medspa offer complimentary consultations to determine candidacy. Schedule your complimentary consultation today.
CoolSculpting is a non surgical fat reduction treatment that has been around for over 10 years with over 2 million treatments having been performed worldwide. The unique technology behind CoolSculping is Cryolipolysis. With cryolipolysis, we can freeze fat cells which are then eliminated by the body in a safe and efficacious treatment. A single treatment can reduce up to 25% of the fat cells in the area treated for good.
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular non invasive fat reduction procedures to date. It works effectively to target small pockets of fat on common areas of concern with no downtime such as abdomen, love handles, back fat, bra bulge, inner & outer thighs, banana roll, and submental fat also known as the double chin. There are some exciting new advancements in the technology and we are excited to share them in our North Chicago Medical Spa located in Vernon Hills, IL.
Freeze Fat Cells With New CoolAdvantage Applicators
Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is excited to be one of the first centers in Illinois to offer CoolSculpting’s newest CoolAdvantage applicators. There are some exciting clinical studies behind the new applicators efficacy and patient comfort.
In clinical trials patients found treatments with the new CoolAdvantage applicators to be 45% more effective than with the older applicators. There is cooling panel that runs along the entire interior of the applicator which allows a larger area to be treated then before specifically 22 square centimeters.
While rare some patients experience late onset nerve pain after treatment and pain during the application process. The new CoolAdvantage applicators are designed to be more comfortable during the application process, treatment, and there have also been no reports of late onset nerve pain.
Another exciting feature with the new CoolAdvantage applicators is treatment time for body has been decreased to 35 minutes for most areas vs the 60 minutes with older applicators. With these advancements the treatments are actually being performed at a cooler temperature which is why treatment time has decreased.
Try CoolAdvantage to Freeze Fat Cells for Non-Surgical Liposuction in North Chicago
At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa we pride ourselves on having the latest and greatest technology available to our patients. We have 2 CoolSculpting machines to give our patients the added benefit by treating bilateral areas at the same time for time efficiency. We are currently offering a loyalty savings program for CoolSculpting which allows patients to save big on treatments. If you have stubborn unwanted fat call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and see if CoolSculpting is right for you.
Having unwanted submental fat also known as the “double chin” is a common concern that affects many. There are a variety of treatments on the market that promote getting rid of the double chin such as Kybella®, Coolsculpting, and Ultherapy skin tightening. This article provides information on these commonly researched treatments including effectiveness and downtime in double chin reduction in our medical spa conveniently located in the North Chicago suburbs.
Kybella® Injections for Double Chin Reduction
Kybella® is an injectable medication identical to deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally found in out body that melts fat for good. Kybella® was established from the highly reputable company Allergan that also manufactures BOTOX® and Juvéderm®. Kybella® is injected virtually pain free with a tiny needle straight to the submental area that has been carefully marked with an injection grid by the provider. After Kybella® patients may experience swelling that typically can last about a week. Kybella® results can be seen at 4 weeks and if another session is recommend that is when it is typically retreated. The amount of treatments recommended varies based on individual need and on average ranges between 2-4 treatments.
Coolsculpting CoolMini to Freeze Away the Double Chin Fat
Coolsculpting is a highly reputable treatment that has been around for over 10 years. The results are tried and true. There is a new treatment called the CoolMini that has an applicator specifically designed for the submental area. The applicator feels like a little suction cup vacuum while a cooling system painlessly freezes the fat cells. The treatment is non invasive and offers no downtime. Patients simply watch TV or relax during the 45 minute appointment. Once the treatment is performed the body naturally shatters and eliminates the unwanted fat cells. Few patients may experience some minor swelling or bruising for a few days but it is typically very mild. Results are seen in about 6 weeks and typically 2 treatments are recommended.
Ultherapy Skin Tightening for Double Chin & Neck Rejuvenation
Ultherapy skin tightening does not melt fat but it treats skin laxity which is often confused or associated with unwanted fat. Ultherapy uses state of the art ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen. It is considered to be the gold standard non surgical tissue tightening. Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa was one of the first facilities to offer this efficacious technology. The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes to an hour for the submental area. The treatment is non invasive and there is no downtime after Ultherapy other than some swelling that can last about a week. The full tightening affects of a single Ultherapy treatment can be seen in about 3 to 6 months. This is a great option for someone concerned with laxity.
Double Chin Reduction in the North Chicago Suburbs
In conclusion there are several efficacious treatments available for the submental area. All 3 treatments have a high patient satisfaction rate. Pricing is dependent on the procedure, number of treatments, and individual need. During a complimentary consultation a treatment specialist will help determine which treatment is ideal based on individual goals, need, and overall health. Some factors that determine the ideal treatment are the quantity of fat, laxity, age, and overall health. Schedule your complimentary consultation today at (847)367-8815.
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