With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching, turkeys are everywhere — you simply can’t escape them! But here at Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine, we’re focused on one aspect of the turkey in particular: the dreaded turkey neck! Please forgive us for bringing it up, but it’s our job to help you look your best.
If you’d like to tame your turkey neck, here’s a look at three non-surgical options at Belle Marin that are worth exploring this season.
Kybella is the world’s first FDA-approved injectable for submental (under the chin) fat reduction. Kybella involves a series of small injections under your chin, but don’t worry! These tiny injections take only a second to administer and feel like a tiny prick, so discomfort is minimal, if any. Kybella’s active ingredient is a modified form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring fat absorber in the body. Treatment typically involves a series of three to five sessions to achieve your best results, but every person is different. Some people achieve their goal sooner. One last treatment tip: Expect swelling to occur because it’s an important sign that your treatment is working well. Simply cover up any swelling by wearing turtlenecks and scarves. Any swelling should subside naturally on its own.
FDA-cleared CoolSculpting is the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It helps you reduce stubborn fat bulges by freezing your fat away with cooling applicators. Suitable to reduce fat almost anywhere on the body, CoolSculpting can help reduce submental chin fat without surgery and with little to no downtime. Keep in mind with CoolSculpting that it provides gradual improvements, so it’s important to schedule your first treatment months before you want to see results, and you may need more than one treatment to achieve your goals. But with little to no downtime, the wait with CoolSculpting can be well worth it!
Sometimes, sagging skin — not fat — is the culprit. If the skin under your chin is mildly lax, you may benefit from a non-invasive energy treatment called SkinTyte II™. SkinTyte targets your skin with infrared energy to trigger a contracting and tightening effect. With little to no downtime, this skin tightening tool is hard to beat for its convenience. Keep in mind that optimal results may require a series of treatments. We will help you devise the ideal treatment regimen during your consultation so you know exactly what to expect.
To learn more about improving your neckline or any other area of your body, please call 415.887.8718 or complete our online consultation request form today! Belle Marin is proud to serve Marin County and its surrounding communities, including Tiburon, Core Madera, Larkspur, and San Francisco.