Oftentimes our neck gives away our age. That’s why VIDA offers a variety of treatments for this area, and Kybella coupled with Ultherapy offers the ultimate double-punch to aging. In many cases, a double chin or softening in this area is caused by two issues: excess submental fat and loose skin. You can’t just get rid of the fat and you can’t simply tighten the skin. Both are necessary to turn back the clock and give you the slender, youthful profile you deserve.
Kybella is a series of deoxycholic acid injections. This synthetic form of the acid mirrors the fat-busting acid already found in our bodies. It literally dissolves fat cells in this area—but providers must be conservative. You don’t want to remove too much fat anywhere, particularly under the chin. That’s why clients require 4 – 6 Kybella sessions, each spaced one month apart, in order to achieve the best results.
Kybella is not like Botox or filler injections. It has a special “stamp” so that you get numerous injections at once. This makes the treatment faster and easier. Results are not immediate, which is why sessions are spaced one month apart. In the four weeks after each session, you will see results start to unfold. Your injector will determine at each subsequent appointment how much Kybella will be injected next. Everyone responds a little differently (to any treatment) so it’s critical to work together with a professional.
Some swelling, redness, and bruising may occur immediately after injections, but this will dissipate quickly. Since Kybella is injected into the lower chin area, it is easy to hide (especially in the winter). Another option for removing fat in this area is with CoolMini. This is the version of CoolSculpting designed explicitly for the under-chin area. It works by targeting the site and externally exposing it to precise cold temperatures. You will require a similar number of cycles for CoolMini as with Kybella. Frozen, dead fat cells are slowly metabolized and eliminated by the body in the weeks following the treatment.
If you also struggle with skin laxity in this area, you may notice that Kybella or CoolMini makes the sagging worse (after all, that’s what will happen when fat gets dissolved). That’s when complementary treatments like Ultherapy can help. You can get Kybella and Ultherapy simultaneously.
Ultherapy for a Non-Invasive Necklift
Ultherapy harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy and technology to stimulate collagen production at precise depths. Similar to how an ultrasound can show a provider a fetus, the same technology can show an expert different tissue depths and where RF energy is reaching. Collagen induction therapy tells the body to start producing a rush of collagen in specific locations. Since collagen is the foundation for taut, youthful skin, it is the secret to getting back younger-looking skin.
We make less collagen naturally as we age. Options like Ultherapy give us the power to reclaim it. Ultherapy has been called the face lift alternative because of its dramatic results that can last up to two years. However, like Kybella, results take time. It takes about three months after the single Ultherapy treatment to see significant progress. Full results can take up to six months. This means that if you start Ultherapy the same time you start Kybella, you will be able to see both results at around the same time.
Ultherapy for Other Areas
While the under-chin area is a hot spot for early signs of aging, it’s not the only place you may desire to treat with skin tightening. Ultherapy is typically used for the neck and lower half of the face, but can technically be used just about anywhere because the technology is the same. You can also combine Ultherapy with other skin tightening treatments like a chemical peel or microneedling for even better results.
Combining treatments is often the best way to optimize results. The exact combination will depend on your skin and your goals. We can collaborate to put together a customized game plan just for you. Whether you’re struggling with under chin fat, sagging, skin laxity in other areas, poor tone, texture, or other issues, there’s a treatment for that. Contact VIDA today. Give us a call or complete the online contact form now to book a consultation.